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Sidney Theatre (Official)
Previous Names: Majestic Theatre, Schine Ohio Theatre, Chakeres Theatres Sidney 2, Chakeres Theatres Sidney 3
Chakeres Theatres Sidney 3 was closed as a movie theatre in September 2004 after more than 50 years of service to the Sidney community.
Originally known as the Majestic Theatre which opened on September 9, 1921. On August 27, 1927 it was taken over by the Schine Circuit and renamed the Schine Ohio Theatre. By 1941 it was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. It had a seating capacity of 1,300 with a single ground floor and the balcony.
It was taken over by Chakeres Theaters Inc. in December 1964 and later split into two theatres “giving it the stadium seating of today”. Sidney 3 stopped showing the late shows after 8:pm Sunday - Thursday in the late-1990’s and the end was near when on July 30th, 2004 with the opening of “The Village” they stopped later shows after 8:00pm all together and run just a 7, 7:15 and 7:30 all week with matinees on Saturday and Sunday.
By 2009, it had reopened as a performing arts center.
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