Van Wert Cinemas

10721 Lincoln Highway,
Van Wert, OH 45891

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Roger Katz
Roger Katz on March 16, 2014 at 4:40 am

This should be listed as open as the cinemas have reopened since the tornado in the same building, although with additions and renovations.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on March 2, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Hopefully someday they will reopen the drive-in back up.

Bruce_Bartoo on March 1, 2012 at 12:27 pm

That ad is for the downtown Schine’s Van Wert Theatre, which is probably the 800 seat house referred to above. I know that it had been closed for quite awhile by the mid-1990s. The repurposed building still stands, minus marquee and decorative frills, on the northwest corner of East Main and North Market Streets.

kencmcintyre on August 12, 2009 at 11:12 pm

Here is a February 1940 ad from the Van Wert Times-Bulletin:

kencmcintyre on November 5, 2007 at 10:37 am

Here is another photo of the destruction in 2002:

kencmcintyre on December 15, 2006 at 2:38 pm

This may be the only time I post from the Department of Commerce: