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The mission of the Akron Civic Theatre is to provide a venue to present high quality of entertainment for diverse audiences. The theatre shall continue to develop its historic integrity so that generations to come can appreciate the golden era of atmopheric movie palaces. It shall be a congenial locale for audience to experience cultural events.
Long recognize among the community's cultural landmarks, the Akron Civic Theatre has a rich and spectacular history. It has provided the community with a venue for quality entertainment and live performances for over 77 years. During that time, hundreds of thousands of people have been thrilled by various theatrical presentations, both on stage and on screen. The theater was built in 1929 by Marcus Loew and designed by famed theater architect, John Eberson. The interior structure was fashioned after a Moorish castle featuring Mediterranean decor, including medieval carvings, authentic European antiques and Italian alabaster sculptures. Among facilities of its size, the Civic is one of only 5 remaining atmospheric theaters in the country where patrons experience a twinkling star-lit sky and intermittent clouds moving across the horizon, all while sitting inside the auditorium.