Loew's State Theatre

2543 State Road,
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223

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This particular Loew’s State Theatre is named because it was located on State Road in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. The theatre opened as the State Theatre on June 16, 1950 under independent management. Wall murals in the lobby were the work of interior decorator Hans R. Teichert Co. Upstairs above the entrance was a 50-seat television room. All seating in the auditorium was on a single floor.

It was taken over by Loew’s in 1968. It was twinned in the 1970’s. The theatre closed in 1991, and a church, Community of Believers, occupies the former theatre now.

Contributed by Toby Radloff

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dave-bronx™
dave-bronx™ on June 13, 2005 at 2:12 am

In the 1970’s wasn’t this advertised in the movie directory in the Plain Dealer as “Loew’s Falls”, on old Route 8?

Toby
Toby on June 15, 2005 at 7:19 pm

I think the Loews Falls was closer to downtown Cuyahoga Falls-that theatre, I think, also was advertised as the “Loews New Falls”, then just “Falls”. The Falls Theatre was off Portage Trail, and was an old single screen that once had a Cinemascope screen-I think the Falls closed in the early 1990’s, and is, I think, still in use by a community theater group, but am uncertain offhand.

Toby
Toby on June 15, 2005 at 7:20 pm

I think the Loews Falls was closer to downtown Cuyahoga Falls-that theatre, I think, also was advertised as the “Loews New Falls”, then just “Falls”. The Falls Theatre was off Portage Trail, and was an old single screen that once had a Cinemascope screen-I think the Falls closed in the early 1990’s, and is, I think, still in use by a community theater group, but am uncertain offhand.

Toby
Toby on June 15, 2005 at 7:20 pm

I think the Loews Falls was closer to downtown Cuyahoga Falls-that theatre, I think, also was advertised as the “Loews New Falls”, then just “Falls”. The Falls Theatre was off Portage Trail, and was an old single screen that once had a Cinemascope screen-I think the Falls closed in the early 1990’s, and is, I think, still in use by a community theater group, but am uncertain offhand.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 23, 2009 at 3:36 am

The State Theatre (its original name) was opened in 1950, before November 4, when an article about it, written by decorator Haans Teichert, appeared in Boxoffice Magazine. Designed by Cleveland architect George Ebeling and decorated by Rex M. Davis of the Teichert Studios, the State Theatre was originally operated by the Cuyahoga Falls Amusement Company, headed by Moe Horowitz of the Washington circuit. The Loew’s circuit did not acquire the State until 1968, according to an item in Boxoffice, March 17, 1969.

George Ebeling designed numerous theaters in Ohio between the late 1930s and his sudden death in 1951, and was for a time a member of the advisory board of Boxoffice Magazine’s Modern Theatre Planning Institute. Among theaters he designed were the Lake Theatre in Painesville, the Yorktown Theatre in Cleveland, the Mapletown Theatre in Cleveland, and the Mentor Drive-In at Mentor, Ohio.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on December 1, 2009 at 1:30 pm

Must be the first Loews State that was named State before they took it over.I have had people ask me about the Loews State and I always have to say which one?

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on June 21, 2010 at 5:42 pm

This article is a retrospective piece on the history of this theater: http://www.ohio.com/news/96776809.html

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 16, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Replacing an earlier comment which suffered linkrot:

Hanns Teichert’s Boxoffice article about the State can be seen here.

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