Showing all 2 comments
Does anyone have any interior pictures of the Regal (Casino) Theatre?
The building that was the Clovernook Theatre is now history. It was torn down today (10/19/2010).
The following is what I found from the North College Hill Historical Societyâ€™s newsletter:
Claire read a history regarding police going to the Clovernook Theater to check for hold-ups. Apparently Clovernook was robbed several times during its existence. Clovernook Theater at 6905 Hamilton Avenue opened its doors in 1940 and closed around 1950 or 52. It had a single screen and held 585 people.
Unfortunately the theater could not compete with the new invention of television and had to close its doors. Clovernook had movies, talent shows and various other entertainments especially during the holidays. Harris Rosedale, who did entertainment and talent shows for the theater passed away August 4. 2006, in Florida where he resided. He was 97.
Originally it was to be called the Globe Theater because of the globe on the roof. Although the theater was converted to a furniture and appliance rental center, it is still recognizable as a former theater.