Falls Theater

2220 Front Street,
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

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DavidZornig on December 17, 2019 at 6:21 pm

1965 photo as New Falls Theatre added courtesy Edward Dedmon‎.

GregoryZ on November 12, 2019 at 9:33 am

Would anyone have any information on the projection equipment that was used at Falls Theater? I was able to purchase the Simplex Standard projector from there and it appears to have been a silent hand crank setup. Any info would be most appreciative. Thank you!

mrtim on July 14, 2016 at 5:55 pm

From “The Cuyahoga Falls News-Press. July 3, 2016

On June 26, the Ohio Development Services Agency awarded $27.8 million in Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits to 26 applicants to rehabilitate 39 historic buildings, including the Falls Theater. The Falls Theater, at 2218-2220 Front St., was approved for a $249,999 tax credit. The total estimated cost of the project is $1.27 million.

The historic Falls Theater space has two storefronts and four apartments on the second floor that have been empty for more than a decade, according to a news release from the Ohio Development Services Agency. Tax credits will help transform the theater space into a microbrewery and restaurant. The commercial and apartment spaces will be renewed for their original intent. The project is part of a newly revitalized Front Street.
Jeremiahi on March 10, 2014 at 8:00 pm

hifiman – have you had any luck with the renovations? Really curious as to the state of the theatre these days!

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Joe Vogel on October 31, 2012 at 9:51 pm

The NRHP nomination form for the Moreland Theatre in Cleveland lists the Falls Theatre in Cuyahoga Falls as one of five theaters designed by the Moreland’s architects, Sigmund Braverman and Kurt Havermaet.

tradesman1400 on September 9, 2011 at 7:14 am

I attended the Falls Theater from ‘83-'91 for screenings of Rocky Horror. Ah, the good old days. I wish you the best of luck, hifiman!

hifiman on February 3, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Check out the website http://www.thefallstheater.com/
or facebook View link

For pictures…

hifiman on February 3, 2011 at 7:25 pm

When it finally closed it shut down as The Falls Theater. I don’t think Lowe’s New Falls Theater ever took as the name. All the local’s that remember still call it The Falls Theater.

Thank you… If all goes well i should be ready to open later this year or early next year!

Mark_L on February 3, 2011 at 12:46 pm

“The Falls Theater”: Good luck on your negotiations. I wish you well on your project.

TLSLOEWS on February 3, 2011 at 10:57 am

A.K.A. Loews New Falls,as Mark L,s post of 11/9/09.

hifiman on February 3, 2011 at 9:40 am

I have started the negotiation process with the city and some investors.. My plan is to renovate and reopen her with a nice restaurant inside(dinner and a movie). My inspiration for this comes from The Commodore Theater in Portsmouth Va. I will post my progress.

Mark_L on October 9, 2009 at 7:02 pm

I have posted a scan of the display ad for 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. The name of the theatre is the LOEW’S NEW FALLS.

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Now, the name of this theatre can be changed.

Mark_L on February 27, 2009 at 7:35 am

I did some newspaper research on this theatre some years ago. The newspaper ads definitely said NEW FALLS.

kencmcintyre on January 6, 2009 at 6:37 pm

This may have been called the New Falls Theater in 1962, when the Cinerama conversion took place. This is from Boxoffice magazine at that time:

The New Falls Theater, recreated and renewed by Louis Horwitz and Sanford Leavitt of the Washington circuit, got underway most successfully with Cinerama. With a screen from floor to ceiling-and renewed from wall to wall-the New Falls is the only house now in northeastern Ohio showing Cinerama. The Palace is expected to return to Cinerama early in July.

The New Falls has not only been received as a new theater should be-usually packed from wall to wall-but it’s the first of the 100 Cinerama Theaters to show the wraparound screen and one single projection booth.