Falls Theater

2220 Front Street,
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

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Previously operated by: Loews

Architects: Sigmund Braverman, Kurt Havermaet

Firms: Braverman & Havermaet

Functions: Restaurant

Previous Names: Loews New Falls Theatre

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The Falls Theater

The Falls Theater was built circa 1925. In 1962, this theater was converted to a Cinerama theater. Seating was reduced from 1,000 to approximately 630 seats at that time. As of 2004 the building was still standing. In the summer of 2016 plans were announced to convert the theatres into a micro-brewery.

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Recent comments (view all 16 comments)

Mark_L on February 3, 2011 at 12:46 pm

“The Falls Theater”: Good luck on your negotiations. I wish you well on your project.

hifiman on February 3, 2011 at 7:25 pm

When it finally closed it shut down as The Falls Theater. I don’t think Lowe’s New Falls Theater ever took as the name. All the local’s that remember still call it The Falls Theater.

Thank you… If all goes well i should be ready to open later this year or early next year!

hifiman on February 3, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Check out the website http://www.thefallstheater.com/
or facebook View link

For pictures…

tradesman1400 on September 9, 2011 at 7:14 am

I attended the Falls Theater from ‘83-'91 for screenings of Rocky Horror. Ah, the good old days. I wish you the best of luck, hifiman!

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 31, 2012 at 9:51 pm

The NRHP nomination form for the Moreland Theatre in Cleveland lists the Falls Theatre in Cuyahoga Falls as one of five theaters designed by the Moreland’s architects, Sigmund Braverman and Kurt Havermaet.

Jeremiahi on March 10, 2014 at 8:00 pm

hifiman – have you had any luck with the renovations? Really curious as to the state of the theatre these days!

mrtim on July 14, 2016 at 5:55 pm

From “The Cuyahoga Falls News-Press. July 3, 2016

On June 26, the Ohio Development Services Agency awarded $27.8 million in Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits to 26 applicants to rehabilitate 39 historic buildings, including the Falls Theater. The Falls Theater, at 2218-2220 Front St., was approved for a $249,999 tax credit. The total estimated cost of the project is $1.27 million.

The historic Falls Theater space has two storefronts and four apartments on the second floor that have been empty for more than a decade, according to a news release from the Ohio Development Services Agency. Tax credits will help transform the theater space into a microbrewery and restaurant. The commercial and apartment spaces will be renewed for their original intent. The project is part of a newly revitalized Front Street.
GregoryZ on November 12, 2019 at 9:33 am

Would anyone have any information on the projection equipment that was used at Falls Theater? I was able to purchase the Simplex Standard projector from there and it appears to have been a silent hand crank setup. Any info would be most appreciative. Thank you!

DavidZornig on December 17, 2019 at 6:21 pm

1965 photo as New Falls Theatre added courtesy Edward Dedmon‎.

mrtim on August 20, 2021 at 7:08 pm

The space occupied by the Falls Theater has been nicely remodeled into “The Workz on the Riverfront. The Workz houses an Arcade, Duckpin Bowling, Virtual Reality, a Speakeasy with full menu. They host parties and social events. The walls, ceiling and proscenium arch have been beautifully restored with an original (60’s) projector on display at the entrance. 30 years after going dark, with so many false starts, it’s nice to see this space in use again, still retaining some of its original architecture.

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