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This picture shows the north entrance into the “train station” building at Easton Mall. The theatre occupies much of the second floor, with the ticket booths on the main floor. This building has numerous shops and restaurants.
Avondale ran movies until the second half of 1957.
Keith, thanks for finding these Columbus theatre pictures. Where are they from?
On 9/14/1949, the WORLD moved south to the Alhambra building, and the Olentangy became known as the Little Theatre, playing classic films.
Referring back to a comment from Ron Newman in 2006:
“During at least some time in the late 60s or early 70s, I remember either this or the nearby Eastern Theatre (now demolished) being used as a nightclub or live stage. I vaguely recall it using the name ‘International Star Palace’. I hope someone else from Columbus can supply more information”
If I am recalling correctly, the International Star Palace nightclub was in the old Big Bear Grocery store a few blocks east of the Eastern theatre. This club was directly next to the grain elevator. That building was torn down and replaced by a Kidney Center.
Movieshateyoutoo might want to check out the screenings at the Wexner Center over at Ohio State. They show 35mm prints whenever possible.
The picture from kencmcintyre from 3/19/10 is likely from 1952 or 1953, judging from release dates of movies shown on the marquee.
This theatre now has 8 screens. A multi-purpose room has now been converted to a small screening room with 22 seats. The screen is large and the chairs comfortable. However, the digital projector is open in the back of the room and the fan is extremely noisy during the movie. They currently have no plans to enclose the projector.
Keith’s post on 12/5 lists the new web address.
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.