Forest Theater

671 Forest Avenue,
Cincinnati, OH 45229

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Forest Theater

The Forest Theater was opened prior to 1915. It was still operating in 1950.

Contributed by Bob Jensen

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on March 9, 2008 at 6:39 am

A Mighty WurliTzer Theater Pipe Organ, Opus 745, a 2 Manual/3 Rank, was shipped to this theater on December 4, 1923. It was reposessed and parts went to the Norland Theater in this same town on June 1, 1927. Those parts then went to a private owner in Louisville, Kentucky in 1960. If you know anything else about what happened to this organ, please email us!

“Gee Dad, it "WAS” a WurilTzer!"

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 22, 2011 at 2:21 am

The Forest Theatre, at the above address, was on a list of Cincinnati movie houses published in the March 29, 1915, issue of “The Cincinnatian,” the official publication of the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 14, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Chuck: I’m wondering which application you are using to prepare the old trade journal photos you’ve been uploading. Some of them are a bit blurry, and I think they could be better if you used a different ap. Compare the two photos of the Forest you uploaded with the versions I just uploaded of the same photos. I used the page enlarging function at Internet Archive (“+” sign in the tool bar at bottom of page), saved them and then cropped and resized them using the free IrfanView image viewer application. I’ve found that this usually produces a fairly good quality image, unless the original scan at the Archive is bad.

Will Dunklin
Will Dunklin on December 23, 2012 at 9:09 am

Continuing the story on the organ – David Junchen “The Wurlitzer Pipe Organ, An Illustrated History” also lists this theatre as getting a new Wurlitzer, opus 1316, a II/7 style E, in 1927. Wonder if opus 745 was repossessed or just sold when the Forest got a new, bigger instrument?

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