Clovernook Theater

6905 Hamilton Avenue,
Cincinnati, OH 45231

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This suburban Cincinnati theater was located in the North College Hill district, and was operating in the 1940’s and closed in the 1950’s, a victim of the growing popularity of television. It was converted to a furniture and appliance rental center, though the facade was still recognizable as a former theater.

It was demolished in October 2010.

Contributed by Christopher Walczak

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on April 26, 2010 at 4:33 pm

In 1950 it was run by Mid-States Theaters.

specialkvi
specialkvi on October 19, 2010 at 10:42 am

The building that was the Clovernook Theatre is now history. It was torn down today (10/19/2010).

The following is what I found from the North College Hill Historical Society’s newsletter:

Claire read a history regarding police going to the Clovernook Theater to check for hold-ups. Apparently Clovernook was robbed several times during its existence. Clovernook Theater at 6905 Hamilton Avenue opened its doors in 1940 and closed around 1950 or 52. It had a single screen and held 585 people.

Unfortunately the theater could not compete with the new invention of television and had to close its doors. Clovernook had movies, talent shows and various other entertainments especially during the holidays. Harris Rosedale, who did entertainment and talent shows for the theater passed away August 4. 2006, in Florida where he resided. He was 97.

Originally it was to be called the Globe Theater because of the globe on the roof. Although the theater was converted to a furniture and appliance rental center, it is still recognizable as a former theater.

Bill Eichelberger
Bill Eichelberger on August 5, 2011 at 10:07 am

This is now an empty lot. I went to take pictures today and found that it had been demolished.

hanksykes
hanksykes on October 3, 2012 at 3:32 pm

In later times the theater was also converted to a Pizza Restaurant without much change to its exterior and lots of its interior survived hidden behind plywood walls.

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