Ohio Theatre

547 Broadway,
Lorain, OH 44052

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Steamtrain
Steamtrain on January 11, 2014 at 3:01 pm

Mr Dick Klein managed it and the Lorain Drive In in 1956. My dad and I hand painted large coming attraction murals in the lobby every week. I was paid 25 cents per hour, age 11. I always was admitted there for free. Sears and Roebuck was just down the street. That’s were I bought my first multi-speed bicycle. I still ride.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 18, 2013 at 8:18 pm

Zip code is 44052.

Hibi
Hibi on October 12, 2010 at 2:31 pm

I remember a lot of Disney films were booked there when I was a kid.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 20, 2010 at 9:55 am

“A Small House Receives the 1954 Touch"
Article, with photos, of the Ohio Theatre, from Boxoffice magazine, October 2, 1954:
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hopewell
hopewell on March 13, 2008 at 10:47 am

The Ohio closed for the first time (as a regular theater)in 1969, re-opening as a porno house in 1970. It closed again in ‘71, and re-opened for the final time in '73, showing whatever films we could get; I was an unpaid “intern” of sorts, getting to eat popcorn, candy, watch the movies and the Manager’s daughter, who worked the projection booth and tended to wear swimsuits to work.

As I said, we showed whatever we could get…we were showing “The Outfit”, with Jim Brown, when it premiered on “The CBS Late Movie”! We closed for good in July, after a run of two months.
The theater was torn down not long after.

Hibi
Hibi on April 25, 2005 at 10:48 am

This theater showed primarily MGM product. I remember seeing Ben-Hur there (not in 70mm, but general release). I think it closed sometime in the late 70’s and a bank was built there. I think it was the first of the downtown theaters to close.