Avon Lake Theatre

33487 Lake Road,
Avon Lake, OH 44012

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Avon Lake Theatre

Opened April 21, 1949, the Avon Lake Theatre was operated by Atlas Cinemas until its closing.

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JeffYates on May 9, 2007 at 2:47 pm

I went there to see the first two Star Wars films in 1980 when Ep.4 was re-released and Ep.5 just came out. The last movie I can remember going to see there was Wayne’s World. I hate to see the small theaters go. Avon Lake was a good one to go to. Also if anyone from the area remembers Ridgeview Cinema in North Ridgeville and have pics or ads from when it was in use let me know on the entry I made for it.


hopewell on March 18, 2008 at 12:51 pm

I saw “Star Wars” there when it premiered in ‘77; my friends and I couldn’t get tickets to the Pink Floyd concert, so we decided to see this movie I’d read about in “Starlog”.

I’m sorry to hear that it’s closed.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 10, 2009 at 3:29 am

The Avon Lake Theatre opened on Thursday, April 21, 1949, according to an article in the April 30 issue of Boxoffice. The 1,200 seat house was designed by Cleveland architect W.S. Ferguson. It was originally operated by Meyer Fine’s Associated Theatres circuit.

A two-page article with photos of the Avon Lake ran in Boxoffice of September 3, 1949.

rivest266 on March 13, 2011 at 9:04 am

4 screens on January 12th, 1979
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rivest266 on January 20, 2014 at 4:14 pm

Avon Lake 4 grand opening ad from December 22nd, 1978 is now in the photo section

Trolleyguy on April 21, 2018 at 11:49 am

There are plans to turn this theatre into a railroad museum. Story here: https://patch.com/ohio/avon-oh/avon-lake-businessman-wants-to-bring-train-museum-to-9fe3372829

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