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Mark_L commented about Riverside Auto Drive-In on Apr 20, 2010 at 1:52 pm

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

Opening picture was BRUTE FORCE with Burt Lancaster.

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Mark_L commented about Riverside Auto Drive-In on Apr 20, 2010 at 1:12 pm

Opened April 2, 1948

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Mark_L commented about Linden Air Drive-In on Apr 16, 2010 at 8:37 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.

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Mark_L commented about Cleve Theatre on Apr 13, 2010 at 6:55 pm

Contemporary newspaper listings show this theatre at 1750 Cleveland Avenue.

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Mark_L commented about Riverside Auto Drive-In on Apr 4, 2010 at 8:12 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!

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Mark_L commented about Great Western Cinema on Mar 29, 2010 at 9:07 pm

Correct address for this theater is 340 North WIlson Road

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Mark_L commented about McCook Theater on Mar 25, 2010 at 7:55 pm

Ran 3-strip CINEMIRACLE presentation of WINDJAMMER opening March 14, 1961.

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Mark_L commented about Cinema de Lux Springdale 18 on Mar 12, 2010 at 4:02 pm

The name of this theatre should be SPRINGDALE, not SPRINGFIELD.

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Mark_L commented about Cinema de Lux Springdale 18 on Mar 12, 2010 at 3:34 pm

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)

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Mark_L commented about Cinema de Lux Springdale 18 on Mar 12, 2010 at 3:16 pm

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)

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Mark_L commented about Carousel Cinemas on Mar 10, 2010 at 7:59 pm

The actual zip code for 8000 Reading Road is 45237. Google maps will not find this address if you use 45202.

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Mark_L commented about Esquire Theatre on Mar 10, 2010 at 7:56 pm

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”?

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Mark_L commented about Showcase Cincinnati Mills 10 on Mar 9, 2010 at 6:41 pm

Cincinnati Mills is about 3 miles west of Showcase Springdale. I believe it is of 1990’s vintage.

Mike Coate is right on this one…the prestige theatre was the Showcase Springdale. The original Springdale was a very fine theatre, running many 70mm features. It was torn down in the last few years to be replaced by an 18-plex Showcase “Cinema de lux”.

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Mark_L commented about Cleve Theatre on Mar 3, 2010 at 8:40 am

posted by retroguy on Feb 14, 2010 at 8:35am

1938 photo from the John Williamson collection
http://www.cinematour.com/tour/us/19350.html

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Mark_L commented about Cleve Theatre on Mar 3, 2010 at 8:39 am

posted by retroguy on Feb 14, 2010 at 8:31am

“The auditorium interior included "Hollywood” themed murals on the side walls. These murals were removed to the Indianola Theatre (aka Studio 35) and installed in reverse (left mural on right wall, etc.) where they remain today.“ — Cinematour

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Mark_L commented about Cleve Theatre on Mar 3, 2010 at 8:39 am

posted by Chuck1231 on Jan 31, 2010 at 8:53pm

The Cleve opened in 1940 and at that time it was operated by MacDonald Theatres, Academy Theatres took over operations in 1945 and reamined the operators until it closed in 1964.

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Mark_L commented about Cleve Theatre on Mar 3, 2010 at 8:38 am

posted by ken mc on Jan 31, 2010 at 7:45pm

The Academy Theaters chain ran this theater in 1948. Owners were leo, Betty & Milton Yassenoff.

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Mark_L commented about Cleve Theatre on Mar 3, 2010 at 8:37 am

posted by Lost Memory on Jun 12, 2009 at 8:56pm

Does that mean that this theater was still open at that time?

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Mark_L commented about Cleve Theatre on Mar 3, 2010 at 8:37 am

posted by ken mc on Jun 12, 2009 at 8:28pm

The Cleve was listed in the Columbus city directory in 1961:
http://tinyurl.com/mwg4rd

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Mark_L commented about Cleve Theatre on Mar 3, 2010 at 8:36 am

posted by MarkL on Feb 22, 2009 at 6:57pm

Sadly, knowing that part of town, it is likely to stay boarded up. That isn’t a very safe place to be after dark.

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Mark_L commented about Cleve Theatre on Mar 3, 2010 at 8:35 am

posted by ZookieFreddie on Feb 22, 2009 at 5:49pm

As of February 2009 the building is still there, vacant and boarded up just like in the picture.

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Mark_L commented about Cleve Theatre on Mar 3, 2010 at 8:35 am

posted by Ron Newman on Feb 10, 2008 at 2:54pm

It’s sad to see a building like this abandoned rather than converted to some other use.

When was this last a theatre? I do not remember ever seeing advertisements for it when I lived in Columbus (1968-75).

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Mark_L commented about Cleve Theatre on Mar 3, 2010 at 8:34 am

I grabbed the comments from Google, and I’ll attempt to rebuild them. Still don’t know why things just went away.

posted by Lost Memory on Feb 8, 2008 at 7:50pm

A recent picture of the Cleve theater building. View link

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Mark_L commented about Cleve Theatre on Mar 2, 2010 at 8:19 pm

There were 10 comments about this location as of 2/15/10. All were valid comments. They are still available in the Google cache. What happened?

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Mark_L commented about Happy 45th, "The Sound Of Music" on Mar 2, 2010 at 9:25 am

I didn’t see SOM first run (teenaged boys just didn’t go to see THAT film!), but I did see it in about 1978 at a small independent sub-run theatre. They had found a magnetic stereo print for a revival screening. BUT the opening of the film was missing, so they scrounged up a mono print of the opening shots right up until the moment when the singing starts. The film starts in mono then kicks into full, beautiful stereo. It was a great, if untentional effect.
Michael, the first 51 locations were 70mm. Do you have a breakdown on the remaining screenings as far as 35mm mag/70mm goes?