Studio 35 Cinema

3055 Indianola Avenue,
Columbus, OH 43202

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prick on September 18, 2015 at 5:42 pm

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Mark_L on September 3, 2015 at 4:13 am

On 9/3/15, the Columbus dispatch reported there are plans to add a second screen by putting a second floor addition on the building. If approved by zoning and other community boards, construction could begin in 2016. The new screen will seat 70.

Keith on October 31, 2012 at 2:53 pm

The outside of the theater is now white with a red marquee.

Nicholas Herum
Nicholas Herum on May 4, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Here’s a link to an article about the re-opening of Studio 35 after their nearly two month closure for their renovation… Studio 35 Re-opening is a revelation

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on April 30, 2012 at 6:22 am

what is The Cleve?

Keith on April 30, 2012 at 6:10 am

35’s facebook “We are looking at possibly donating the murals from the auditorium back to The Cleve or to the Columbus Historical Society, which will have an exhibit at COSI, so the history can live on.”

Keith on April 30, 2012 at 6:03 am

Seats are going from 280 to 250 after the remodel.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on April 2, 2012 at 9:07 am

When did they add “and Drafthouse” to their name?

Nicholas Herum
Nicholas Herum on April 2, 2012 at 9:05 am

The Studio 35 facebook page is posting pictures of the progress of the renovation regularly.

Keith on April 1, 2012 at 7:41 am

I drove past a few days ago. They had the front door open and you could see the back wall! Looks like everything is gone.

Mark_L on March 4, 2012 at 6:52 am

The Columbus Dispatch reported on this story on 3/3/2012:

“Studio 35, the venerable North Side movie theater, plans to close for as long as two months for renovations, starting on Friday.

The theater, 3055 Indianola Ave., will kick off the overhaul with a Friday party featuring free admission to Anchorman. The gathering will be its last scheduled event until a May 17 appearance by director Kevin Smith.

Co-owner Eric Brembeck said the theater will undergo an “overall refreshing,” including new paint and lighting. Bigger-ticket changes could include renovated bathrooms and a digital projection system, though those details have not been completed.

“We’re talking with the bank, seeing if it makes sense to do that,” he said. “It’s our objective to do that, but I haven’t signed any contracts yet.”

Since purchasing the theater in 2006, Brembeck and his partners have made several improvements to the 74-year-old venue, including new seats and a new heating and air-conditioning system. It’s now time for more, he said.

“The theater’s starting to show its age a little bit,” Brembeck said. “The idea is to enhance and improve the theater-going experience.”"

Mark_L on March 1, 2012 at 6:26 pm

I wish them well on this upgrade. They work very hard to put on a good show and have developed a loyal following. I wonder if they are going digital?

Mark_L on January 26, 2012 at 8:58 am

Movieshateyoutoo might want to check out the screenings at the Wexner Center over at Ohio State. They show 35mm prints whenever possible.

Keith on January 25, 2012 at 4:24 pm

movieshateyoutoo, studio 35 will be showing nite owl theatre and i read that the next episodes will not screen until May because the theater is closing for renovations. Sounds like your dream (and mine) may come true.

Nicholas Herum
Nicholas Herum on January 25, 2012 at 2:37 pm

I love the atmosphere of Studio 35 more than any other theater in Columbus. It is a completely unique experience. Unfortunately most of the films I’d like to see there are ‘classic’ films that they play on Blu-ray from a household digital projector which defeats the purpose of seeing a catalog title at the theater. I’d rather them work hard to get 35mm prints than watch a Blu-ray I can watch at home.

It would also be great if they could pump some money into the theater to get some work done. I’ve been going to Studio 35 since the late 90s and the wall carpeting and ceiling has always looked bad. I know money is probably tight but I’d love to see the theater completely rehabbed and return to glory since it really is a one of a kind theater in Columbus.

Keith on May 2, 2011 at 9:59 pm

the marquee has been painted all white.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on April 24, 2011 at 5:49 pm

If you know more about it, please add a page for it here.

Keith on April 24, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Ron the Linden Theater, 2436 Cleveland Ave. opened in 1926.

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it’s on the far left in this pic
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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 8, 2010 at 5:12 pm

Nice looking theatre.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on November 1, 2010 at 2:43 am

by ‘Linden theatre’ do you mean the drive-in, or another Linden that is not yet listed on this site?

Mark_L on July 31, 2010 at 8:44 am

Frank Marzetti also ran the Linden theatre for awhile.

Frank had a unique popcorn product called a Popcorn Fritter. It was a disc about the size of a hockey puck that was compressed caramel popcorn. I remember selling them in elementary school as a fundraiser. They were inexpensive and really good to eat. Frank still made them while he owned Studio 35, and, for awhile, that was the only place you could buy them. I haven’t seen any for years and I don’t think they are made any more.

Keith on July 31, 2010 at 7:20 am

Former Studio 35 owner, Frank Marzetti passed away last Sunday. Frank owned the theater with his wife and gave the cinema its current name and had the groundbreaking idea of serving beer at the movies, making Studio 35 the first theater in the United States to serve alcohol.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on May 23, 2010 at 8:07 pm

Ahh, that is different from where I live now (MA), where the two types of alcohol license are ‘beer and wine only’ or ‘full’. My local theatre, the Somerville, sells beer and wine (and maybe cider, I’m not sure about that)

Mark_L on May 23, 2010 at 7:57 pm

In Ohio, a beer license is different from a liquor license. They have had beer for a long time. They have quite a selection of national and local brews.