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Studio 35: A Columbus institution

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The Lantern wrote Studio 35 a Columbus institution

Matt Hancharick

Issue date: 10/7/08

Studio 35 has been a landmark of Clintonville and an inspiration to independent movie theaters since its doors first opened Feb. 17, 1938. It sits among a chain of locally owned stores on Indianola Avenue and its old-fashioned protruding movie marquee makes it stand out.

Studio 35 has gone through many changes in the 70 years since it began showing movies, and has managed to survive in a day where giant, corporate-owned theaters rule the industry.

“It’s something from the past but it still works. It’s rough around the edges,” said Eric Brembeck, who owns Studio 35 with his wife, Rita Volpi.

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