Cinema East

712 Watervliet Avenue,
Dayton, OH 45420

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Previous Names: Belmont Theatre

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The Belmont Theatre

The Belmont Theatre opened on December 25, 1946 with Jeanne Crain in “Centennial Summer”. It was renamed Cinema East on August 20, 1965 and closed on June 4, 1973.

The Cinema East was destroyed by an early morning fire on June 5, 1973.

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TerryBear on May 11, 2009 at 5:55 am

This was a Bob Mills theater. He also had the Cinema South, Washington Square, and Cinema Centre Twin Cinemas in the Dayton area. The Cinema East was a neighborhood theater the mostly ran sub-run double features, but also ran some first-run features. The theater itself was fairly plain with a small lobby area, but had nice seating and a large deep-curved ‘scope screen.

Gary Smith
Gary Smith on August 27, 2013 at 10:16 am

The Belmont theatre had a nice balcony where we always sat.

rivest266 on March 31, 2018 at 7:03 am

This reopened as Cinema East on August 20th, 1965. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

Timothy L Mayer
Timothy L Mayer on May 28, 2022 at 9:01 am

Didn’t “Billy Jack” play here for an absurd run? Like 35 weeks? I remember this because the sequel didn’t play this location on release. Guess Mr. Mills was not happy…

Mark_L on May 29, 2022 at 6:27 am

That long run of BILLY JACK was at Cinema South.

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