Opera House

Kent, OH 44240

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The Opera House was listed as (Closed) in the 1941 edition of Film Daily Yearbook. It had operated as part of the Schine Circuit. By 1943, it had reopened and continued as a movie theatre until at least 1950.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on January 31, 2012 at 10:58 am

The Kent Opera House is listed in the 1897-98 edition of the Julius Cahn Official Theatrical Guide. J.L. Henff was Mgr. The house was on the first floor and had 800 seats, electric illumination, ticket prices from 25 cents to 50 cents, and 7 members in the house orchestra. The proscenium opening was 38 feet wide X 20 feet high, and the stage was 28 feet deep. There ws one weekly newspaper and one hotel for show folks. The 1897 population of Kent was 4,000.

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