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Esquire Theatre’s Art House Jamboree: A Chance to Show Some Love


What were you doing in 1911? Not much, you say? Yeah, me too. But I know something about what other people were doing, and that happened to be the year the Esquire Theatre on Ludlow Avenue in Clifton opened its doors. To celebrate the fact that The Esquire not only survived 101 years but expanded, the folks at the Esquire are hosting The Art House Jamboree Saturday, November 10 at 8 pm. The evening will feature none other than Jerry Springer, who’ll show some love by hosting what has been billed as a “whimsical evening of time travel, stories & celebration.” Proceeds from the event will benefit the Clifton Cultural Arts Center.

Other highlights of the evening include:

  • A screening of “Mystery Movie,” the Esquire’s whimsical 30-minute  film that starred Jerry Springer and Cincinnati celebs (was shown in 1990 for the theater’s Re-Grand Opening.)
  • A tip of the hat to Clifton residents who saved the theater from becoming a Wendy’s fast food restaurant; like the early movie-makers, they took a financial risk to keep the theater afloat;
  • Jim Tarbell will rock the house with a few tales about the famous Ludlow Garage that was just down the street.

Things will start off with a reception from 8 – 9 pm (coffee/desserts/cash bar.) The program begins at 9 pm, concluding with live music by the Cincinnati Dancing Pigs Jug Band. Tickets are $25 general admission and $60 at the patron level. (Patron level attendees receive a limited edition print by Jim Borgman, specially created for this occasion!) Seating is limited! Tickets available NOW at the Esquire box office, or can be purchased online by clicking here.