Valley Theater

1526 Harrison Avenue,
Cincinnati, OH 45214

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Auditorium towards stage

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A nabe house with a cast iron front in the Victorian style. The Valley Theater was opened in 1911. It was owned and managed by Herman J. Bley.

The Valley Theater was closed in 1941, and demolished in the 1950’s.

Contributed by hanksykes

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 13, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Herman J. Bley must have had a relative in the business. The Moving Picture World of January 15, 1916, mentioned a Theodore V. Bley who operated the Fairmount Theatre in Cincinnati. This list of movie theaters from the March 29, 1915, issue of The Cincinnatian includes both the Valley and the Fairmount, which turns out to have almost directly across the street from the Valley, at 1515 Harrison Avenue.

hanksykes
hanksykes on May 25, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Thankx Joe, The Fairmount was listed as 1515 Harrison Avenue which put it on the other side of Harrison from The Valley ,nothing further about Theodore Bley except he resided at 1513 Harrison,close by his theatre. Maybe Fairmount started as a penny arcade and morphed into a cinema.

hanksykes
hanksykes on June 22, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Joe there was at a later date another Fairmount Theater at Carll and Seegar Avenue,I’m working on that at the moment. The 1515 Harrison Ave Fairmount became a garage after 1919.

hanksykes
hanksykes on August 17, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Hello Joe really enjoy your great postings please keep up the fine work. The Valley Th.photo on the 1526 Harrison Ave. site really belongs to the The Valley at 7617 Reading Road site as it is a much later 1940’s theater than the earlier 1911 venue.

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