Cinema Cuisine....Having movies downtown again will be great!
I grew up on the peninsula and my brothers and I had a wide selection of movie houses in and around Ansonborough in the '50s.
The American, the Gloria, the Riveria and, further up King, the Palace.
Since I came back to Charleston 15 years ago, the Roxy became a retail store on East Bay, the revamped American closed again and, last year, IMAX shut down as the last picture show downtown.
Michael runs a great operation at the Terrace Theater and I'm sure he'll do a great job with the Harbor-view-Hippodrome.
He's already addressed the parking fee - a discount on the ticket price - and he plans to downsize the screen so it's "slightly smaller than a basketball court."
Others have commented on the lack of blockbuster movies at the old IMAX, but I did go to all of the Discovery channel-type 45 minute shows.
I bought the annual season ticket and felt it was a bargain.
Here's the key question for the new operation:
Unlike the Terrace, will Michael have a Sunday license to sell beer?