Palmetto Theater

Palmetto Theater was a historic movie theater located at Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina. It was built in 1940–1941, and was a one-story, rectangular plan brick building. It featured a large marquee and a separate shop storefront decorated in blue Carrera-glass panels. The interior featured double balconies, Terrazzo flooring, large Art Deco light fixtures, decorative wall painting, and a plaster Art Deco screen surround.[2][3]

Palmetto Theater
Palmetto Theater is located in South Carolina
Palmetto Theater
Palmetto Theater is located in the United States
Palmetto Theater
Location172 E. Main St., Spartanburg, South Carolina
Coordinates34°57′1″N 81°55′47″W / 34.95028°N 81.92972°W / 34.95028; -81.92972Coordinates: 34°57′1″N 81°55′47″W / 34.95028°N 81.92972°W / 34.95028; -81.92972
Arealess than one acre
Built1940 (1940)-1941
ArchitectStillwell, Erle G.
Architectural styleArt Deco
NRHP reference No.96000405[1]
Added to NRHPApril 12, 1996

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.[1] It has since been demolished.


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Martin E. Meek (April 1995). "Palmetto Theater" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved 2014-07-01.
  3. ^ "Palmetto Theater, Spartanburg County (172 E. Main St., Spartanburg)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 2014-07-01.