Utopia Theatre

Main Street,
Painesville, OH 44077

Unfavorite No one has favorited this theater yet

Showing 4 comments

DavidZornig on April 9, 2018 at 4:36 pm

1927 image added via Larry Rose. Silent western film “Drums Of The Desert” on the Utopia marquee.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 3, 2016 at 10:58 pm

The July 26, 1912, issue of The American Contractor reported that a store building in Painesville would be remodeled into a motion picture theater for the Utopia Amusement Company. The architect was A. C. Wolfe of Cleveland.

The Cleveland Landmarks Commission’s list of Cleveland architects says that Alexander C. Wolfe (1880-1966) was active as an architect in Cleveland from 1911 to 1954.

billsmith on September 22, 2015 at 7:09 pm

The Utopia Theatre in Painesville was torn down in 1939, the same year the Lake Theatre was built, but the Utopia was not torn down to accommodate the Lake Theatre. They were on different streets. The Utopia on Main Street, and The Lake on State Street. Most of old downtown Painesville was lost in a serious urban renewal fiasco in the first half of the 1970’s.

CSWalczak on September 21, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Another old postcard view followed by a photo what the site looks like now (the Lake Theater is also gone).