Majestic Theatre

45 E. Second Street,
Chillicothe, OH 45601

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Majestic Theatre

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The Majestic Theatre is now owned by a non-profit group that uses it for live performances and alternates the programming with family films on weekends. They have also spent some
money to upgrade and remodel the theater.

Contributed by Larry Thomas

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PEP
PEP on March 13, 2005 at 9:31 pm

In 1986 I had a surreal job being tortured by Indians in the outdoor drama Tecumseh! Equally surreal was watching Prince’s movie UNDER THE CHERRY MOON at this small gem of a theater after a pitcher of Kamikazes from the Cross-Keys Tavern.

Maverik2125
Maverik2125 on June 21, 2005 at 5:12 am

I remember being young and going to the Majestic Theater to watch the double features! Two movies for a cheap price! It was great fun! I also attended Unioto High School in this wonderful town, and I was enrolled in a performing arts program with Pickaway Ross Joint Vocational Center. We were allowed to use this theater as our class room, where I learned all about set construction, projection of voice and even the history of the Majestic! It was a great experience and I will always treasure it. I am so grateful for growing up in this town, and having this theater as a “learning” resource!!

jvollmar
jvollmar on October 4, 2005 at 6:07 pm

I thought you might like to have the website of the majestic.
http://www.majesticchillicothe.org/

You can also read the history of this theater and check what’s going on at the majestic.

tinajanek
tinajanek on July 27, 2007 at 4:37 am

I had the pleasure of working at the Majestic and Adena Theaters from 1981 – 1986. This was during the period when first run movies were played (before the multiplex influx). Best job ever……

ERD
ERD on June 23, 2009 at 10:54 am

I commend the group that now owns the Majestic theatre. You are doing a great job. Wishing you continued success.

DAK8601
DAK8601 on July 27, 2009 at 2:46 pm

There are a couple local legends about the theater:

During the 1918 Spanish influenza epidemic, the theater supposedly served as a makeshift morgue. Blood emptied from flu victims prior to embalming was poured out in the alley beside the theater, earning it the name “Blood Alley.”

There’s also a ghost of a girl in blue who’s said to sometimes sit in the audience during a show. She’s supposed to have a favorite seat and take it badly if someone sits there.

Keith
Keith on November 4, 2010 at 5:07 pm

a small fire started on the stage tonight. it was put out by performers on stage.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 4, 2010 at 5:13 pm

Really nice picture. retroguy,Where were the Stagehands! if they are like my union brothers i bet they were out back on a smoke break.lol.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on November 8, 2010 at 8:12 am

Does anyone know if the Arch with the Majestic name is still there?

HJimm
HJimm on September 5, 2012 at 2:07 pm

It is still there. I was a projectionist for the Majestic back in the early 70’s. The 4th floor was a museum in itself with many original posters from the early days of theater.

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