Interior shot of the old Robins Theatre, located at 166 East Market St., Warren, Ohio.
The theatre opened on January 9, 1923. Designed by C. Howard Crane and I.J. Goldston and constructed by Charles Shutrump and Sons. Co of Youngstown, construction began in 1922 at a cost of $300,000.
The exterior is in the Italian Renaissance style, while the interior is in the Adam style. The interior boasts Vermont marble columns, grand staircases, an ornate cieling resembling the night sky, and large window- shaped grilles which once housed the pipes for the theatre’s organ. The orchestra floor seated 1,100, and the mezzanine seated 400, totalling 1,500 seats. The stage was once used for vaudeville productions, and could be converted from motion pictures to live theatre performances in 24 hours.
The theatre remained in continuous operation fron 1923 to 1974, when its doors were permanently.