I live in Mount Pleasant and there are two great movie theaters, The Palmetto Grande and Cinebarre nearby. However, I grew up in St. Louis, MO with a great locally owned independent theater called the Hi-Pointe . The Hi-Pointe an oasis of culture and foreign cinematic voices in the sea of box office chart toppers. I saw Room With A View, The Piano, the colors trilogy of Krzysztof Kieślowski, and so much more there.
While The Palmetto Grande and Cinebarre are wonderful for ordinary popcorn fare and special programming on occassion, I was thrilled to discover The Terrace Theater in West Ashley. They support the local Charleston Film Festival, locally produced films, indie fair, and a few box office toppers too. The Terrace was written up in the The New York Times as one of the places you must visit in Charleston, SC.
The Terrace itself says it best when they say “Without our presence, many groundbreaking and award-winning films would never be seen in Charleston.”
I love living in Mount Pleasant, but the short drive to West Ashley is worth it for The Terrace. I’m a movie fanatic and nothing beats sitting back with some Twizzlers and a good beer while getting lost in another world.