Fayette Cinema

131 S. Fayette Street,
Washington Court House, OH 43160

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Architects: Harry C. Holbrook

Styles: Spanish Renaissance

Previous Names: Fayette Theater

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Fayette Cinema

The 750-seat Fayette Theater opened on April 30, 1928. It was architected by Harry C. Holbrook of Columbus and operated by Hoy Orton Simmons and Harry V. Smoot. The $42,000 theater started with a 2 manual, 6 ranks Page Organ Company pipe organ and a Lauter Grand Style 85 piano. With a year, it installed sound and in 1940 the organ moved to a church in Columbus.

The Chakeres Theatres circuit took on the Fayette Theater in 1954 eventually changing it to the Fayette Cinema. With little notice, the Fayette Cinema was shuttered on November 5, 1974 showing of “Chariots of the Gods”. Within a week, seats were removed and the floor leveled to become a disco.

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Bill Eichelberger
Bill Eichelberger on March 30, 2021 at 7:46 pm

Wow, the ultimate indignity. Turned into a small town disco.

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