Page Cinema Arts Theatre

5584 Airway Road,
Riverside, OH 45431

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This neighborhood theatre was opened in 1967 by Century Theatres just south of Wright Patterson Air Force base. The theatre opened with “In Like Flint” with actress Kathryn Grayson in attendance.

Century operated the theatre for a couple of years and afterward sold it to Holiday Amusements, which in turn, sold the theatre to Chakeres Theatres later. In 1975, Chakeres added a second screen to the right rear corner of the auditorium. National Amusements operated the Page Manor Twin from 1988 to 1993, and from 1993 to 1998, Telkamp Theatres ran the theatre.

After being shuttered for almost six years, the Page Manor was reopened in January 2004 under independent ownership. “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” played at the Page Manor Twin Cinemas Saturdays at midnight. The theater was closed once again in October 2006.

A re-opening as the Page Cinema Arts Theatre was planned for April 2010, with new operators Nouveau Cinema Group Inc. Programming would consist of live performances, classic movies, childrens movies and late night show. A nearby fire caused the theatre to close and it was demolished in April 2011.

Contributed by Page Manor Cinemas, moviemad4life

Recent comments (view all 39 comments)

SRCputt
SRCputt on December 13, 2007 at 3:06 pm

I cannot speak for this decade, as the couple of times I went the presentation wasn’t very good. But during the stretch under Telkamp in the 90s, this was my favorite place to see a film. The back screen was/is huge, and the sound system top notch. They ran a midnight series which was flat-out wonderful, and how I saw many great 70s and 80s films on the big screen for the first time. In fact, this is where I spent my last night as a bachelor. One of the employees there owned a print of Star Wars on 35 mm; one of the great movie going experiences of my life was watching that print on the back screen. I really miss this place.

Mike Richardson
Mike Richardson on May 17, 2009 at 2:15 pm

I just got back from the Dayton Amateur Radio Convention. This is what I saw. The sign above the Marquee out front says Telkamp Theatres but the rest of the sign, while still intact, is blank. The sign in the window says: For Lease, (866)933-1498, Schottenstein property group. Maverick DR, the side street, is blocked to thru traffic by a guard rail at the rear of the theatre. The inside has been spruced up (painted lighter colors) with newer carpet around the ticket booth since August 2002. The background behind the “Page Man r” is still that blue above the canopy and the o is still missing from the Manor.

Jack Oberleitner
Jack Oberleitner on January 13, 2010 at 10:42 am

I’m a consultant for this non-profit group. I can’t find a place on the site for the following update information, maybe this will work:

Page Cinema Arts Theatre
Riverside (Dayton) OH 45341
Address: 5584 Airway Road, Dayton,
Status: Closed/Renovating/Restoring
Style: Art Moderne
Function: Live Performances, Classic, Independent and Foreign Films
Seats: 800
Chain: Nouveau Cinema Group, Inc. (NCGI)
Architect: Unknown
Firm: Unknown

Theatre information: 937 613-4432
NCGI is a 501c3 non-profit corporation dedicated to the restoration of historic theatres and the presentation of quality live and film entertainment at reasonable prices.

Jack Oberleitner
Jack Oberleitner on January 19, 2010 at 8:13 am

Nouveau Cinema Group, Inc. (NCGI) today announced a special fund raising event for THE PAGE Cinema Arts Theatre Thursday evening, January 21, from 5:30 to 8:30 PM at the Café Monet which is located in the Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, OH. According to NCGI spokesperson, Rick Martin, the event will feature live and film entertainment, wine and soft drinks and finger-foods, door prizes as well as an opportunity for people interested in this non-profit group, potential volunteers, corporate and individual sponsors. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Those unable to pay will be admitted free after 8:00PM. Further information and tickets are available by calling 937 613-4432

RichardMartin
RichardMartin on January 25, 2010 at 8:32 am

I would like to thank all of the people that made our benefit for The Page at the Dayton Art Institute such a resounding success. There were many contributors, and tons of positive support. Our next fund-raiser reception will be in Riverside, OH in early March. Thanks and Long Live The Page Cinema Arts Theatre!
– Rick Martin, Executive Director, NCGI (a non-profit corp.)

gregopt
gregopt on February 4, 2010 at 6:45 am

Stay up-to-date with The Page project at: http://www.nouveaucinema.org/

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on March 12, 2010 at 9:05 am

Here’s a recent article about the the renovation/restoration efforts: View link

TerryBear
TerryBear on March 16, 2011 at 9:18 pm

Sadly, there was recently a large fire engulfing a large part of the Page Manor shopping center where this theater is located. The moviehouse was dark, not operating and more than likely will be demolished along with much of the center due to the destruction caused by the fire.

Jack Oberleitner
Jack Oberleitner on April 11, 2011 at 7:19 pm

Although the above mentioned fire did not damage the theatre, I sadly must report that the Page went under the wrecking ball and bulldozer today (11 April 2011). The decision to tear down the theatre came as a complete surprise to everyone including the Mayor and Development Director of Riverside. Nouveau Cinema Group, a Dayton based non-profit is now looking for a new venue in the Miami Valley.

The status of this theatre should be changed to DEMOLISHED.

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