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Minster in Auglaize County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Crescent Theater

 
 
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By Michael Baker
1. The Crescent Theater Marker
Inscription.  This large 2-story brick structure served as the only Minster movie house for over 60 years. It opened in 1933 and boasted a stage, orchestra pit, and seating for 611 patrons. The first show was an animated Mutt & Jeff short film. During the silent movie era the piano was often played from the stage while movie-goers read subtitles. Residents remember going to see Saturday cartoons, summer band shows, live plays and graduations. The theater and its colorful marquee closed in 1995.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEntertainment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1933.
 
Location. 40° 23.576′ N, 84° 22.681′ W. Marker is in Minster, Ohio, in Auglaize County. Marker is at the intersection of East Fourth Street and South Lincoln Street, on the left when traveling west on East Fourth Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Minster OH 45865, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Minster's Origins (within shouting distance of this marker); The Log Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Francis J. Stallo's log cabin (about
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300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cholera Marker (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Loramie (approx. 2.2 miles away); Pioneer Cabin (approx. 2.8 miles away); Pioneer Portage (approx. 2.9 miles away); Fort Loramie Veterans Monument (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Minster.
 
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By Michael Baker
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2016, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. This page has been viewed 328 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 2, 2016, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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