The American Theater Est. 1942

446 King Street, Charleston, SC, United States

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Regal Art Deco architecture and timeless Hollywood glamour make this sophisticated event venue worthy of red carpets.
Entertain a crowd beneath the handmade milk-glass chandeliers of the grand ballroom, or treat your guests to a private film screening inside our quintessential cinema with stadium seating.
The Lowdown
Type
Ballroom
Historic Building
Theatre
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Style
Art Deco
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Product Launch
Dinner Party
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

It’s no surprise that one of the country’s most beloved and historic cities is home to an Art Deco gem like The American Theater. Today, this stylish event venue on Upper King Street sets the stage for life’s greatest scenes, from weddings and dinner receptions to business seminars and corporate retreats. Entertain a crowd beneath the handmade milk-glass chandeliers of the grand ballroom, or treat your guests to a private film screening inside our quintessential cinema with stadium seating.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
150
Buffet
150
Standing
150
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
1942
Curfew
2 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor Venue Space Only
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Corkage/Bottle Fee – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol For A Fee
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Inside Scoop

Display your custom message on The American Theater's King Street facing marquee. Complimentary with venue rental.

Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Street Parking
  • Wifi
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:

Opened in 1942 as Charleston's premier movie house, the American Theater's regal Art Deco architecture and timeless Hollywood glamour make this sophisticated event venue worthy of red carpets and dazzling marquees.

Design:
In 1996 Charles and Celeste Patrick purchased The American Theater and began a meticulous restoration of the building, which had fallen into significant disrepair. Patrick Properties’ team of founders and architects worked to preserve historic artifacts – salvaging the original vintage marquee, cotton press medallions and restroom tiles. Soundboards and film projectors were also recovered as part of the theater’s display collection. The process would not only breathe new life into this heirloom; it also led a resurgence of development on Upper King Street.
Standout Venue Features:
The meticulous restoration of The American Theater garnered a starring role in The Notebook.
Awards & Notables

For their work on The American Theater, Patrick Properties was awarded the Carolopolis Award from the Preservation Society of Charleston in 1997, followed by The National Honor Award - the company’s most prestigious designation from The National Trust For Historic Preservation, and the first instance this title has been granted to a privately held institution in the state of South Carolina.

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