Main Street Theater

5 North Main Street,
Columbiana, OH 44408

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Main Street Theater

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This theater sits at the edge of a traffic circle in Columbiana, Ohio. The single ticket booth is centered out front with the marquee above. A large script “C” is lit above. You enter through large double doors to either side of the ticket booth.

It opened in 1952 as the Manos Theatre. It was purchased in February 2007 and completely renovated. The lobby and concession stand areas were expanded and a full liver performance stage was added.

A former retail space adjacent to the theatre was converted into a 40-plus seat cafe, named the Encore Cafe. Keeping with the original Streamline Moderne style, this theatre has been given a new life as a modern showplace for all kinds of entertainment.

Contributed by Daniel Hale, Don Arthurs

Recent comments (view all 7 comments)

Patsy
Patsy on February 4, 2005 at 8:39 pm

Just met some friends who grew up with the Columbiana so they had many great theatre memories to share!

papibear
papibear on August 10, 2006 at 10:52 am

Here’s a nighttime photo of the marquee and box office from 2005:
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Patsy
Patsy on August 10, 2006 at 2:21 pm

papibear: Great night photo with the lighted curved marquee and the big C above. My former hometown theatre had a curved marquee and they are so very unique.

djru2003
djru2003 on February 27, 2007 at 6:10 pm

For anyone that is interested, the Columbiana Cinema is undergoing renovations and they are selling their old theater chairs! I just pick up six today and they are in great shape!

Ron3853
Ron3853 on March 30, 2007 at 7:01 am

Was there a theater in East Palestine? If so, what was the name of it?

milanp
milanp on January 1, 2011 at 10:27 am

Tragically, the theater sits empty 350 days a year. What a shame.
The extensive remodeling that was done a few years back was extraordinary.
Now if only the new owner could figure out how to make it a viable, ongoing business.

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