Phantasy Theatre

11800 Detroit Avenue,
Lakewood, OH 44107

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Functions: Concerts, Live Music Venue

Previous Names: Homestead Theatre, Landmark Theatre, Showboat Cinema West, Last Picture Show

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This neighborhood theatre opened in 1917 as the Homestead Theatre and closed as a movie theatre around 1979. The movie theatre, in its final years, was also known as the Last Picture Show.

The theatre is currently known as the Phantasy Theatre, and is a major rock music venue in the Cleveland area.

Contributed by Toby Radloff

Recent comments (view all 4 comments)

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 14, 2010 at 3:55 am

A guide prepared for the 5th annual Lakewood History Walk (Quick View at Google Documents) says that the Homestead Tehatre was built in 1916. A couple of other sources say it was built in 1917, so maybe it was begun in 1916 and completed in 1917. It’s definitely pre-1920, though.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 3, 2016 at 11:52 pm

The history page of the Phantasy Concert Club’s web site has a photo of the theater as the Homestead, sometime in the mid-1950s. There are also some modern photos, including two (rather dark) of the auditorium.

AuWren on May 10, 2019 at 2:21 pm

In late February of 1974, the Homestead reopened as the Showboat Cinema West with a screening of LAST TANGO IN PARIS

Tracy on November 17, 2020 at 9:14 pm

Added some historic images from a City of Lakewood Heritage Advisory Board agenda requesting historic status for the building that housed the Homestead Theater. Thursday, September 24, 2020

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