Falls Theatre

Bell Road,
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022

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This was a neighborhood theatre in scenic Chagrin Falls, OH. Parts of the theatre were filmed for a 1979 made for TV film “The Gathering”. The theatre closed in the early 1980’s and was torn down for a parking lot.

Contributed by Toby Radloff

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Patsy on September 15, 2005 at 4:39 pm

“Torn down for a parking lot”. Same old story…..a parking lot! When will this insanity end?

raydeas on July 30, 2006 at 10:08 am

We went from my home in Bedford to Chagrin Falls to Roller Skate, and I remember that cute little theatre-and did visit it once in the mid ‘70s.

deborahbur on March 3, 2007 at 3:36 am

I grew up in Chagrin Falls and would love an old photo of the Falls. I have a brick from the building when it was torn down. If anyone knows where I can locate a photo I would appreciate it.

Deborah Buress

Patsy on March 3, 2007 at 5:52 am

We’d all like to see a photo of the Falls.

Patsy on August 30, 2008 at 3:12 pm

I have neighbors from Chagrin Falls so will have to ask them of their Falls Theatre memories!

Patsy on August 30, 2008 at 9:13 pm

Still would like to see a photo(s)! And I had forgotten that it was torn down for a PARKING LOT!

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 3, 2009 at 8:45 pm

From Boxoffice Magazine, November 28, 1977: “There will be five benefit showings of ‘The Gathering’ at the Falls Theatre in Chagrin Falls, where it was filmed.”

And from Boxoffice of August 27, 1979: “The Chagrin Falls Theatre has been torn down to make way for a new office building in Chagrin Falls….”

The town was not left without an indoor theater when the Falls was demolished, though. A 248-seat house called the Tanglewood Cinema had opened in the Tanglewood Shopping Center in 1973.

Patsy on December 22, 2009 at 2:49 pm

I just received a lovely Christmas card depicting this former theatre. It was a lovely theatre and one that should have been preserved for future generations!

Patsy on December 22, 2009 at 2:51 pm

The card shows it has a red brick building, but the photos posted above shows the brick having been painted a white or light blue color. Such a shame to lose this one for a PARKING LOT? Shameful Chagrin!

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