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Ohio Movie Theatres (page 1)

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Lincoln Theatre
Massillon, OH
Palace Theatre
Marion, OH
The Lincoln Theatre opened in 1915 as a movie house. In 1938, the marquee was updated to the Art Deco style. The current marquee is a replica of it. The theatre closed in 1975. In 1982, it was saved from demolition by the Lions Club which continues to operate the theatre. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

The Palace Theatre was designed by John Eberson in 1928. In 1976, it was saved by the community from demolition. This atmospheric theatre is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, it operates as a non-profit theatre. A Wurlitzer organ was installed in 1976. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.

Palace Theatre
Canton, OH
The Palace Theatre was designed by John Eberson and opened in 1926. The theatre closed in 1976 and was nearly demolished. It reopened in 1980 and restoration has been ongoing ever since. The atmospheric theatre attempts to recreate a Spanish courtyard on a midsummer night. Its ceiling features a star-filled sky with wisps of clouds. The theatres also has its original Kilgen Pipe Organ. The Palace is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Esquire Theatre
Cincinnati, OH
Regal Theatre
Cincinnati, OH
Woodward Theatre
Cincinnati, OH
The Esquire Theatre was built in 1911. The theatre closed in 1983 and was nearly converted into a Wendy's Hamburgers. It reopened in 1990. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.

The Regal Theatre was built in 1913 as the Casino Theatre. It was originally used for vaudeville and films. In the 1990s, the theatre was twinned and then triplexed before closing. It remains abandoned. For more, see this website.

The Woodward Theatre was built in 1915. It was designed by Rapp, Zettle & Rapp. The building now houses Greg's Antiques.

Covedale Theatre
Cincinnati, OH
The Covedale Theatre opened in 1947. By the early 1990s, it was converted into the Cinema Grill which featured second-run movies and dinner. The Cinema Grill closed in 2001. The theatre was renovated and is now known as the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Paramount Theatre
Cincinnati, OH
2005: 2012:
The Paramount Theatre was built in 1931. Originally, there was a huge sign tower on top of the dome which read "Paramount". There was also a large blade sign on the side of the building. At some point, the theatre closed and the interior was gutted for retail space. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [first photo thanks George Feinthel]

20th Century Theatre
Cincinnati, OH
The 20th Century Theatre was designed by Fred W. Stritzel and opened in 1941. The theatre closed in 1983. In 1990, it was converted for use as Belmont's Floor Company. The building was occupied by the the Cincinnati Church of Christ from around 1991-1995. In 1997, the 20th Century Theatre reopened as a mixed concert and banquet hall. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.

Midland Theatre
Newark, OH
The Midland Theatre was designed by Harry C. Holbrook in a Spanish style. It opened in 1928 and closed in 1978. There was talk of demolishing the theatre. However, in 1992, the Longaberger Company stepped in and began an eight-year, $8.5 million restoration. There is a seated statue of Mark Twain in front of the theatre that was donated by Hal Holbrook. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Drexel Theatre
Bexley, OH
Colony Theatre
Gallipolis, OH
Miami Western Theatre
Oxford, OH
The Drexel Theatre opened in 1937 and closed in the 1970s. It was reopened as an arthouse in 1981. In the early 1990s, it was converted from a single screen to a triplex. The front of the auditorium retains its Art Deco décor. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.

I don't know when the Colony Theatre was built but it was open until at least the mid-1980s. The theatre closed sometime after that and the interior has been gutted.

The Miami Western Theatre operated from 1938 to 1988. In 1993, it became the First Run restaurant and bar. It is now known as the Brick Street Bar. For more, see this website.

Wapa Cinema
Wapakoneta, OH
The Wapa Cinema started out as the Brown Theatre in 1904. This marquee was added much later. Does anyone know more about it? For more, see this website.

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