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American Theater celebrates its 80th birthday in Charleston, SC.

We love exploring the messages on the theater’s exterior sign.

Screenshot via @pphgevents

The American Theater. 🎉

Yesterday, this iconic local venue celebrated its 80th birthday, though it doesn’t look a day over 20, right?

First open on King Street on Sept. 19, 1942, the theater was named in honor of our country’s servicemen and women. Read a detailed account of its history here.

Today, the venue features 8,000 sqft. of event space, a bar + lounge, a lobby and concessions area, and a cinema with stadium seating. You’ll often find weddings, dinner receptions, corporate retreats, or business seminars here, and you can’t miss the fun messages on the exterior sign.

Check it out for yourself at 446 King St.