Mapletown Theatre

15716 Broadway Avenue,
Maple Heights, OH 44137

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Mapletown Theatre

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The Mapletown Theatre opened in November 1949, as a neighborhood theatre. It was triplexed in 1985, and the theatre remained open until 2000. It was vacant for a couple of years. A church occupies the building now.

Contributed by Toby Radloff

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darkriderz
darkriderz on April 9, 2006 at 2:43 pm

I loved the mapletown
I have the original blue porcelain water fountain and
the pink art deco ticket hopper

BellaCroix
BellaCroix on May 7, 2007 at 8:10 pm

I’m jealous someone else got the fountain… I pulled two seats out of there but I remember that fountain. Grats on a great grab. I miss the awful deco-ish seats in the women’s powder room (one of my earliest memories was my grandmother taking me into the women’s room to go potty).

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 23, 2009 at 2:59 am

The Mapletown Theatre was designed by Cleveland architect George Ebeling, and was one of several theaters of his design listed in his obituary in the November 21, 1951, issue of Boxoffice.

Norm Lindway
Norm Lindway on February 11, 2010 at 11:56 am

The Mapletown was located in a strip shopping center on Broadway. The center set back from the street and had four rows of parking in front of the building and the parking rows were parallel to the building. The center had approximately 20 stores including a Pick n Pay grocery store, a Kresge five and ten cent store and a drug store. There was a large parking lot in the rear of the center and a long arcade provided access for theater goers. I believe there was a bowling alley of the rear of the arcade. The theater seated about 1600 which was similar in size to the Yorktown, Vogue, Fairview and Richmond theaters.

rivest266
rivest266 on March 13, 2011 at 12:46 pm

November 23rd, 1949 opening ad is at View link

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 3, 2011 at 12:16 am

Great looking pictures.looks like it became a dollar house.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on May 4, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Thats Art Deco alright!Very Nice.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on May 4, 2011 at 12:21 pm

The opening ad lists 1800 luxurious seats.

Norm Lindway
Norm Lindway on August 16, 2011 at 2:33 pm

The Google picture at the top shows the location of the old Maple Hts. Theater. The Mapletown was located across the street in the shopping center. Just move the cursor until you get to the other side of the street.

rivest266
rivest266 on January 19, 2014 at 2:42 pm

November 23rd, 1949 grand opening ad uploaded here. it opened the same day as the Berea Theatre

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