Mercury Theatre

6901 Pearl Road,
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

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Mercury Theatre

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This theatre opened on May 18, 1950, and was taken over by General Cinema in the late-1960’s. Under GCC ownership, the theatre was twinned, and had shown first run, then subrun fare. GCC closed the theatre in the early-1990’s, and an independent operater ran it as a sub-run house for another year or so.

The Mercury Theatre also had an Art-Morderne style Mercury figure on the marquee. In 1994 or so, the theatre was demolished. An Office Max is on the site now.

Contributed by Toby Radloff

Recent comments (view all 22 comments)

ahna
ahna on August 2, 2010 at 11:54 pm

Back in the 60’s I believe Mercury held possibly it’s one and only rock concert which I attended.I swear it was the James Gang and King Crimson.Does anyone remember this or any concert?

raynageotte
raynageotte on September 13, 2010 at 4:29 pm

I remember hearing about a concert held in the theatre but I did not attend. I heard it was very crowded and unrully and the theatre got damaged—torn seats etc… so they never had another concert there again.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 14, 2011 at 10:30 am

Here is a fresh link to the August 5, 1950, Boxoffice article about the Mercury Theatre. It continues on the subsequent page (click their “next page” link.)

rivest266
rivest266 on March 13, 2011 at 4:48 pm

May 18th, 1950 ad is at View link

rivest266
rivest266 on March 13, 2011 at 4:48 pm

May 18th, 1950 ad is at View link

dvdfrnz
dvdfrnz on June 19, 2011 at 7:23 am

Here are some nice pics from 1977, ‘82 & '83 http://americanclassicimages.com/Default.aspx?tabid=141&txtSearch=CATAdvancedSearch1,35,3,1830&catpagesize=25

dvdfrnz
dvdfrnz on June 24, 2011 at 10:37 am

For an old aerial view of the theatre go to

http://www.middleburgheights.com/history.php

Scroll down the page to the slide show

View slide show pics 04, 15, 16

chspringer
chspringer on June 25, 2011 at 12:47 am

In the photos in the link above, along with slides 4, 15 and 16, check out slide 14. It shows the Pearl Road Drive-in theater.

dave-bronx™
dave-bronx™ on November 13, 2011 at 10:30 pm

The heading needs to be corrected: the address was 6901 Pearl Road; and as a twin it had 1400 seats, 700 each auditorium.

I remember when the Merc re-opened after twinning that the Cinema II side had seats installed only in the back third because they ran out of time. In fact they were still mopping the dust off the floor when the picture started, a Geo. C. Scott picture I forget the title. They finished the seat install during the night.

rivest266
rivest266 on January 19, 2014 at 7:55 pm

Mercury grand opening ad May 18th, 1950 uploaded in the photo section

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