Loew's Morse Road

1000 Morse Road,
Columbus, OH 43229

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Originally a single-screen cinema, built in the 1960’s and later divided in half. Loews closed it in the mid-1990’s, and I don’t know what has become of it. Anybody have any more info?

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Ron Newman
Ron Newman on August 16, 2005 at 7:01 am

I posted the Cinema East yesterday. You may have missed it because I put it in Whitehall rather than Columbus.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on August 16, 2005 at 6:52 pm

Loew’s Westerville was at 60 Schrock Road. It was a twin by 1980, as were Loew’s Morse Road and Loew’s Arlington.
Loew’s Southland 1-2-3 was at 3700 South High Street.

I never visited either Loew’s Westerville or Southland and know nothing more about them, so I won’t add either one to CinemaTreasures. I don’t even know if the buildings are still standing. Perhaps someone who has lived in Columbus more recently than me can add them. (Although I visit Columbus several times each year, I haven’t lived there since the summer of 1977.)

Columbus used to have a Northland Mall, and still has Eastland and Westland Malls, but it has never had a Southland Mall. Did Loew’s build their Southland cinema with the expectation that a mall would soon arise next to it?

Mark_L
Mark_L on August 17, 2005 at 4:22 am

There WAS and still IS a Southland Mall. It is located on South High Street opposite Great Southern Shopping Center. I’m not surprised you have never heard of it…it’s pretty small.

Southland was a small enclosed mall with a grocery store on one end and a Gold Circle (a now-defunct discount store) on the other. The theatre sat in the middle. 3 screens, one fairly large and the other 2 smaller, with mono sound and basic amenities.

I don’t believe Loew’s ever installed a Dolby stereo unit in any of its theaters.

The mall is now the home of an online charter school and a flea market.

Hibi
Hibi on August 17, 2005 at 4:39 am

Thanks, Ron, for posting the Cinema East. I’ll check it out!

Mark_L
Mark_L on January 14, 2006 at 3:31 pm

Building was torn down and a tile store was built in its place.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on March 7, 2006 at 12:17 am

“Opened in 1969” doesn’t sound right to me. See the 1966 annual report that I quoted above.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on November 12, 2009 at 12:34 pm

No pictures too bad, will check out the Loews Arlinton site.

Ron3853
Ron3853 on January 29, 2010 at 5:14 pm

Loew’s opened both the Arlington and the Morse Road the week of 12/21/66. Below are the films which played at the theater from opening week in 1966 through 1969. Dates are the Wednesdays of the opening week. Research from microfilms of The Columbus Dispatch.

12/21/66 After the Fox
01/25/67 The Blue Max
02/08/67 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
03/22/67 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
04/26/67 Hombre
05/17/67 Doctor Zhivago
06/14/67 The Honey Pot
06/28/67 A Guide for the Married Man
08/09/67 Barefoot in the Park
09/20/67 Luv
10/04/67 Bonnie and Clyde
11/08/67 Waterhole # 3
11/22/67 Cool Hand Luke
12/20/67 Fitzwilly
01/10/68 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
02/07/68 The Graduate
06/26/68 The Thomas Crown Affair
07/24/68 Rosemary’s Baby
09/25/68 The Producers
10/16/68 The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
11/13/68 Duffy
11/20/68 West Side Story
12/25/68 The Impossible Years
04/02/69 Support Your Local Sheriff
06/25/69 True Grit
08/13/69 Midnight Cowboy
11/26/69 Alice’s Restaurant
12/24/69 On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Some big exclusive first-runs at the this theater. More years will be added as I am able to get the information.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 18, 2010 at 11:39 am

I see that “BONNIE&CLYDE” played almost a month there.I have read several film histories,Including Warren Beatty’s Bio stating in alot of theatres in the U.S. said it was pulled because of poor grosses,put on the Drive-in circuit and it found an audience then re-released to first run theatre to do great business.This Columbus theatre was a rarity in the mid 60’s.

Keith
Keith on October 7, 2011 at 6:51 pm

Loew’s Westerville was on the end of Westerville Square. The facade is almost the same as i remember seeing films as a kid. Blue roof with big red loews letters. now fake windows replace the loews sign.

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