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Haltnorth Theatre

Haltnorth Theatre was located just north of Woodland Avenue and East 55th Street. In the early to mid 1930s, the Haltnorth, which hired only white workers above the rank of janitor and refused to show films with Black casts, tried to prevent a growing number of nearby Black theaters from obtaining first-run films. In 1936, […]

Circle Theatre

Circle Theatre was located at 10208 Euclid Avenue in the city’s so-called “second downtown” that centered on Euclid and E. 105th. The theater opened as the Hoffman in 1920, became the Circle in 1927, and operated until 1959. In the 1950s, as the adjacent Hough neighborhood transitioned to a majority Black area, the entertainment businesses […]