THE OHIO THEATRE
Built in 1921, the Ohio Theatre is Toledo's last operating neighborhood theatre. Located in Toledo's historic Polish Village, the Ohio Theatre is an architectural gem that is a tremendous neighborhood asset and historical treasure that contributes to the uniqueness of the Lagrange Street business district.
The renamed Ohio Theatre and Events Center has 960 seats and is still home to the 1950's Century movie projectors and the Marr-Colton pipe organ originally installed in the now-demolished Rivoli Theatre. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006, the Ohio Theatre is Toledo's only historic community theatre.
Renovations in 2012 resulted in a new roof, new restrooms, stage and box office modifications, lobby improvements, and mechanical upgrades to the heating, cooling, electric and plumbing systems. But much more still remains to be done. A major capital campaign is underway to raise the funds needed to finish improvements including completion of the interior renovation and reducing seating to 425, renovation of the facade, installation of a new marquee and creation of parking areas, and construction of an adjacent new building to increase the versatility of the theatre.
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