Bryan Theater

140 S. Lynn Street,
Bryan, OH 43506

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 29, 2010 at 1:38 pm

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

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 29, 2010 at 1:36 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 1:24 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 November 17, 2010 at 5:44 pm

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

Toby
Toby on May 9, 2010 at 4:54 pm

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.

Toby
Toby on May 9, 2010 at 4:51 pm

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

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 3, 2009 at 9:24 am

The 1998 IMPA lists the Bryan Theater with three screens and 400 seats. If that number is accurate, it would appear that the single screen theater was converted into a triplex and lost seats in the process.

Patsy
Patsy on November 3, 2009 at 9:04 am

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.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 8, 2009 at 1:23 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.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 26, 2009 at 6:01 pm

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

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 26, 2009 at 5:55 pm

That’s funny. The photo must have been replaced with a new photo. I posted the link in 2006 and the date on the photo is now May 15, 2009. I’m fast, but not that fast.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 26, 2009 at 5:40 pm

Take a look at the March 2006 photo. They must have gotten some advance bookings.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 14, 2009 at 6:13 am

Chuck….The 1982 photo is the Mt. Union Theater. Here are 1982 photos of the Bryan Theater:

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 2, 2009 at 7:34 pm

A March 2009 photo is here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 23, 2009 at 7:39 pm

This is a February 2009 photo.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 18, 2008 at 1:22 pm

Here is a website for the Bryan Theater. It looks like it has three screens.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 14, 2007 at 5:21 pm

The 1981 motion picture almanac shows the Skirball Investment Company as operators of the Bryan at that time. Jack Skirball was an investor who I believe started out with Warren Buffett. The Skirball Center in Bel Air, CA is the result of his endowment.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 4, 2006 at 8:21 am

The site where I found this theater had it listed as a single screen. It might actually be a quad.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 4, 2006 at 2:53 am

Here is a photo of the Bryan theater.