Over-the-Rhine, OH — Renovation Planned For Woodward Theater

OH-Over-the-Rhine-Woodward078Renovation Planned For Woodward Theater
Published by WKRC Cincinnati, Local 12
March 13, 2013

A historic theater in Over-the-Rhine is entering its second act. The Woodward Theodore on Main Street was an antique shop. Now–its new owners are hoping to transform the building into a venue for music. Local 12’s Angela Ingram has more on their vision for the Woodward.

In 1913 -the theater was a grand building in the heart of Over-the-Rhine. These days the Woodward is sitting patiently – waiting for a make-over. “It’s the only [bow arts]* style theater you’re going to find in the city. So it’s pretty unique and it’s hard not to look at it and wonder what could be.”

Owners of the popular pub called “MOTR” on Main Street have been eyeing the property since September of last year. The theatre sits directly across the street from the pub. For nearly a century the Woodward has seen a lot of changes. “It’s been a Kroger’s in the 50’s, the Kroger’s that was over on Vine Street was here first. It’s been a bar before, that’s not new and it’s been a house for antiques for a long time.”
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*3/19/2013 Update:
More than one person wrote to us about the “bow arts” gaffe in the transcription of this newcast. Please note that it should read Beaux-Arts.


One Comment

  1. It is very remarkable how unchanged the facade is, for a theatre of this vintage. The survival of the two statues is nothing short of remarkable.

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