Linda Theatre

1745 Goodyear Boulevard,
Akron, OH 44305

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Linda Theatre

The 800-seat Linda Theatre was opened in 1948 and continues to operate with one screen. Recent renovations have made it a very nice attraction in Goodyear Heights. Features second run movies for discount prices.

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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.

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/#

Trolleyguy
Trolleyguy on April 15, 2016 at 3:55 pm

Movie listings on Facebook page.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 19, 2016 at 7:43 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.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on October 31, 2017 at 8:32 pm

1954 photo added courtesy of Brian Wagner.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on July 23, 2019 at 8:56 pm

Linda Theatre history newspaper clipping added courtesy Vince Nicklin. Designed and construction supervised by 21 year old Lino Alessio. Named after his 2 ½ year old sister Linda. Manager was his 19 year old brother Reno. 800 seats (not sure why it says 400 at top) Parking for 1000 cars.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 24, 2019 at 12:24 am

Looking at this theater in aerial view there is no way it ever had parking for 1,000 cars. 800 seats on opening is certainly plausible though. The auditorium is about 50x120 feet.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on July 24, 2019 at 5:53 am

The lot could have been where the strip mall is across the street, or maybe the nearby park. It doesn’t look very overdeveloped around there. The Facebook page indicates “new larger comfy seats”. So maybe they reduced the number when they installed those.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 24, 2019 at 6:11 pm

Unless the Alessios were expecting full houses with all 800 seats filled by people who had driven to the theater alone, 25% of them towing an extra car behind them just in case the first one broke down, 1000 parking spaces seems like a bit of overkill. More likely the newspaper’s typesetter accidentally added an extra zero to the number.

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