Loew's Stillman Theatre

1111 Euclid Avenue,
Cleveland, OH 44115

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Stillman Theatre, Cleveland - Ornamental detail in former lobby

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The Stillman Theatre was built on the site of the 19th Century Stillman Hotel, which was razed in 1902. It opened on September 29, 1916, and was the first true movie palace in Cleveland, one of the largest and most luxurious theatres ever built in Cleveland (or anywhere in the Midwest for that matter) at that time.

Acquired by the Loew’s circuit in the 1920’s, it was from then on known as the Loew’s Stillman Theatre. It had its greatest moment in 1939, when the Cleveland premiere of the epic “Gone With the Wind” was held at Loew’s Stillman Theatre.

In the late-1950’s, in a bid to increase declining audiences due to television, Loew’s had the Super Technirama 70 process installed at Loew’s Stillman Theatre.

However, in 1963, the theatre was closed, and in 1965, most of the theatre was demolished and replaced by a parking garage for the neighboring Statler Arms Apartments (the former Statler Hotel, which has been spectacularly restored to its 1920’s appearance).

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

Recent comments (view all 35 comments)

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on December 1, 2009 at 10:43 am

Thanks CWallczac I love these pictures.Got any of the exterior?

buckguy
buckguy on December 9, 2009 at 12:02 pm

@Archie: The department stores did not close “year by year”. Taylor’s closed in ‘61. Bailey relocated to the old Bing Furniture store and lasted until '66. Sterling’s lasted until '68. Halle’s 'til the end of '81, and so forth.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 24, 2010 at 4:58 am

Gang in front of house, Boxoffice magazine, July 16, 1949:
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TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on June 24, 2010 at 4:21 pm

Great photo in 1949 Boxoffice Gerald.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 25, 2010 at 10:48 am

Tlsloews,hard as I try every LOEWS theatre I find you have left a comment before me!

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on July 3, 2012 at 4:32 am

World premiere of a Republic batbuster in 1949: boxofficemagazine

rivest266
rivest266 on January 19, 2014 at 5:26 am

Grand opening ad uploaded in the photo section

hdtv267
hdtv267 on March 17, 2014 at 1:16 am

Please enjoy this edition of the “GreenBriar Picture Show” that features an ad for Bela Lugosi in “Mark of the Vampire”

http://greenbriarpictureshows.blogspot.com/2014/03/theres-vampires-in-house.html

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