It’s only been a few months since Paul Brown and Barbara Tranter took over the Terrace Theater on James Island, and they’ve already got a major program planned for the summer. Starting June 30 and running every Wednesday until Aug. 18, Fisher-Price (along with the City Paper) will sponsor a Family Film Series at the theater. The program lineup features the kinds of movies your grandparents watched as kids, and your parents watched as kids, and you watched as a kid, and even your kids are watching as kids. It starts with The Wizard of Oz and also features The Sound of Music, E.T., Babe, Home Alone, March of the Penguins, The Black Stallion, and the recently released The Secret of Kells. The films start at 11 a.m. and are free for children and $4 for adults. For more information, go to As for the theater and its owners, Brown and his family are planning to move permanently to Charleston (they’re relocating from Canada) on Father’s Day. He says the theater has been bustling, even during Spoleto. “I would like to take credit for this increased audience, but I have to thank the dearth of quality studio products for the Terrace’s continued success,” he says via e-mail. “All the quality films are independent during what is usually a large, ‘summer blockbuster’ time of year.” One upcoming film is Exit Through the Gift Shop, a documentary about street art that may or may not be, in actuality, a site-specific installation; it features local-street-artist-done-good Shepard Fairey. It tentatively opens at the Terrace on June 25, but Brown says that since there aren’t very many prints of the film, it may be pushed back to a later date.


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