Akron Civic Theatre, Akron

Akron Civic Theatre, Akron (must see)

Built in 1929, the Akron Civic Theatre has been a significant part of Akron's history ever since and it is considered one of the most important cultural landmarks of the city. The interior of the theater is designed to look like a Moorish Castle with Mediterranean decor, complete with medieval style carvings, authentic European antiques and Italian alabaster sculptures. The theater is known as an atmospheric theater, where customers can experience sitting under a star-lit sky and clouds that appear to move across the horizon. Located on Akron’s South Main Street, the theater’s entrance lobby extends over the Ohio and Erie Canal. The theater has a small multi-colored terra cotta façade dominated by a large marquee. A grand full-sized organ hidden beneath the stage rises to the stage level on a special elevator.

An excellent example of the great movie palaces of the 1920s, the Akron Civic Theatre is the last remaining theater of 11 opened by the famous architect Marcus Loew, founder of the Loew's theater chain. The Civic is located on South Main Street in Akron, Ohio and seats approximately 4,000 people. The theater has been putting on shows and special events for about 85 years.
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Sight Name: Akron Civic Theatre
Sight Location: Akron, USA (See walking tours in Akron)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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