Forum Theatre

110 S. High Street,
Hillsboro, OH 45133

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Previously operated by: Chakeres Theaters Inc.

Previous Names: Fair Theatorium

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Forum Theatre

Opened in 1910, The Fair Theatorium opened showing motion pictures. On May 23, 1912, new ownership changed the name to Forum Theatre. It appears to have closed in March 1943, but reopened on September 20, 1946. In 1953 it was converted into retail use. In 2022 it was a vacant retail unit.

The Forum Theatre was across the street from the Bell’s Opera House which primarily showed live shows though did experiment with motion pictures early and was converted to a movie theatre in the 1920’s. The Orpheum Theatre and the Palace Theatre were the other two silent era theatres in town.

Contributed by dallasmovietheaters

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dallasmovietheaters on May 18, 2016 at 2:30 pm

The theatre did close in 1953 after years of operating just twice a week.

rivest266 on January 11, 2023 at 10:04 am

Reopened or placed its first as Forum on May 23rd, 1912. Ad posted.

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