Marion Theatre

170 W. Center Street,
Marion, OH 43302

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The Marion Theatre was considered the top cinema in town until being overshadowed by the larger and grander Palace Theatre.

But the Marion Theatre retained its first-run status and was handsomely modernized in 1938. More information is needed about its history and the current status of the site.

Contributed by Warren G. Harris

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kencmcintyre on November 10, 2007 at 2:55 pm

This book, available for sale on Amazon, has a photo of the Marion Theater on page 17. Enter “theater” as a search term:

kencmcintyre on November 10, 2007 at 3:21 pm

No, just go to “search inside the book” and enter theater.

kencmcintyre on November 10, 2007 at 3:36 pm

I think I know what the problem is. I signed up with Amazon years ago to buy some Xmas presents. It may have automatically logged me in. Sorry about that. And yes, it was a nice photo.

obie on September 6, 2009 at 4:54 pm

Status: The Marion Theatre has been closed for at least 30 or 40 years. The building stood as was for many years until Carrols Jewelery (located in the same building)remodeled the front lobby into part of their store. The theatre was located behind the store fronts across the back of the building. Sometime in the late 70’s or early 80’s the auditorium was torn down and used for off street parking. Sometime in the 2000’s the Uhlers building next door had a fire on one of the floor above the theatre and burnt the entire building where the theatre and Carrols Jewelers were located to the ground.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 19, 2011 at 4:32 am

The Marion Theatre has been demolished, per obie’s comment above.

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