Wednesday, June 15, 2011

20th Century Theatre

The 20th Century Theatre opened in 1941 and was a movie theatre. The first film shown at the theatre was, “Blood and Sand”. The theatre is a Neoclassical Moderne style designed by Fred W. Stritzel and was the first air conditioned theatre in Cincinnati.

The movie theatre closed in 1983 and sat vacant for almost a decade until it was purchased, renovated, and opened back up as a flooring store in 1991. Approximately a year later it saw use as a church and in 1997 the 20th Century became an entertainment venue once again. Today it hosts many concerts, parties, and receptions. In 2010, the sign outside was lit up once again.

20th Century Theatre
3021 Madison Road, Oakley

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