Linda Theatre

1745 Goodyear Boulevard,
Akron, OH 44305

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Linda Theatre

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Very old theatre with one screen. Recent renovations have made it a very nice attraction in Goodyear Heights. Features second run movies for discount prices. I wish I knew more of the history behind this theatre. If anyone does, please add it.

Contributed by Rob

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PhilHarper
PhilHarper on January 30, 2005 at 3:39 pm

I grew up in Goodyear Hts, the Linda was built and opened in 1948. The first feature was “Tap Root”. Admission was 50 cents, popcorn was 10 cents. I think it has always been second run.

Phil Harper

Patsy
Patsy on April 14, 2006 at 7:51 am

Interesting to read about this theatre and the Highland Theatre, but more interesting to see 23 theatres listed in Akron over the years!

Bivouac
Bivouac on February 6, 2009 at 11:18 pm

I went to the Linda frequently as a teen and 20-something. A buddy, my brother and myself once went to an all-day PLANET OF THE APES marathon! We watched all five of the apes films during the course of the day. I also went to a re-release of George pal’s The Time Machine. The only time I ever got to see that film in a theater. Fond memories! I also remember the do-it-yourself Popcorn machine that was actually inside the theater, beyond the concession area. The machine had a large clear dome filled with popcorn, and you’d drop in your money(I think it was like 25 cents, a bargain even in the 70s) and placed a small paper bag over the dispensing chute. You hit a button, and the machine would blow a pre-measured amount of popcorn into the bag! It filled right to the top of the bag in just a few seconds! The first time we used it, we thought it would overflow, but it stopped when the bag was just full! That was FUN!
There was also a pretty cool little newsstand next door, that I enjoyed. They carried more obscure comics and magazines, like the big magazine-sized MONSTER and HUMOR comics and cool kid stuff like that. I never missed visiting the newsstand whenever I went to the Linda.
MJB

Patsy
Patsy on February 7, 2009 at 10:28 am

Chuck: LOL! I would agree! I’ll be in Akron OH this Spring so will check out this theatre though not the urinals depicted in the photo!

Bivouac
Bivouac on February 7, 2009 at 9:02 pm

Patsy,
Good luck checking out the Linda! Enjoy it while it’s still around.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on August 14, 2009 at 11:58 pm

Who was this theatre named for?

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on July 13, 2010 at 6:00 pm

Nice photos,really like the ones of the mens room.Another C.T. First.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 13, 2010 at 6:44 pm

Bivouac, wasn’t it great being a kid in those days.catch a sci-fi movie then get a FAMOUS MONSTERS magazine for 50 cents.Can’t do that any more.Great Post.

Queenie44224
Queenie44224 on December 19, 2012 at 1:51 pm

More photos & info about the opning. http://interestingakron.wordpress.com/2012/06/13/the-real-linda-of-the-linda-theatre/#

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