Mariemont Theatre

6906 Wooster Pike,
Cincinnati, OH 45227

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rivest266 on June 10, 2022 at 8:05 pm

This opened on December 25th, 1938. Its grand opening ad has been posted.

luluthebeast on July 10, 2015 at 8:58 pm

Loved going here! My Mom would bring me to watch GORGO and other monster movies. And if I remember correctly there was a candy shop next door.

rivest266 on May 31, 2015 at 3:35 pm

December 22nd, 1965 reopening ad in photo section as “Mariemont Cinema East”

hanksykes on January 5, 2015 at 12:12 pm

Bless you Joe, you’re a gem, many thanks in advance. Hank

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 4, 2015 at 8:55 pm

Hank: I’ve never come across any photos of the Monte Vista, but I’ll put it on my list of things to keep an eye out for.

hanksykes on January 4, 2015 at 4:53 pm

Hello Joe ,would you know of a shot of the Monte Vista Theater in pleasant ridge a part of Cincinnati,Ohio? Thanks Hank

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 29, 2014 at 10:23 pm

Though architect Fred Stritzel might have been required by the developer to give the Mariemont Theatre a Tudor facade, the interior appears to have been done in the Streamline Modern style characteristic of F & Y Building Services designs during the late 1930s. An article about theater seating in Boxoffice of January 7, 1939, includes a photo at the top of this page showing enough of the theater’s walls and stage to detect its modernity. The original capacity of the Mariemont was 725 seats, according to the caption.

hanksykes on December 30, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Mariemont now has a total of 5 screens by expanding into the parking lot behind this cinema. Went to see ,“Saving Mr. Banks”, which I enjoyed very much.

ChasSmith on May 24, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Based on my (admittedly few and long ago) memories, that just seems SO out of scale for the size of the theater and its lovely surroundings.

(I have nice memories of visiting Cincinnati in the late 60s and early 70s, and being taken here with family to see “Cactus Flower”, “If It’s Tuesday This Must Be Belgium”, and I think “French Connection”.)

hanksykes on May 24, 2012 at 4:03 pm

On going planning and negotiations for Mariemont Cinema to add two more screens for a total of 5. Current holdup being more parking spaces will have to be created before city approval will be granted. Stay tuned.

TLSLOEWS on April 5, 2011 at 8:13 pm

Nice photo posted by Lost.

hanksykes on April 5, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Once again Fred W. Stritzel of F&Y Const. designed this house.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 2, 2010 at 8:39 pm

August 9 1974 the Mariemont is a single screen playing HERBIE RIDES AGAIN.Rated G.IT is on its last five days, Playing Day and date with WESTERN WOODS, NORTHGATE and PRINCETON all in Cincinnati.

hanksykes on December 6, 2006 at 4:59 pm

The original Mariemont Theater was designed by F&Y Building Services out of Columbus,Ohio,it was erected in 1938 and seated 800 fannies.he modeof the facade is English Tudor to fit with the surrounding village. Today of course the same theater is a three screener.

pianoman on January 31, 2006 at 2:03 pm

I went to see “March of the Penguins” there last fall. It is a small theater, smaller than it appears from the outside. The snack bar is tiny too. It’s there right when you walk in, so that ought to attract sales! The screen size is decent, and the seats are kinda squished together. Let me tell you now- I think “March of the Penguins” would be overwhelming in IMAX! The catch? I went with my sister’s stuffed penguin, Konica bowtie and all! I hope you all had a blessed Christmas and a happy New Year’s Eve. Stay tuned!

pianoman on January 31, 2005 at 8:08 pm

This theater seems to have an English-medieval theme.

meheuck on April 23, 2004 at 8:34 am

The Mariemont is now a 3-screen theatre operated by the same people who run the Esquire in the Clifton neighborhood of Cincinnati. Their official website is