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Anthony P
Charleston, SC2,312 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
This theatre holds the coveted title of Charleston’s best theatre, given by the Post and Courier. Once you get there, you begin to see why. This isn’t like any other theatre - from concessions that include beer and wine to cool lounging areas to the small intimate (20-30 person) screening rooms - this is what theaters want to be when they grow up.
Written March 7, 2020
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Brian L
Cape Cod, MA18 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
We have been there a couple of times. The quaintness is great . Loved the small cinema for serious or comedy movies . Elvis I would have preferred a better sound system. 👍👍 the location and eateries it’s surrounded by are top notch. Check it out!!
Written October 20, 2022
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Giggy
East Coast260 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Took in a movie on vacation at this little theater. What a fun experience!

5 small theaters that seat 30 people each under one roof.

Screen is smaller than normal but the experience is what you are after here.

Full bar, candy concession, and popcorn in the lobby.
Written September 29, 2019
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Manco T
Chicago, IL222 contributions
Jan 2020
The only cinema on that side of town and the only wannabe 'indie art house theatre' in the metro area, the Terrace has some decent programming comprised of mainstream items as well as the occasional offbeat flick you might not find in the other cinemas in town. The audience seems to be a bit older, so they love feel-good movies, romances, European fare, and the like.

All good with the above, but the staff here never fails to come off as miserable and unhappy; is it such a horrible place to work?

In addition (no pun intended) , the pricing is way too high for both admission and concessions.

So as you go to sit for the movie, you just get that gnawing notion you're not welcome there and that your dollar could be better spent elsewhere.

I guess if you've never been to a big city indie moviehouse, this must seem so frickin' hip, but, for the rest of us, it's just a drag. I usually look first to see what's on at the Citadel Mall multiplex and go over there when we can.
Written January 1, 2020
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BryanSmexico
Charleston, SC39 contributions
Apr 2017 • Friends
I really love seeing movies here. I worry that if too many people find out about this great place it will become too packed and too busy.

Great place with micro brews and great movie snacks

Clean theater too!
Written May 22, 2017
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infoctrl
Charleston, SC945 contributions
Sep 2015 • Solo
Again while awaiting to hear some on a Tuesday night, I came upon the Terrace Theater. Wow is all I can say. They have the freshest popcorn and the coldest white zifindel wine I have ever tasted. The inside theaters are decked out in theater sitting you wish you had at home. Nice leather seats with lots of space for your butt. Also the armrests accommodate your drink and popcorn. They show all the current movies. The price is a little higher than Regal an AMC but it was well worth it. A VERY POSH Adventure and I will be returning once the rain lets up.
Written October 3, 2015
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MihalCeittin
Charleston, SC18 contributions
Apr 2019
While still catering to the hollywood blockbuster crowd the Terrace still shows enough quality cinema to make it a must g0 place. Superb seating along with great selection of snacks, beer and wine and great restaurants nearby.
Written April 13, 2019
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Ott2fly
Charleston, SC777 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
The Terrace Theater was definitely an older style theatre. I liked the chandeliers. It was small and quaint with current movies. Being next to restaurants was nice as we had options nearby for dinner. There was a bar with couches and tables.
Written March 16, 2019
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Suzanne O
Glendale, Arizona, Usa70 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
I loved this movie theater! It is very retro and the actual theater has a # of small theaters within so there are no bad seats. You can enjoy a glass of wine or beer prior to the movie in their lounge area.
Written February 7, 2019
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OmniaSolus
Braga, Portugal368 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
Went here with family to see Mary Poppins.

Tickets are more expensive on site so be sure to buy them online.

There are comfy seats to sit once you have your tickets in the lobby area before you enter the actual theater. They also have board games you can play while you wait. So don't worry about getting there early. There is also beer and wine selections as well as the normal theater fare.

The seating in the theater is comfy and recline/rock slightly. Our movie was over 2 hours long and my rear never got sore.

Staff were friendly.

I'll be back to see movies here.
Written January 1, 2019
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