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DP70s in Ohio (OH)

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Written by: Thomas Hauerslev Date: 04.07.2009
Cincinnati Capitol Theatre (*)
  Opened 28.06.1954 as 12th 3-strip Cinerama theatre. 1378 seats. DP70 installed for "Ben Hur" 16.03.1960. Closed
Cincinnati Valley Theatre (*╗)
  Two DP70 installed for "Around the World in 80 Days" 13.06.1957. Have shown "Windjammer" in 3-strip Cinemiracle December 1958. 1400 seats
Cleveland Colony Theatre (*)
  "Oklahoma!" opened in Cleveland November 1956. Theatre unknown. 1352 seats. Still open as a 5-plex
Cleveland Loew's Ohio Theatre (*╗)
  Closed, now performing arts centre
Cleveland Palace Theatre (*)
  27th 3-strip Cinerama theatre. Opened 14.11.1956. 3193 seats. DP70 for "Porgy and Bess" 04.11.1959. Closed 19.07.1969, now performing arts center
Cleveland Private collector (private)
  Three DP70 (2002+2123+2277). 2277 is stripped for parts. I recently (08 Dec 2006) bought three DP70 machines from a cinema in Indianapolis that were previously from DisneyWorld surplus. They were in use until this last March 31st 2006 at Key Cinemas in Indianapolis. He had bought them from DisneyWorld surplus 10 or so years ago. I bought them and I am not sure if I will keep them or not. Two of them are running and one of them has been stripped for parts. All of the chassis parts are there but it is missing the internal parts. The serial numbers are below. I notice these numbers are missing from your website. Wood Boxes for 70mm: #953 + #2000.

Sold the parts machine [2008] to a guy in Lancaster, Ohio who owns a theater supply business. He kept some of the parts to complete a machine that he has and took the rest to a scrap yard for recycling.

One of the complete machines with 70mm kit I sold to a gentleman named Bran Ferren on the east coast last year. If you Google him you can read about him. He used to be the head of Disney Imagineering.

I have one complete machine left with a 70mm kit and I recently had it up on ebay for sale. It didn't sell but I have a few interested parties. As soon as I can offload it I will get rid of it. I love the machine and how it looks and it's great engineering but I can't feasibly keep it. With film getting more and more scarce and people trading films less I don't want to be stuck with a 1,500 pound machine that I don't have film to run through or the heart to take it to the scrap yard. I don't want to be moving from house to house for the rest of my life because I can't sell it or scrap it. I hope someone else gets it that will appreciate it.
 
Columbus Hunt's Cinestage (*╗)
  550 seats
Columbus Northland Mall
  Opened in mid 60's. Closed in the '80's. In the 1000 seat range before being twinned.
Columbus Cinema East
  a 900+ seat theatre opened in the mid 60's with "Lord Jim".  Closed in early '90's.
Columbus The New Main Theatre
  Two DP70. This theatre on 1336 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio was the second of 5 DP70 installations in Columbus. It was remodelled and opened with a pair of DP70's running a 'road show' presentation of "Can-Can" on November 10, 1960.

John Williamson

 
Dayton Hunt's McCook Theatre (*╗)
  600 seats. Closed
Lancaster John Williamson (p)
  two DP70 (2277+2516). Last week (January 2007) I acquired a DP70 - serial number 2516, base serial number 6305.

DP70 #2516. Image by John Wiliamson

It's in fair condition, missing parts include: magazines, 70 conversion parts, upper and lower spindles, intermittent sprocket, mag head and mag head cover. It's my intent to restore this unit for my private use. John Williamson


2516, moved to John Carver November 2013. Base number: 6305
 
DP70 #2277. Image by John Wiliamson

Picked-up another DP70 over the week end. It was disassembled with many parts missing, no intermittent, no 70mm conversion parts. It has the large lamp table, the magazines and a remote focus motor. The serial number on the head is 2277, the base serial number is 6366. I got it as a parts source, too many parts missing to ever put it back together. We are pulling all of the remaining parts off of the castings and will take the castings to the scrap yard. John Williamson 22.10.2007
Youngstown State Theatre (*╗)
  2100 seats.
Youngstown Youngstown Film Festival
  Two DP70 in storage and for sale

April 2013:

I have recently come across two large film projectors manufactured, in part, by the American Optical Instrument Division (formerly the Spencer Lens Co.). I am trying to date the machines and find out the model of the projector and I was wondering if you could help me in any way. Attached are pictures of the projectors and information on the manufacturers. I know the projectors were produced after 1955 because the Super Cinex projection arc was first offered in 1955. I was trying to find the AO catalog listed on the machine, but came up with nothing.

Any help you could offer would be greatly appreciated! We plan to auction the machines as part of a fundraiser for the local film festival that I am a board member of. They were pulled out of a now demolished theatre that had significant historical value to our city.

Contact:
Christina Perry
Advisory Board Member
Youngstown Film Festival

P: 330.718.8659

1221 Elm Street
Youngstown, OH 44505
 
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