Ohio Theatre

207 West Market Street,
Sandusky, OH 44870

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Schade Theatre, Sandusky, Ohio in 1917

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Opened in 1915 as the Schade Theatre. The name was changed to the Ohio Theatre in the 1930’s. By 1941 it was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. By the late-1970’s, the Ohio Theatre was operating as an adult theater.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 3, 2014 at 2:22 pm

A biographical sketch of George J. Schade says that “[a]fter leaving the coal business in 1914, Schade opened and managed the Schade Theater, located on West Market St. in Sandusky.” The house most likely opened before the end of 1915. The July 24, 1915, issue of The American Contractor ran this item:

“Sandusky, O.—Motion Picture Theater & Commercial Bldg.: 2 sty. & bas. 44x188. $30M. Archt. H. C. Hunt, 411 Columbus av. Owner Geo. J. Schade, 922 Tiffin st. Gen. contr. let to Geo. Feick & Co., 420 Decatur st.”
Schade operated the theater until 1930, when it was leased to Warner Bros. The site at 207 W. Market Street is now part of a parking lot.

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