Tripoli Theater

1906 Sutton Avenue,
Cincinnati, OH 45230

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Tripoli Theater

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The Tripoli Theater was opened in 1918 by James H. McDonald. There was an adjacent barber shop. It was closed when ‘talkies’ were being introduced in the late-1920’s.

Contributed by Hank Sykes

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Old_wiz66
Old_wiz66 on November 22, 2017 at 4:42 pm

The theater was opened and operated by my Grandfather, James H McDonald. He was also a barber. My father, James W McDonald and his brother Edward E also worked there and possibly also their sister Margaret. There was a pool hall in one of the buildings too.

dpeters11
dpeters11 on December 15, 2017 at 7:50 am

Old_wiz66, you wouldn’t happen to have pictures of it as it was at that time would you?

Old_wiz66
Old_wiz66 on December 15, 2017 at 9:15 am

Unfortunately we have no pictures from the time it was operating. We do know that he also (before?after) had an auto dealership, but not where it was.

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