Loews Morse Road

1000 Morse Road,
Columbus, OH 43229

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Loews Morse Road

Originally a single-screen cinema which opened on December 25, 1966 with Peter Sellers in “After the Fox”. Loews Arlington also opened on the same day. It was divided in half on December 19, 1975. Loews closed it in the mid-1990’s.

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Mark_L on August 17, 2005 at 4:22 am

There WAS and still IS a Southland Mall. It is located on South High Street opposite Great Southern Shopping Center. I’m not surprised you have never heard of it…it’s pretty small.

Southland was a small enclosed mall with a grocery store on one end and a Gold Circle (a now-defunct discount store) on the other. The theatre sat in the middle. 3 screens, one fairly large and the other 2 smaller, with mono sound and basic amenities.

I don’t believe Loew’s ever installed a Dolby stereo unit in any of its theaters.

The mall is now the home of an online charter school and a flea market.

Hibi on August 17, 2005 at 4:39 am

Thanks, Ron, for posting the Cinema East. I’ll check it out!

Mark_L on January 14, 2006 at 3:31 pm

Building was torn down and a tile store was built in its place.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on March 7, 2006 at 12:17 am

“Opened in 1969” doesn’t sound right to me. See the 1966 annual report that I quoted above.

TLSLOEWS on November 12, 2009 at 12:34 pm

No pictures too bad, will check out the Loews Arlinton site.

Ron3853 on January 29, 2010 at 5:14 pm

Loew’s opened both the Arlington and the Morse Road the week of 12/21/66. Below are the films which played at the theater from opening week in 1966 through 1969. Dates are the Wednesdays of the opening week. Research from microfilms of The Columbus Dispatch.

12/21/66 After the Fox
01/25/67 The Blue Max
02/08/67 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
03/22/67 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
04/26/67 Hombre
05/17/67 Doctor Zhivago
06/14/67 The Honey Pot
06/28/67 A Guide for the Married Man
08/09/67 Barefoot in the Park
09/20/67 Luv
10/04/67 Bonnie and Clyde
11/08/67 Waterhole # 3
11/22/67 Cool Hand Luke
12/20/67 Fitzwilly
01/10/68 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
02/07/68 The Graduate
06/26/68 The Thomas Crown Affair
07/24/68 Rosemary’s Baby
09/25/68 The Producers
10/16/68 The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
11/13/68 Duffy
11/20/68 West Side Story
12/25/68 The Impossible Years
04/02/69 Support Your Local Sheriff
06/25/69 True Grit
08/13/69 Midnight Cowboy
11/26/69 Alice’s Restaurant
12/24/69 On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Some big exclusive first-runs at the this theater. More years will be added as I am able to get the information.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 18, 2010 at 11:39 am

I see that “BONNIE&CLYDE” played almost a month there.I have read several film histories,Including Warren Beatty’s Bio stating in alot of theatres in the U.S. said it was pulled because of poor grosses,put on the Drive-in circuit and it found an audience then re-released to first run theatre to do great business.This Columbus theatre was a rarity in the mid 60’s.

Keith on October 7, 2011 at 6:51 pm

Loew’s Westerville was on the end of Westerville Square. The facade is almost the same as i remember seeing films as a kid. Blue roof with big red loews letters. now fake windows replace the loews sign.

50sSNIPES on March 1, 2020 at 7:35 am

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rivest266 on November 12, 2021 at 3:26 pm

This and the Loew’s Arlington both opened on December 25th, 1966. Better quality grand opening ad posted.

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