Studio 35 Cinema

3055 Indianola Avenue,
Columbus, OH 43202

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Ron Newman
Ron Newman on November 1, 2010 at 9:43 am

by ‘Linden theatre’ do you mean the drive-in, or another Linden that is not yet listed on this site?

Mark_L on July 31, 2010 at 4:44 pm

Frank Marzetti also ran the Linden theatre for awhile.

Frank had a unique popcorn product called a Popcorn Fritter. It was a disc about the size of a hockey puck that was compressed caramel popcorn. I remember selling them in elementary school as a fundraiser. They were inexpensive and really good to eat. Frank still made them while he owned Studio 35, and, for awhile, that was the only place you could buy them. I haven’t seen any for years and I don’t think they are made any more.

Keith on July 31, 2010 at 3:20 pm

Former Studio 35 owner, Frank Marzetti passed away last Sunday. Frank owned the theater with his wife and gave the cinema its current name and had the groundbreaking idea of serving beer at the movies, making Studio 35 the first theater in the United States to serve alcohol.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on May 24, 2010 at 4:07 am

Ahh, that is different from where I live now (MA), where the two types of alcohol license are ‘beer and wine only’ or ‘full’. My local theatre, the Somerville, sells beer and wine (and maybe cider, I’m not sure about that)

Mark_L on May 24, 2010 at 3:57 am

In Ohio, a beer license is different from a liquor license. They have had beer for a long time. They have quite a selection of national and local brews.

TLSLOEWS on May 24, 2010 at 2:29 am

Yeah Ron wheres the beer?

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on May 24, 2010 at 12:19 am

Only wine, no beer?

TLSLOEWS on May 6, 2010 at 4:27 am

Well alright,good luck to them.

Keith on May 6, 2010 at 4:20 am

studio 35 now has a liquor license. they want to serve wine.

Keith on February 20, 2010 at 5:56 pm

the Indianola sign is under the studio 35 sign. saw it when they were putting up the new 35 sign.

Keith on February 14, 2010 at 4:30 pm

“The auditorium of the Cleve theater 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

Mark_L on October 16, 2009 at 8:27 pm

For a time in the very late ‘50’s, this theatre was known as the FOX Theatre and played “adult” features. I found this looking up some information in the Columbus Dispatch microfilm records.

RichM on June 6, 2008 at 5:30 pm

They were running some first runs when I had DR. office there within last 10 yrs.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on June 4, 2008 at 3:51 am

Thanks. Do we need to revise the description that I wrote here six years ago?

monika on June 4, 2008 at 3:50 am

They’d do some first run, national release date openings, but often would open a movie a week or two after the release date as well.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on June 4, 2008 at 3:39 am

Is Studio 35 now a first-run theatre? I see Indiana Jones on that marquee.

monika on June 7, 2007 at 5:53 pm

Here’s a photo of Studio 35 taken in December 2005:
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Ron Newman
Ron Newman on November 22, 2004 at 3:55 pm

In the late 1960s and early 70s it was called “Marzetti’s Studio 35”.

JohnFulton on August 20, 2004 at 9:13 pm

The Theater is under new ownership and substantial improvements have been made: the most important of which are wonderful new LEATHER seats. They are wonderful. The projection equipment has been upgraded along with the sound system. There’s still a Horror Marathon and Rocky Horror twice a month on Saturday at Midnight. The normal fare is a mixture of first and second run mass market stuff with the recent addition of a reduced price “late show” of some great classics. Scarface and Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure are just two of the ones planned for the next few weeks. And no one has said anything about being able to drink beer and eat pizza and subs while watching the movie. It’s a great experience and I try to patronize them as often as possible. (Oh, and the bathrooms have been enlarged, too.)

Randall on April 21, 2004 at 6:30 am

I rememember when the STUDIO 35 was still the INDIANOLA, but my favorite memories are from the mid 70’s when the STUDIO 35 and THE WORLD were the best places to see classic and cult films. Thanks to the STUDIO 35 I saw all the Marx Brothers films on the big screen. My best friend, Chris and I would camp out all Sunday at the STUDIO 35 watching films and then head to German Village to Schmidts Sausage Haus for dinner. (Challenging the clueless accordion player to play TICO TICO!) Ahhhhhhh!

collinsd on June 19, 2002 at 6:54 pm

Just as a little bit of an update. This theater was originally opened in 1938 as the Indianola and was designed by F & Y Construction Co.

fonslf on May 23, 2002 at 10:04 pm

I saw the roadshow print of the “Ten Commandments” at Studio 35, and it was fantastic! Definitely the way to see it, NOT on video! They also do festivals and marathons. I can’t praise them enough! (Er, the bathrooms could be a little bigger…)