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Keith commented about Westerville 8 Cinema on Sep 29, 2012 at 2:51 am

Website says closed for remodeling effective immediately.

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Keith commented about Lincoln Theatre on Sep 20, 2012 at 8:54 am

Also search Columbus neighborhoods king Lincoln at the 10min mark.

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Keith commented about Lincoln Theatre on Sep 20, 2012 at 8:25 am

Reagan search Lincoln theatre grand opening on YouTube. Same video I saw.

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Keith commented about Wexner Center for the Arts on Aug 4, 2012 at 2:20 pm

New screen and adding digital.

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Keith commented about Strand Theatre on Jul 29, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Going digital aug 1 2012!

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Keith commented about Clinton Theatre on Jul 6, 2012 at 3:15 pm

The Clinton lives on in a mural being painted underneath the railroad bridge on E. North Broadway.

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Keith commented about Ohio Theatre on Jun 22, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Goldfinger ran 15 weeks at the Ohio in 1964 setting a record for the theatre.

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Keith commented about RKO Grand Theatre on Jun 21, 2012 at 5:30 pm

wrong theater.

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Keith commented about "Psycho" on Jun 7, 2012 at 7:48 am

coming back this summer to the ohio!

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Keith commented about Garden Theatre on Jun 5, 2012 at 6:06 am

Starting June 9th, movies return to the Garden Theater for the first time in over 20 years! http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/369460523120708/

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Keith commented about Paramount Theatre on May 30, 2012 at 6:34 am

great pics!

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Keith commented about Grandview Lobby on May 25, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Nite Owl Theatre has moved to Studio 35.

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Keith commented about 2012 CAPA Summer Movie Series on May 19, 2012 at 8:55 am

2 years ago they did have a lot of digital movies and got a lot of backlash from fans who came long distances to see a film print. last year they only had a few digital and listed them in there program.

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Keith commented about Studio 35 on May 15, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Framed photo now hangs in the new lobby by the exit doors.

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Keith commented about Studio 35 re-opens on May 15, 2012 at 5:26 pm

now has a brick box off ice and red doors with no windows.

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Keith commented about Studio 35 re-opens on May 15, 2012 at 5:25 pm

thanks to me for the pic.

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Keith commented about Lighting of the Queen Theatre, Bryan, TX on May 13, 2012 at 7:10 am

awesome!

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Keith commented about Reynolds Drive-In on May 10, 2012 at 6:20 pm

for sale on ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/330720555318?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_sacat%3DSee-All-Categories&from=R40&nkw=330720555318&_rdc=1

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Keith commented about Studio 35 Cinema on Apr 30, 2012 at 6:10 am

35’s facebook “We are looking at possibly donating the murals from the auditorium back to The Cleve or to the Columbus Historical Society, which will have an exhibit at COSI, so the history can live on.”

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Keith commented about Studio 35 Cinema on Apr 30, 2012 at 6:03 am

Seats are going from 280 to 250 after the remodel.

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Keith commented about Main Theatre on Apr 20, 2012 at 2:39 pm

now the marquee says “Henkels & McCoy”.

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Keith commented about April 7 2012 on Apr 15, 2012 at 8:27 am

cool pics. thanks for the upload.

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Keith commented about Palace Theatre on Apr 15, 2012 at 7:50 am

10tv story on the Palace. COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Palace Theatre in downtown Columbus has been home to prime entertainment for decades.

The theatre, located in the LeVeque Towner on Broad Street, opened 86 years ago as a Vaudeville house, 10TV’s Jerry Revish reported.

“I saw Lucille Ball play here, Jack Benny was here. Bill Bojangles Robinson played here,” said Todd Bemis of the Columbus Association For the Performing Arts, which manages the theater. “All the greats at that time found their way to Columbus through the front doors of the Palace.”

The theater had a huge boom when Mae West came to town in 1938.

“There’s a photo of folks literally wrapped around the outside of the building waiting to buy tickets to get into see Mae West,” Bemis said.

The Palace Theatre became home to big bands in the 1940s.

“They used to have what they called a rolling stage on the theater,” Bemis said. “They would still show a movie maybe before the jazz concert, but then the movie screen would go out, and the jazz band or the big band would start to play, and they would literally roll them down to the front of the state, to the great applause of the audience.”

Business slowed in the 1960s, though, Revish reported.

“Many of the furnishings of the theater disappeared during that period, all the crystal was stripped out of the theater during the period because they didn’t want to maintain it, keep it clean,” Bemis said. “The wonderful brass doors that we have in our inner lobby, they just painted them rather than polish them, so there were seven coats of paint on those doors applied during that time.”

The problems continued until Frederic LeVeque came along and purchased the theater in 1973.

“The theater actually would have been demolished at that time, and his hotel was to expand from the theater up to Broad and High,” Bemis said.

LeVeque died in a plane crash and was not able to complete his plans.

Years later, his widow decided to reopen the theater after spending $3 million of her own money to renovate the building. She added new seats, plumbing, wiring and a new roof.

“There was nothing really usable in the theater,” Bemis said.

The Osmand family debuted the newly renovated theater.

“I’ll always remember that, they took over two full floors of the Neil House at that time,” Bemis said. “They had such a large entourage.”

Bemis said that the Palace Theatre has brought value to Columbus.

“It’s what I like to call the workhorse of our theaters in downtown, because it does such a wide range,” Bemis said.

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Keith commented about Drexel Theatre Auditorium on Apr 5, 2012 at 4:29 pm

The black at the bottom of the screen comes apart for 1:85 movies.

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Keith commented about Strand Theatre on Apr 5, 2012 at 4:21 pm

These photos were taken in 1936. They show the Strand Theatre before and after the take over of ownership by Schine Theatres.