6504 Brecksville Road,
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Architects: George A. Ebeling
Styles: Art Deco
Opened June 22, 1950 with William Bendix in “Kill the Umpire”. The Willow Theatre had one screen, with seating on the main floor in three sections (left, center, right). It also had a leather, large circular seating area between the lobby, concession stand and regualar seats which was used as the meeting place after the movie ended.
A special area upstairs for parents to take kids in case they cried was also installed which allowed patrons to still be able to see and hear the movie. It also had a payphone room built in to the structure with wood and glass doors so you could still see the movie while talking on the phone.
The theatre also used to use a color wheel projected on the screen before the shorts would start.
It was closed December 10, 1976 following a fire possibly caused by an electrical fault, which destroyed the theatre. The remains have since been demolished.
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