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Checking out their whois information, the site was registered by Cover Your Assets II, LLC. There are some YouTube videos under that name. A check of the Ohio Secretary of State business records shows that business owned by a gentleman who lives in Reynoldsburg, which is near the theatre.
Looks like someone put a lot of money into the place.
Property was taken over in 2/11 by a local man who owns a variety of properties. He now owns the entire block that houses the Livingston and the parking lot west of the building. I can’t find any recent occupant, and I did find a site confirming that Flex Baths had closed.
The Museum Center is one of the most beautiful buildings in Ohio. The inside is spectacular, with huge murals in the great rotunda. OMNIMAX is toward the rear of the building with a glassed-in projection booth so you can see the system in operation. Great fun to watch the projector climb into position.
There is an organ in the rotunda area that I hope to hear in concert some day. An organ in that huge room would be amazing.
The location shown in the picture above is 2.7 miles south of the theatre. The theatre is located near the Target Store off of Stringtown Road.
Opened as a Jerry Lewis theatre on 2/28/1973 with THE GREAT WALTZ and 1776. Dropped the Jerry Lewis name on 6/26/1973.
According to Michael Coate’s list of CINERAMA presentations in Chicago, the only CINERAMA screening at the Edens II was the 70mm re-release of THIS IS CINERAMA opening 6/13/1973 for a 7 week run.
Nice to see the GARDEN back in business. This is a very difficult theatre to research as it had many openings/closings over the years and went in and out of porn screening for awhile.
Fathom events are of OK quality but not what this picture deserves. I’ve heard I will get to see the 70mm print next spring. Raysson, is this roadshow list something you researched? These lists are always interesting.
To follow up on cvolosin’s comment of 10/5/11, Movies 12 Carriage Place opened on May 24, 1991. The AMC Dublin Village expanded from 10 to 14 screens shortly after that. Carriage Place opened with Ultra Stereo surround in all rooms, with at least one being THX certified when that actually meant something.
RPX is Regal’s version of a large-screen theatre similar to the new smaller Imax installations.
Ron, Screens at the Continent is still open.
At least the original 4 rooms did have center channel speakers behind the screen. If you drive behind the theatre, you can see the speaker boxes sticking out of the back wall.
The second theatre from the right was equipped for 3-D and magnetic sound. The third theatre from the right had 35mm magnetic sound and was later equipped for 70mm.
Northland Cinema closed on 4/21/1985 with showings of Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Porky’s and Care Bears. The ad noted that this theatre was closing and that a new 8-plex would be opened later in the year.
Canibfrankwithyou, are you mixing up Northland and Cinema North? I know there was a Sword system at Cinema North, and it was just east of Northland.
Dennis, my introduction to the new NORTHLAND 8 was also at COLOR PURPLE. First time in a THX theatre and first time hearing DEEP NOTE. I’ll try to get that location up on Cinema Treasures soon.
DennisBee, our paths have crossed, I see. I also was at the STUNT MAN screening. They actually opened the balcony that night, so I got to sit up there for the screening of 10 that followed STUNT MAN. Great view from there. I remember looking up at the booth and seeing operators paying VERY close attention to the screen. Best thing I saw there was the 30fps screening of OKLAHOMA earlier in the 80’s.
On Friday, August 26, 2011, WBNS-TV news reported on the church that is trying to recover the CLEVE. Their report says,
“The Cleve Movie Theater opened in 1938, and now a north Columbus pastor has an ambitious plan for the long-neglected building.
Larry Cochran said it will take about $1.5 million to transform the building into the new Linden Cleve Theater and Cultural Arts Extension Center, 10TV’s Jerry Revish reported on Friday.
The Cleve ran for 26 years before closing in 1964. Cochran said it is worth saving.
“It’s worth saving because of the community. We want to save our community,” Cochran said. “There’s nothing like this in this community. A venue where people can come and enjoy a play or a concert or any type of activity like that.”
Cochran said he envisions it as not just a place for viewing the performing acts, but also learning them.
Fundraising for the project has already begun, Revish reported."
This is the only true IMAX location left in Ohio. There are full-size IMAX DOME theatres in Cleveland and Cincinnati. This location does not show Hollywood movies.
Looking at an aerial picture from 1957, there does appear to be a car lot in front of the theatre. I can see cars parked very closely together on the west side of a barn like building. In a 1971 shot, this structure is gone.
Official name was “West 5th Avenue Auto Theatre”. This theatre was planned as a year-round operation.
Ultrascreen was opened on December 21, 2007 with NATIONAL TREASURE: BOOK OF SECRETS. The Ultrascreen at this location now features digital 3-D projection.
The Seasonal Concepts is NOT the location of the theatre. The Graceland Cinema building was demolished and was west of the Seasonal Concepts store.
Thanks for that information, Keith. Looks like they will have a LOT of work to do to bring that building back to any kind of use. County database doesn’t show any change in ownership yet.
My records show that the CLEVE has been closed since 1964.
I agree with you, Joe. There is another postcard on the site you reference that shows the Prospect side of the hotel with the Keith theatre. The awnings and building shapes match. Using Google maps, a rough estimate of the address of Keith’s theatre would be in the range of 600 Prospect.
From looking closely at Google maps and some very old postcards, The Colonial Hotel was located at approximately 530 S. Euclid Avenue in Cleveland. It housed the Colonial Arcade which connected Euclid and Prospect. I think this is the Euclid side, as there are pictures of a clothing store on the Prospect side. At any rate, this might help someone zero in on the exact location of this theatre.
Google Maps is REALLY wrong about this one. It maps to Columbus, OHIO, not Columbus, INDIANA! The Google map shows this on the Ohio State University campus. Don’t have any idea about how to fix this one!