Terrace Theater, deputies following leads after signed ‘Godfather’ poster goes missing

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Who stole a framed poster from the Terrace Theater? That’s what managers and fans of the popular theater want to know after a signed ‘Godfather’ poster disappeared this week.

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office confirmed they are investigating this incident. There have been no arrests and no one has been charged.

On Thursday, the independent theater posted a photo of an empty wall on their Facebook page saying: “The Godfather poster from the Terrace was stolen tonight. We have the people involved on camera. We are a forgiving group and will not press charges if this poster is returned within 24 hours.”

The poster, though, was not returned.

According to the theater, employees notices the poster was missing around 10:00 p.m. Thursday evening.

By Friday, the theater shared surveillance images which show what appears to be a female entering the business with only her purse, and walking out moments later with an object covered by what appears to be a blanket.

“The theater is such a community gathering spot, our patrons are so great, clearly this is not a patrol — this is someone who premeditated this idea and came in and took this poster,” said Paul Brown, owner of the Terrace Theater.

The theater later shared surveillance video of the same woman entering the business with only a purse and leaving with a large object covered by a blanket.

Why steal a movie poster? Brown said it’s worth a pretty penny. “It’s signed by a lot of the actors of the movie, not Marlon Brando, but three or four actors of the movie — we estimate it around $2,500 or more depending on collectors,” he said.

The theater is offering a reward for information that leads to the return of the stolen item and Brown said they’ve had a lot of feedback already.

“We’ve had suggestions of who it may be. Everything is passed on to the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office. We’ve sent them all of the tapes and everything. Everyone has been really helpful, our patrons have been really great and hopefully this person will be found by the police department.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Terrace Theater or the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office.

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office confirmed they are investigating this incident. There have been no arrests and no one has been charged.

Thursday August 1st, 10 pm. Theft .Reward offered.terracecharleston@gmail.com

Posted by Terrace Theater on Friday, August 2, 2019

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