Monroe Theater

104 N. Main Street,
Woodsfield, OH 43793

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Monroe Theater

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The Monroe Theater opened in the late 1930’s. At one time the building was used as an antique store. The Monroe Theater building is closed but still standing. If you have any additional information on the Monroe Theater, please post it here.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 24, 2009 at 1:13 am

The Monroe was probably the theater mentioned in the August 26, 1939, issue of Boxoffice Magazine, in an item that said that Chris Velas of the Pleasant Valley Theatre Company had a 650-seat theater under construction in Woodsfield (another issue of Boxoffice, after the house had opened, gives the seating capacity as 500.) The item also said that Jesse Shannon was opening his Life Theatre at Woodsfield that week.

Then the June 29, 1940, issue of Boxoffice said that the Monroe Theatre had been ordered to suspend operations until building requirements were met. No details were given about what requirements the theater had failed to meet, but the item said that the house had been completed within the last six months and had been in operation only a short while.

Several later issues of Boxoffice have items about the Monroe, usually mentioning the operators, a Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Fliehman. I’ve found no mentions of the Monroe later than May 14, 1962, when an article quoted excerpts from a letter written by Mrs. Fliehman excoriating the Academy Awards show.

kencmcintyre on March 27, 2010 at 1:19 pm

Here is another photo. Hopefully the Republicans have moved on.

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