Norval Theatre

5306 Storer Avenue,
Cleveland, OH 44102

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Architects: Ernest Huberty

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Norval Theater

Operated from about 1920 to 1950. The building is still standing but empty and deteriorating.

Contributed by Gary Swilik

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 1, 2011 at 9:22 am

The office of Ohio’s Secretary of State included on its list of new corporations formed in 1919 the Norval Theatre Company, of Cleveland.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 1, 2011 at 2:00 pm

The Norval Theatre was designed by architect Ernest Huberty. A notice of the plans was published in The American Architect January, 1919.

forgottencinema on December 18, 2014 at 3:52 pm

Any information about the interior of this building? Are the original seats still there? Any photos current or historical?

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 18, 2014 at 5:24 pm

There are web sites listing 5306 Storer Avenue as the location of the Rolen Bros. Fence Company, and it’s also listed simply as Fence Warehouse. The company’s web site gives a different address for the business, so they might have moved since those listings went up, though this building could still be their warehouse.

This modern exterior photo shows the fence company’s sign on the building, but it isn’t there in Google Street View. As the building has been used as a warehouse the seats were undoubtedly removed long ago. The floor might even have been leveled. I’ve been unable to find any interior photos, historical or modern.

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