Marysville Cinema

121 S. Main Street,
Marysville, OH 43040

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Avalon Theatre 1939

The Avalon Theatre was opened on August 4, 1936 with Bobby Breen in “Let’s Sing Again”. It had a seating capacity of 510. It was closed in April 1958. On December 15, 1972 it reopened as the New Century Theatre.

It was renamed Marysville Cinema on October 15, 1976. It is a nice theatre located in the heart of downtown Marysville. It is a first-run theatre with admission just $4 at anytime.

The Marysville Cinema is family owned and operated by a local family since 2000. The largest screen seats approximately 200, with around 100 seats in the medium sized screen and 50 seats in the small screen. The folks here are always friendly and nice, and are always smiling. Some of the decor could be updated, but what they have done with the place since 2000 is wonderful.

The price of admission is extemly low in comparison to other theatres in surrounding cities. You can buy a ticket, drink and popcorn for next to nothing and still go home with money in your pocket. I am not sure how they do it, but they do.

The owners are a young couple with children and have always taken the time to talk or tell you about the movies. They take time to listen and it really feel like they want your business. I have stopped going to the larger theaters, and for the last five years have gone here to support them. All in all, I would give them and over 8 out of 10, only because of the decor, but everything else is top notch.

Sadly, the Marysville Cinema was closed in December 2009.

Contributed by ReelMovieInfo, chubby-toad

Recent comments (view all 14 comments)

TLSLOEWS on December 30, 2009 at 6:00 pm

Sad Story.Good Luck to Them.

davidsharvest on June 25, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Does anyone know what is going on with this building now?

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 25, 2013 at 6:17 pm

A privately-funded organization called the Union County Development Fund has purchased the Avalon Theatre building, as well as two other buildings in Uptown, Marysville’s historic business district. It intends to renovate and reopen the theater, but plans have been stalled for quite a while. This item appeared in the local paper over a year ago, and it’s the most recent information I’ve been able to find.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 4, 2015 at 6:22 pm

The Avalon Theatre was designed and built by the F & Y Building Service of Columbus, Ohio. It was one of eleven theaters on a list of the company’s projects in an ad that was published in the October 27, 1938, issue of the Boone County Recorder.

David Nedrow
David Nedrow on June 13, 2015 at 2:07 pm

Here’s a short clip of the Avalon in 1939.

David Nedrow
David Nedrow on June 29, 2015 at 11:21 am

In photos of the Avalon, one can see some type of stylized box on the sidewalk next to the road. It has an “A” on it, and is aligned with the theatre box office. It appears in photos that were taken twenty years apart. Anyone know what this might have been?

jhnpblc343 on April 29, 2016 at 6:21 pm

There’s a $1.2m project planned to re-open this. They just received a $300,000 grant.

rivest266 on October 14, 2017 at 2:28 pm

Grand opening ad at

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also in the photo section.

rivest266 on October 14, 2017 at 3:28 pm

This opened as the New Century Cinema on December 15th, 1972 and reopened as Marysville Cinema on October 15th, 1976. Grand opening ads in the photo section. Article:

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rivest266 on October 14, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Grand opening ad:

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