Astor Theatre

8405 Hough Avenue,
Cleveland, OH 44103

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Astor Theatre

The Astor Theatre was opened on November 24, 1927 with Norma Talmadge in “Camille”. It was still open in 1966. It was a very unremarkable neighborhood movie house located in what was to become one of Cleveland’s worst areas of urban blight - the infamous Hough neighborhood, scene of horrendous rioting in the late-1960s and early-1970’s.

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Toby on January 11, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Vintage 1966 photo of Astor Theatre, taken around the time of the Hough riots:

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MarkDHite on February 21, 2020 at 6:13 pm

My mother, who attended this theatre as a girl in the 1920s and 1930s, recalled that she and her sisters preferred it to the other Hough area movie theatres. She said it was classier and had nicer amenities than those other neighborhood movie theatres. It would be nice if someone had an interior photo.

spectrum on October 30, 2021 at 5:49 pm

Theatre is long gone - but the neighborhood looks like it has recovered quite a bit since the 1960s.

rivest266 on November 28, 2021 at 1:34 pm

The Astor theatre opened on November 24th, 1927. Grand opening ad posted.

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