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.

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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.

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 on February 7, 2009 at 9:02 pm

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 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 on December 19, 2012 at 1:51 pm

More photos & info about the opning.

Trolleyguy on April 15, 2016 at 6:55 pm

Movie listings on Facebook page.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 19, 2016 at 10:43 pm

A few years ago Ron Newman asked who this theater was named for. According to this web pageit was named for Linda Alessio, daughter of the owner/builder of the house, Ernest Alessio.

Additional information about the Linda Theatre appears in the February 29, 1949, issue of Boxoffice.

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