Ohio Theatre

122 W. North Street,
Lima, OH 45801

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Previously operated by: Schine Circuit Inc., Stanley-Warner Theatres, Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp.

Architects: Peter M. Hulsken, Lyman T. Strong

Styles: Italian Renaissance

Previous Names: Schine's Ohio Theatre

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Ohio Theatre, Lima, OH in 1928

Opened as Schine’s Ohio Theatre on 17th November 1927 with “Tea For Three” starring Lew Cody and Aileen Pringle and vaudeville on stage. The architect Peter M. Hulsken teamed up with fellow architect Lyman T. Strong to design the theatre which was built in just over five months.

Originally operated by the Schine Circuit, it was later taken over by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. by 1941. Later operated by RKO-Stanley Warner which closed it in the fall of 1978 and put it up for sale. It became a restaurant, and by 2020 it was operating as a nightclub. By October 2022 it was undergoing a refurbishment to convert into a restaurant & performing arts venue.

Contributed by KenRoe

Recent comments (view all 14 comments)

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 24, 2010 at 1:47 am

1975 Marquee,done by a pro.Thanks for picture,Chuck1231.

stevepatrick on September 14, 2010 at 1:08 am

Any updates on this theater?

CSWalczak on September 19, 2012 at 8:13 pm

According to this YouTube video, it was operating as of 2009 as Rosey’s’s Cantina, a music/dance hall; this other video indicates that it featured “sumo wrestling.”

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 15, 2013 at 11:17 am

A one-page article about the Ohio Theatre in Lima appeared in the January 7, 1928, issue of Motion Picture News. There is an interior photo.

RickB on March 22, 2020 at 2:01 pm

Appears to be operating as a nightclub, or at least it was until the current unpleasantness. http://limaohiotheatre.com/

Trolleyguy on October 22, 2022 at 3:58 pm

Currently undergoing major renovations to becoming a restaurant and performing arts center. Some pictures on the website here: Ohio

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