Visit The Popular Historic Theater That Was Nearly Made Into A Wendy’s, The Esquire, In Cincinnati
Everyone enjoys a great underdog story, especially when it has a happy ending. You can find stories like these all over Cincinnati throughout its interesting history, and some of them have to do with saving historic locations. The Esquire Theatre in Clifton is a beloved movie theater in Cincinnati that has been through so much, including almost being turned into a Wendy’s Restaurant. This popular movie-watching destination is now standing strong and is poised to continue through its second century of business.
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There may not be another movie theater in Cincinnati that is loved in the way that locals love The Esquire. It’s not only unique and historic, but it has set the tone for the character of the Gaslight District in Clifton and is proof that the resident underdogs can, indeed, come out on top. Do you love catching a movie at The Esquire? Were you a part of the efforts to save it? We’d love to hear your story in the comments!
For more information on the Esquire Theatre, including movie times, visit its website here and follow along on Facebook here.
Also, visit here to learn about a nearby park that would make for a great stop in Clifton before your movie.
A Cincinnati native who has lived in Kentucky for over 10 years, Andrea's heart belongs both in the Queen City and the Bluegrass State. After earning an education degree and working in that field for a number of years, Andrea began to pursue her passion for writing over 6 years ago. Since then she has written for a number of print and online publications, as well as published a children's book.
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