Bedford Theater

586 Broadway Avenue,
Bedford, OH 44146

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Bedford Theater

The Bedford Theater was a small town theater that I regularly attended in the 1940’s. The marquee had running lights. A stand-alone boxoffice in the front of the theater. A small inner lobby, spacious area behind the auditorium. No refreshments were sold, you bought them in the sweet shop next door. One of the neatest things were the curtains. When the show started the main curtain opened revealing a transparent second curtain.
The projection was perfect as was the standard back them.

Contributed by Dennis Atkinson

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on July 15, 2010 at 8:19 pm

Dennis, is the Google Map, Satellite Street Photo close to the location of the theater site and is that you outside eating a hotdog?

Open 1930-1955?


1945 Co-Operative Theaters of Ohio (Booking and Buying Agency)?

1955-1955 Frankroy Company (Co-Op)?

Anyone have more info or photos?

filmo4 on July 18, 2010 at 3:53 am

The Bedford Theater opened around 1922, was demolished in 1966 and was used for storing cars at the end. The theater and the Stillwell Theater also in Bedford were owned by Mrs. Yoerns-Stillwell
At the end the theater was owned by the Schultz’s who also owned the states rights distributor Allied Artists. They did try and keep the house open.
I will post a picture when the feature is reactivated.

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