Paulding Theatre

114 W. Perry Street,
Paulding, OH 45879

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Paulding Theatre

The Paulding Theatre was located in the main business section of town. It was a replacement to the Grand Theatre which was destroyed by fire on Lobor Day 1946. The Paulding Theatre was opened on March 10 1949 with John Wayne in “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon”. It was closed in the 1990’s.

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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 15, 2010 at 11:13 pm

In Boxoffice Magazine, January 31, 1953, there was a photo of the Paulding Theatre along with an article mentioning its involvement in a tax protest.
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rlong3 on March 1, 2014 at 12:45 am

In the mid-1970s, when I was about 15 or 16, I worked at the Paulding Theater. I worked concessions, and eventually operated the projectors. I worked for a Mr Tope. He was a bit of an entrepreneur. On most nights, there were some people who would come to the exit door, just to buy bags of popcorn. Remember this was before everyone had microwave popcorn at home. I loved the place. Now, it just looks sad.

dallasmovietheaters on September 12, 2015 at 12:43 pm

On Labor Day 1946, the city of Paulding lost the Grand to a fire and went theaterless until March 10, 1949 when it celebrated the grand opening of the Paulding Theatre. Complete with parade and a benefit screening of “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon.”

pnelson on September 13, 2015 at 3:01 am

Not a succesful looking theatre but a very interesting looking pic. Great marquee too. Love the light and shadows in the pic.

DavidZornig on February 8, 2017 at 4:05 pm

Paulding marquee sign removed to be restored.
02/07/17 article below.

SethG on March 25, 2020 at 10:38 pm

According to the newspaper article, this closed sometime in the ‘90s.

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