Louvee Theatre

101 S. Ohio Avenue,
Wellston, OH 43227

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Previously operated by: Chakeres Theaters Inc.

Firms: F & Y Building Service

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Styles: Art Deco

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Louvee Theatre

The Louvee Theatre was opened in 1939. It was last operated as a twin screen theatre which closed in 2003.

Contributed by Marlin A. Hambrick

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kencmcintyre on September 20, 2007 at 6:51 pm

In 1970 the Louvee was part of Chakeres Theaters of Springfield, OH. President Phil Chakeres ran numerous theaters in Ohio and Kentucky at the time.

Trolleyguy on November 25, 2011 at 9:10 am

Status should be closed.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 11, 2015 at 11:12 am

The March 4, 1939, issue of Motion Picture Herald had this item about Wellston:

“Chakeres Theatres, Inc., of Springfield, Ohio, have taken over the 1,000-seat Virginian, and the recently completed Louvee, which has a capacity of 600, in Wellston, Ohio, from the Guilfoyle Amusement Company.”
I came across a trade journal item about a 1,000-seat theater being built at Wellston in 1904, but I’ve lost track of it. That project might have been the Virginian.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 4, 2015 at 6:29 pm

The Louvee Theatre was designed and built by the F & Y Building Service of Columbus, Ohio. It was on a list of eleven of the compnay’s recent projects that was published in the October 27, 1938, issue of the Boone County Recorder.

dallasmovietheaters on August 27, 2016 at 11:43 am

The Louvee Theatre was built in 1937 and launched in 1938. It operated until 2003 after being twinned. In a restoration project, it was restored to single screen status but had not reopened as of 2016.

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