LaRoy Theater

E. Gallia Street and Gay Street,
Portsmouth, OH 45662

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Ziggy on April 4, 2011 at 4:29 am

Thank goodness for street widening (he said sarcastically)! Portsmouth may have lost a viable downtown business, but now people can drive down the block 4 tenths of a second faster!

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Lost Memory on February 18, 2008 at 7:30 pm

This is a postcard view of the LaRoy Theater.

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Lost Memory on November 15, 2007 at 1:38 am

A Bennett theater organ opus 952 was installed in the LaRoy Theater in 1925.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 2, 2006 at 10:56 pm

1933 was not a good year for this theater.

The Portsmouth Times:

February 26, 1933 – Bandit took $300 from cashier at LaRoy theater in daring holdup during business hours.

September 15, 1933 – Robbers tried to force the safe of the LaRoy theater, but foiled.

kencmcintyre on November 2, 2006 at 9:18 pm

On 1/18/43, “Rise and Shine” with Jack Oakie and Linda Darnell was playing at the LaRoy. The other theaters in the Portsmouth area at the time were the Eastland, Westland, Strand, Lyric, Warner’s Columbia, Garden and Stanley.