Olympic Theatre

3155 Belmont Street,
Bellaire, OH 43906

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Olympic Theatre

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The Olympic Theatre was in operation by 1916, when it was remodeled.

Contributed by Joe Vogel

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CSWalczak
CSWalczak on September 17, 2012 at 11:10 pm

From the Bellaire Public Library’s webpage about theaters in Bellaire:

“The Olympic Theatre, 3155 Belmont Street, offered 10ยข Vaudeville shows. It later became the B. P. O. E. Lodge and Theatre and was also known as the Elks Grand Live Theatre. The theatre used to host stock companies when they came to town before the 1920s. The building currently houses Flanagan’s Restaurant.”

A picture of Flanagan’s can be seen here.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 18, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Addresses must have shifted since the days of the Olympic Theatre. The Internet gives Flanagan’s address as 3163 Belmont Street.

We can push the origin of the Olympic Theatre back to at least 1907, when it was mentioned in the November 9 issue of The Billboard.

The Olympic Theatre appears on on a Sanborn insurance map from 1908. The map denotes it as a 10-cent vaudeville house. Interestingly, two small buldings in the next block north are denoted as 5-cent theatres— perhaps Bellaire’s first nickelodeons.

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