Lock One Theatre

8 W. Monroe Street,
New Bremen, OH 45869

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Lock One Theatre

This theatre opened in 1913 as the Crown Theatre. This theatre had many names over years like Roosevelt, Little Theatre, New Bremen and is now called the Lock One Theatre.

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on March 22, 2005 at 11:00 am

Film Daily Yearbook’s 1941 and 1943 list the Roosevelt Theatre as having 190 seats. The theatre burnt down in January 1945 and was re-built, in the 1950 edition of F.D.Y. the name has been changed to New Bremen Theatre and the seating capacity is 425.

bgold05
bgold05 on July 26, 2005 at 3:34 pm

I am an employee at the Lock-One Theater. The theater does not hold 425 people!!! It only holds 94 total people!!! It has 14 seats available in the balcony and 80 more available in the main seating section of the theater!!!

DragonClaw03
DragonClaw03 on December 1, 2005 at 2:05 pm

This is a nice little theater! It has very nice seating and can be used for meetings and maybe theatre productions. I will have to attend this theater again.

SethG
SethG on July 25, 2020 at 5:43 pm

The very blurry picture only shows a little annex on the side. The main building is just to the left of this, and has a rather bland fake old facade. 94 seems absurdly small, but appears to be correct from pictures of the auditorium. Looks like it closed around 1955, and reopened sometime after 1996 after various other uses.

SethG
SethG on July 25, 2020 at 5:53 pm

1914 Sanborn shows that the original building was a one-story structure, which appears to be slightly wider than the current building. It appears that the eastern wall may have slanted slightly outward toward the rear, as the building was then along the banks of the canal, which has been filled in in this area. The 1933 map shows a large rectangular awning/marquee. 2 internal hydrants supplied with 200' of 2" hose are noted as ‘attended’, but I guess they didn’t help.

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