Community asked to join in fun at Lincoln Theatre [Massillon, OH]

Christina Redekopp
Posted:  11/30/2011 7:00 AM

It’s the holiday season and the Lions Lincoln Theatre is welcoming the community with open arms and inviting everyone to stay for awhile.

As the theater marks its 96th year, Lynda Blankenship, executive director, wants to share its plans for 2012.

Now, a series of live shows every Friday during the summer has been scheduled, the theater is looking for movie memorabilia to showcase in the theater, and plans have been announced to refurbish the “grand old lady” by its centennial birthday.  

“It’s such a treasure and we need everyone to know it’s not just an old movie theater — it’s a whole lot more,” Blankenship said.

Back when the Lincoln Theatre, 156 Lincoln Way E, first opened on Nov. 23, 1915, it was considered the finest moving picture house in Ohio. In 1982, the Massillon Lions Club saved the theater from the wrecking ball and has kept it alive the past 30 years.

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