Pastime Theater

538 Main Street,
Coshocton, OH 43812

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Pastime Theater

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The Pastime Theater has been undergoing off and on renovations now for several years. It is a former vaudeville house dating to 1912.

The Pastime Theater was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. by 1941. Armstrong Theaters operated it in the 1960’s and 1970’s. After they opened the Plaza Cinema, Armstrong operated the Pastime Theater as a dollar house in 1974 and 1975. It never had air conditioning; big fans in pipe chambers cooled it in summer. Managed for many years by Jim Hale.

A balcony has been added, so seating capacity will increase if the theater reopens. The stage area has been enlarged. The Pastime Theater had an organ, but do not know status.

Contributed by Walter Kussmaul

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deleted user
[Deleted] on January 12, 2009 at 7:48 pm

It’s possible that the Pastime originally had a Wurlitzer photoplayer to accompany the silent films. This particular photoplayer still survives in a large mechanical musical instrument collection in the Midwest.

koosmal on October 29, 2010 at 8:11 pm

The building was purchased on 10/29/10 by Moon Property Management for $109,400 in back taxes. According to a Coshocton Tribune article of the same date, Mr. Moon plans to complete the project with help from the community.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 31, 2012 at 9:48 pm

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

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