Avenue Theatre

122 Fifth Street W,
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Architects: Benjamin C. DeCamp

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The Avenue Theatre was opened in January 1920 with seating listed at 335. It was originally owned by Mrs. John Carlen and later by Frankel Theatres. It suffered damage in a 1917 fire.

The theatre closed on June 18, 1949 with “I Hate Coppers” and a burlesque show. It has since been demolished.

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hanksykes on January 31, 2011 at 3:04 pm

This cinema was in an area staffed with many early nickelodeons like the Lubin,Star,Pastime,Pekin,and even an Orpheum Theater which was not in Peebles corner.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 22, 2011 at 5:51 am

The Avenue Theatre, at the above address, was on a list of Cincinnati movie houses published in the March 29, 1915, issue of The Cincinnatian, the official publication of the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce. In that year it shared the 100 block of Fifth Street with three other movie houses; the Alhambra, the Colonial, and the Lubin.

dallasmovietheaters on January 23, 2017 at 1:54 pm

Benjamin C. DeCamp of Cincinnati was the architect after the 1917 fire that badly damaged it.

dallasmovietheaters on March 18, 2020 at 8:30 pm

The Avenue Theatre opened in January of 1920 and closed on June 18, 1949 likely at the end of a 30-year lease with a burlesque show paired with the exploitation film, “I Hate Coppers.” The theatre was first turned into a furniture store. It then was used as a warehouse for a office supplies retailer.

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