Showplace Theater

Euclid Avenue at Som Center Road,
Willoughby, OH 44094

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The Showplace was one of the last single screen theaters built in the greater Cleveland area. It was located in a small shopping center at the corner of Euclid Avenue and Som Center Road; the entrance to the center was on Euclid Avenue.

It had a very small sign and marquee at the center’s main entrance; the theater itself was in a building to the left of the center’s main entrance driveway.

Its life as a theater was brief, opening in 1972 and closing in 1984. It had a very small lobby but had a large though spartan auditorium with a large screen. The building today houses a number of retail operations and there is no trace on the exterior that a theater ever existed there.

Contributed by Christopher Walczak

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blausche
blausche on October 23, 2005 at 3:19 pm

Just want to let you know the auditorium of this theater was destroyed by and explosiont a few years aftwer it cloesed. It was used has a craft store til then.

dave-bronx™
dave-bronx™ on February 27, 2007 at 7:27 pm

It opened under the auspices of Community Circuit Thetres, which was bought out by Loews in the late 1970s. It closed as ‘Loews Showplace’ .

rivest266
rivest266 on January 20, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Listed in the Plain Dealer 1972-1984

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