Abby Theater

15511 Waterloo Road,
Cleveland, OH 44110

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Architects: Edward Richardson, Arthur G. Yost

Previous Names: Keystone Theatre

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Abby Theater

Designed by architects Edward Richardson and Arthur G. Yost, the Keystone Theater opened in 1914, and was closed as the Abby Theater by 1950.

Contributed by Christopher Walczak

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CSWalczak on June 24, 2012 at 11:42 pm

Prior to its becoming the Abbey, the theater was known as the Keystone, according to the 1932 city directory. Should be an AKA.

rivest266 on January 19, 2014 at 12:42 am

Newspaper listings listed it as Abby. Listings for Keystone started in 1923. closed as Abby in 1949

edwardkern on October 16, 2015 at 10:31 pm

abby theatre closed because the screen could not fit cinemascope that came out in the late 40s. I have a picture of the abby theatre in 1952 still with its markey. I was a projectionist in Cleveland. sonny kern 216-990-5209

edwardkern on October 16, 2015 at 10:34 pm

anyone that has a picture of the abby theatre please call sonny kern at 216-990-5209. PLEASE

buckguy on January 20, 2023 at 2:25 am

The Abbey was a furniture store by 1952. The store, Perme’s, closed in the fall of that year and Imperial Furniture took its place.

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