Ohio Theatre

3367 Belmont Street,
Bellaire, OH 43906

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The 500-seat Majestic Theatre was opened around 1915. It was still named Majestic Theatre in 1926, but had closed by 1932. By 1939 it had been renamed Ohio Theatre. It was closed around 1957.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 10, 2009 at 3:19 am

A May 13, 1950, Boxoffice Magazine report about a small fire which had damaged the Ohio Theatre had this to say: “The Ohio is located in the old brick structure which formerly housed the First Christian church before the congregation built a new edifice farther north on Belmont Street.

A church becoming a theater. That’s rare.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 18, 2012 at 12:15 pm

This house opened around 1915 as the Majestic Theatre, according to the caption of photos on page 51 of Bellaire, by Holly Bruno and Andrew Ehritz (Google Books Preview.)

robboehm
robboehm on April 5, 2021 at 4:17 pm

According to one account the church was actually demolished and the beams and 55,000 bricks from that structure were incorporated in the new theatre building.

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