Grand Theatre

118 N. Court Street,
Circleville, OH 43113

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1938 photo in downtown Circleville promoting the Grand Theatre's showing of

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The Grand Opera House was opened in 1888. It was still operating in 1937. By 1938 it had been renamed Grand Theatre and was operated by Chakeres Theatres. It was closed in 1962 and demolished for a bank drive-up.

Contributed by David Zornig

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DavidZornig
DavidZornig on January 13, 2018 at 8:34 am

1938 photo in downtown Circleville added, promoting the Grand Theatre’s showing of “Birth Of A Baby”.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 14, 2018 at 1:18 am

The June 9, 1962, issue of The Circleville Herald had an article about the closing of the Grand Theatre. The June 26 issue of the paper said that the building had been sold at auction, the winner being a local bank with plans to demolish the theater and establish a drive-up teller service.

The June 9 article said that the Grand Opera House had opened in 1888. Chakeres Theatres took over operation at the beginning of 1939. The theater was located at the corner of N. Court Street and Pinckney Street.

The advertising truck in the vintage photo DavidZornig uploaded was parked in front of the theater, which is itself out of the frame. A new building for The Savings Bank has been built on the theater’s site and uses the address 118 N. Court Street.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on January 14, 2018 at 7:27 am

Thank you for the additional info. I couldn’t find anything that wasn’t in the pay sites of old newspaper archives.

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