One Screen From 1925 Needs TLC
CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH — I know of a classic one screen theater in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio that sits empty in need of an owner. I would like to be that owner but don’t have the money to refurbish it. I am having trouble finding any type of grant or other money source.
Built in 1925 as a silent movie theater with a piano for backgorund music, it was fitted for sound a few years later. The theater closed around 1983 and has been empty ever since.
The city of Cuyahoga Falls currently owns the property but has not maintained it very well. It has two apartments above it and small store fronts on each side that are included with the building.
I would like to turn it back into a theater and play all time classics, cartoon festivals for children and charity movie festivals. I would also like to provide hearing impaired persons with current captioned movies at a second run rate.
The theater also has a stage which would allow for comedians, bands or other small shows and speaking engagements. Though it is a small theater I truly believe it can live again given the chance.
If anyone knows of a good source for financial backing or a grant for the restoration of historic buildings, please email me at