Louvee Theatre

101 South Ohio Avenue,
Wellston, OH 43227

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Louvee Theatre

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The Louvee Theatre was opened in 1939.

Contributed by Marlin A. Hambrick

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 21, 2007 at 3:51 am

In 1970 the Louvee was part of Chakeres Theaters of Springfield, OH. President Phil Chakeres ran numerous theaters in Ohio and Kentucky at the time.

Trolleyguy
Trolleyguy on November 25, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Status should be closed.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 11, 2015 at 8:12 pm

The March 4, 1939, issue of Motion Picture Herald had this item about Wellston:

“Chakeres Theatres, Inc., of Springfield, Ohio, have taken over the 1,000-seat Virginian, and the recently completed Louvee, which has a capacity of 600, in Wellston, Ohio, from the Guilfoyle Amusement Company.”
I came across a trade journal item about a 1,000-seat theater being built at Wellston in 1904, but I’ve lost track of it. That project might have been the Virginian.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 5, 2015 at 3:29 am

The Louvee Theatre was designed and built by the F & Y Building Service of Columbus, Ohio. It was on a list of eleven of the compnay’s recent projects that was published in the October 27, 1938, issue of the Boone County Recorder.

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