Jewel Theatre

7 E. Main Street,
Troy, OH 45373

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Jewel Theatre

The Jewel Theatre was built in the silent era, opening prior to 1911. It was closed in 1953

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SethG on October 27, 2020 at 7:34 am

The address is wrong, and this has not been demolished. The theater was at 7 E Main. The building is a two-story Second Empire style building with a limestone front. It was likely constructed in the 1870s, and appears on the 1887 Sanborn as a bank. It’s the 1st National Bank on the 1905 map, but is ‘Moving Pictures’ on the 1911 map. It is still in operation on what is supposedly the 1947 map. The front page of the map is the 1931 map, with additions in 1937 and 1942, but Ohio’s collection labels it as June 1947.

SethG on October 27, 2020 at 7:36 am

Building is currently a gourmet grocery.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 28, 2020 at 5:18 pm

Although the Jewel is mentioned at least once in a trade journal in 1911 (The Moving Picture World, October 7,) and is mentioned in multiple issues of the trades after 1915, it is not listed in the 1914-1915 American Motion Picture Directory. This might have been an accidental omission from the directory, or the house might have been closed at the time the directory was being put together and then reopened later.

SethG on October 28, 2020 at 10:12 pm

The bank constructed a new building across the street in 1908 (which is also still there), so the theater could have opened any time after that.

rivest266 on May 27, 2023 at 3:46 pm

Newspapers listings for the Jewel ended in 1953.

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