Gayety Theatre

246-54 S. High Street,
Columbus, OH 43215

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Mark_L on April 22, 2010 at 7:47 pm

Closed as the Knickerbocker, a second run downtown theatre, on 9/15/1946. Reopened as Gayety Burlesk on Friday, November 22, 1946, featuring Mitzie…“Pretty as a Picture and a Frame to Match” in Hello Columbus, also featureing Nadine, Paul West, Bartel & Scott, Zeb and Mandy and the California Sunkist Chorus.

Featured “Painless Prices~~Bring the Ladies, They’ll Scream!”

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on November 6, 2009 at 2:18 am

Looks like this site is now occupied by the City Center parking garage — the only successful part of the massive City Center shopping mall development, soon to be demolished.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 5, 2009 at 5:17 pm

The Gayety is listed in 1955 with 872 seats.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 24, 2008 at 8:51 pm

Here is a direct link to five photos at the Library of Congress.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 3, 2008 at 11:04 pm

A Wurlitzer theater organ opus 298 style 160 was installed in the Knickerbocker Theater on 3/29/1920.

Broan on June 24, 2005 at 8:16 pm

Further photos and information are available through a search at