Princess 4 Theatres

10 N. Beech Street,
Oxford, OH 45056

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Princess 4 Theatres

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The Oxford Theatre was opened in 1911. In 1950 it was renamed Talawanda Theatre. It was enlarged and renamed Princess Theatre in the 1980’s.

The Princess Theatre’s marquee lights up the streets of the quaint small college town of Oxford. The theatre has four screens and showed first run movies. It was closed after a fire damaged the building in 2014.

Contributed by jenni goodwin

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ZookieFreddie
ZookieFreddie on July 11, 2006 at 8:08 pm

I graduated from Talawanda High School in 1960 in the first class to complete all four years there. Throughout the years of 1950-1960, this was the Talawanda Theater.

mitchdeighan
mitchdeighan on May 9, 2009 at 11:30 pm

I lived in Oxford from 1966 through about 1972 and have fond memories of the Talawanda!

Kmm1482
Kmm1482 on August 19, 2010 at 2:59 pm

Does anyone know what year this theatre was built?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 9, 2010 at 4:20 pm

I am amazed how some of these theatres look nothing like a movie house.Thanks for the picture.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on September 9, 2010 at 4:28 pm

I agree Mike,interesting looking semi-vertical sign though.

rivest266
rivest266 on January 16, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Closed down in 2012 when Regal took over Great Escape but reopened during 2013.

rivest266
rivest266 on December 31, 2014 at 9:41 am

Closed in 2014 after some fire damage.
http://wdtn.com/2014/03/20/oxford-movie-theater-fire/

hsmukler
hsmukler on March 3, 2015 at 11:15 pm

Many, many memories of the Talawanda in 1962, after seeing a movie would go to English class with Dr. Weigel who would tell us that the movie we saw had sexual symbols and that just shocked us. WHO KNEW?

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 4, 2015 at 2:49 pm

A brochure for a walking tour of Oxford’s uptown business district (large PDF file) says that the Princess Theatre was built in 1911 and opened as the Oxford Theatre. It became the Talawanda Theatre in 1950, and was enlarged and renamed the Princess in the 1980s.

This January 25, 2015, article in the Journal-News says that plans are afoot to build a new building for the theaters on a lot adjacent to the Princess and incorporate the facade of the existing Arts and Crafts style building as the entrance to the new theaters, but the plans have not yet been approved. I haven’t found any more recent articles about the proposal.

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