Cleveland Cinemas Reviving Northern Ohio Historic Theatres

Cleveland Cinemas operates 75 screens in 9 locations throughout Northern Ohio and in Pennsylvania. Included in these 75 screens are two historic theatres: the Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland Heights and the Apollo Theatre in downtown Oberlin, Ohio.

When the Apollo Theatre was placed on the market, Oberlin College made the decision to purchase it in order to ensure its preservation for both the town residents and the students at the college. The acquisition of the theatre, as well as the adjacent residential and commercial spaces, was completed by College Properties of Oberlin. A wholly owned subsidiary of Oberlin College, College Properties of Oberlin hired Cleveland Cinemas to manage the historic theatre when it reopens in summer 2012.

The Apollo is the second historic theatre to be added to the Cleveland Cinemas roster. Cleveland Cinemas also owns and operates the Cedar Lee Theatre located in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. The purchase of the Cedar Lee Theatre in 1977 by Jonathan Forman was the inception of Cleveland Cinemas. Continue reading