Grandview Theatre

1247 Grandview Avenue,
Columbus, OH 43212

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David Nedrow
David Nedrow on July 1, 2014 at 11:28 am

As an aside, we have kept one 35mm projector in place, and mothballed the other in the booth. Just in case.

David Nedrow
Grandview Theatre

Keith on July 1, 2014 at 10:30 am

The grandview has gone digital! First movie this weekend.

David Nedrow
David Nedrow on December 23, 2010 at 10:14 pm

Actually, as it turned out, we weren’t able to restore the chairs that were here when we took over. They were loungers, not rockers. IE, fixed seat, reclining back.

The seats and backs could have been redone, but the standards and hinging had gone so long without maintenance, or cleaning, that a combination of rust (from roof leaks that were never reported to the land lady) and acid, from spilled soda, had eaten through much of the metal. In some cases, you could literally push hard with a thumb and dent the metal. Unfortunately, the seats and back required this particular standard, so without the metal, the upholstered parts were worthless.

The high school auditorium seats in the middle are in generally good shape, though there are a few “blah HEARTS blah"s scratched in the backs. The plan is to replace these sometime next year, with the same seats we’ve put in on the sides. When we do replace them, the center section will be completely removed and put back in on a radius. The new side seats are already angled toward the screen.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on November 18, 2010 at 8:50 pm

Where did the old seats go?

Keith on November 18, 2010 at 7:44 pm

‘not moveable chairs’ on both sides. the seats in the middle came from a high school. i read that they are trying to raise money to restore the rockers that were in the drexel grandview.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on November 17, 2010 at 4:54 pm

The official link is broken — should be just .

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on November 17, 2010 at 4:41 pm

fixed as in ‘not broken’ or as in ‘not moveable chairs’ ?

Keith on November 17, 2010 at 4:32 pm

the theater now has fixed seats on the right and left sides.

David Nedrow
David Nedrow on July 5, 2010 at 4:19 pm

Not sure on the style. We’ll be going with modern doors, but hopefully something either similar (3 pane) or stylized. Anyway we cut it, it’s a minimum of $7,000, so not a cheap fix. The existing doors don’t really go with anything in the interior, and we really need secure, energy efficient doors with panic hardware.

x44x48 on June 15, 2010 at 9:02 pm

Hopefully you plan on trying to match the style/design of the original doors? They really complement the theater the way they are now.

David Nedrow
David Nedrow on March 12, 2010 at 10:56 pm

Heh. The “white” on the doors is primer, to slow the rotting as much as possible. Huge chunks of wood are falling off now. We’re planning on putting in new doors for better security and safety.

Keith on March 9, 2010 at 5:56 pm

the front doors have been painted white.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on December 4, 2009 at 11:37 am

In which case, the Status should be changed to “Open” and the description appropriately revised.

Mark_L on December 4, 2009 at 11:30 am

Theatre reopens on 12/4/09 with DeNiro in EVERYBODY’S FINE.

David Nedrow
David Nedrow on November 13, 2009 at 8:00 am

We have the opening slated for Dec 4 — assuming there’s no problem with occupancy/food/liquor licenses. ;)

As someone noted earlier, we have done some one off events in the past couple of months. The Manhattan Short Film Festival in September, a 24-hour horror marathon in October, and will have have Crispin Hellion Glover’s Big Slide Show Part 2 on November 22nd.

This has been a year-long process, but once we made the decision to make some major facility upgrades there was no way to avoid the delay.

As an aside, the landlady — who took some lumps when the theatre closed last year — has been gracious and generous. She’s helped with the cost of our renovations, is getting the roof replaced, etc. What we’ve done here couldn’t possibly have happened without her help.


CSWalczak on October 19, 2009 at 12:20 am

It has not officially re-opened, as there is apparently still some work to be done. However, it has already hosted a short film festival and a horror marathon to show the work in progress. One can follow the progress under the blog section on the theater’s website which is: View link

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on October 18, 2009 at 6:55 pm

Has this theatre reopened yet?

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[Deleted] on September 29, 2009 at 12:06 pm

To dn: Hi, Dave. I will talk to my friend who has the Wurlitzer organ and see what other information I can get on it. I will then send you an e-mail with the information.

David Nedrow
David Nedrow on August 16, 2009 at 1:16 pm

Sure, a visit is fine. Check your email.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on August 16, 2009 at 12:34 pm

What is the current status of this theatre? Will I be able to visit it when I come to Columbus in two weeks?

David Nedrow
David Nedrow on August 16, 2009 at 12:28 pm


Do you, or your friend, have any additional info re: the organ that may have been in the Grandview Theatre?

David Nedrow
David Nedrow on June 9, 2009 at 10:34 pm

There’s a great article about the theatre in the June, 2009 issue of Columbus Monthly.

David Nedrow
David Nedrow on May 24, 2009 at 12:42 pm


We are still working on the renovation of the theatre. Just this past week, we received the construction drawings and hope to finalize them so that they can go for permitting the last week of May.

We’re probably looking at the last week of August, 2009, or the first two weeks of September, 2009, for the opening.

I update the theatre blog pretty frequently…

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on May 6, 2009 at 11:35 pm

Has this theatre reopened yet?

DonSolosan on November 8, 2008 at 10:03 pm

Hey David, a friend of the Doughboy here. Good luck with your endeavor.