New Hudson Theatre

368 E. Hudson Street,
Columbus, OH 43202

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Previous Names: Hudson Theatre

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New Hudson Theatre

The Hudson Theatre was opened on July 9, 1927 with Clara Bow in “Rough House Rosie”. It was closed in 1967. It was reopened on May 2, 1970 as the New Hudson Theatre screening adult movies. This theatre looks to have been last used as a church, but as of late-2006 the building had not been in use for a while. The auditorium was demolished in June 2018.

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Mark_L
Mark_L on June 5, 2014 at 7:11 pm

That building is not worth that much money. I don’t see what you could do with it, as there is no off-street parking in that area and it is not close to a commercial zone. It also isn’t very close to Ohio State. I’ll be very surprised if it sells.

mld20
mld20 on June 14, 2017 at 4:33 pm

County auditor information states the theater sold on May 22, 2017 for $72,500 to Bubbykins LLC. I looked it up as I noticed the plywood removed from the two east second floor windows and debris being lowered in buckets by workers to the alley below. I emailed Columbus Underground to see if they knew anything but have yet to hear back.

mld20
mld20 on June 23, 2017 at 10:21 am

Back door and side exit by the alley were both open so I peeked inside. Old rows of seating are piled on top of each other at each end of the auditorium, light coming through the ceiling. Stage is still there, large air vents dangling from the ceiling. I’ll try and go back and take some pics the next time I see it open. Still no clue as to what it will be. Nobody answered when I called out.

mld20
mld20 on July 22, 2017 at 7:44 pm

Went by today and noticed a large portion of the roof has collapsed in the back of the theater over the stage/screen area. The walls are still standing for now. It’s fairly easy to get a look inside. Appears the scrappers have been at it finally able to get inside easily. Not too promising for the new owner I fear.

Keith
Keith on June 17, 2018 at 1:57 pm

Auditorium part of the theater has been demolished.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on June 17, 2018 at 4:08 pm

What is it being replaced with?

Hibi
Hibi on September 19, 2019 at 2:38 pm

NOTHING so far.

Keith
Keith on February 5, 2021 at 8:47 am

Building has been leased and will be turned into a bar and music venue hopefully by September of this year.

rivest266
rivest266 on November 10, 2021 at 4:04 pm

This opened on July 9th, 1927. Small article opened

rivest266
rivest266 on November 13, 2021 at 10:36 am

This closed in 1967 and reopened as “The New Hudson Theatre” showing adult movies on May 2nd, 1970. Another ad posted.

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