We stopped by Loew's Ohio a couple weeks ago to see the new lobby. Needless to say the new lobby is quite spectacular and is a vast improvement over the two previous versions. The original lobby was destroyed by a fire in the candy stand on July 5, 1964. That lobby was subsequently replaced by a more modern lobby later that year. The 1964 lobby was replaced by a new lobby in 1982. A couple years ago it was decided to replace the modern lobby with a recreated version of the original lobby. This is a major contrast to what the Ohio was like 40 plus years ago. The Ohio used to leak like a sieve every time it rained, despite our continuous roof patching. I can still remember the cold musty lobby of the 70's. Old ceiling tiles on the floor, the echo of footsteps in the dark. The Ohio was a spooky place back then, and it's good to see it in use today.
For a look at the disastrous 1964 fire see here.
An extensive look at the history of Loew's Ohio can be found here.