National Theater

8th Street and Depot Street,
Cincinnati, OH 45204

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Located at 8th Street and Depot Street, this was owned by the Shakespeare family. A small theater, it opened in 1913, and played double features, serials, newsreels, comics.

The National Theater was demolished in 1953.

Contributed by David Hamilton

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hanksykes on November 15, 2006 at 11:56 am

I found a West-end Family Theater at West 8th.&State Street built in 1913 perhaps it changed names later in its film runs.

hanksykes on July 25, 2011 at 11:33 am

The National Th. was managed and owned by Mr&Mrs.Shakespeare(no joke). The site picture shows a parking lot on the right hand side of the screen ,that’s the former site.

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