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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?

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:

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.

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.

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).

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

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?

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?

Mark_L commented about Arlington Theater on Feb 26, 2010 at 3:21 pm

At , there is a picture and this additional information:

“The Arlington Theater was located between Glenn and Wyandotte on Fifth Avenue. It opened in 1935 under the ownership of Clarence MacDonald. It was bought by the Yassenoff Academy Theaters chain, which also owned the Boulevard, the College Cinema on High Street, The Camelot North and the Carousel East in 1944. It closed in 1950 and later housed the Junior Achievement center. There was an unsuccessful effort to reopen it as theater in 1988 and it was modified to house the Horizon Company’s multimedia production operation in the 1990s.”

Mark_L commented about Northland Cinema on Feb 19, 2010 at 4:55 pm

One 800 seat room, able to accomodate 1,500 standing
Can be configured in almost any way

1 – 50 seat room, possibly for children’s theatre

Article here:
View link

Mark_L commented about Northland Cinema on Feb 19, 2010 at 3:24 pm

An update on the Northland space:

According the THIS WEEK COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS, the Vaud-VIllities group (Now called the Northland Performing Arts Center) traded the old 8-plex theatre for space in the old JC Penney building. This gave the theatre group a larger and more open space. The Franklin County Animal Shelter is being built on the site of the theatre.

Mark_L commented about Loew's Arlington on Feb 17, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Loew’s Arlington was not located in Upper Arlington. It was located in the City of Columbus. Annexation maps from show the Arlington city limits ending on the south side of Henderson Road. The north side of Henderson, including the shopping center with the theatre, is actually in Columbus. These boundaries still exist today.

Mark_L commented about Holiday Drive-In on Feb 4, 2010 at 12:24 pm

Lincoln Village Plaza is west of I-270. The Holiday was east of I-270 at approximately the location of the Consumer West shopping center.

Mark_L commented about 40 East Drive-In on Feb 3, 2010 at 11:26 am

I tracked down a city map of Reynoldsburg ( and the theatre was located within the Reynoldsburg city limits.

Google Maps has an incorrect location for the theatre and Fire Academy. They are located east of Taylor Road. Google has them west of Taylor Road next to the cemetery.

Mark_L on Feb 3, 2010 at 5:44 am

This theatre is already on Cinema Treasures here:


Mark_L commented about Remembering Cinerama (Part 47: Phoenix) on Jan 22, 2010 at 7:43 am

Actually, Grand Prix was a stronger movie than one might think. According to Mike’s lists so far, it had an average run of 25 weeks compared to 2001’s average run of 30 weeks. Grand Prix’s run exceeded 2001’s in 13 of the 47 listed cities.

Mark_L commented about Gateway Film Center on Jan 19, 2010 at 4:58 pm

As of 1/10, it is officially knows as the Gateway Film Center. Their website is

Mark_L commented about MacArthur Theater on Jan 18, 2010 at 7:02 am

I’ll try to clarify what Steve said. According to Steve from above, who is an expert cinema technician/engineer, the STAR TREK premiere was shown in stereo, but using an Eprad processor instead of one from Dolby. To be advertised in Dolby Stereo, you have to use a Dolby unit.

The screening was in 35mm, not 70mm. There was not time to make 70mm prints in time for the opening. I read (I believe in an issue of American Cinematographer) that Robert Wise personally carried one reel to the premiere as they had just finished putting on the final touches.

Mark_L commented about Comet Theater on Jan 11, 2010 at 6:23 am

I have an address for the CAMEO theatre as 1060 Mt. Vernon Avenue. The 1949 picture noted above looks to be facing east at approximately the corner of Mt. Vernon and 20th Street.

Mark_L commented about Remembering Cinerama (Part 46: Seattle) on Jan 8, 2010 at 3:41 pm

According to Mike’s lists so far, here are the top 5 runs of 2001:

1) Toronto Glendale (127 weeks)
2) Los Angeles (Warner Hollywood) 80 weeks
3) Seattle Cinerama (77 weeks)
4) San Francisco Golden Gate (73 weeks)
5) Washington DC Uptown (52 weeks)

According to Mike’s Lists so far, the top 5 Cinerama films (by weeks shown):
This Is Cinerama (1717 weeks)
Seven Wonders (1423 weeks)
How The West Was Won (1391 weeks)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1313 weeks)
Cinerama Holiday (1179 weeks)

Many MANY thanks to Michael Coate for these remarkable lists.

Mark_L commented about Best movie of the decade? on Dec 30, 2009 at 3:34 pm

Best film of decade was Pan’s Labyrinth.

Mark_L commented about [i]Star Trek: The Motion Picture[/i] - Movie Memories 30 Years Later on Dec 15, 2009 at 6:14 pm

I think it was in AMERICAN CINEMATOGRAPHER that I read that the editing was completed so close to the release that Robert Wise carried a print of one of the reels with him on the airplane to DC.

I saw the film at the gorgeous DAYTON MALL I. I remember it as being not very good, with the V'Ger sequence going on WAY too long. The film did not do well with Star Trek fans, and I remember distinctly that when STAR TREK II came out, that little quote from the original STAR TREK theme told us that it was going to be all right…we did this one the right way.

Mark_L commented about Eastland Cinema on Dec 14, 2009 at 11:46 am


Mark_L commented about York Plaza Cinema on Dec 14, 2009 at 8:27 am

The official address is 5524 Livingston Avenue. It is now a Dry Cleaner.

Mark_L commented about Eastland Cinema on Dec 14, 2009 at 8:26 am

Actual closing date was 2/18/1993.