Terrace does IMAX, charlestonarts.sc, A Man Named Pearl, Tribeca Film Fest 

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Terrace leases old downtown IMAX

The Terrace Theater has secured a long-term lease for the old downtown IMAX. It will be the company's second location. The old IMAX was shuttered last fall just when the technology for IMAX projectors had gone digital, a breakthrough in efficiency and cost-effectiveness, and when Hollywood began making mainstream films for the wide-screen format. The new name will be the Terrace Hippodrome. Perfect. It will open in May after renovations that include "state-of-the-art digital sound" for first-run blockbusters, said owner Mike Furlinger in a press release. The theater will also feature a "wine and beer lounge." —John Stoehr

City launches cultural website

If you are looking for another newly organized way to search for arts events around the city, check out the City of Charleston's new arts website, www.charlestonarts.sc. Launched by the Office of Cultural Affairs, the site features an ongoing calendar for the Farmer's Market, Piccolo/Spoleto, MOJA, and other events. It also provides information for the OCA's various programs, services, and galleries, and it offers tools for art professionals. —Hadley Lyman

A Man Named Pearl in North Charleston

On Sat. March 21 at 4 and 7 p.m., the Olde Village Talking Picture House presents A Man Named Pearl. This film follows Pearl Fryar, a self-taught South Carolinian topiary artist who became nationally known for wanting to win Bishopville, S.C.'s Yard of the Month award. Visitors all across the state came to visit his three-and-a-half acre lawn. With ticket prices ranging from $2-$5, and free popcorn, everyone has the chance to see this inspiring film. —Emma Hart

Charlestonian at Tribeca Film Fest

Another Charlestonian has made it (or is about to make it) big, this time at the eighth Tribeca Film Festival going on in New York City April 22-May 3. Film director Libby Spears has been nominated in the festival's Discovery section for her new film Playground. Produced by George Clooney, Grant Heslov, and Steven Soderbergh, Spears' documentary follows the dark side of the international child sex trade, beginning in the brothels of South Korea and Thailand and ending in a study of one of the trade's major players, our own U.S.A.

Best of luck, Libby! —Hadley Lyman


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