Ohio Theatre

40 W. Ohio Street,
Indianapolis, IN 46204

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Ohio Theatre

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The Ohio Theatre opened on November 15, 1919. Seating was listed at 1,500 which included balcony seating. The architect for the theatre was Norman H. Hill. The Ohio Theatre had two different organs. I could find no info on the first but the second was a Marr-Colton 3 Manual.

The Ohio Theatre was noted for many firsts in Indianapolis, it played the first nude film titled “This Nude World” in 1933. It had the first sound sex film in 1933 titled “The 7th Commandment”. The Ohio Theatre had the first reserved seat talkie in May of 1932 titled “Grand Hotel”.

The Ohio Theatre closed in 1970, and has since been demolished.

Contributed by Chuck

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[Deleted] on October 4, 2009 at 2:39 pm

The console of one of the Marr and Colton organs mentioned above is now part of a theater organ that is being installed in the Grand Theater of East Greenville, P.A. See www.thegrandtheatre.org for details.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 15, 2010 at 3:20 pm

It was a SETTOS THEATRE with the homeoffice in the OHIO THEATRE. George Settos was the owner.

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