Forest Theater

671 Forest Avenue,
Cincinnati, OH 45229

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Previously operated by: Mid-States Theaters Inc.

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Forest Theater

The Forest Theater was opened on November 26, 1914. By 1950 it was operated by the Mid-States Theaters Inc. It was closed in 1958.

Contributed by Bob Jensen

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on March 9, 2008 at 1:39 pm

A Mighty WurliTzer Theater Pipe Organ, Opus 745, a 2 Manual/3 Rank, was shipped to this theater on December 4, 1923. It was reposessed and parts went to the Norland Theater in this same town on June 1, 1927. Those parts then went to a private owner in Louisville, Kentucky in 1960. If you know anything else about what happened to this organ, please email us!

“Gee Dad, it "WAS” a WurilTzer!"

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 22, 2011 at 9:21 am

The Forest Theatre, at the above address, was on a list of Cincinnati movie houses published in the March 29, 1915, issue of “The Cincinnatian,” the official publication of the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce.

Will Dunklin
Will Dunklin on December 23, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Continuing the story on the organ – David Junchen “The Wurlitzer Pipe Organ, An Illustrated History” also lists this theatre as getting a new Wurlitzer, opus 1316, a II/7 style E, in 1927. Wonder if opus 745 was repossessed or just sold when the Forest got a new, bigger instrument?

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