Falls Theatre

2220 Front Street,
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

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Previously operated by: Loews

Architects: Sigmund Braverman, Kurt Havermaet

Firms: Braverman & Havermaet

Functions: Bowling Alley, Restaurant

Previous Names: Loews New Falls Theatre

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The Falls Theater

The Falls Theatre was built circa 1925. In 1962, this theatre was converted to a Cinerama theatre. Seating was reduced from 1,000 to approximately 630 seats at that time. As of 2004 the building was still standing. In the summer of 2016 plans were announced to convert the theatre into a micro-brewery.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 1, 2012 at 12:51 am

The NRHP nomination form for the Moreland Theatre in Cleveland lists the Falls Theatre in Cuyahoga Falls as one of five theaters designed by the Moreland’s architects, Sigmund Braverman and Kurt Havermaet.

Jeremiahi on March 10, 2014 at 11:00 pm

hifiman – have you had any luck with the renovations? Really curious as to the state of the theatre these days!

Tim Hartswick
Tim Hartswick on July 14, 2016 at 8:55 pm

From “The Cuyahoga Falls News-Press. July 3, 2016

On June 26, the Ohio Development Services Agency awarded $27.8 million in Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits to 26 applicants to rehabilitate 39 historic buildings, including the Falls Theater. The Falls Theater, at 2218-2220 Front St., was approved for a $249,999 tax credit. The total estimated cost of the project is $1.27 million.

The historic Falls Theater space has two storefronts and four apartments on the second floor that have been empty for more than a decade, according to a news release from the Ohio Development Services Agency. Tax credits will help transform the theater space into a microbrewery and restaurant. The commercial and apartment spaces will be renewed for their original intent. The project is part of a newly revitalized Front Street.
GregoryZ on November 12, 2019 at 12:33 pm

Would anyone have any information on the projection equipment that was used at Falls Theater? I was able to purchase the Simplex Standard projector from there and it appears to have been a silent hand crank setup. Any info would be most appreciative. Thank you!

DavidZornig on December 17, 2019 at 9:21 pm

1965 photo as New Falls Theatre added courtesy Edward Dedmon‎.

Tim Hartswick
Tim Hartswick on August 20, 2021 at 10:08 pm

The space occupied by the Falls Theater has been nicely remodeled into “The Workz on the Riverfront. The Workz houses an Arcade, Duckpin Bowling, Virtual Reality, a Speakeasy with full menu. They host parties and social events. The walls, ceiling and proscenium arch have been beautifully restored with an original (60’s) projector on display at the entrance. 30 years after going dark, with so many false starts, it’s nice to see this space in use again, still retaining some of its original architecture.

Rainbow Angels Ensemble
Rainbow Angels Ensemble on September 9, 2023 at 6:31 am

The micro brewery is probably open by now

DavidZornig on September 9, 2023 at 9:04 am

Website for The Workz entertainment venue.


MSC77 on November 21, 2023 at 11:19 am

This venue’s 70mm presentations history is included in the recently-published article “70mm Presentations in Akron: A Chronology of 70mm Large Format Exhibition, 1964-Present”.

JodarMovieFan on November 21, 2023 at 12:03 pm

Interior looks beautiful with lots of entertainment choices, but sadly, no more movies.

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