The Valentine Theatre is located in the downtown district of Toledo, Ohio at the corner of Superior and Adams Streets. The 128-year-old facility seats 901.

Valentine Theatre
Address410 Adams Street
Toledo, Ohio
United States
Coordinates41°39′10″N 83°32′03″W / 41.6528°N 83.5342°W / 41.6528; -83.5342
OwnerToledo Cultural Arts Center
OperatorToledo Cultural Arts Center, Inc
OpenedDecember 25, 1895 (1895-12-25)
ReopenedOctober 9, 1999
ArchitectE.O. Fallis

From 1925 to approximately 1928 The Toledo Society for the Blind (Now the Sight Center of Northwest Ohio) rented space there for their operations. It was there that a piano and victrola were donated and they were able to start a dancing class.

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 19, 1987.[1] A $28 million renovation of the building carried out by architect Charles H. Stark, begun in 1978 and taking 21 years to complete, was unveiled on October 9, 1999.[2][3]

On November 23, 2007, a natural gas explosion in the basement caused extensive damage and forced the evacuation of the adjoining Renaissance Senior Apartments.[4] The theater reopened in April 2008 after repairs costing $3.5 million.[5]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Administrator. "The Valentine Theatre". Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Valentine Theatre - Toledo, OH". Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  4. ^ Weber, Laren. "Valentine 'safe' after blast; damage appears cosmetic". Toledo Blade. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  5. ^ Reindl, JC. "Renaissance residents return to downtown Toledo apartments". Toledo Blade. Retrieved 5 February 2018.

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