23 E. Main Street,
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Previously operated by: Chakeres Theaters Inc.
Functions: Live Theatre
Previous Names: Cinema Theatre, Fairborn Opry
Cinema Theatre opened sometime in the late-1920’s early-1930’s in the heart of downtown Fairborn. Cinema Theatre was leased to Springfield Chakeres Theatres in 1940 with a 15 year lease.
Chakeres opened the Fairborn Theatre at 34 South Broad Street in 1948 and closed Cinema Theatre that year, however continued to rent the space until 1955. Around 2010 it was reopened as the Fairborn Oprt, a country & western music venue. The Actor Theatre Ensemble of Ohio recently used the theatre, but had left the building by March 2016. It had reopened by February 2018.
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Has this theatre closed? Everytime I go downtown I see it, but no one seems to know what happened…
The Actors Theatre is open and currently looking for an artistic director. This 100 seat theatre is privately owned and available for musical groups and plays for a modest fee. Upcoming events are posted in the window of the theatre itself. For available dates and for booking info:call(937)878-3353
What is the status of this theatre? I was an active member of this troupe in the late 90’s. Are that still in business? It appears to not have been active since 2012.
Status should be closed. No website or Facebook activity.
For a brief time, (2010?) the venue was known as the Fairborn Opry. They had bluegrass & some country acts play on the stage. I attended numerous shows until it abruptly closed down. It sat vacant for some years after that until this past year when it reopened as a playhouse. This venue is currently open and here is the Facebook link.