Euclid Theatre

16359 Euclid Avenue,
East Cleveland, OH 44112

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Previously operated by: Community Circuit Theaters

Architects: Frank Wooster Bail

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Euclid Theatre (East Cleveland)

This theatre should not be confused with an earlier Euclid Theatre which was at Euclid and 9th Street in downtown Cleveland which is long gone.

This Euclid Theatre was near the intersection of Euclid Avenue and Ivanhoe Road in East Cleveland very near the eastern border of East Cleveland on Euclid Avenue. It opened in 1926 and closed in 1950. The building that would have housed the entrance and lobby still exists on the north side of Euclid Avenue; the auditorium section was still visible from Ivanhoe Road, at least as of 2013, with large gaping holes in its roof.

Contributed by Christopher Walczak

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

CSWalczak on July 22, 2009 at 12:44 pm

This appears to be the third theater named Euclid to have existed in the Cleveland area. The original Euclid Theater seems to have disappeared by 1920 as the Loew’s Euclid was operating on St. Clair near 105th (a seemingly odd name for the a theater at that location). This theater now appears to have opened in the 1920s after Loew’s Euclid became the Doan.

rlausche on August 3, 2011 at 8:14 pm

I was in this theater a few times with my parents. Around the year 2000 I was waiting for a bus near the theatre. I looked inside one of the store fronts and I could see the entrance and inter lobby of the theater. I was only 4 or 5 when my parents took me here

shermancahal on March 20, 2015 at 7:55 am

I did some digging in the Cleveland Plain Dealer archives and found several sources as to its opening. You can use for your uses on this site – just please give credit.

I did go inside and was … underwhelmed. Long abandoned, the ceiling saw the later addition of a drop ceiling (post-closure). It seems that it was a storefront for years.

Was it split screened at one point? I couldn’t find any indication, but the movie guides showed two movies showing at Euclid in its later years.

shermancahal on March 23, 2015 at 6:11 am

I amended the article on my site to include it’s historical location at E. 9th and Chester. It was very short lived. What I didn’t realize was that the downtown location and its successor in East Cleveland was the same developer.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 21, 2016 at 1:49 pm

The Cleveland Architects Database (large pdf file here) lists an Ivanhoe Square Block and Theatre, 16341-7 Euclid Avenue, East Cleveland, as a 1926 project of architect Frank Wooster Bail. The storefronts in the three-story theater building as seen in Google street view run from 16345 to 16357, and I can’t explain the address discrepancy. This is the place, though, as we’ve got the vintage photo showing it.

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