Yorktown Theatre

6208 Brookpark Road,
Cleveland, OH 44102

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The Yorktown Theatre was a neighborhood theatre that was on Cleveland’s West Side, by the Cleveland/Parma border. It opened in 1947, and was twinned in 1974.

The theatre closed in 1996-1997, and is currently a church, the International House Of Prayer.

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dave-bronx™
dave-bronx™ on June 28, 2007 at 9:32 pm

I was snooping around the formerly beautiful Loew’s Yorktown 1&2 today, and discovered the following: The International House of Prayer seems to be confined to the lobby area. The main entrance doors are covered over with paper, but on one the paper had fallen off and you could see there has been a wall built across inside, thereby sealing those doors. The entry is on the west side of the building. The former auditorium houses an enterprise known as Yorktown Surplus. It is basically a junk store, selling items salvaged from buildings that were being demolished such as store fixtures, old computers, cash registers AND, lo and behold, the projection automation units and popcorn warmers from the Westgate Mall Cinema. Near the entry to the place remnants of the dividing wall, which was mostly removed, can be seen. Above that are the projection portholes. The original plaster ceiling of the auditorium is still there, though in the former stage area it has been removed, and the roof structure is visible. Also in the stage area are stairs going into a basement below the new flat floor, but I don’t know how extensive the basement is. The walls are stripped down to the bricks. The church was locked so I couldn’t see how that looks, but from what I did see the place is an overall mess.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 21, 2008 at 10:05 pm

The church site is www.ihopcleveland.org They must get a lot of hits from people looking for pancakes.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 23, 2009 at 3:01 am

Opened in 1947 by the Vermes Brothers, the Yorktown Theatre was one of numerous theaters designed by Cleveland architect George Ebeling.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 5, 2010 at 10:15 pm

Here is a different look at the marquee:
http://tinyurl.com/ygt9dmt

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on April 21, 2010 at 4:01 pm

Interesting photos of the LOEWS YORKTOWN.

Hibi
Hibi on November 18, 2010 at 4:44 pm

I was in this theater once before it was twinned and it seemed much larger than 600 seats. More in the thousand range. It seemed quite large to me. I imagine the twinning created 2 long tunnel type theaters similar to Loew’s East and West. I remember it being a nice theater.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on March 10, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Should be listed as AKA as LoewsYorktown.

rivest266
rivest266 on March 13, 2011 at 1:41 pm

This opened on August 20th, 1947.
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SimonHurt
SimonHurt on October 9, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Yorktown Theater closed in 1996/1997, not 1994. In 1994, it stopped showing new movies and became sort of a Parma/Detroit Theater clone…but it was still a movie theater. I know this because in 1996, they showed at Yorktown Disney’s Oliver and Company when Disney re-released it.

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