Linden Cleve Theater

1741 Cleveland Avenue,
Columbus, OH 43211

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Ron Newman
Ron Newman on February 17, 2013 at 5:57 pm

From that website, it appears that they have officially changed the name to ‘Linden Cleve Theatre’.

Mark_L
Mark_L on February 17, 2013 at 3:27 pm

According the the Linden Cleve Theater website, the theatre will be holding a COME CATCH THE VISION event on March 16, 2013. “Join us for an exciting day of fun, community and the arts. This celebration of the CLEVE theater’s future promises to be an inspiration to you and the entire Linden community.”

Keith
Keith on February 6, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Ron I drove passed the Cleve yesterday and nothing has changed.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on February 5, 2013 at 8:07 pm

Thanks – when was the reopening day, and what is the theatre now being used for?

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on February 5, 2013 at 4:46 am

What is the current status of this construction project?

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on August 31, 2012 at 5:03 am

Pictured in this 1939 trade ad for Edison Mazda Lamps: Boxoffice

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 21, 2012 at 4:06 am

The Cleve Theatre was designed by the F&Y Building Service, according to the latest version of the theater’s official web site.

Keith
Keith on August 29, 2011 at 11:11 am

the cleves floor has been leveled from back to front of the building so there is a big difference in floor height about 20 feet from the front door.

Mark_L
Mark_L on August 28, 2011 at 11:30 am

On Friday, August 26, 2011, WBNS-TV news reported on the church that is trying to recover the CLEVE. Their report says,

“The Cleve Movie Theater opened in 1938, and now a north Columbus pastor has an ambitious plan for the long-neglected building.

Larry Cochran said it will take about $1.5 million to transform the building into the new Linden Cleve Theater and Cultural Arts Extension Center, 10TV’s Jerry Revish reported on Friday.

The Cleve ran for 26 years before closing in 1964. Cochran said it is worth saving.

“It’s worth saving because of the community. We want to save our community,” Cochran said. “There’s nothing like this in this community. A venue where people can come and enjoy a play or a concert or any type of activity like that.”

Cochran said he envisions it as not just a place for viewing the performing acts, but also learning them. Fundraising for the project has already begun, Revish reported."

Mark_L
Mark_L on August 6, 2011 at 10:08 am

Thanks for that information, Keith. Looks like they will have a LOT of work to do to bring that building back to any kind of use. County database doesn’t show any change in ownership yet. My records show that the CLEVE has been closed since 1964.

Keith
Keith on August 6, 2011 at 8:42 am

I was in the cleve today! looks like the church now owns it. new “linden cleve” sign replaces the for sale sign. inside is just brick and steel beems. It still has the projection room. you walk in the front door to lots of wood paneling. nothing left from its theater days.

Mark_L
Mark_L on April 28, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Thank you, retroguy, for checking in to that. I was wondering if that project was moving forward. It would take a lot of money to put that building back into running condition.

Mark_L
Mark_L on October 23, 2010 at 8:35 am

There has been an attempt on the part of the Linden neighborhood to bring that area back to life. I wish them well on this project. It would really help things in that neighborhood. They have a lot of work ahead of them.

Keith
Keith on October 23, 2010 at 8:21 am

signs posted out front read “future site of the linden cleve theater”. also includes a picture of what it will look like.

Keith
Keith on July 7, 2010 at 8:37 am

the cleve is now in contract by the pastor of the church next door. they want to make it a theater again. just a shell inside.

Mark_L
Mark_L on April 13, 2010 at 3:55 pm

Contemporary newspaper listings show this theatre at 1750 Cleveland Avenue.

Keith
Keith on March 18, 2010 at 8:18 pm

the back of the theater has a big industrial garage door. i think it was a auto body shop.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 17, 2010 at 9:46 am

What would you do with it if you bought it?

Keith
Keith on March 17, 2010 at 9:08 am

the cleve is for sale.

Mark_L
Mark_L on March 3, 2010 at 6:40 am

posted by retroguy on Feb 14, 2010 at 8:35am

1938 photo from the John Williamson collection
http://www.cinematour.com/tour/us/19350.html

Mark_L
Mark_L on March 3, 2010 at 6:39 am

posted by retroguy on Feb 14, 2010 at 8:31am

“The auditorium interior included "Hollywood” themed murals on the side walls. These murals were removed to the Indianola Theatre (aka Studio 35) and installed in reverse (left mural on right wall, etc.) where they remain today.“ — Cinematour

Mark_L
Mark_L on March 3, 2010 at 6:39 am

posted by Chuck1231 on Jan 31, 2010 at 8:53pm

The Cleve opened in 1940 and at that time it was operated by MacDonald Theatres, Academy Theatres took over operations in 1945 and reamined the operators until it closed in 1964.

Mark_L
Mark_L on March 3, 2010 at 6:38 am

posted by ken mc on Jan 31, 2010 at 7:45pm

The Academy Theaters chain ran this theater in 1948. Owners were leo, Betty & Milton Yassenoff.

Mark_L
Mark_L on March 3, 2010 at 6:37 am

posted by Lost Memory on Jun 12, 2009 at 8:56pm

Does that mean that this theater was still open at that time?