Saturday, November 21, 2015

B. F. Keith's 105th St. Theatre

Today is the 94th anniversary of the opening of Keith's 105th Street Theatre at 10520 Euclid Avenue. The Rapp & Rapp designed theatre had a capacity of 2,800 and was originally a two-a-day vaude house before adopting a vaude-pix policy in 1923. By the 1960's the theatre showed mostly second rate pix, before the lobby was turned into a porn house in the 1970's. Keith's 105th was razed in November 1981.
From Motion Picture News, November 21, 1925.
From Variety, November, 18, 1921.
 From Exhibitor's Trade Review, December 30, 1922.
From Exhibitor's Trade Review, July 7, 1923.
From The Plain Dealer, May 19, 1924.
From The Plain Dealer, February 5, 1928.
 From The Plain Dealer, April 26, 1929.
From The Plain Dealer, October 25, 1935.
.From The Plain Dealer, February 16, 1940. Both the Circle and Alhambra were neighboring uptown houses.
From The Plain Dealer, October, 17, 1943.
From Motion Picture Herald, September 21, 1946.
From Box Office, August 28, 1954.
From Box Office, March 24, 1956. Jack Silverthorne was the longtime manager of the downtown Hipp.
From the Plain Dealer, June 5, 1957.
1957 photo, photographer unknown, from the Cleveland Public Library.

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