York Plaza Cinema

5524 E. Livingston Avenue,
Columbus, OH 43232

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Located at E. Livingstone Avenue and Lonsdale Road. The Jerry Lewis Cinema was a family oriented theater. This was the original $1 movie house. There used to be a wall mural inside with all the old movie stars….Laurel and Hardy, Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, etc. Too bad they had to get rid of the mural!

The building is now a dry cleaning business.

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Ron Newman
Ron Newman on November 10, 2009 at 4:00 pm

Is any other business currently in the space where the cinema was?

If you happen to know the exact street address on East Livingston Ave, that will be quite helpful here.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on November 10, 2009 at 4:02 pm

The York Plaza had the same owners as the Graceland Twin Cinema, and they always advertised together.

Mark_L
Mark_L on November 10, 2009 at 6:59 pm

York Plaza Cinema had magnetic stereo equipment, and ran stereo midnight screenings of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR for many months in the late 70’s. A very nice little theatre with operators who really cared about presentation.

I’ll have to do some more research on this, but it looks like the address of the theatre is 5434 East Livingston.

Mark_L
Mark_L on December 14, 2009 at 8:27 am

The official address is 5524 Livingston Avenue. It is now a Dry Cleaner.

Mark_L
Mark_L on May 25, 2010 at 8:07 pm

Theater opened on 6/6/1972.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on June 19, 2010 at 5:58 am

Thanks. Do you happen to know when it closed?

Mark_L
Mark_L on June 19, 2010 at 10:35 am

I don’t have a closing date yet. Should have one soon.

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