Celina Cinema 5

116 N. Main Street,
Celina, OH 45822

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50sSNIPES on February 1, 2024 at 12:07 pm

Construction of the 66x145ft building started with a ground-break on April 5, 1947. They are originally planned to construct it earlier but was postponed due to the death of Leo Dwyer.

The Celina Theatre opened its doors with a capacity of 1,000 seats on January 28, 1949 with Walter Pidgeon in “Julia Misbehaves” with no extra short subjects.

It was twinned on December 23, 1982 featuring Dolby Stereo in both screens, and was renamed “Celina Cinemas 1 & 2”. Three more screens were added on November 23, 1988 and became a 5-screen theater known as the “Celina Cinema 5”.

nevin1977 on March 22, 2021 at 4:13 pm

This theatre is now owned by UEC. https://www.uecmovies.com/theatres/details/1034

DavidZornig on November 24, 2018 at 8:19 pm

1953 photos in this link.


Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 28, 2010 at 4:45 pm

Nice pictures guys thanks for getting them on.

atmos on May 10, 2010 at 12:04 am

This theatre was designed by John and Drew Eberson and would have opened in the late 1940’s.

kencmcintyre on September 20, 2007 at 6:53 pm

You’ll have to ask Lost Memory about the organ. I don’t think he’s gotten to Ohio yet.

jon6444 on April 27, 2005 at 5:13 pm

Does anyone have pictures? does the theatre have or did have a theatre organ?