Last updated: May 8, 2018
- 7428 Hamilton Ave., Mt. Healthy, Ohio
- Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, reference number 100001934
- OPEN TO PUBLIC:
Mt. Healthy and other nearby villages benefitted from the Main Theatre, as it offered wholesome movies for a wide-ranged audience. While the earliest motion pictures were modest, films were becoming more risqué. Peter Blum worked tirelessly to preserve the sanctity of his theater by refusing to show motion picture films that had the potential for being offensive.
According to oral histories with Vierling Blum (born 1921), Peter chose the films he showed very carefully, especially because the movie theater catered to kids during the weekends. "Saturday was for the kids,” said Vierling, “…used to be fifteen cents on Saturdays.” Another relative, Marie Blum (born 1923), recalled the Main Theatre as a place where families felt safe sending their children. The Main theatre made entertainment a shared experience and connected people of all ages. It allowed parents to send their children to the movies without worrying about what they were watching, or who they would be watching with.