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Hibi commented about Hippodrome Theatre on Jan 21, 2005 at 6:14 am

Yes, cant wait to see the pictures! Many of the theaters, I’ve never heard of. Sad. I know there was a book published on the Playhouse Square theaters decades ago. Too bad no one bothered on the rest of them….

Hibi
Hibi commented about Member Comment Histories Will Return! on Jan 12, 2005 at 7:15 am

Thanks, Patrick. Am glad you are aware of the issues involved.

Hibi
Hibi commented about Member Comment Histories Will Return! on Jan 11, 2005 at 4:58 am

Why Am I not getting e-mail notifications to my posts? I’ve written you about this, but I never got a reply from you.

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Hibi commented about Palace Theatre on Jan 10, 2005 at 8:58 am

Does anyone know if the lobby of the Palace was bigger in the past than it is now? I’ve heard that the small shops in front of the theater used to be part of a bigger lobby, but I’ve never been able to verify this.

Hibi
Hibi commented about Standard Theatre on Jan 10, 2005 at 8:54 am

How big was the Standard? Any idea? Medium size? Was there a balcony?

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Hibi commented about Loew's Stillman Theatre on Jan 10, 2005 at 8:51 am

Jim, did the Stillman have full stage facilities? Was the theater significantly altered for 70mm?

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Hibi commented about Loew's Broad Theatre on Jan 7, 2005 at 10:03 am

Would’ve liked to have seen what this theater looked like, but it was long gone before I came here. It sounds much bigger than the Palace across the street.

Hibi
Hibi commented about Palace Theater on Jan 7, 2005 at 9:59 am

The Ohio in Columbus is much more lavish and bigger than the Cleveland Ohio. And the Cleveland Palace is likewise in relation to the Columbus Palace.

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Hibi commented about Loew's Stillman Theatre on Jan 7, 2005 at 9:48 am

LOL! How original.

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Hibi commented about Loew's Stillman Theatre on Jan 7, 2005 at 7:12 am

I seem to remember they partitioned the Allen and were using the auditorium for a laser show or something for awhile. The restaurant was up front. Cant remember the name of either of them. I dont think they lasted long.

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Hibi commented about Loew's Stillman Theatre on Jan 7, 2005 at 3:33 am

Wasnt there a restaurant in the Allen rotunda for awhile? I think I ate there once.

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Hibi commented about Ramrod Theatre on Jan 6, 2005 at 11:01 am

Did it ever show Hollywood movies, or was it created strictly for Porn?

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Hibi commented about Loew's Stillman Theatre on Jan 6, 2005 at 10:58 am

There werent any (or few) mall theaters around yet in Cleveland when the Stillman closed (1963 or so?), so I’m wondering why Loew’s threw in the towel so early. The other theaters held out till the late 60’s. I’m sure Lawrence was a big moneymaker. Guess we’ll never know exactly why. Yes, it wasnt near the other 4, but the Hipp lasted a lot longer and was a lot bigger. Maybe there were real estate forces at work here behind the scenes.

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Hibi commented about Apollo Theatre on Jan 6, 2005 at 10:44 am

I have fond memories of this theater. Being in a college town, it was the only theater close enough to me that ever showed foreign films. I went there a lot in the summer and when I was home for college breaks. I pass it every time I drive up to see my family.

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Hibi commented about Uptown Theatre on Jan 6, 2005 at 10:38 am

Speaking of Cleveland theaters, does anyone know what happened to the Old Mayfield theater in Little Italy? I cant find a listing for it here.

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Hibi commented about Ramrod Theatre on Jan 6, 2005 at 10:25 am

LOL! What was the architecture like? Did anyone notice? :)

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Hibi commented about Hippodrome Theatre on Jan 6, 2005 at 4:33 am

Yes, I couldnt believe they said it didnt have A/C. They didnt make clear weather it never had A/C or they just werent using any at the time-70’s)

Hibi
Hibi commented about Loew's Park Theatre on Jan 6, 2005 at 3:59 am

Anyone know what architectural style it was? Were the Granada and the Park identical? For some reason I cant remember the Park, though I do remember the Granada (ads at least. Was never in either theater).

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Hibi commented about Shaker Square Cinemas on Jan 6, 2005 at 3:53 am

Thanks for refreshing my memory. I couldnt remember the balcony for some reason (obviously, I didnt sit in it!) That’s too bad about the neighborhood deteriorating, it was such a nice place. I cant imagine five screens in that place, it wasnt a big theater to begin with. Progress. :(

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Hibi commented about Hippodrome Theatre on Jan 5, 2005 at 10:55 am

I remember reading an article about the Hipp in its last days and it saying that it had NO air conditioning! They ran huge fans or a fan in the ceiling. Is this true? It must have been very noisy in the summer. At that time it was running blackploitation films.

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Hibi commented about Palace Theater on Jan 5, 2005 at 10:43 am

That’s odd. The Palace was never a Loew’s theater. The Loew’s State and Ohio were next door.

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Hibi commented about Shaker Square Cinemas on Jan 5, 2005 at 10:14 am

This should really be listed as the Colony theater, which was its name when it was a single theater for many years. In its prime, it was a roadshow theater. I know My Fair Lady played there, along with many other reserved ticket movies. I was there once to see Goodbye, Mr. Chips in the late 60’s. One of the last reserved seat engagements it had. I dont remember much about the theater, but it was nice. I’d hate to think what it looks like now all divided up! Does anything of its former glory days remain? Anyone know the original seating capacity? I dont remember it having a balcony.

Hibi
Hibi commented about Loew's Stillman Theatre on Jan 5, 2005 at 9:29 am

Am glad finally someone posted something on this theater. I remember walking past what used to be the theater in the 70’s when I worked in downtown Cleveland and you could recognize the theater lobby, which was being used as the ramp to the parking garage. I remember it being announced it was closing after the roadshow engagement of Lawrence of Arabia. Does anyone know why it closed? It must have made money with that movie!

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Hibi commented about University Theater on Jan 5, 2005 at 3:05 am

That’s for sure. A huge university, and not one theater in the district. There are plans for the Drexel group to open a multiplex in the Gateway project on south campus soon. I hope they make it.

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Hibi commented about Alhambra Theatre on Jan 5, 2005 at 3:01 am

Yes, I remember the Granada ads, but not the Park for some reason. Maybe it had closed before the Granada, but I was only a kid then. Thanks for clearing up the mystery over the Scrumpy Dump (the world’s worst theater name!)