Ambassador Theatre

12416 Superior Avenue,
Cleveland, OH 44106

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Built in 1925, the Ambassador Theatre was a small, nondescript neighborhood movie theatre located at 12416 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. It closed in the early-1950’s.

Contributed by Roger Stewart

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 2, 2008 at 9:28 pm

This decrepit building may be the former Ambassador:
http://tinyurl.com/3qsaq5

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 27, 2009 at 9:02 pm

A May 1961 article in the Elyria (OH) Chronicle Telegram reported that the theater had been purchased by the Black Muslims to use as a mosque. It had previously been a Christian church.

rivest266
rivest266 on January 18, 2014 at 4:52 pm

Listed in the Plain Dealer 1926-1951

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 21, 2014 at 7:12 pm

The location of this proposed house listed in Exhibitors Trade Review of February 28, 1925, is exactly that of the Ambassador Theatre:

“Louis Abrams Co., 525 Engineers Bldg., building theatre and apt. bldg. $150,000, 90x 150, at S.E. cor. Superior Ave. and E. 124th St. Archt. John Stegens, 601 Fidelity Mortgage Bldg., Cleveland, O.”
I can’t find any other references to an architect named John Stegens, and suspect that it was an error. The architect was most likely John F. Steffens, who practiced in Cleveland from around 1912 until 1943.

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