Bryan Theater

140 S. Lynn Street,
Bryan, OH 43506

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Bryan Theater

The Bryan Theater has been operating since 1939.

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kencmcintyre on June 27, 2009 at 2:01 am

Otherwise Bryan would be the place to go for all the DVD pirates.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 8, 2009 at 9:23 am

The July 1, 1939, issue of Boxoffice said that W.N. Skirball was building a theater, as yet unnamed, at Bryan, Ohio. The architect of the new house was John Eberson. It was expected to open by October 1. Unless Skirball built two theaters in Bryan about this time, the one the item referred to must have been the Bryan.

The item said that Skirball was also building a larger house at Massilon, Ohio, also designed by Eberson. I can’t find any theaters currently listed for Massilon at Cinema Treasures.

Patsy on November 3, 2009 at 5:04 pm

A comment and question asked on flickr: “The Bryant use to be a single screen. Were three additional screens built on or was the original auditorium spilt up?” With 688 seats I wondered the same thing.

Toby on May 10, 2010 at 12:51 am

I know that the Lions Lincoln Theater in Massillon, OH is listed in Cinema Treasures. Was this the theater Mr. Skirball built?

Toby on May 10, 2010 at 12:54 am

It may have been a different theater in Massillon that Mr. Skirball built. The Lions Lincoln was built by another architect in the mid-1910’s, and was also a former Warner Bros. house. Maybe the Skirball theater was built, closed, and demolished. The Lions Lincoln, which is still open, is the only Massillon theater listed here.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 18, 2010 at 1:44 am

Looking at Newspaper ads as far into the seventies it was selling itself as an AIR CONDITIONED theatre.Thought that was odd.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 29, 2010 at 9:24 pm

Played “BILLY JACK” over two weeks,which is hard to believe with such a horrible film.“THE GODFATHER” had a two week run with ONE showing Daily.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 29, 2010 at 9:36 pm

The Folks at The Bryan Theatre before it was twinned always thought of the Kids,Saturday Matinee was often kid friendly,“KING KONG ESACAPES” i am sure played to a full house.1971.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 29, 2010 at 9:38 pm

It was called the BRYAN BIJOU in 1995 with Three screens,Wonderful theatre ruined I am sure.

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