Loews Cedar Center

13961 Cedar Road,
Cleveland, OH 44118

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rivest266
rivest266 on January 19, 2014 at 3:28 pm

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

ChasSmith
ChasSmith on October 25, 2011 at 5:35 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 March 13, 2011 at 4:19 pm

National General Cinema opened it on August 6th, 1968
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TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on February 22, 2010 at 7:35 pm

Good photos Chuck1231.

fosterdeux
fosterdeux on January 31, 2010 at 4:35 am

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.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on October 2, 2009 at 3:23 am

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.

rlausche
rlausche on October 2, 2009 at 2:53 am

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.

mnovak
mnovak on November 7, 2007 at 9:33 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.

blausche
blausche on November 6, 2005 at 10:18 pm

I believe this will be torn down soon. They are going to up date the shopping center soon and want to redevelop this part of it. This was a boweling alley before it became a movie house. And yes Loews did run this theatre into the ground, has welll has all it outer Cleveland houses.

dave-bronx™
dave-bronx™ on August 14, 2004 at 6:11 pm

The Fox Cedar was opened by National General Theatres and was a lavish theatre for it’s time. It was probably about 1200 seats originally, and had very plush seats. It was set up for reserved-seat roadshows: the seats were numbered, and there was a hard-ticket box office with the pigeon hole ticket racks. The lobby had entrances on Cedar Road and another in the back at the parking lot. Next to the candy stand and behind the large window that faced Cedar Road there was a lounge area with upholstered chairs, sofas, tables, lamps and deep-pile carpeting. When Loews took over they ripped out this lounge area, tiled the floor and put in those dreaded game machines, and it was down hill from there, they ran it into the ground.