Times Towne Theatre

101 6th Street,
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Times Towne Theatre

Opened as the Times Theatre on October 25, 1940 with Loretta Young in “He Stayed for Breakfast”. The Times Towne Theatre was just about THE house downtown during the 1960’s and 1970’s. Owned by Mid States Theatres, it ran first run must see films. This was back when films ran in one theatre exclusively and the exterior was always redone for whatever film was showing. It seemed to always get the Bond films. Lots of UA. “Tom Jones”, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”, “The Fortune Cookie” and others.

On a Saturday night back around 1970, this theatre would sell out all the time. This was before most of the modern multiplexes and this insane massive release of films these days. Word of mouth had a chance to build and if you wanted to go see it, you had to make the effort.

Contributed by Michael Foley

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 3, 2010 at 4:43 pm

The TIMES THEATRE on August 9 1974 was playing Clint Eastwood in “THUNDERBOLT AND LIGHTFOOT” rated R.They started showing it at 11:40 am and run shows with the last one at 11:50 pm.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on March 3, 2010 at 6:47 pm

We also ran this movie at the LOEWS CRESCENT the Times they are a changing.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 4, 2010 at 8:15 pm

We didn’t get it it went to DANIEL VILLAGE. GEORGIA THEATRES got all the UA product.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on March 5, 2010 at 8:28 am

We ran a lot of the U.A. stuff.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 5, 2010 at 3:10 pm

Yeah you got all the BONDS. We did get BRIDGE TOO FAR which was a UA product.It was long ,but i enjoyed it.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on March 6, 2010 at 5:13 pm

Yhea we showed that one too.I dont like war movies.At the LOEWS CRESCENT.I have a 1-sheet for it.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 6, 2010 at 5:59 pm

I have the onesheet too and I like war movies, WW2 mainly.

John Whitley
John Whitley on November 16, 2013 at 8:47 am

A great pre-teen memory at this theater – sitting in the middle of a packed house seeing CARRIE for the first time, watching the popcorn fly in the air at the final “shocker” shot.

rivest266
rivest266 on May 31, 2015 at 6:31 am

October 25th, 1940 grand opening ad in photo section

zabriskie
zabriskie on December 30, 2019 at 1:29 am

Great showmanship at the Times redoing the outside of the theatre for each long run. Signage, repainting. Big lines around the block on weekends in the mid-late 60s when we’d come down from college at Miami U. to see James Bond films, A SHOT IN THE DARK, THE PINK PANTHER and THE BOYS IN THE BAND. Sad to see all of the downtown Cincinnati theaters torn down when i visited last year. I was shocked. But glad to see Cleveland had saved most of theirs.

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