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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Patsy
Patsy on April 14, 2006 at 4:51 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 8:18 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 7:28 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 6:02 pm

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

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on August 14, 2009 at 8:58 pm

Who was this theatre named for?

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on July 13, 2010 at 3:00 pm

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

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 13, 2010 at 3:44 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.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on July 2, 2012 at 9:56 am

1949 trade article describing the Linda Theatre: boxofficemagazine

Queenie44224
Queenie44224 on December 19, 2012 at 10:51 am

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

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