Family Theater

635 Main Street,
Covington, KY 41011

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Functions: Retail

Styles: Art Deco

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Family Theater, Covington, KY

The Family Theater was opened by 1916. At some period of time, it was given an Art Deco style makeover. It was closed in 1951. The former Family Theater is now a music store.

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Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

hanksykes on November 15, 2008 at 2:07 pm

Look carefully this maybe one of our ONLY automobile deco cinemas.More later.

Bill Eichelberger
Bill Eichelberger on July 25, 2009 at 4:36 pm

Hank, when will you be ready to fill us in on the Auto-Deco teaser?

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 24, 2009 at 12:29 am

The Family Theatre was opened in 1916 by Nicholas G. Shafer, according to his thumbnail biography in the “Twenty Year Showmen” feature published in Boxoffice, May 26, 1945. The Family Theatre had 534 seats. Shafer went on to open the Victoria Theatre in 1921, which was replaced by the Shirley Theatre in 1924.

KennethCasper on October 4, 2011 at 5:55 am

My mother and father had two dollars left after they got married and so took their honeymoon at the Family Theater in 1941. So after the War, they were regular patrons of that theater until I wore them out at age 3 by constantly wanting to go to the bathroom and by wanting to crawl up on the ledge that ran along the walls. The last movie that I can remember that we went to was a movie starring Edward G. Robinson who was playing a cattle baron in a western. I do remember the title of the movie because I was too busy trying to get up on the ledge to notice.

rivest266 on March 1, 2024 at 3:21 pm

Closed or halted its newspaper ads in 1951.

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