1567 E. Livingston Avenue,
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Architects: Larry Alcox, Fred W. Stritzel
Firms: Alcox & Stritzel
Styles: Streamline Moderne
Previous Names: Gayety-Livingstone Theatre
The Livingston Theatre was a neighborhood theatre that opened in 1946 on the east side of Columbus. The marquee still has “Livingston” in stainless steel letters across the front of the building.
On July 9, 1965 it was renamed Gayety-Livingstone Theatre, playing gay adult movies. By 1976 it became the Club Columbus Baths, a gay bathhouse, which later was renamed The Flex Club, still a gay bath house, which occupied the theatre until late-2011. In late-2012 proposals were made to renovate the theatre. In early-2019 the auditorium was demolished and senior housing will be built on the site. The façade has been saved.
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Well, if it does come down, I hope someone saves all that beautiful glass block, recycles it in another building. Dammit.
The theatre became the GAYETY for the first time on 7/9/65.
I’m very sad that the theatre is in such bad shape. I was hoping that I could get inside one more time before it goes away.
For sale. 349 grand.
That would probably include the old drug store and the Livingston Enterprises building also.
The building is now undergoing renovations to open a 57 bed sober living/recovery center. Grand Opening slated for November 21, 2015. For more information contact: 614-725-2005 or email
Will it still have a performance stage?
Yes, the Theater still has its performance stage. Central Ohio Sober Living will not be changing the theater portion of the building. We are currently seeking ideas for use of the theater portion of the building. if you have any ideas or would like to submit a proposal for usage, send to
I drove past yesterday. Construction has begun on a low income senior appartment complex called The Livingston. The theaters facade has been saved and will be incorporated into the design. Uploaded photo.
The facade has been restored. New paint new Neon and classic movie posters hung up.
This became the Gayety showing adult movies on July 9th, 1965. Grand opening ad posted.