Louvee Theatre

101 S. Ohio Avenue,
Wellston, OH 43227

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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.

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.

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.

Trolleyguy on November 25, 2011 at 9:10 am

Status should be closed.

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.