Sunday, July 6, 2014

Loew's Ohio Theatre

Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of the fire that destroyed the Grand Lobby of Loew's Ohio Theatre. The fire started at the candy stand in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 5, 1964 and was contained to the lobby, extensive smoke and water damage was prevalent throughout the rest of the theatre. Loew's officials would later estimate the damage at $500,000. A new modern lobby was constructed and Loew's Ohio reopened on Christmas Day 1964 with Mary Poppins.
Above, Plain Dealer photo.
Above, from Club Life, September 1982. This is actually from the 1943 renovation.
Plain Dealer, July 4, 1964.
Cleveland Plain Dealer, July 6, 1964.
Cleveland Plain Dealer, July 6, 1964.
Box Office, July 13, 1964.
Box Office, July 20, 1964.

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