Showcase Cinemas 12

1701 Showcase Drive,
Cincinnati, OH 45237

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This theater was located in the Bond Hill area of Cincinnati. It was similar in design to a number of Showcase Cinemas built by National Amusements in the 1970’s and 1980’s. It opened September 8, 1989, closed in 2008, and was demolished in 2009.

Contributed by Christopher Walczak

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CSWalczak on July 9, 2010 at 1:33 pm

There are some pictures of this theater here: View link

Mark_L on July 9, 2010 at 2:56 pm

At least one room of this complex was THX certified. HOFFA was shown with a 70mm print there.

meheuck on July 9, 2010 at 11:16 pm

This was built on the site of what had been the Twin Drive-In – don’t recall if that had a listing here.

meheuck on July 9, 2010 at 11:18 pm

Duh, I’m an idiot; I wrote that listing!


Not sure if these two should be merged, since the land is the same but the styles are different.

CSWalczak on July 10, 2010 at 4:07 am

No, they drive-in and this theater are separate entities, and there are numerous instances here on CT where one theater is built where another once existed, and they get separate entries. Things get at little confusing sometimes when part of a former theater (such as a wall) is incorporated into a new building.

Mark_L on July 10, 2010 at 7:56 am

I agree, CWalczak. Same location but two entirely different theatres.

markp on July 11, 2010 at 9:13 pm

Open in 87 and closed in 2008. A very short shelf life indeed.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on July 12, 2010 at 8:39 am

Closed April 27, 2008?

Still shows up on the Google Map Satellite Photo!

Anyone have more info or photos?

myka1319 on March 20, 2013 at 9:05 am

I used to live a block away & the demise of that theater was security issues with young adults & teenagers on the weekends. I only went 4-5 times in the entire time it was open . The matrix reloaded was the last film my wife & i went to see. We didn’t like going there. What makes that so bad is we aren’t older people we’re in our 30’s . They had a very nice 1 room auditorium that was capable of showing 70mm prints. People never knew how good they had it.

rivest266 on June 1, 2015 at 5:50 pm

September 8th, 1989 grand opening ad in photo section.

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