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The McCook Theatre should be listed as ‘demolished’.
I worked here as an usher from June 1969 to June 1970, Carl Rogers had been manager from 1951 until 1970 when he transferred with Loews to Florida. He had a great 50th anniversary promotion in 1968. I go to walk the building just as the contractors where preparing to demolish the old palace. I wish I had gotten a piece of the balcony carpeting which featured the MGM lion logo.
Within 3 weeks of this closing, the first theatre I opened in Ohio also closed.
The comment from Terrybear was incorrect about CABARET playing at the Northwest Plaza. Allied Artists made a circuit wide deal with National General after it had secured a date with the McCook Theatre. The owners of the McCook sued and the date was restored to the McCook.
I worked here the first quarter of 1996, General Cinema had finally learned to build more colorful theatres. I worked for Cinemark and during that time John Travolta came to see the latest Bond movie while in Austin filming.
Would love to reopen this classic theatre.
Closed Jan. 19, 2014
It was my first theatre job, in a tuxedo as an usher on April 25, 1969 and the movie playing was ROMEO AND JULIET. I also worked Loews Downtown at the same time. Theatre business was such much better than.
This theatre was operated by Kerasotes Theatres and sat across the street/parking lot from the General Cinema Mounds Mall Cinemas.
The theatre was located behind Wendy’s.
Mike, I bet we could spend hours talking about the good old days.
No Mike, the other theatre it ran was the Hunt’s McCook in Dayton, Ohio.
The theatre is closed and the marquee on the road has been stripped.
Its no longer listed on the Frank Theatres website.
I just read on Cinemark’s website that Springfield Square 10 has been closed. This is the second theatre that has closed that I opened as manager out of 3.
I checked the Republic Theatres website and there are no showtimes listed. I was informed that the theatre had closed. It is the first theatre that I have opened that has closed.
With the McCook gone, the only theatre standing that I worked at in Dayton is the former Loews Ames on North Main Street next to the Northtown Shopping Center. I worked at 6 locations.
A friend reported to me that the McCook has been knocked down. Can anyone confirm with a picture?
The theatre is closed and a new complex has opened in Peru.
National bought the Cincinnati and Louisville theatres. Today it was announced that Cinemark sold the theatre to Carmike. Cinemark had just picked up the theatre in the Rave Cinema buy.
I was working in Louisville when Loews opened the theatre. It was after Loews bought USA Cinemas. National bought Loews/USA theatres after there was a legal threat of anti trust in Louisville and Cincinnati since National dominated market by having exclusive runs of most movies in each market.
This theatre was opened and operated by Loews Theatres.
Condolences to the family.
Wow! Mike and Chuck. I worked for the Franks for 6 and a half years and my last assignment was University Mall 16. I was “laid off/ let go” in July because my payroll costs were not 8%. My replacement made $900 less a month and all he did was ‘babysit’ the location. I promoted the location with radio, had Spiderman running around the USF campus and the mall, Men in Black men walked the mall and that video is on U tube, merchant promotions with Blockbuster Comics, Chik-fi-la, Subway. USF students tended to stay away and go to Muvico where it was safer. This theatre should never have been reopened. I made recommendations to upgrade the theatre by taking down walls for larger theaters (most of the screens were too small and had complaints about), USF students $5 at all times which they did after I left. I also recommended that they take the JC Penny building and retrofit it. In the end, this theatre is history and a IRS write off.