American Theater

Chestnut Street,
Leetonia, OH 44431

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Previously operated by: Manos Amusement Inc.

Previous Names: Gem Theatre, Mantis Theatre

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American Theater

The Gem Theatre was opened in 1917. Later becoming the Mantis Theatre, its change of name to American Theater dates back to at least 1926. Listed in the 1951 Film Daily Yearbook but not in the 1955 edition.

After closing it was used as a workshop, and was demolished in November 2012.

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Dudester21 on February 5, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Chepke Restoration is now housed in the building according to a sign on the side of the building facing the railroad tracks.

CSWalczak on November 19, 2012 at 9:18 pm

An article about the demolition of this theater can be read here.

Supermanj2 on June 19, 2017 at 8:34 pm

The American Theater in Leetonia,Oh. Was mantaged by dad Harold Hope. He also helped in Lisban,Columbiana,any may of the drive-ins.I believe the manager in Lisban was Bob Harold.You can contact me for more info. @ .I live in Gilbert,Az.Would like to here from someone.

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