Fairborn Twin Cinemas

34 S. Broad Street,
Fairborn, OH 45324

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Fairborn Twin Cinemas

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The Fairborn Theatre was opened by Chakeres Theatres in 1948 and was the chain’s 47th theater. The Fairborn Theatre was twinned in the early-1970’s. Chakeres closed the Fairborn Twin Cinema in November 1999 with “Three to Tango” and “Runaway Bride”.

Chakeres donated the Fairborn Twin Cinema in 2002 for a community arts group who plan to restore Fairborn to a single screen theatre but have been delayed several times. The theatre needs a new roof, plumbing going from the street to the building, new plumbing throughout the theatre, new heating and cooling, the marquee is in need of TLC, and there is a major pigeon problem, just to name a few things wrong with the Fairborn Theatre.

The cost is reported to be around $5-6 million dollars, so we will have wait to see what happens. The Fairborn Theatre was a beautiful theatre, but 15 years of neglect by Chakeres and over five years of abandonment have not helped.

Contributed by Mike Hoyts

Recent comments (view all 17 comments)

jon6444
jon6444 on June 28, 2006 at 11:26 am

New website: htpp://fairbornpac.org

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 17, 2008 at 8:31 pm

This is another photo of the Fairborn Theater.

paulinehumbert
paulinehumbert on April 24, 2011 at 1:06 am

I was just reading through some of the comments, and the newest ones being from mid-2009 concern me. I’m a current 8th grader at Stivers School for the Arts in Dayton, although I still live in and love Fairborn with all my heart. Theatre is my life, and don’t get me wrong, I love all the theatres that I work with in other cities in the area, but I would absolutely love for Fairborn to have out own to be proud of, and show off talent from. Has the plan for the theatre been lost? I can’t seem to find much information…

paulinehumbert
paulinehumbert on April 24, 2011 at 1:12 am

Sorry for the mistype, it’s*

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on July 18, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Spotlighted in this 1961 trade article: Boxoffice

iand84
iand84 on March 6, 2013 at 9:46 pm

i was a member of the organization for 2 years i had a great time working with everyone tearing up the old seats putting the letters up on the marquee i still have one of my seats and im in the process right now of restoring it i would love to get a hold of butch and ivan. Ian Meadows

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