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Please don’t assume this was to be a multi-purpose venue. It was always planned to be for movies. I’m glad they dropped the “Theatre Arts Center” name before opening…I agree it is confusing.
My source for this was a 1963 issue of Boxoffice magazine.
In early 1984, Royal Theatres, operator of the Forum at the time, announced that they were going to build a 6-screen theatre behind the Forum. It was to seat 2,500 with 2-500 seat rooms. Dolby and 70mm equipment was to be included. This project was never completed.
Theatre was to be twinned shortly after Easter, 1974. Each room was to seat 550. Cost of twinning was to be $70,000, and construction was to take approximately 30 days.
Construction was to start on this theatre in November, 1963. Original plan was to call this the Theatre Arts Center. Projected construction cost was $750,000
What board did you pull that post about the Clintonville Electric/Clinton Theatre information?
Theatre opened on 4/30/2010 for the season.
This theatre will celebrate its 60th birthday on 5/11/2010. Opening features in 1950 were DOWN DAKOTA WAY with Roy Rogers & FRANCIS THE TALKING MULE.
This was the first suburban Columbus theatre to show 3D, opening HOUSE OF WAX on 8/1/1953.
Columbus Dispatch archives show this theatre closing in late 1991.
Google maps is WAY off on this location. You can find the drive-in by using the address of 2878 7th Street, Las Vegas, NM 87701
I’m not claiming that this is the correct address, just that Google Maps finds the drive-in at that location.
Opened as the National Drive In (for being on the National Road) on 8/8/1947.
Closed as the Knickerbocker, a second run downtown theatre, on 9/15/1946. Reopened as Gayety Burlesk on Friday, November 22, 1946, featuring Mitzie…“Pretty as a Picture and a Frame to Match” in Hello Columbus, also featureing Nadine, Paul West, Bartel & Scott, Zeb and Mandy and the California Sunkist Chorus.
Featured “Painless Prices~~Bring the Ladies, They’ll Scream!”
By “College Cinema” the article must be referring to the University Theatre across from Ohio State. In the 50’s, the Camelot North was known as the Beechwold and the Carousel East was the Esquire. Academy theatres also owned the Cleve, Southland and Westmont.
There was a College Cinema much later in the Boulevard theatre at Northwest and 5th.
The land was purchased on 2/24/2000 for almost $600,000. There are no buildings on the property, just some blacktop from 1965. Use is listed as for churches/public worship.
This theatre opened on July 14, 1950 with the films RED RIVER and EVERYBODY’S DANCIN'.
Opening ownership was Frank Yassenoff and Harold Schwartz. This was their second drive-in.
Opening picture was BRUTE FORCE with Burt Lancaster.
Opened April 2, 1948
Property Sales History
(Denotes property owner, not necessarily theatre owner):
4/19/1950 — Marie H MacDonald & Jean M Maynard
3/13/1956 — Jean Maynard & Dean A. MacDonald
10/15/1970 — L & H Theatre Corp.
2/24/2000 — Rhema Christian Center (A church located at 2100 Agler Road)
I don’t see any record that this was ever owned by the Schottenstein family.
Contemporary newspaper listings show this theatre at 1750 Cleveland Avenue.
Address of the Riverside Drive-In was 5800 Riverside Drive, Dublin, OH 43017. From looking at the map, it looks like I once had an apartment just about where the concession stand/projection booth would have been located!
Correct address for this theater is 340 North WIlson Road
Ran 3-strip CINEMIRACLE presentation of WINDJAMMER opening March 14, 1961.
The name of this theatre should be SPRINGDALE, not SPRINGFIELD.
This theatre was NOT part of the Rave purchase, and does not appear with other Ohio locations on the Rave website. It is still (as of March, 2010) owned by National Amusements. Rave already owns a theatre in West Chester about 6 miles away.
(Source: Cincinnati Business Courier, 10/22/09)
While the original plans called for 20 screens, the theatre opened officially on 12/11/1998 with 18 screens.
The theatre was built in 2 stages. Construction of 10 screens was begun in 1997, and completed in late spring 1998. At that point, the original Showcase Springdale site was torn down, and the 10 screen theatre opened. They then constructed the additional 8 theatres, opening 18 screens as noted above.
The theatre opened as the Showcase Springdale 18, becoming a Cinema de Lux in 2004. This included an Imax MPX installation in one theatre, and the designation of some other rooms as “Director’s Halls”.
Sources: Springdale Ohio Zoning Board minutes and National Amusements Press Release (12/11/1998)
The actual zip code for 8000 Reading Road is 45237. Google maps will not find this address if you use 45202.
Congratulations on your 50th.
I remember a time in the early ‘60s when I went to a film at the Livingston Theatre and the film had not arrived. They had to get the film with the Esquire. There were a couple of delays, but, eventually, we saw the whole film.
Could you explain exactly what you mean by “bicycling”?