A listing and gallery of abandoned theatres in the United States.

Indiana

Gary Memorial Auditorium

Gary Memorial Auditorium

The Gary Memorial Auditorium is an abandoned civic centre 700-734 Massachusetts Avenue in Gary, Indiana. It was built as part of a widespread movement after World War I that sought to commemorate the efforts and sacrifices of the entire nation, not simply by erecting monuments, but by building significant and public utility.

  • Location: Gary, Indiana
  • Status: Demolished, Abandoned

Palace Theater

Palace Theater

The Palace Theater, at 791 Broadway in Gary, Indiana, was in operation from 1925 to 1972. It was considered the most opulent facility of its type in the city before succumbing to the declining fortunes of the town.

  • Location: Gary, Indiana
  • Status: Abandoned

Kentucky

Booneville Theater

The Booneville Theater is located on Mulberry Street in Booneville, Kentucky.

New York

Broadway Theater

Broadway Theater

The Broadway Theater is an abandoned theater in Monticello, New York, and is named after the street it is located on.

  • Location: Monticello, New York
  • Status: Abandoned

Mountain Drive-In Theater

Mountain Drive-In Theater

Mountain Drive-In Theater is an abandoned drive-in theater between Liberty and Loch Sheldrake New York.

  • Location: Liberty, New York
  • Status: Abandoned

Ohio

East Bend Twin Drive-In

East Bend Twin Drive-In

The East Bend Twin Drive-In is an short lived drive-in theater near Russellville, Ohio.

  • Location: Russellville, Ohio
  • Status: Closed

Emery Theatre

Emery Theatre

The Emery Theatre, located in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio, is a closed theater that adjoins the former Ohio Mechanics Institute.

  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Status: Closed

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Euclid Theater

The Euclid Theater, located along Euclid Avenue near Ivanhoe Road in East Cleveland, Ohio, operated from 1925 until 1950. It was the successor to a downtown theater under the same name.

  • Location: East Cleveland, Ohio
  • Status: Abandoned

Paramount Theatre

Paramount Theatre

The Paramount Theatre is a former theatre at 138 West Federal Plaza in Youngstown, Ohio. It opened as the Liberty Theatre in 1918, closed as the Paramount in 1976, and demolished in 2013.

  • Location: Youngstown, Ohio
  • Status: Demolished

Ro-Na Theater

Ro-Na Theater

The Ro-Na Theater, located along South Third Street in downtown Ironton, Ohio, opened in 1949. It was billed as southern Ohio’s “finest theater.”

  • Location: Ironton, Ohio
  • Status: Under Renovations

Variety Theatre

Variety Theatre

The Variety Theatre is a former theatre in Cleveland, Ohio that operated between 1927 and 1984. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and as a Cleveland Landmark, the theatre is being restored after years of abandonment.

  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Status: Being Renovated

Other

East Bend Twin Drive-In

The East Bend Twin Drive-In is an abandoned drive-in theater near Russellville. The theater opened circa 2001 with a second screen added in 2005. By 2008, the East Bend Twin Drive-In had closed.

Foster Theatre

The Foster Theatre opened on Glenwood Avenue in Youngstown in 1939. The Art Deco styled facility had a capacity of 800 patrons. By 1973, the theater had switched to showing adult movies, becoming the Foster Art Theatre.

West Virginia

Grand Robinson Theatre

Grand Robinson Theatre

The Grand Robinson Theatre is located in downtown Clarksburg, West Virginia and is currently mothballed awaiting restoration.

  • Location: Clarksburg, West Virginia
  • Status: AbandonedGrand Theater

 

Grand Theatre

The abandoned Grand Theater, constructed in 1937 in the Art Deco architectural style, is located in Ronceverte, West Virginia. The three-story building was designed by John Norman, Sr., the second registered black architect and seventh registered architect for the state.

  • Location: Ronceverte, West Virginia
  • Status: Abandoned