The Lincoln opened November 23, 1915, as the largest and finest movie theatre in Ohio. In 1982 the Massillon Lions Club raised over half a million dollars to restore and then operate the historic theatre. When the theatre was reopened in 1983 all work was performed by Massillon Lions and their family and friends.
Today the theatre is a nonprofit organization run by a Board of Trustees. The Lincoln is currently self-sustaining thanks to the many dedicated volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering or supporting our community treasure, go to the Theatre’s website: https://lionslincolntheatre.org/