Raintree Cinemas 1, 2,3
2438 E. Dublin-Granville Road,
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News About This Theater
- May 23, 2012 — Celebrating the Original STAR WARS on its 35th Anniversary
Built in Northeast Columbus by owner Glenn Ackerman in 1974, this theatre was Columbus' premier theatre touting the only private screening room with private entrance, wet bar, Dolby stereo/surround sound, privacy glass and twelve luxury rocker/swivel seats. The Raintree Cinemas 1, 2, 3 opened on February 13, 1976 with A. Martinez in “Starbird and Sweet William”, Glenda Jackson in “The Romantic Englishwoman” & John Wayne in “Rooster Coburn”. There was also a special midnight matinee screening of Ted Neeley in “Jesus Christ Superstar” . It was closed temporarily in January 1978 and was reopened in February 1978 under new ownership.
In 1988, the theatre transferred hands again and was a ‘beer and movie’ house until permanently closing it’s doors in 1997. In 1998 a fire in the 500 seat auditorium (set by vagrants using the theatre as a shelter) and the theatre was razed in 1999 to make way for a Suburban Lodge Hotel.
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