Dueber Theater

Dueber Avenue SW and Tuscarawas Street W,
Canton, OH 44708

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Architects: Charles Essig Firestone

Firms: Firestone & Motter

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The Dueber Theater opened on January 28th, 1942 with William Powell in “Shadow of the Thin Man” & Jeannette MacDonald in “Smiling Through”. It was closed in 1966.

Contributed by MIKE RIVEST

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rivest266
rivest266 on November 9, 2021 at 4:15 pm

Picture and Grand opening ad posted.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 17, 2021 at 4:23 pm

Here is the announcement about the proposed Dueber Theatre from Film Daily of July 3, 1941:

“Canton, O.— A. M. Dueber, retired industrialist here will construct a $75,000 neighborhood theater on the site of the former Dueber Hampden watch works plant, he has announced. Work will be started immediately and the theater, to seat 1000, and to be called the Dueber, will be ready about Sept. 1. It will be the first new theater construction here in several years.

“The building will measure 60 x 172 feet, will have two stories in front to accommodate offices, and one story in the rear. Construction will be of brick and front will be terra cotta. Charles Firestone, Canton, is architect.

“Theater has been leased for 15 years by the Park Theater Co., Barberton, O. ”

One of the Canton region’s most prolific architects, Charles Essig Firestone designed more than 200 buildings over the course of a career spanning more than fifty years, from 1915 to 1968. He formed the firm of Firestone & Motter with Laurence Motter in 1936.

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