Southern Theatre

Bucyrus, OH 44820

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The Southern Theatre was Opened prior to 1918. It was operated by the Schine Circuit in 1941. It was still open in 1961.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 2, 2014 at 6:21 am

A Southern Theatre in Bucyrus, Ohio, was mentioned in the September 7, 1918, issue of The Moving Picture World. Wid’s Yearbook for 1921 lists the Southern as being operated by the Marion Photoplay Co., also operating the Marion and Orpheus Theatres in Marion.

The 1921 Wid’s also lists a Majestic Theatre in Bucyrus, which I’ve found mentioned as early as 1908. A house called the Wonderland which was located at Sandusky Avenue and West Rensselaer Street and also open by 1908. An Orpheum Theatre in Bucyrus is mentioned as early as 1907 and as late as 1909. Because the names Wonderland and Orpheum both vanish after 1909, there is a possibility that one or the other later became the Southern Theatre.

A comment on this Facebook post mentions a film that was shown at the Southern Theatre during the 150th anniversary of Bucyrus, around 1961.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 2, 2014 at 6:35 am

I forgot to mention there was also a Hippodrome Theatre in Bucyrus, listed in the December 20, 1913, issue of The Moving Picture World as a member of the American Motion Picture League. It is again mentioned, along with the Southern, in Motion Picture News of November 6, 1926. Both houses were then being operated by Standard Film Service Co., of Cleveland.

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