Columbia Theatre

121 East 6th Street,
East Liverpool, OH 43920

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Operated as the Columbia Theater from around 1912 until 1967.

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namdogtag
namdogtag on January 27, 2010 at 6:21 pm

I WENT TO A LOT OF MOVIES AT THE COLUMBIA THEATRE AS A KID IN THE 50’S AND 60’S. AT ONE TIME THE THEATRE CLOSED DOWN AND REOPENED MONTHS LATER IN THE EARLY 60’S AND THE PRICE WAS ONLY 35 CENTS TO SEE A TRIPLE FEATURE! HECK, WITH A BUCK, YOU COULD SEE THE 3 MOVIES, GET POPCORN AND A COKE, AND STILL GO HOME WITH CHANGE!

clarkw
clarkw on March 6, 2012 at 6:27 pm

This house might be the one that someone suggested was built for other uses. It was an odd building that never really looked like a proper theatre. It finished life as a meat market before going totally dark, losing its marquee, and eventually being demolished. It was always know as a B house and a lot of the older folks in town remembered never going there because of the rumors of it being dirty and having rats!!

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 7, 2014 at 7:16 pm

The August 11, 1937, issue of The Film Daily had this announcement of the reopening of the Columbia Theatre in East Liverpool:

“East Liverpool, O. — The Columbia theater, pioneer movie house of the upper Ohio valley has been reopened after complete modernization. The house had been dark for two weeks to permit improvements estimated to have cost $15,000. Improvements included increased seating, installation of new ventilating and lighting, new sound screen, acoustical treatment and redecoration of the auditorium, new rest rooms, recarpeting and modernizing of sound and booth equipment. Sam M. Reichblum, president of the Reichblum Theaters Inc., operating this and several houses in the tri-state area, has announced the theater here will be headquarters for the group.”
Two photos of the Columbia Theatre appear about two thirds of the way down this web page provided by the East Liverpool Historical Society.

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