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In a Columbus Eastside-related Facebook group, someone told me that a Pakistani community center called ‘Masjid Namrah’ is now located here.
Mark_L (or anyone else local to Columbus), can you walk or drive by the location and verify this? These pages give the same address as the old Forum, but I don’t know if they moved into the cinema building or if they tore it down to build something new.
Masjid Namarah web page
Masjid Namarah Facebook page
That’s quite a drop, from 660 to 300.
From that website, it appears that they have officially changed the name to ‘Linden Cleve Theatre’.
When did this close?
Are you sure? I saw it at the Grand Cinerama.
Thanks – when was the reopening day, and what is the theatre now being used for?
Do you happen to know when it closed?
Is this still closed? If so, the status needs updating.
What is the current status of this construction project?
I believe this has been demolished.
Is it still standing? This page says ‘Renovating’ which I somewhat doubt.
The front entrance next to Main Street is now an Aldi grocery store. The rest of the property appears to now be some sort of warehouse or light industrial district.
Looks like this has mostly become a residential subdivision, back behind the medical center and Golden Corral restaurant buildings that were on either side of the entrance.
This location is now a Wal-Mart.
The map location is at Main and Yearling, which is not at all consistent with either my memory of the place, or the aerial photo.
The map location shown here looks wrong — way east of where it should be.
Are you sure about the closing date? I lived in Columbus from 1968-75, and what I remember at this address is a Zayre department store, a SupeRx drugstore, and various smaller shops clustered around a big parking lot.
What organization is trying to restore it, and what sort of entertainment do they plan to have?
Any indication of when the new replacement (National Amusements) cinema will open?
I’d hope they are headed for another theatre and not a scrapyard!
How will the Drexel ever show old movies if they no longer have any projectors?
What are the two shows? Are they a joint venture between ArtsEmerson and the Wang Center?
Maybe you are thinking of “Hail Mary”, another film that attracted Catholic protesters.
I thought the 70mm Master was going to Coolidge Corner, not here?
This place is gorgeous! Quite an unexpected find in an otherwise pretty depressing city center.
Does it still look like a movie or stage theatre inside, with the original raked seating? What sort of events will it host once it is restored?