138 Park Avenue West,
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Built in 1928 with seating for 1,400, the beautiful and historic Renaissance Theatre is the only large theater in North Central Ohio and is the premier venue for a wide range of outstanding entertainment, including comedy, country, gospel, family entertainment, theatre organ concerts, The Miss Ohio Scholarship Pageant, and much more.
In the 1920¹s, Hollywood was booming. Movies were immensely popular, so the big motion picture companies were building magnificent theaters everywhere.
With a population of about 30,000 in 1927, Mansfield, Ohio, located in the heart of north central Ohio, seemed an ideal spot for a majestic movie house. And so the Warner Management Company spent $500,000 to build the Ohio Theatre.
Despite near blizzard-like conditions, the Mansfield News reported that thousands thronged to the theatre for the initial performance on January 19, 1928.
Firstnighters marveled at the beauty of the new theater and it continues to delight audiences today. The Renaissance was last renovated in 1984.
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