The Marianne is a beautiful 1940s Art Deco, single-screen movie theater located in the Northern Kentucky Cincinnati suburb of Bellvue.
The Marianne opened for business on March 1, 1942. It has a seating capacity of 542.
By the mid 1990s the Marianne had began running second run movies and eventually closed for business. The last movie to play in the theater was the 1998 Tommy Lee Jones film “U.S. Marshals”
In February of 2018 developers announced that the theater would be restored and turned into an event center for live concerts and other performances.
First and foremost before I begin this entry I want to give credit and thanks to the Martins Fork Lake Facebook page for sharing these photos. Ever since I was small I have always wondered what the land looked like before the lake was built at Smith. So, with great gratitude I thank the folks who control the lake’s social media page for having the thoughtfulness and courtesy to share these wonderful archives with us.
Im starting off the photos with what I consider to be the holy grail of the bunch. This photo is looking toward the bridge nearest the beach. Imagine that little road running up and down the middle is the road along the beach area. If you look closely you can see the roof of the old Smith School and the rock church near the center. Im shocked at how flat this area was.
This second picture is looking off toward the lake from the last bridge. In fact, to this day, if the water is down far enough you can still tell where this bridge was that is in the picture.
The rest of the photos are pretty self explanatory, but fascinating no doubt.
The last picture is an old welcome sign that was at the lake until the 1980s according to the lake’s Facbook page.
I also have a couple of other entries that includes more historical pictures from Martins Fork Lake and the Smith community that I posted a few years ago, if you are interested in reading those articles you can do so by clicking the links below:
Smith Kentucky; A Glimpse To The Past, Present and Futrue
Smith Presbyterian Church
This Logan County Courthouse was constructed in 1903 and remodeled in 1972. This courthouse replaced earlier courthouses dating back to 1792 that were located at the site of the current day public square in town.
Reed Consolidated School was located just off US 60 on Reed Bluff City Road between Henderson and Owensboro.
There is basically no information about the history of the school. However I have found that all 9-12 graders in Henderson County began attending the new Henderson County High School in 1955. This building likely served as a K-8 school for many years after that.
As you can tell, the sun was not cooperating at all with me when there.
This collage represents each of the 24 Kmart locations that were open in Kentucky as of July 2016.
Starting with the top row from left to right:
- Erlanger, Kentucky
- Louisville (Outer Loop) — Closed March 2017
- Louisville (Taylorsville Road) — Closed July 2016
- Louisville (Poplar Level) — Closed July 2016
- Elizabethtown — Closed July 2016
Second row from left to right
- Georgetown — Closed March 2017
- Maysville — Closed July 2016
- Paintsville — Closed July 2016
- London — Closed March 2017
Third row from left to right
- Corbin — Closed March 2017
- Owensboro (Fredrica Street)
- Owensboro (Parish Avenue) — Closed March 2017
Fourth row from left to right
- Hopkinsville — Closed March 2017
- Bowling Green — Closed March 2017
Fifth row from left to right
- Russell Springs
- Pikeville — Closed December 2016
From 24 locations to 11 in under a year. Yikes. 😦