Page Cinema Arts Theatre

5584 Airway Road,
Riverside, OH 45431

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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.

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 April 29, 2015 at 5:28 pm

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

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.

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.

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

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

gregopt
gregopt on February 4, 2010 at 8:45 am

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

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.)

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

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.

Mike Richardson
Mike Richardson on May 17, 2009 at 5:15 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.

SRCputt
SRCputt on December 13, 2007 at 5:06 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.

KatieD0408
KatieD0408 on December 6, 2006 at 6:56 am

It is so sad that Page Manor Twin closed. I ran a movie group for moms and kids in the mornings on Mondays and Tuesdays there, and we miss it very much. Mr. Kinney and Mr. Augustine were very nice (although it was tough to get them to return a call for theater rental information). I hope that someone re-opens the theater with more trust-worthy employees. It’s really nice inside, but sad when the lock on the front door is just some wire to keep it shut. I considered offering to run the theater while I was there, and now I wish I would have knowing now that the people working it were so dishonest. I’m sad to see it go. But thanks Mr. Augustine and Mr. Kinney for a few good movies while it lasted.

Katie

pagemanortwincinemas
pagemanortwincinemas on November 1, 2006 at 11:42 am

This is not to start rumors or talk about of anyone. The biggest down fall of the theatre is the greatest opportunity it once had. Joe Kinney is a great guy; he is very smart and runs Joe’s Heat & Air. Joe has a big heart and that got him in to trouble and doomed the theatre before it was ever open. Joe put a lot of time and money in to PMTC.

Charlie was the guy who only on paper owned part of PMTC with Joe. Charlie was to put his 50 plus years of theatre operation know how into it and Joe put the money in.

Mr. Augustine a teacher by day emailed me and said he saw the theatre was opening and wanted to know if we (PMTC) needed his help.

Mr. Augustine who once worked for Regal and Danbarry.
Mr. Augustine stabbed the 70 year Charlie in the back when he knew Joe was the money man and pushed Charlie out. This also was helped by Joe’s Dad who felt because of the last 20years Charlie owned Cinema â€"X-East it would look bad on PMTC.

The theatre opened on a Friday in January 04. That Charlie was let go that night. The theatre was to be $2.50 and play movies before they left first run. This is like an intermediate policy even though most do not use the term anymore. The former Beaver Valley Cinema which in now The Bargain Box Office operates the same way. They play a movie that left Regal but is at other first-runs.
Joe instead of talking to the studios from his booker and Mr. Augustine’s lack of theatre know how pulled the movies and played day and date with Danbarry. After a few months and being closed almost 6 years Mr. Augustine thought best to make is a dollar and even tried to change the name to Page Manor Dollar Cinema.

Over and over Joe would talk about cloing it. Almost all the time from month 2 to just weeks ago.
The past few years have seen Augustine hire unfriendly friends who the “trained” and thought the knew the world to hiring “operators” with pink and blue hair who banned all kids under 16 so he didn’t have to tell them to be quite. Skateboards and people lying on the floor it was a mess.

Free concessions going out everywhere the cost was out there and it wasted. A 900plus week pay roll and $12,000 concession spending. PMTC went back at the end to $2.00 admission and pulled the same patrons as a dollar. Instead the were just losing $1.00 for a year! Augustine had a bright idea of making a bargain day of $1.00, but did it on Fridays one of the busiest time for theatres.

The lease was final up and Joe did not want to renew and PMTC closed.

Britarchivist
Britarchivist on November 1, 2006 at 10:52 am

Owner Blames Employee Thefts For Theater’s Closing

POSTED: 9:45 am EST October 31, 2006
UPDATED: 9:49 am EST October 31, 2006

RIVERSIDE, Ohio — The owner of a suburban Dayton movie theater said he has shut the place down because of rampant stealing by employees.

Joe Kinney describes the thefts as “off the hook” at Page Manor Cinema in Riverside, so he closed the second-run theater on Saturday after more than two years in business.

He said that over the past two years, he had to fire more than 30 employees who made off with money, as well as a pinball machine.

