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Mr Frank E. Lanius of Covington,Kentucky taught Marcus Loew what a nickelodeon was in the early 1900’s, Loew went on to own 400 theaters across the country. Mr. McMahon worked as a projectionist in Covington as well. Later Isaac McMahon went into Real Estate.
This is our lone survivor of all the downtown movie theaters, and it has been converted to a live venue. That said, I’m glad it has been saved for Shakespeare fans!
Removal of the splendid Albee Theatre on fifth street was Cincinnati’s most stupid theater loss.
When the Wurlitzer Organ arrived at the Albee theater in 1927 it was painted WHITE, but when it was moved to the Emery Th. in the 1970’s it was returned to its original factory color which was ebony BLACK.
Streetcar tracks laid this year now extend to this end of the line at the Findlay Market area.
Mariemont now has a total of 5 screens by expanding into the parking lot behind this cinema. Went to see ,“Saving Mr. Banks”, which I enjoyed very much.
The Rathskellar is not the same area as where the UFA or Mayfair Hall operated.Mayfair Hall still exists on the first floor next to a present exit coridor.
The Victor theater has been sold recently and is due to become three recording studios.
currently the Emery Theater is inactive pending a law suit against the university of Cincinnati which comes up in Feb 2014.
This Imperial Th. has a balcony and was opened with an open front which housed a sidewalk ticket booth. Later the front area recieved a glass facade and entrance doors in the 1920’s.
Gee Joe, you’ve been waiting since June for this answer to your question. According to the city directory of 1929 the OWL sign is for THE OWL HOTEL at 211 West 6th, street in Cincy. No Cigar and no Theater,sorry.
Hello Joe, I see the owl sign, but don’t know what business that might be. To the right going down Walnut St. would have been B.F.Keiths Theater on the same street side. I’ll try to find out about that Owl Sign.We never had an Owl Theater name. Maybe our crisscross directory will spill the limas!
Built as The Casino Theater in 1913 and opened as same in 1914, in the 1940"s its called Regal Theater. Architects for this venue were Rapp/Zettle/Rapp. Current owners in Nov. of 2013 are the Port Authrity Land Bank Cincinnati,Ohio. More info can be garnered at that site.
Someone is doing restoration or stabilation on this theaters exterior,but I don’t know who! There seem to be a void of info about this building site!!!
Demolition of structures in this area has commenced,so far the West Hills Cinema building still houses as a Moving Company, but its time will finally runout.
This store site started as ,“The Trip To California”, entertainment building in 1906.A travelogue situated inside a scenic railroad car.
How about the answer to where the huge rotunda rug went?
Woodward Th. has been bought to re-emerg as a concert venue,but will retain the theater’s namesake .
Word has arrived that St. Bernard will be getting a new library on the now empty site which formerly held the Andalus Theatre.
The top of this cinemas facade has been tagged with a gang name!
Blue auditorium seating from The Cox Th. on 7th St. were sited or seated here after the Cox was demolished. Blue was Mrs. Cox’s favorite color.
Apparently the land on which this theater sits was transfered to Alice Roosevelt Longworth in 1937
All 8 of our RKO first run houses downtown escaped the water damage from Ohio’s 1937 flood as they were all above the waters peak by 69 feet.
Since ,“Motion Picture Herald”, of March 1937 carried a damage report for this house it must still have been operating after 1934, Which means my earlier posting needs updating.
Was amazed to find a report about our Broadway Th.as it was a low lying house during Ohio’s 1937 Flood. Cost estimate due to high waters was $3,000.00 Any info about this movie theater is very scarce.