Kettering – Chakeres Theaters Kettering Cinemas I & II

Current Name of Theater:   Kettering- Chakeres Kettering Cinema

Chakeres Theatres Kettering Cinemas I & II

Current Type :  Cinema

Seats:  800 / 2 screens

Website:  no website – now a church

Historic Names of Theater:  Kettering Cinemas I & II,

The Cinema North was built in 1967 as the Fox North. It was renamed the Cinema North in 1975

Address:  1441 E. Dorothy Lane, Kettering, OH 45430


Year Built/Style: 1966

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History of Theater:   The Fox Kettering opened for Christmas 1966. It was later owned by Mann Theatres before being sold and twinned by Chakeres Theatres in 1975. Chakeres also changed the name to Kettering Cinemas I & II. This theater is a twin sister to the now closed Fox NorthWest “Cinema North” which was sold by Chakeres Theatres to Showcase Cinemas in April 1988 which is located in Dayton.

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Kettering Cinemas had been a second run theatre since the late-1980’s, but starting November 2004 Chakeres began running Kettering as a first run house with “The Grudge” and “The Incredibles”.

The Kettering was closed in January 2006.

The former Kettering 2 Cinema at 1441 E. Dorothy Lane in Kettering has been sold and will be reborn as a church.  The Shelter Community Church, which has outgrown its building at 1541 John Glenn Road in Dayton’s Belmont neighborhood, plans to renovate the 12,680-square-foot building east of the Wilmington Pike intersection and open as a house of workship in May or June 2013.

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