Comments from Mark_L

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Mark_L commented about Carousel Cinemas on May 14, 2010 at 11:40 am

The Carousel Theater was constructed after the Carrousel Motel. Architect was Tom Tilsley, who worked for the same firm that designed the motel.

Now, to the question…why was the theatre CAROUSEL and the motel CARROUSEL?

Mark_L commented about 40 East Drive-In on May 8, 2010 at 9:55 pm

Original name was TORCH DRIVE-IN. Name changed to 40-East when taken over by Frank Yassenoff in 1967.

Mark_L on May 6, 2010 at 9:47 pm

My guess would be that they tore down the Carmago to build the Carrousel Inn.

The Carrousel Inn was right across the street from the Carousel Theatre.

Question for Cincinnatians—-Which came first…the Carousel Theatre or the Carrousel Inn?

Mark_L commented about Eastland Cinema on May 5, 2010 at 7:15 pm

According to Box Office magazine, 2/19/1968, this theatre was originally operated by Cincinnati Theatre Company, a division of Associated Theatres of Cleveland.

Mark_L commented about Showcase Cinemas Toledo on May 5, 2010 at 7:08 pm

According to a 1968 Boxoffice Magazine, Cinema III opened at this site on 2/27/1968 with a screening of CAMELOT.

Mark_L commented about North High Drive-In on May 4, 2010 at 3:14 pm

Original name was North Hi Drive-In.

Opening date was 6/4/1952. First features were “Belles On Their Toes” and “North of the Great Divide”

Mark_L commented about Showcase Cinemas Toledo on May 4, 2010 at 8:19 am

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.

Mark_L commented about Flicker's East Cinema Pub on May 3, 2010 at 9:12 pm

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.

Mark_L commented about Loew's Arlington on May 3, 2010 at 9:07 pm

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.

Mark_L commented about Showcase Cinemas Toledo on May 3, 2010 at 9:05 pm

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

Mark_L commented about Clinton Theatre on May 2, 2010 at 9:00 pm


What board did you pull that post about the Clintonville Electric/Clinton Theatre information?

Mark_L commented about South Drive-In on May 1, 2010 at 5:42 pm

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.

Mark_L commented about North High Drive-In on Apr 27, 2010 at 1:06 pm

This was the first suburban Columbus theatre to show 3D, opening HOUSE OF WAX on 8/1/1953.

Mark_L commented about University City Cinema on Apr 26, 2010 at 6:37 pm

Columbus Dispatch archives show this theatre closing in late 1991.

Mark_L commented about Fort Union Drive-In on Apr 24, 2010 at 7:50 pm

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.

Mark_L commented about Holiday Drive-In on Apr 22, 2010 at 6:55 pm

Opened as the National Drive In (for being on the National Road) on 8/8/1947.

Mark_L commented about Gayety Theatre on Apr 22, 2010 at 6:47 pm

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!”

Mark_L commented about Arlington Theater on Apr 22, 2010 at 5:47 pm

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.

Mark_L commented about Linden Air Drive-In on Apr 22, 2010 at 1:23 pm

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'.

Mark_L commented about Riverside Auto Drive-In on Apr 20, 2010 at 3:52 pm

Opening ownership was Frank Yassenoff and Harold Schwartz. This was their second drive-in.

Opening picture was BRUTE FORCE with Burt Lancaster.

Mark_L commented about Riverside Auto Drive-In on Apr 20, 2010 at 3:12 pm

Opened April 2, 1948

Mark_L commented about Linden Air Drive-In on Apr 16, 2010 at 10:37 pm

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.

Mark_L commented about Linden Cleve Theater on Apr 13, 2010 at 8:55 pm

Contemporary newspaper listings show this theatre at 1750 Cleveland Avenue.

Mark_L commented about Riverside Auto Drive-In on Apr 4, 2010 at 10:12 am

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!

Mark_L commented about Great Western Cinema on Mar 29, 2010 at 11:07 pm

Correct address for this theater is 340 North WIlson Road