Encore! The Story of the Valentine Theatre

Valentine Theatre Large

Thursday, October 26 at 8 p.m.

On Christmas night of 1895, the curtains of the Valentine Theatre rose for the first time. “Encore! The Valentine Theatre Story” explores the history of this cultural gem and the crucial role it plays in the Toledo performing arts scene and the history of downtown. From winning the deed in a card game, to the rivalry with the Paramount Theater, and surviving a mayor set on demolishing it, this Toledo landmark holds many little-known stories in its walls. The world has transformed in many ways – but the Valentine Theatre stands as a testament to the golden era of Toledo and what can happen when a community bands together to save a historic treasure.