Loews Arlington

1800 W. Henderson Road,
Columbus, OH 43220

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Loew's Arlington - Columbus, OH

Located in northwest Columbus across the street from the affluent Columbus suburb of Upper Arlington, this theatre opened on December 25 1966 with Tony Curtis in “Arrivederci Baby”. The chain also opened Loews Morse Road in Columbus on the same day.

Loews was so proud of this theatre that they featured it in their 1966 annual report:

“The accent is on luxury, comfort, color and modernity in all of Loew’s new Theatres. Each provides acres of free parking, rocking-chair seats, giant 60~foot screen, stereo sound, all-weather air conditioning, art gallery and attractive concession services.

“Each new Loews Theatre features an art gallery, in which the works of outstanding local artists are displayed. These galleries attract great interest”.

Originally a 1,200-seat single screen, Loews Arlington was later twinned.

In January 1990, the Columbus zoning board approved construction of an addition containing a third screen, but I don’t know if it was ever built. It was closed in 1992. On March 3, 1993, a Columbus Dispatch article reported that the theatre was demolished in order to build a Sears Hardware store, which still stands on this site.

Contributed by Ron Newman

Recent comments (view all 16 comments)

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on May 25, 2010 at 9:02 pm

Thanks for the correct, MarkL. So Loew’s named this theatre after a place it was next to rather than a place where was actually located?

Mark_L
Mark_L on May 26, 2010 at 3:24 am

You are only talking about a distance here of about 100 yards…unless you really looked at the maps, you wouldn’t know the difference. If you would ask someone to circle an area of a map that would be considered Arlington, they include this shopping center. If I didn’t live here, I certainly wouldn’t have noticed the difference. As I said above, the city boundaries here get very, very confusing.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on May 26, 2010 at 5:04 am

I’ll ask CinemaTreasures to fix the Description header appropriately.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 8, 2010 at 4:36 pm

See 007 was on the Marquee.Loew’s had some nice buildings.

bbfarmer
bbfarmer on February 4, 2013 at 11:44 pm

Saw “Amadeus” here.

John3570
John3570 on July 5, 2013 at 11:05 am

Loews Arlington had two screens when it closed and it had mono sound. Loews Morse Road had 35/70 projection equipment (Century JJ’s) and was slated to close. I was the service tech at the time so Lowes had me swap the projectors at the Arlington with the ones at the Morse Road. This was a back-breaking job and was done without loosing one show. 70mm only ran once at the Morse Road (a special film produced by Chevy to introduce car dealers to a new model) and never ran at the Arlington.

Mark_L
Mark_L on July 6, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Thanks for that information, John. Articles from BOXOFFICE indicated that Morse Road had 70mm equipment, but I could never find any 70mm releases that played there.

Did you know they ran 70mm at the Main?

rivest266
rivest266 on November 13, 2021 at 3:46 pm

Two screens on January 1st, 1976 with the Canadian film “Lies My Father told Me"And "The Black Bird.”

rivest266
rivest266 on November 13, 2021 at 3:46 pm

Two grand opening ads posted.

GP72022A
GP72022A on March 9, 2022 at 9:09 am

Closed in 1992, the Sears hardware store is now converted into a Volunteers of America Thrift Store as of February 18, 2022.

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