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

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Jack Oberleitner
Jack Oberleitner on January 13, 2010 at 12:42 pm

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 10:13 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 10:32 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 8:45 am

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

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on March 12, 2010 at 11:05 am

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

TerryBear
TerryBear on March 17, 2011 at 12:18 am

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 10:19 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.

robboehm
robboehm on April 29, 2015 at 5:28 pm

Would be nice if some “in the day photos” could be found.

robboehm
robboehm on May 11, 2015 at 7:45 am

My company opened a Dayton satellite office in the 1970s and I happened to see an ad for this theater in a newspaper that one of my associates brought back to New York. I was surprised to see the Century name since the company was based in Brooklyn, NY and, until the advent of shopping centers was basically a Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island operation. They did foray onto Staten Island and in to New Jersey. Was surprised they went as far a Dayton. I wonder if they others of which I’m not aware.

robboehm
robboehm on May 11, 2015 at 8:05 am

Did a little Google searching and came upon a site with a lot of depressing Page Manor interior photos. Uploaded a better picture of the exterior. There was actually a closeup but the “O” was missing. Obviously vacant. Also the sign trying to drum up support for the theater and a picture of the main auditorium. From the comment on the photo it was inferred that the second theater, seating 271 was carved from the rear of the original auditorium. Photo of the second auditorium was already in the photo section.

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