Orr Twin Cinema

415 N. Main Street,
Orrville, OH 44667

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The Orr Twin Cinema opened in 1947 as the Orr Theater. The Orr Theater was built by General Theatres Company of Cleveland, owned by Leonard Mishkind and Sam Gorrel for a cost of $150,000. In 1980 the Orr Theater became the two-screen Orr Twin Cinema.

It was demolished in 2008.

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hopewell
hopewell on March 17, 2008 at 1:49 pm

Back in ‘69-'70, I was a student at Boy’s Village, at Smithville, Ohio; the Or was where we went to see movies, mainly horror, but I also saw “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie”, and “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?” there.

BarneyK
BarneyK on July 15, 2008 at 9:32 pm

I’m so sorry guys.

The Orr was demolished right before Memorial Day this year (2008).

Orrville must have decided that they needed another CVS instead of their only theatre.

My father — Van Kaufman — was the manager there after WWII. [before he went to Magic City (Barberton) and Montrose (Fairlawn/Akron)] If he weren’t already dead, this would have killed him.

Thanks for the pic, Lost Memory. It’s all we have left!

scorpio53
scorpio53 on April 27, 2012 at 7:39 pm

I use to watch tons of free movies over and over again with my best friend Glenn as he operated the projectors. Got to help bring down popcorn and watch the candy machine get filled.My first girlfriend and date at the time(Sharon)saw the movie and I was so in the cloud I couldn;t tell ya what the movie was. I lived at 522 North Main and many times a month I’d see traffic fill the street where people would park and walk up to see the la

scorpio53
scorpio53 on April 27, 2012 at 7:48 pm

latest run flicks. Many years had past and I lost track of my girlfriend,but sometimes ya just have to go back and see what ya missed on the big screen. I found my girl and even though they torn down or first date location,we tied the knot 30+ years later. i miss the theater but those great memories will never fade away.

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