Parma councilwoman Deborah Lime wants Parma Theater designated as historic preservation site.
PARMA, Ohio - The Parma Theater has been a fixture in Parma since October 1936. But with dwindling attendance, the theater will be closing its doors forever on Labor Day.
The theater opened as a single screen 1,500-seat theater at the corner of Snow and Ridge Roads. Today it contains three screens within the same building.
Norman Barr, owner of the theater, has been trying to sell the property for some time now.
Since the beginning of 2012, movies were being shown on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only. Monday through Thursday shows have been eliminated due to poor attendance.
There are currently no plans for the property or how it may be redeveloped after the theater's doors are closed.
The Parma Fire Department ruled the cause of last week's fire at the Parma Theatre.
Fire investigators have ruled the cause of the blaze at the landmark Parma Theatre as arson.
Flames and smoke shot from the Parma Theatre, which closed in September, on Nov. 16.
While smoke spread for the 76-year-old Parma Theatre, which was recently closed, a woman at the alteration shop next door tried to save as many wedding dresses as she could from smoke damage.
The Parma Theatre is now closed after 76 years on Ridge Road. Now, the fight starts to save it.
Community meeting being held Thursday evening to discuss future options that would preserve the historic and now closed Parma Theater.
Sunday will be last day to catch a movie at theater which opened in 1936. Ohio's 7th largest city to be without any movie theater within its borders.
The Parma Theater will be closing its doors forever come Labor Day.