Amphitheater

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Amphitheater
Other Name(s) Open-Air Theater
Type Music and Performances
Sports
Park Section West
Built 1921
Opened 1921
Closed Unknown
Length 56 feet
Width 35 feet

The outdoor Amphitheater was an open-air attraction for music, performances, and sports at Olentangy Park,[1] located south of the Figure Eight, overlooking the revine and Olentangy River.[2][3][4][5] It opened in 1921, and held performances including vaudeville, amateur acts, wrestling, and boxing[2] were held twice a day and moved to the Theater on rainy days.[3]

Description

The amphitheater was a 56 by 35-ft. stage made of concrete, brick, and stucco. It was fully equipped with lights and scenery.[3]

References

  1. Hyatt, Shirley. Clintonville and Beechwold. Arcadia Publishing, 2009.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Barret, Richard E. "Olentangy Park: Four Decades of Fun." Columbus and Central Ohio Historian. Vol. 1. April 1984. Pg. 15.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Old and New Joys at Olentangy Park." The Columbus Sunday Dispatch. 29 May 1921. Pg. 53.
  4. Sagstetter, Eugene P. "Remember Olentangy Park?" Columbus Sunday Dispatch Magazine. 6 June 1954. Pg. 120.
  5. "The story of the local world-class amusement park you’ve probably never heard of." 614Now. 14 November 2022. https://614now.com/2022/explore-columbus/adventures/the-story-of-the-local-world-class-amusement-park-youve-probably-never-heard-of