Shaw-Hayden Theatre

1381 Hayden Avenue,
Cleveland, OH 44112

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Bob44c on July 22, 2013 at 6:01 am

The news today on national news tells of a serial killer who had several bodies right around the corner from the old Shaw-Hayden. I knew that area well though I grew up in South Euclid. Just across the street and closer to Shaw there was a restaurant named Nelsons where my parents had their wedding reception when they were married on June 27, 1936. Driving to my grandparents home on Paxton in Cleveland, many times we would see the Shaw-Hayden. In addition on Hayden I remember Susex Fish and Chips which was a little further north on Hayden. Although I don’t remember seeing a movie at the Shaw-Hayden though I may have when I was really young, I wonder if there were any pictures of the inside of that famed theater? I know one thing is for certain and that is that they “didn’t build them like they use to” which was the case for Shaw-Hayden.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 26, 2011 at 12:09 pm

The November 15, 1919, issue of trade journal Motion Picture News had this item in its section on Cleveland:

:“The Shaw-Hayden, also a 1200 seat photoplay house opened its doors to the public for the first time October 25. The Shaw-Hayden is the biggest neighborhood theatre to be built on the East Side. Nothing has been spared to make it complete both in structure, equipment, decorations or program. J. J. Mellert, who also runs the Fulton theatre, Cleveland, is manager of the new Shaw-Hayden.”

kencmcintyre on February 19, 2010 at 2:11 am

Here is an ad for some horror movies circa 1965:

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 5, 2009 at 8:24 pm

The Shaw-Hayden Theater is listed in 1955 with 1,000 seats.

CSWalczak on April 8, 2009 at 7:20 am

Two pictures of the Shaw-Hayden:
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shamrock on December 4, 2007 at 1:47 pm

I rememebr seeing Mary Poppins there in the early 1960’s. The store next door was called Mary’s Sweet Shop. I remember buying my refreshments there.

Dan1512 on June 24, 2007 at 10:27 pm

Remeber going to the Saturday afternoon movies. All the kids had a membership card. A three diget number could get you the grand prize at a drawing. Single number could get free candy or even admission. I got a free admission once and did’t tell my mother. Used the extra money for more snacks. Remeber a candy store or something like that next to the theater. We bought popcorn there and was allowed to take it into the movie.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 31, 2005 at 12:39 am

A Wurlitzer organ, Opus 1739 was installed in the Shaw-Hayden theater on September 23, 1927.