Columbus, OH: Ohio Theatre

Country: United States of America
State: Ohio
City: Columbus
Location: 29 E State Street (opposite the Ohio State Capitol building)

Built 1928 as "Loew's Movie Palace" by Thomas W. Lamb. Interior decoration by Anne Dornan. Opened 17 March 1928. Originally used for live stage shows and as a cinema. Plans to demolish the theatre in the late 1960s could be stopped by a citzen's campaign "Save the Ohio" that, within a year, raised more than US$ 2 million for its rescue. 1969 purchased by the newly formed Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA), subsequently renovated. Renamed "The Ohio Theatre". Home to the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, BalletMet, and The Broadway Series, as well as more than 100 CAPA events each year, including classical, pop, and jazz artists, dance, theater, comedy, children's entertainment, and classic films. Current capacity: 2779 seats.

Links: www.capa.com, www.columbussymphony.com, CinemaTreasures, Wikipedia

Columbus, OH: Ohio Theatre Front Text: on marquee: "Ohio Theatre", "1928 The Ohio Theatre Golden Jubilee 1978, A Great Theatre Named After a Great State", "The Ohio - Home of \ Columbus Association \ The Performning Arts"
Reverse Text: "Ohio Theatre. 29 E. State Street, Columbus, OH 43215. Night view of marquee and lobby of the former Loew's movie palace (2,897 seats). Architect: Thomas W. Lamb. Opened March 17, 1928. Since August 1969, home of Columbus Association for the Performing Arts. In 1978, designated National Historic Landmark."
Publisher: Aladdin Studio, Columbus OH; 160549
Size: Modern
Sent: from Groveport to Neede (Netherlands), 1981

Columbus, OH: Ohio Theatre Front Text: "The Ohio Theatre - Columbus, Ohio"
Reverse Text: "The Ohio Theatre. 29 E. State Street, Columbus, OH 43215. Auditorium with Robert Morton console on organ lift. Former Loew's movie palace (2,897 seats). Architect: Thomas W. Lamb, Opened March 17, 1928. Since August 1969, home of the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts. Listed on National Register of Historic Places."
Handwritten Reverse Text: dated 1981
Publisher: Aladdin Studio, Columbus OH; 144858
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Columbus, OH: Ohio Theatre Reverse Text: "The Ohio Theatre, 29 E. State Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215 - View from the stage with Robert Morton Organ, right. Former Loew's movie palace (2,897 seats). Architect: Thomas W. Lamb. Opened March 17, 1928. Since August 1969 home of Columbus Association for the Performing Arts. Listed on National Register of Historic Places."
Publisher: Aladdin Studio, Columbus OH
Size: Classic
Not sent.

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