Redmoor Event Center

3187 Linwood Avenue,
Cincinnati, OH 45208

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hanksykes on April 14, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Joe Vogel thanks for the great looks at Box Office Mt.Lookout Th.I’m sure you are familiar with Theater Catalogue as well.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 12, 2010 at 4:02 pm

Mt.LOOKOUT August 9.1974 NOW SHOWING Jon Voight in “CONRACK” rated PG played at 7:00 and 9:00 pm. it was listed under the NEIGHBORHOOD THEATRES LOGO.

TLSLOEWS on April 12, 2010 at 2:23 pm

I noticed a photo of the BELLE MEADE THEATRE in Nashville, Tennessee in that 1941 Boxoffice.

kencmcintyre on April 12, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Great photos on that page from 1941, Joe. Thanks.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 12, 2010 at 1:41 pm

A photo of the Mt. Lookout Theatre appears at lower right of this page in Boxoffice, February 21, 1941. The caption attributes the design of the theater to Cincinnati architects S.S. and George Godley. If correct, this is interesting information, especially in light of hank.sykes' revelation of the involvement of the F&Y company in the project.

The photo in Boxoffice shows a moderne building similar to other theaters built by F&Y during this period. I’ve never been able to find the name of an architect associated with F&Y, though it was certainly a design/build company. The Y in the company name is for Leo Yassenoff, and I’ve always heard that the F was supposed to be the initial of the architect, but now I’m wondering if the Godleys might have regularly done designs for F&Y?

Samuel Godley died in 1941 (on November 2, his 83rd birthday) and was known primarily for his residential designs, but did do a number of larger projects. His biography in the Biographical Dictionary of Cincinnati Architects doesn’t mention any theaters. His son George Godley doesn’t have an entry in the Dictionary.

kencmcintyre on April 4, 2009 at 3:32 pm

This is the website for the current occupant:

hanksykes on December 9, 2008 at 4:12 pm

A current ad in the CityBeat newspaper states that the former,“Jaspers”,venue has become,“Redmoor”, which features jazz,rock.private parties,banquets,soul,and many other choices. Thus ,the former Mt. Lookout Cinema still lives as an entertainment hub.

hanksykes on February 1, 2008 at 9:11 am

Today this former cinema is a restaurant nightclub with dance floor and a band called Jaspers Feb.1,08.The seats have been removed ,but the stage still remains intact.

hanksykes on March 2, 2007 at 11:34 am

The F&Y Building Service Company went on to own many Drive-In Theaters in the Columbus and surrounding towns and cities.A present day Yassenoff my still own a couple of the Drive-Ins near Columbus.

hanksykes on December 6, 2006 at 12:13 pm

The Mount Lookout Theater was constructed by F&Y Contracting Company out of Columbus. F&Y Contracting were also the builders of The Marianne Theater in Belvue,Kentucky as well as the Westwood Cinema on Harrison Avenue and several other film venues in our area.

hanksykes on October 3, 2006 at 12:50 pm

The Mount Lookout Theater was built in 1941 and seated 750 folks as a single screen cinema. It closed in 1988 was stripped out in January 1991 to become a Steakhouse and night club. Later it was refashioned into a twin screen brew and view Cinema.

pianoman on April 15, 2006 at 1:31 am

:( =( :% Yeah, it’s either closing or closed. Nothing on the marquee. But, unfortunately, it was in very sad shape. The front of the facade {including neon} looks like a truck took a chunk out of it.

PLEASE GOD- Don’t let Cincinnati’s cult destroyers destroy it like they did Beechmont Mall! I LOVED THAT PLACE.

pianoman on April 3, 2006 at 2:13 pm

NOOOOOO!!!! I’m pretty sure it’s closing! They had the same movies on the facade for like 4 months, but now there’s nothing! I didn’t believe my sisters or dad when I heard about it, but it’s sad because it’s one of (if not) the last dinner theaters in the Queen City!

meheuck on January 20, 2005 at 3:01 am

I visited the theatre a couple times when it was a single-screen. Unfortunately, it was when I was a teenager and I can’t recall much concrete detail about seating capacity or interior design. But I remember it was nice and big, and while I’m glad to have it open, can’t stand the thought of it as a twin.
Before the Cinema Grill concept, it had functioned for a while as a really nice arthouse — ATLANTIC CITY and LOCAL HERO had really long runs there. (Not as long as, say, HAROLD AND MAUDE in Mt. Adams, but longer than the average film nowadays.) I saw THE QUIET EARTH there on my birthday, and a girl I was infatuated with met me outside afterward for a late dinner. Then they went to standard second-run films. I remember seeing STAKEOUT there, and I think it was over Xmas break, which shows you how long movie legs used to be, as that was an August release that year.
So many Cincy neighborhoods had wonderful theatres. No one as of yet has posted about the Hyde Park, which is gone too. I don’t have the street address, or else I’d do it myself.

RobertR on January 19, 2005 at 8:38 am

It’s odd with all the neighborhood houses that have closed over the past twenty years not one of these cinema pubs has ever opened in NY.