Parma councilwoman Deborah Lime wants Parma Theater designated as historic preservation site.
PARMA, Ohio - Fire investigators have ruled the cause of the blaze at the landmark Parma Theatre as arson.
The theater, which opened in 1936 on Ridge Road, caught on fire around 5 p.m. Friday. Within the hour, firefighters had the blaze out and contained it to the lobby.
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No injuries were reported.
The Parma Theatre closed on Sept. 9 and its sign out front reads "Closed. Thanks for your patronage." The theater stopped showing movies during the week because of poor attendance at the beginning of the year, but there was a recent push to save it.
Officials said the investigation is ongoing. A damage estimate is still unknown.
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.