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I just happened to be doing some other research on 1977, so I looked up MR. BILLION.
MR. BILLION opened on 3/3/1977 with the Easter Show. It was replaced on 3/31/77 by THE LITTLEST HORSE THIEVES which ran until 4/27/77, to be replaced by THE STING.
Many newspapers have archived back issues online. For example, the New York Times offers subscribers access to all back issues from the very first one through 2002. Newspapers.com is another site offering access to back issues.
But some papers are just not available online. For example, papers for Columbus, OH are not available, so I have to go search microfilm at the Main Library to get access to information.
More papers are coming online all the time, so check around the internet and see what is out there.
I agree with Keith here…should just be the Cleve.
Also address should be 1750 Cleveland Avenue. That is confirmed by newspaper records and the Franklin County Auditor property database.
No, not named after same person.
Cleveland obtained its name on July 22, 1796 when surveyors of the Connecticut Land Company laid out Connecticut’s Western Reserve into townships and a capital city they named “Cleaveland” after their leader, General Moses Cleaveland.
A search of the New York Times shows the theatre changing from 4 to 7 screens on Monday, December 21, 1981. Sunday, December 20 is the last mention of Quad.
The theatre added 1 screen to become an 8-plex with the opening of SILKWOOD on 12/14/1983.
It did move to a 10-plex with the opening of TEMPLE OF DOOM.
For someone interested in researching NY theatres, if you get a subscription to the NY Times, you can get access to the TIMESMACHINE which gives access to all papers from the very first issue to 2002. They frequently have discount prices.
Thanks for catching the name error, jhnpblc343. The city should also be changed to Grandview, OH instead of Columbus.
Reopening on May 5, 2016 as the GRANDVIEW THEATRE AND DRAFTHOUSE. The theatre has new seats, a new screen and a new projector. A 40-tap bar will be available. The theatre is owned by Eric Brembeck, who also owns the Studio 35 Theatre and Drafthouse in north Columbus, OH.
Closing March 14, 2016 for a few weeks (likely reopening in June) for remodeling of marquee, doors, flooring and concessions counter.
I don’t think this is the Kenwood Twin…it looks like the one in the Mall.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center reported that they got the Ziegfeld equipment.
In response to a long ago question about twinning by Ron Newman, Eastland Mall temporarily closed on Sunday, May 23, 1976 after a run of BAD NEWS BEARS. It reopened as a dual theatre on Friday, June 25, 1976.
Installed a 35/70 projector in 2015. First 70mm presentation will be Hateful 8 beginning 1/15/2016. Other 35/70 movies will be shown in the future, including the 70mm version of HAMLET in February, 2016.
On 9/3/15, the Columbus dispatch reported there are plans to add a second screen by putting a second floor addition on the building. If approved by zoning and other community boards, construction could begin in 2016. The new screen will seat 70.
The Palace organ is at Worthington Ohio High School.
That would probably include the old drug store and the Livingston Enterprises building also.
Lindsay Honda will be using the mall as a showroom. The current plan is to keep the movie theatre in place for possible future use.
Closed due to being unable to afford digital equipment. Also, Rave (later sold to AMC) put in a modern 14-plex about 2 miles away that took a lot of the business away from the Star.
That building is not worth that much money. I don’t see what you could do with it, as there is no off-street parking in that area and it is not close to a commercial zone. It also isn’t very close to Ohio State. I’ll be very surprised if it sells.
The theatre became the GAYETY for the first time on 7/9/65.
I’m very sad that the theatre is in such bad shape. I was hoping that I could get inside one more time before it goes away.
The Russell was not at the location of the Deuces Two bar…it was the empty lot next door. The statement in the description is not correct.
The last day of operation was 7/22/1961, playing the movie YOUNG SAVAGES.
Address is correct…map is wrong. I checked it on the HistoricalAerials site. Map above shows location west of I-270…theatre was east of what is now I-270. It’s also a little confusing as there is another drive-in very close by (Holiday).
Insert the theatre address directly into maps.google.com and you will see the correct location.
There are problems with some of the Google maps, and I understand they are very hard to correct. For example, the YES THEATRE in Columbus, Indiana maps to the middle of the Ohio State University campus.
Map location shown is not correct. Theatre was located on NE corner of Broad (Rt. 40) and Philipi Road, about a mile east of location shown.
Most likely opened first half of 1998.
Mike Rivest, do you have an online source for the Plain Dealer or do you have access to microfilm?