Sidney Theatre

120 W. Poplar Street,
Sidney, OH 45365

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Previously operated by: Chakeres Theaters Inc., Schine Circuit Inc., Stanley-Warner Theatres, Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp.

Functions: Live Performances, Movies (Classic), Performing Arts

Previous Names: Majestic Theatre, Schine Ohio Theatre, Chakeres Theatres Sidney 2, Chakeres Theatres Sidney 3

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 937.498.1921

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Chakeres Theatres Sidney 3 was closed as a movie theatre in September 2004 after more than 50 years of service to the Sidney community.

Originally known as the Majestic Theatre which opened on September 9, 1921. On August 27, 1927 it was taken over by the Schine Circuit and renamed the Schine Ohio Theatre. By 1941 it was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. It had a seating capacity of 1,300 with a single ground floor and the balcony.

It was taken over by Chakeres Theaters Inc. in December 1964 and later split into two theatres “giving it the stadium seating of today”. Sidney 3 stopped showing the late shows after 8:pm Sunday - Thursday in the late-1990’s and the end was near when on July 30th, 2004 with the opening of “The Village” they stopped later shows after 8:00pm all together and run just a 7, 7:15 and 7:30 all week with matinees on Saturday and Sunday.

By 2009, it had reopened as a performing arts center.

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Recent comments (view all 24 comments) on October 23, 2009 at 9:20 pm

Does anyone know if the Sidney, Murphy (Wilmington, OH) and Regent (Springfield, OH) Theatres were related or just all got their signs produced at the same time by the same company? It seems more than coincidence that all three theatres had six letters in their names and signs of the same design.

spectrum on December 7, 2010 at 9:27 pm

Their webpage is up at They got new management in 2009 and dropped all their punk shows. However, they haven’t updated the webpage since 2009.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 1, 2011 at 3:30 am

Here is a nocturnal photo of the new front of the Sidney Theatre, on the cover of Boxoffice, September 3, 1955. Chakeres Theatres had spent an estimated $500,000 remodeling the Sidney, which it had acquired from Stanley Warner Theatres the previous December.

Trolleyguy on April 18, 2016 at 9:09 am


Karen Colizzi Noonan
Karen Colizzi Noonan on January 4, 2018 at 1:20 pm

A SCHINE theater at one time! They sure had fantastic marquees.

SethG on September 12, 2020 at 9:48 am

The 1946 update of the 1924 Sanborn still shows the name as Majestic, but this was likely just a failure to update the name.

SethG on September 12, 2020 at 5:49 pm

Not sure of the significance, but the little stone up near the roof in the center of the facade names the building as the Deweese Block. He may have been the original owner, or perhaps just had the building constructed and leased the theater space.

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