Ohio theater for lease?

posted by pgoutam on January 27, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Hello,

I’m looking for a theater or to lease a screen in the Columbus, Ohio area.

Thank you

Comments (10)

Mark_L
Mark_L on January 27, 2011 at 5:24 pm

The only empty theatre I know is an 8-plex on the far west side. It is very close to the new casino, however. There is a 16-screen REGAL about 5 miles away and a 10-screen Starplex about 7 miles away.

This is the location:

/theaters/17089/

General Cinema mid-80’s build.

There are a few very old single screens in town, but those are not areas that would support a cinema.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on January 27, 2011 at 8:07 pm

I would have suggested the Clinton, but it has been demolished.

Is The Forum (3 screens), just east of Eastland Mall, still standing? Or the two abandoned AMC multiplexes north of the mall?

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on January 27, 2011 at 8:14 pm

Cleve Theatre, in Linden — supposedly someone is trying to revive it

Garden Theatre in the Short North — anyone know what’s happening with it? This would seem to be an ideal location for an entertainment venue, a short walk from OSU

Hudson Theatre would need a huge amount of work

Main Theatre was for sale at one point; it had been converted to medical offices

Mark_L
Mark_L on January 28, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Putting a theatre in either the Main or Hudson site would be a total waste of time. No way those areas would support a theatre.

The Garden would be a possibility and an arts-friendly area, but parking would be a real hassle down there. You would have to solve the parking problem to succeed.

Thanks, Ron, for reminding me of The Forum. A nice little 3-screen facillity that seat a couple of hundred each. Don’t know about the condition of the building though…it has been empty a long time.

Mark_L
Mark_L on January 28, 2011 at 4:04 pm

The Columbus west side is becoming increasingly Hispanic. Running films aimed at that audience might do well at the old Westland.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on January 28, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Whether an area would ‘support a theatre’ depends a lot on what kind of entertainment you put into it. Make it interesting enough, and different from what is performed elsewhere in the city, and you can draw an audience from all over. (See the Lincoln Theatre, for instance.)

Mark_L
Mark_L on January 28, 2011 at 9:12 pm

It’s not just the theatre…its the surrounding area and what is happening there. The area around the Lincoln used to be a very bad place to be at night…now, much effort has been made to correct that and, with the proximity to the King Arts center, it is succeeding. The area around the Main is an extremely high crime area…one of the highest in the area. No theatre, no matter how interesting the programming, will succeed there unless there is improvement to the entire area. You must work with the entire community, not just the theatre, to have any type of success.

newberrytheater
newberrytheater on February 10, 2011 at 8:29 pm

Historic Newberry Theater for sale about an hour outside of Columbus.

newberrytheater
newberrytheater on February 10, 2011 at 8:29 pm

Historic Newberry Theater for sale about an hour outside of Columbus.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on March 7, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Where? Can you link to its page here (or elsewhere)?

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