Kent Stage

175 E. Main Street,
Kent, OH 44240

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Kent Stage

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This former cornerstone, classic downtown cinema was opened in 1927 as the Flannigan & Steele Theatre. By 1941 it was known as the Kent Theatre, and was operated as part of the Schine Circuit. It continued as a movie theatre until at least 1950. It is now functioning as a folk music venue.

Contributed by Laura Parsons

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ravenna65 on February 22, 2006 at 12:14 pm

This theatre was built in 1927 by a company called Burle Steel

tombrueggemann on March 15, 2008 at 5:15 pm

The Kent was my hometown theatre in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Single screen, musty until it was closed down for remodeling circa 1961, it even had a bit of a stadium feel to it.

My movie viewing was split between Disney and family films and big epics (Shaggy Dog, 10 Commandments.)

This was the theatre that shaped my movie-going experience. At the time, it was the only game in town – the Drive In a few miles east and the Ravenna were the other nearby ones.

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