Grove Theatre

3115 Grove Avenue,
Lorain, OH 44055 - 2053

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The Film Daily Yearbook, 1941 gives a seating capacity of 275 and lists the ‘old’ Grove Theatre as ‘closed’. It was rebuilt in 1941 as the New Grove Theatre, and it has 500 seats given in the 1943 edition of F.D.Y. and by the 1950 edition the capacity is as given in the headers above.

Any further information on this theatre would be appreciated.

Contributed by KenRoe

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 24, 2013 at 7:33 pm

It looks like the original Grove Theatre was replaced by a new house in 1941. The August 29, 1941, issue of The Film Daily had an item about the project:

“Shenker Breaks Ground For a New 500-Seater

“Lorain, O. — George Shenker, who built the Lorain Theater three years ago, has broken ground for a new 500-seat house to be called the New Grove, and which will cost approximately $50,000.

“Plans were prepared by W. S. Ferguson, Cleveland architect, and the building will be completed about the first of November. Shenker has contracted to install RCA sound equipment.”

The architect’s full name was William Stanley Ferguson. He also designed the Avon Lake Theatre in Avon Lake, Ohio, and the Beach Cliff Theatre in Rocky River, Ohio.

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