The most interesting art house and indie venue in Charleston is currently The Terrace (1956 Maybank Hwy., 843/762-9494, www.terracetheater.com ), and not only because they offer beer and wine, which you can enjoy at your seat. Shows before 5 p.m. are $7. It’s west of Charleston on James Island. Get there by taking U.S. 17 west out of Charleston and go south on Highway 171, then take a right on Maybank Highway (Highway 700).
For a generic but good multiplex experience, go over to Mount Pleasant to the Palmetto Grande (1319 Theater Dr., 843/216-8696).