Marion Theatre

170 W. Center Street,
Marion, OH 43302

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The Marion Theatre opened in 1914 and 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. It was closed in the late-1960’s and was demolished in the 1970’s.

Contributed by Warren G. Harris

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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 15, 2015 at 2:02 am

The October 16, 1915, issue of The Marion Star had an advertisement saying that the Marion Theatre would be celebrating its first anniversary that week.

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