Showcase Toledo is now just memories and rubble
TOLEDO, OH — Once a prestige first-run and 70mm Cinerama house, the Showcase Toledo has been leveled. The theater was closed in 2005 by National Amusements. It originally opened as twin in 1964 and ended its days as a five-plex.
In fact, Waniewski says water leaks inside of the building left it in bad shape. He also says the theater’s seats had been damaged and that repairs would have been too costly for the building that just wasn’t selling.
The price tag has dropped from more than $7 million to around $3 million and a potential investor pulled out within the last year.
The story with a demolition video is here.