Princess 4 Theatres

10 N. Beech Street,
Oxford, OH 45056

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Bill Eichelberger
Bill Eichelberger on October 16, 2016 at 1:02 pm

The Princess was demolished in 2015 after being damaged in a fire that started in an ice machine.

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.

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?

rivest266 on December 31, 2014 at 9:41 am

Closed in 2014 after some fire damage.

rivest266 on January 16, 2014 at 4:33 pm

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

TLSLOEWS on September 9, 2010 at 4:28 pm

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

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.

Kmm1482 on August 19, 2010 at 2:59 pm

Does anyone know what year this theatre was built?

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!

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.