Carter Theater

2071 E. 9th Street,
Cleveland, OH 44115

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 23, 2014 at 4:49 pm

The April 13, 1937, issue of Motion Picture News said that the Carter Theatre in Cleveland, which had not operated as a movie house for a year, was being redecorated by Community Circuit Theatres and would reopen with films on May 1.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 10, 2013 at 7:35 pm

The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History actually says that the Miles Theatre opened on October 26, 1913. Items in trade journals from the period indicate that the house was under construction for over a year.

The Cleveland Landmarks Commission identifies Lewis W. Thomas as the architect of the Miles Theatre.

CSWalczak on December 10, 2009 at 3:54 pm

The theater site is occupied by a shorter, rather bland office building on the other side of Barn Court which run behind the Cleveland Trust tower.

I do not know if the the Carter Theater had any real connection or played off of the naming of the nearby Carter/Pick-Carter hotel or not. A strong possibilty is that either or both may have been named for Lorenzo Carter who was an associate of Moses Cleaveland (for whom the city is named, minus the first ‘a’) and
one of its pioneer residents.

buckguy on December 10, 2009 at 3:36 pm

they must have played off the Carter (aka Pick-Carter) Hotel that looks like it was caddy corner to the theatre. Did this site wind up being part of the Cleveland Trust tower?