Mercury Theatre

6901 Pearl Road,
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

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Additional Info

Previously operated by: General Cinema Corp.

Architects: Rudolph Grosel, Paul Matzinger

Firms: Matzinger & Grosel

Styles: Streamline Moderne

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Mercury Theatre

This theatre opened on May 18, 1950, and was taken over by General Cinema in the late-1960’s. Under GCC ownership, the theatre was twinned on November 22, 1972, and had shown first run, then subrun fare. GCC closed the theatre in the early-1990’s, and an independent operator ran it as a sub-run house for another year or so.

The Mercury Theatre also had an Art-Morderne style Mercury figure on the marquee. In 1994 or so, the theatre was demolished. An Office Max is on the site now.

Contributed by Toby Radloff

Recent comments (view all 24 comments)

rivest266 on March 13, 2011 at 9:48 am

May 18th, 1950 ad is at View link

rivest266 on March 13, 2011 at 9:48 am

May 18th, 1950 ad is at View link

dvdfrnz on June 18, 2011 at 11:23 pm

Here are some nice pics from 1977, ‘82 & '83,35,3,1830&catpagesize=25

dvdfrnz on June 24, 2011 at 2:37 am

For an old aerial view of the theatre go to

Scroll down the page to the slide show

View slide show pics 04, 15, 16

chspringer on June 24, 2011 at 4:47 pm

In the photos in the link above, along with slides 4, 15 and 16, check out slide 14. It shows the Pearl Road Drive-in theater.

dave-bronx™ on November 13, 2011 at 2:30 pm

The heading needs to be corrected: the address was 6901 Pearl Road; and as a twin it had 1400 seats, 700 each auditorium.

I remember when the Merc re-opened after twinning that the Cinema II side had seats installed only in the back third because they ran out of time. In fact they were still mopping the dust off the floor when the picture started, a Geo. C. Scott picture I forget the title. They finished the seat install during the night.

rivest266 on January 19, 2014 at 11:55 am

Mercury grand opening ad May 18th, 1950 uploaded in the photo section

Mister_Fritz on July 3, 2014 at 6:07 am

07.03.14 Nice Site! First time visitor. The Mercury Was demolished and first replaced by a new Office Depot store. Office Depot did not last long, and the store is now occupied by JoAnn Fabrics. Growing up in nearby Parma Heights, I have many fond memories of the Mercury.

TomMc11 on May 23, 2017 at 9:13 am

The Middleburg Heights history link above no longer works. The main website is still up, but the history.php part is now just history/ Doesn’t matter though, I cannot find any pictures or slide shows anymore.

rivest266 on November 30, 2021 at 11:28 am

Two screens on November 22nd, 1972. Another ad posted.

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