Dale Theater

1937 N. Main Street,
Dayton, OH 45405

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Dale Theater

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The Dale Theater opened on December 11, 1927 as the Riverdale Theater. In 1929, the 1000 seat theater was updated for “talkies”. In 1937 the Riverdale was renamed the Dale Theater.

In 1948 the Dale was completely remodeled. The front of the theater was reconstructed of structural glass. New glass lobby doors were added, the lobby and rest rooms were redecorated. The shape of the auditorium had also been changed from rectangular to oval so that the enlarged screen could be seen from every seat in the house. In 1959 the Dale Theater closed.

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jon6444
jon6444 on December 16, 2007 at 9:45 pm

Any pictures?????

Mike Richardson
Mike Richardson on July 20, 2010 at 8:41 pm

I would’ve gotten some when I went up to the Amateur Radio Convention this May, but the place at this adress doesn’t look to have ever been a theatre. We drove around back and it’s too shallow for anything other than retail or a deli.

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