Loews Cedar Center

13961 Cedar Road,
Cleveland, OH 44118

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The Fox Cedar Center theatre opened in 1968, at the Cedar Center Plaza in University Heights. Loews took over the theatre in the mid-1970’s, twinned it, and operated it until 1992, when it closed. The theatre space is still vacant today.

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mnovak
mnovak on November 7, 2007 at 4:33 pm

The theater was located in South Euclid, Ohio, as Cedar Center has always been and continues to be a weird shopping center. Cedar Center is at the intersction of Warrensville Center (North-south) & Cedar Roads (east-west). The shopping center is entirely west of Warrnesville Road, and runs along both sides of Cedar. The northern half of Cedar is in South Euclid and the southern half of Cedar is in University Heights. University Hts. redeveloped its side of Cedar Center in 2005-ish, complete with a brand new Whole Foods Market. The city of South Euclid won an eminent domain court fight for the northern portion of Cedar Center in early 2007. South Euclid plans on tearing down the entire shopping complex and putting a residential/retial/green space development in its place. The existing shopping center fronts Cedar and there is a TON of parking spots behind the buildings, so the city will have a lot of room to work with. The theater, which was unoccupied since it closed in 1992, will be torn down with everything else north of Cedar.

rlausche
rlausche on October 1, 2009 at 9:53 pm

When This is Cinerama played this theater it was still under Mann theaters. National General Theaters were sold to Mann a few years after the Cedar Center was open. The theater played 3 hard tickets movies before Lowes bought the theater. It played these films in 70mm. Other films that played in 70mm was a rerun of the Sound of Music and 2001 A Space Odessey. Lowes ran this theater into the ground.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on October 1, 2009 at 10:23 pm

I think one of those premiere 70mm runs was that of the laughable 1969 production of “Paint Your Wagon” with Clint Eastwood, Lee Marvin, and Jean Seberg; I know that is where I saw it.

fosterdeux
fosterdeux on January 30, 2010 at 11:35 pm

I remember my Grandfather taking me to see “Friday the Thirteenth in 3D” at this theatre. Cool Guy huh? This theatre, and the entire plaza, is now torn down and gone.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on February 22, 2010 at 2:35 pm

Good photos Chuck1231.

rivest266
rivest266 on March 13, 2011 at 12:19 pm

National General Cinema opened it on August 6th, 1968
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ChasSmith
ChasSmith on October 25, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Lived in Cleveland 1968 to 1972 and I remember this as being a very nice, modern single-screen suburban theater. Not positive, but I think they ran “2001” following the initial engagement downtown, and I’m pretty sure this is where “A Clockwork Orange” and “Anne of a Thousand Days” and some of the other major films opened on the east side.

Adding to the experience of seeing a film here was the Cedar Center (shopping center) and surrounding area, a decent destination in itself, boasting some informal but very nice places to eat such as Solomon’s (deli) and the Aurora Restaurant which had moved to the area from University Circle.

rivest266
rivest266 on January 19, 2014 at 10:28 am

August 6th, 1968 grand opening ad is now in the photo section.

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