Copley Theatre

853 Copley Road,
Akron, OH 44320

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rivest266 on April 21, 2016 at 4:20 am

March 27th, 1947 grand opening ad in photo section.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on April 6, 2006 at 3:25 am

It was WAKR when I lived there, and I didn’t realize that they had later changed their call letters.

rollingacres on April 6, 2006 at 3:07 am

That’s true Ron. I just put the most recent info about the station lest this become more of an entry for the TV station than the theater. But for accuracy’s sake, it did open in 1953 as WAKR. They did switch the call letters to WAKC later down the line, though.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on March 30, 2006 at 4:29 am

WAKR (not WAKC) was originally Channel 49. It moved to Channel 23 some time between 1965 and 1968, while I was living there.