Majestic Theater

23 S. Limestone Street,
Springfield, OH 45502

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 13, 2022 at 1:15 pm

Architects of the Majestic were Drach & Miller (Gustave W. Drach and William F. Miller) according to the plan rivest266 just posted. Drach appears to have been the lead architect in the firm, and gets an entry in the Biographical Dictionary of Cincinnati Architects, which Miller doesn’t.

rivest266 on April 13, 2022 at 10:42 am

Grand opening ad posted.

DavidZornig on November 24, 2018 at 5:48 am

Circa 1960 photo added courtesy of Mark Howell‎.

jimharwood on December 30, 2013 at 12:23 am

The Google street shot above is incorrect. The Majestic sat one block south (to the left). It was located in the middle of the block near where the 12-story Credit Life Building sits.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 3, 2013 at 2:53 am

The January 24, 1914, issue of The Moving Picture World said that the Majestic Theatre in Springfield had opened on Christmas Day:

“A Whole Page.

“‘Some ad,’ is the comment William Lord Wright makes on a full page advertisement from the Springfield, Ohio, Sun that he sends in, and we echo ‘Some ad.’ It announces the opening of the Majestic Theater on Christmas day and takes up an entire page, with an ornamental frame in line cut and four half tones of the players that might have been better printed. This is a 900 house, a sister theater to the Princess, which shares the advertisement and the fact that the Majestic will open Christmas a made to stand out like the proverbial sore thumb.”

The line “a 900 house” is probably missing the word “Seat.”