James Island movie theater closes abruptly for good

James Island movie theater closes abruptly for good

JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - One of James Island's oldest movie theaters is closed to the public for good, according to the Assistant Manager of the theater.

Carmike James Island 8 located off Central Park Road showed its last films to movie goers Thursday night.

"We got the info that yesterday was our last day," said the assistant manager who identified himself as Charles.

According to the Carmike Cinemas website, there are no show times listed for the theater this weekend. Show times on Fandango are not listed either.

"There was a lot of background chaos that went on," Charles said.

City of Charleston documents show the property was sold to a developer to build a multi-family apartment complex.

At a Design Review Board meeting earlier this month, the renderings were denied based on comments from the board regarding building placement and setback from Central Park Road and Up on the Hill Road.

On March 1, AMC Theatres announced a new branding alignment, incorporating theatres recently acquired from Carmike into the AMC Brand. This included Carmike James Island 8.

Messages for comment from AMC Theatres management was not immediately returned.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates later.

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