Today’s Newsreel

posted by Ross Melnick on March 10, 2006 at 12:44 pm

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Ron Newman
Ron Newman on March 12, 2006 at 1:13 pm

The second article says:

“Preservationists researching Liberty Theater [in Youngstown] said it may be the oldest surviving downtown movie house in Ohio. Designed by Detroit architect C. Howard Crane, Liberty Theater opened in 1918 and closed in the late 1970s. It now sits abandoned.”

This isn’t correct. The Southern Theatre in downtown Columbus opened in 1896, closed in 1979, and was restored and reopened in 1998. I don’t know if the Southern is the oldest, either, but it’s older than the Liberty.

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