Ohio Theatre

655-657 S. Fourth Street,
Louisville, KY 40202

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Ohio Theatre

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The Art Deco style Ohio Theatre opened during 1941. Seating was listed at 900. It was located next door to the larger Kentucky Theatre. The Ohio Theatre closed as a motion picture venue in 1965.

The facade and marquee of the building are all that remain of this theatre today, along with its large “Ohio” vertical sign. Part of the storefront portion of the theater building still exists, as well. Unfortunately, the remainder of the Ohio Theatre was demolished.

Contributed by Chuck

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 17, 2006 at 3:21 pm

Hi Chuck….When I click either of those links, I get this message:

“Sign in to Flickr using
your flickr.com account
Or, take the Flickr pill if:
You signed up for Flickr before August 15, 2005. (You must be old skool. Rock On.)

You haven’t merged your Flickr account with a Yahoo! ID. (You might want to bookmark this.)

You have a Flickr account, but don’t use Yahoo!“.

I have no idea what that means. I thought they were trying to sell me something. :)

woody on May 18, 2006 at 1:07 am

looks like most of the building has been demolished and just part of the facade remains

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 18, 2006 at 3:24 am

Chuck….The first link that you reposted works fine, but the second one doesn’t. Its not a problem because you can access the other photos from the first link.

cmhendler on October 16, 2006 at 4:56 pm

The only remaining part of this theater is the marquee and the vertical OHIO. The signs rest on a very small storefront, and the building is small enough to serve as an island for Louisville’s free downtown trolley service. The south side of the building has a trompe d'oeil marquee painted on it, hawking ‘Intolerance’ by D.W. Griffith, a native Louisvillian.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 29, 2007 at 7:26 am

Here is a recent photo of what remains of the Ohio Theater.

Broan on October 7, 2007 at 11:57 am

Recent photos of this theatre are HERE

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 19, 2009 at 7:42 am

Another 1986 photo is here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 13, 2009 at 9:19 am

This theater was built in 1941.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on November 11, 2010 at 9:10 am

Here is my picture from November 2010.

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