Huber Opera House & Civic Center

157 East High Street,
Hicksville, OH 43526

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Converted from a hotel that was built in 1882, the Huber Opera House opened in 1885. The Opera House was later converted into a movie theater in the 1930’s. The Huber Theater closed in the 1970’s. The building has been renovated and is now known as the Huber Opera House & Civic Center.

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on November 7, 2009 at 11:09 am

This theater is listed under Hicksville OH as “Huber’s Opera House” in the 1897-98 edition of the Julius Cahn Official Theatrical Guide. The Mgr. was A.A. Huber. Seating capacity was listed as 925, and the theater was on the ground floor. Tickets were 25 cents and 50 cents. The proscenium opening was 25 feet wide X 20 feet high, and the stage was 25 feet deep. The house had electric illumination and there were up to 7 players in the house orchestra. There were 2 local newspapers, the Independent and the News, and 2 hotels for show folks, the Swilly House and the Hotel Baltimore. The railroad was the Baltimore & Ohio. The 1897 population of Hicksville was 3,000.

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