College Cinema

1312 W. 5th Avenue,
Columbus, OH 43212

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chas72 on July 6, 2014 at 9:41 pm

Thanks for all the comments I am amased that some remembers . I worked at the College Cinema from 69-72 when Leo Yassenoff own the Academy group. It was a really fun timeand most of my fellow emplyees I am still in touch with.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 18, 2010 at 11:27 am

Here is a 1940 photo of the Boulevard Theatre from the Columbus Metropolitan Library. Click on the “2” where it says “view other images” to see a night shot of the theater’s marquee.

Mark_L on November 3, 2010 at 12:01 am

The Boulevard closed on 4/11/1967 showing LET’S KILL UNCLE & INCIDENT AT PHANTOM HILL. The College Cinema opened on 9/27/1967 with DIRTY DOZEN.

Mark_L on November 1, 2010 at 1:34 pm

Ron is correct. It should be College Cinema. Source: Columbus Dispatch Newspaper Movie Listings 7/1/1972

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on November 1, 2010 at 9:17 am

This was part of the local ‘Academy Theatres’ chain, which also included the Clinton, Beechwold (later Camelot North), Esquire (later Carousel East), and other second-run neighborhood theatres.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on November 1, 2010 at 9:15 am

In newspaper ads of the time, I recall the name being ‘College Cinema’ rather than ‘Theatre’.

Mark_L on September 9, 2010 at 7:11 pm

It played at the Drexel (which actually is in Bexley, OH, an east side suburb).

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 9, 2010 at 5:48 pm

Wonder what theatre in Columbus played “GOODBYE,COLUMBUS”?

Mark_L on September 9, 2010 at 4:50 pm

Became known as the COLLEGE theatre in 1967. Closed in late 1977. Theatre was NOT owned by Loews.

Source: Columbus Dispatch Newspaper Archive