Kinney was the latest to operate the Page Manor, which originally opened in 1967.

pagemanortwincinemas
pagemanortwincinemas on August 9, 2005 at 8:34 am

To Whom It May Concern:
Mr. Augustine is very upset by the comments left here about him.
Mr. Augustine wants everyone to know that he alone cannot be responsible for what is taking place at Page Manor. Mr. Augustine is just an employee who loves show business, like many of you who use this site.

Mr. Augustine has given ideas to the Manor’s owner.
The owner however pays the bills and has final word on the daily operations.

Mr. Augustine understands there are a lot of people who are feuding with Page Manor or its owner and maybe wanting to damage either Page Manor or the theater’s owner but please not take it out on Mr. Augustine.

Mr. Augustine also wants to address the negative reporting in regards to the box office reports. The Page Manor has struggled over the past two years but is now averaging around 300-330 per day and Mr. Augustine hopes that it continues.

Mr. Augustine also wants to address the “illegal plays" of DVD movies.
Mr. Augustine has this to say “To this day the Page Manor Twin Cinemas has stopped playing any DVD movies and has not heard anything further by the copyright holders about any penalties or legal action”.

Mr. Augustine also would like to address the “lackey” statements. If trying to help the Page Manor stay open and assist the owner makes me a “lackey” well I guess I am. I have too much to deal with to be worried by name-calling.-PS At least spell my name right.

SteveH
SteveH on August 8, 2005 at 12:42 pm

The page manor web site looks updated to me. www.pagemanorcinema.com

cinemajunkie
cinemajunkie on August 3, 2005 at 10:52 am

Page Manor is got it’s 5th web site.
Page Manor Cinema.com it is weak having not been updated since last year. They now having what starts Friday listed but it is very plain. Page Manor Cinemas.com just talks about “Rocky Horror”. I’ll give a $1 for a movie but $20 if they would get the lead out and run even a web site right!!1

pagemanortwincinemas
pagemanortwincinemas on July 28, 2005 at 6:20 am

This is wonderful site were you share memories about theaters from the past and the future and share stories.

However if there is anyone with questions, suggestions or grievances regarding the
Page Manor Twin Cinemas, Page Manor Twin Cinemas LLC. or itâ€\s parent company we do ask that you please do one of the following.

Write a letter and send it via email to or write to
Page Manor Twin Cinemas, LLC.
5584 Airway Road
Riverside, OH 45431

All letters will be directed to the owner.

Thank you,
Page Manor Twin Cinemas, LLC.

FoxTheatres
FoxTheatres on July 28, 2005 at 5:34 am

disgruntled you are not that bright are you?
I mean you seem like you are a very stupid person so maybe you can work at Page Manor, if you don’t already.

You said “lackey is a word that means messenger or runner or assistant” and “so please get the words right”.

Um ok “assistant” John is the assistant so maybe you should get your thumb out your butt and read before commenting on something you know nothing about.

And John spells his name J-o-h-n like in the above not Jon like you wrote!

Learn to read and spell ;–)

disgruntled
disgruntled on July 27, 2005 at 12:42 pm

First off fox theaters… lackey is a word that means messenger or runner or assistant… so please get the words right. If you all feel so strongly about what you are saying and think Joe and Jon are so bad… I would think you would be able to go down there and at least talk to someone… I doubt they are the only two who are working there. I don’t know I just am a college student who enjoys going down there. I have never had a problem plus it is cheap and fun. Not 9.25 for a movie like Regal. Oh well I am done on here.

FoxTheatres
FoxTheatres on July 27, 2005 at 10:21 am

Drunk or not you can’t talk sense to someone lacking any sense.

I know Joe the owner is big part of the problem but the rest of it is because of his so-called manager “John”.

John is the man (boy) who puts the word lack in lackey

cinemajunkie
cinemajunkie on July 27, 2005 at 4:12 am

I would but the owner Joe is always drunk.

disgruntled
disgruntled on July 26, 2005 at 7:31 pm

Well champ if you took 5 minutes to actually research the stuff you are saying then maybe you would better understand what is going on… so if you know nothing and think you do; you might want to get your facts straight. Or maybe suggest something to do if you think the place is such a treasure… then get out there and do something. I am sure that the owners or whatever would be open to any ideas you have… hell if you can think of something to improve it, then why not share it.