Odeon Theatre

222 N. Main Street,
Ada, OH 45810

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on April 11, 2016 at 5:09 am

Joe: The 1914-1915 edition of American Film Directory lists the Lyric Theatre, but no address is given, only a P.O. Box number. The Odeon Theatre is also listed. The Lyric could be an earlier name for the Odeon Theatre.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 11, 2016 at 4:02 am

In 1907 a Mr. H. E. Vestal opened a 250-seat theater called the Lyric in Ada. I’m reluctant to submit a page for it because the last references to it I’ve found are from 1913, which means it could have been an earlier name for the Odeon. In 1914, Mr. Vestal joined the Ohio Board of Moving Picture Censors, working out of Columbus, and by 1915 he was its chairman, so it’s possible that his official duties led him to give up exhibition, and his theater changed hands and names around that time.