Wapa Theatre

15 Willipie Street,
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

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Wapa Theatre

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 26, 2008 at 1:48 am

A postcard with an early view of the theater is for sale on eBay:
http://tinyurl.com/38k5r8

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 26, 2008 at 1:57 am

No thanks. We already have the 2008 photo for FREE!

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 26, 2008 at 3:00 am

This is the Wapa at night.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 9, 2008 at 12:39 am

Here is another nice photo of the Wapa,

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 14, 2008 at 9:45 pm

A June 2008 photo can be seen here.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on October 31, 2008 at 4:06 pm

I caught a quick glimpse of the Wapa’s classic Americana exterior in an establishing shot in a show on the Oxygen Network called “Snapped”.
So I just had to see if there was a link on Cinema Treasures. CT’s never let me down.
The Wapa Theatre is apparently located in the hometown of the mom/murder suspect whose story was profiled.

I am pleased to read on CT that the Wapa is currently making another go at remaining open. It’s good to read that even during it’s closure that the owner would “keep the building up and open to suggestions”. A far cry from the too many of which we read about, that just fall into complete disrepair after closure and ultimately are destroyed. Since the Wapa is so clearly incorporated into a building of that size, I’m sure it will be maintained properly as it searches for it’s footing once again.

I’m curious if the interior appears as original as the exterior does. Given the classic vibe the still pictures have. Wonder if they’ve tried the arthouse double bills of classic older films as of yet. Or tried to tie in any theatre anniversary promotions.
To remind local folks that it’s still there through special events advertising, etc.

I wish the Wapa many years of continued, consistent success.
Now if I could just figure out why I was ever watching Oxygen in the first place.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 26, 2009 at 3:25 am

This is another 1982 photo.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 7, 2010 at 3:07 am

They’re showing first run movies, so the function should be changed accordingly.

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