Majestic Theatre

45 E. Second Street,
Chillicothe, OH 45601

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Trolleyguy
Trolleyguy on April 16, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Updated website link: http://www.majesticchillicothe.net/

HJimm
HJimm on September 5, 2012 at 7:07 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.

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

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

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 4, 2010 at 10:13 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.

Keith
Keith on November 4, 2010 at 10:07 pm

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

DAK8601
DAK8601 on July 27, 2009 at 7:46 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.

ERD
ERD on June 23, 2009 at 3:54 pm

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

tinajanek
tinajanek on July 27, 2007 at 9:37 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……

jvollmar
jvollmar on October 4, 2005 at 11:07 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.

Maverik2125
Maverik2125 on June 21, 2005 at 10:12 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!!

PEP
PEP on March 14, 2005 at 1:31 am

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.