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The RKO Palace in Cleveland is also doing fine as a performing arts theater…….
How sad. That theater outlasted so many other theaters. Torn down for a McDonald’s. Progress.
The description of this theater is not true at all. It was not in bad shape when it closed.
Nice to know this theater still exists. Years ago it used to show old classics. Wasnt there another Mayfield theater in Mayfield Heights? I think that was why this was called the OLD Mayfield.
So that explains why I never saw ads for it. It was long gone. Thanks for that info.
Does anyone know when the Park ended as a theater? I dont remember seeing ads for it in the 60s papers, but I was a child back then, so could have missed it……
What a beautiful theater. I hope concert audiences dont ruin it!
Sad to see what this theater has become. Didnt My Fair Lady play here? You’d never know it now!
I remember Lion In Winter playing here as a roadshow attraction. Was that its first booking?
What’s going on with this theater? I drove by recently on the way home to visit my family and the marquee was gone and it appeared closed but had some sort of construction going on. Is it being remodeled? I was afraid it had closed and was being turned into something else. I used to go there a lot when I was home from college. Was the only theater for many miles around that booked foreign films…….
I cant believe they are going to carve up this beautiful theater after spending so much money to restore it. Have they started this desecration yet? Horrible!
So happy to see this theater put to use. It has been sitting there idle for many years. I’ve always wondered what it looked like inside. The theater was still open when I moved to town, but was showing porn then so I never did get inside. A shame the balcony is gone. A local theater company put on a production of Follies recently. I hope they make a go of it. Parking is a real problem in that area………
I have many fond memories of going to the Westgate in the 70s when I was home from college in the summer. I seem to remember more than 4 cinemas however. Werent more added as time went on? Sorry to hear it’s gone. The mall too! Awful.
I was in this theater once before it was twinned and it seemed much larger than 600 seats. More in the thousand range. It seemed quite large to me. I imagine the twinning created 2 long tunnel type theaters similar to Loew’s East and West. I remember it being a nice theater.
They’ll probably build a 7/11 or some strip mall sort of thing there. Progress…….
It’s too bad groups didnt get together years ago to try to save this theater instead of waiting for the wrecker’s ball. It’s doubtful they can come with the money in so short a time. Such a shame.
I remember a lot of Disney films were booked there when I was a kid.
I remember my grandmother saying what a dump it was (sorry). She said rats ran freely inside (this was in the 30s or 40s) Dunno what’s there now if anything. It was in a very run down section of downtown.
I saw a flyer saying an Arts Organization is trying to buy the building and soliciting funds, so I guess there’s some hope left. Apparently a study was made of the building and it’s structurely sound (minus the leaky roof, I guess…)
SO SAD. Seems like there is still a slight ray of hope, but I wouldnt bet on it………
You mean people just defecate in the streets around there? And people are going to live there? LOL.
So the Hipp was heated by steam and had no heating system of its own?
None of the picturs show any balcony. I wonder if it still exists?
Thanks for the pics. I’ve never seen any pictures of the interior. A shame this theater cant be saved!
Does anyone still live in that little house next to the theater? i forgot it was even back there. You can see the roof if you are far enough away from the street. It’s behind some small buildings next to the theater…….