Drexel Theatre

2254 E. Main Street,
Bexley, OH 43209

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Ron Newman
Ron Newman on November 15, 2005 at 2:05 am

The 8-screen Drexel Gateway opened on at 1550 North High Street on Friday, November 4. Someone who has been there should add it (and also Drexel’s downtown Arena Grand Theatre) to this website.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on August 18, 2005 at 1:37 am

Drexel took over a North Side theatre in 1986 and operated it as the Drexel North until 1995, when Revco bought it and turned it into a drugstore.

Drexel will open the new 8-screen Drexel Gateway Cinema later this fall, as part of Ohio State University’s South Campus Gateway development. It will be on the east side of High Street, between 9th and 11th Avenues.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on August 17, 2005 at 4:52 pm

According to the Columbus Dispatch (Dispatch.com) archives, the conversion from one screen to three occurred during 1991.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on May 11, 2005 at 3:27 am

A 1948 photo of the Drexel, with the marquee featuring “Elizabeth Taylor as Cynthia” with a second feature of “The Great Waltz”.
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Mark_L on November 12, 2004 at 12:52 pm

Before being tripled, the Drexel was equipped with Magnetic Stereo, which it put to use over the many years with (among others) Fantasia, Rollerball, Damnation Alley and Guys and Dolls. In the early ‘80s, the Drexel ran a very successful 3-D festival using 2-strip projection.

The main auditorium maintains much of the original room, with 2 very much smaller theatres off to the rear of the house. The larger room has digital sound.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on November 12, 2004 at 12:08 pm

The Drexel is actually located not within the City of Columbus, but rather in the suburb of Bexley (which is entirely surrounded by Columbus).

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on November 17, 2003 at 10:12 pm

Drexel also runs the Grandview Theatre in the Columbus suburb of Grandview Heights (which someone should add to this site).