Walnut Street Theatre
618 Walnut Street,
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Previously operated by: First National Theatres
Firms: Rendigs, Panzer & Martin
Previous Names: Walnut Theatre
The Walnut Street Theatre was built and opened on September 26, 1892 with a performance of “Hamlet”. Designed by architectural firm Rendigs, Panzer and Martin for the First National Theatre Circuit. The construction firm was the Ohio Building & Construction Company. The first manager was Al Hyams. In April 1903 it went over to presenting burlesque as the Walnut Theatre. In 1908 it began vaudeville and was again renamed Walnut Street Theatre. Movies were soon to follow.
The Walnut Theatre was closed on May 10, 1928 with Norma Shearer in “The Latest From Paris”. It was demolished in August 1928.
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