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Would love to manage this theatre when it is restored.
I rented this theatre 30 years and supported the Friends of the Sorg. I failed.
Frank Theatres opened this theatre in March, 2006 and it was a retro fit. I know. I was there for the opening.
I thought this was renamed the Cinema South run by Bob Mills.
No it didn’t. It opened at the Eastwood, Glendale 3 and 2 other locations west and south of town.
Levin Services took over operation in 1974 and they programmed the theatre with second run discount. The theatre was operating first run all of 1972 playing such movies as CABARET, FILLMORE and THE OTHER. I worked for most of 1972 there as projectionist.
In over 46 years, starting here in the theatre business, it is the only theatre I have found the projection booth off the mezzanine shooting the picture from the front of the balcony,
Nope. It was Chakeres. Century opened Page Manor as its only venture in Dayton which they operated shortly handing the to Holiday Amusements in Cincinnati.
This and the Northwest Plaza were both built and opened by National General Theates.
I am interested…what do you have in mind?
This theatre is closed.
This theatre was a retro fit form retail space. The floors remained flat and the ceiling was not lifted. I was not impressed with the completed project.
Herman Hunt was the exhibitor who ran Hunts McCook and Hunts Cinestage in Columbus, Ohio.
Herman Hunt was the exhibitor who ran the Cinestage and McCook.
I would love to reopen this theatre with the family if interested. Shame that this theatre is closed.
This theatre should be listed as demolished.
It has been 34 years since I took over as manager. I really enjoyed working there.
To clarify….Jolly Roger Drive In was in Cincinnati. the Capital Kidd, which had a lot of local resistance to opening was in Dayton. Both owned by Levin Services.
The theatre was built by Regal Cinemas during its original start up period.
This was the theatre in 1996-98 that I found my greatest success as a promoter and manager in my career. I regret now ever leaving this location as I was transferred to Jacksonville, FL to open a new Tinseltown.
It was known as the Todd Burlesque Theatre in the 70’s and famous strippers that performed there were Tempest Storm, Morganna and Busty Russell.
This was one of the finest RoadShow theatres in the area. It was a victim of the times when those theatres failed and died as single screen location. It did not deserve to finish its years as and adult store.
I regret to this day that I left the Esquire in 1974 for a job in Cincinnati that was definitely the wrong move. As manager, I enjoyed running this theatre. Met my wife there.
Please change the status to ‘demolished’.
It was operated by Levin Services during the 1974 union strike against all of the Levin Theatre in Cincinnati except for one of the drive ins.