Monte Vista Theatre

6214 Montgomery Road,
Cincinnati, OH 45213

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Operating since at least 1928, this was your classic neighborhood theatre in the Pleasant Ridge neighborhood. It played films after exclusive runs in the downtown theatres, a little bit of everything from Bond to Disney.

It began its decline in the late-1960’s, and by then was featuring double bills and the occasional X-rated film. Sometime in 1971 or 1972 it switched to showing X-rated films, but neighborhood protests ended that policy. Soon after it closed and was demolished to became a parking lot.

Contributed by Brian Gordon

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musicformovies
musicformovies on February 21, 2010 at 5:10 am

This theater was operating at least since 1927. A Kilgen 2/4 Organ was installed in the Monte Vista Theatre in 1927.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 16, 2014 at 5:49 pm

The Monte Vista Theatre is listed in the 1934 Film Daily Yearbook with 750 seats. Its listed in the 1928 edition but no seat count is given.

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