Theatre - Columbus, OH
1928 Ohio Theatre
series of advertisements ran in the local newspapers prior to and just
opening of the theater. Most appeared in "The Columbus Citizen" which
at the time was the big newspaper in town. Each ad featured a different
aspect of the theater, including the "Mighty Morton"
of articles are courtesy of the
Columbus Metropolitan Library newspaper archives.
|The 3/17/1928 ad, not
shown, is identical to the 3/16/1928 ad on the right. The 3/18/1928 ad
was from "The Columbus Dispatch".
is a full page collage of advertisements from "The Columbus Dispatch"
on March 16,
1928, the day before the theater opened. The scan is divided in the
middle so click on either the top or bottom to get a closer view.
another article about
the upcoming opening, also in the March 16, 1928 edition of "The
Columbus Dispatch." Note that the opening organist for the theater was
guest organist rather than a "resident organist." Henry B. Murtaugh was
one of the premiere organists of the day. Also note that the center
photo misidentifies the Greta Garbo flick as "The Diving Woman" instead
of "The Divine Woman".