Jewel Theatre

2nd Street and Court Street,
Hamilton, OH 45011

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 19, 2018 at 6:07 pm

The January 26, 1971, issue of the Hamilton Daily News and Journal ran an article about the Jewel Theatre building, which was about to be demolished. It said that John A. Schwalm and John H. Broomball, directors of the Jewel Photoplay Company, opened the Jewel on May 1, 1909, and the house closed in March, 1926.

The Jewel Photoplay Company had taken over operation of the Grand Theatre in 1918, and had built and opened the Rialto Theatre in 1920. In 1931 the company leased the Grand (renamed the Regent by 1924) and the Rialto to Paramount-Publix. Publix operated the Rialto, but kept the Regent closed.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 8, 2014 at 2:28 pm

Here is a photo of The Jewel Theatre which the MidPointe Library System dates circa 1920.