Ohio Follies Theatre

144 S. Jefferson Street,
Dayton, OH 45402

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This was a fire behind the Ohio Theatre in Dayton Late 1950's

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The Globe opened in 1910. In 1917 the theatre was renamed the New Globe. In 1928 the theater was again renamed the Ohio. In April 1962 Ohio Follies was born and adult movies were shown. The first movie was “Unashamed”.

In 1969 theatre was closed.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 15, 2005 at 10:30 am

Peter Rayburg opened the Globe Theater in 1910. By 1962 this theater was renamed the Ohio and it was sold to Harry Einhorn. On April 6, 1962 Mr. Einhorn opened the theater under a new name and a new billing policy. Renamed the Ohio Follies, the theater began featuring adult films of an ‘art’ nature. The opening attraction was titled “Unashamed”, and was billed as a panorama of life in a nature colony. The Ohio Follies began losing patrons in the mid- 1960’s. The theater died a slow death, but finally closed its doors in 1969.

ZookieFreddie on July 11, 2006 at 6:53 pm

Having a friend who was projectionist here, I visited the projection room rather frequently during the early 60s. I remember its interior fairly well.

ZookieFreddie on July 11, 2006 at 6:54 pm

Oops! I forgot to mention that the parking garage for the convention center now occupies this site.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 18, 2008 at 1:54 pm

This photo shows the Globe/Ohio Theater.

Matthew Prigge
Matthew Prigge on November 18, 2012 at 11:38 am

If anyone has any stories about going to/ working at this threatre in its adult days, I would love to hear them. I am chronicling the histories of adult theatres in the US. Please contact me at Thanks!

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