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Our historic theatre has been a feature of the Cincinnati entertainment scene for more than 85 years.

The Redmoor Event House History


The Mt. Lookout property where the Redmoor stands was purchased by Frank Boesch as a sheep farm in 1901 and has remained in the family since that time. Mr. Boesch later partnered with Hollywood showman Jerry Jackson, who had the vision to open an avant-garde theater modeled after those he’d seen in California.

In 1938, the state-of-the-art theater held its premiere, with the first tickets being sold by 10-year-old Frances Faber.

Tickets remained in high demand, with a queue often extending down the length of Mt. Lookout Square, and continued to feature films within an exquisite Art Deco setting for many decades.

After the advent of video and audio tapes, a lesser demand for theater inspired a new idea for the venue: an upscale steakhouse. Later the concepts of theater and dining merged in the building’s next incarnation as Cinema Grille.

Recognizing the need for a distinctive setting for events that are far from ordinary, Cincinnati interior designer David Millet reinvented the building’s identity as The Redmoor — Cincinnati’s premier event house.

The Redmoor Tradition Continued


Today, the husband and wife combination of Mandie and Scott McDonald open their unique event space to hosting a variety of events and live entertainment. It's the combination of carefully made cuisine and a passion for delivering on the expectations of an amazing event. They've maintained the art-deco styling that connects the venue today, with the traditions of the past. 

Sharing in special moments like weddings, fundraisers, retirements, and almost any reason to celebrate together. Its a passion shared by ownership, the kitchen, and our amazing service staff. It's a fun and eclectic night out. It is truly a venue unexpected and often just what you need. 

Join us for a live concert, join us for a one of our many public occasions, or let us help plan the event everyone talks about.

Hosts of the Redmoor Event House

We would like to introduce ourselves. The Redmoor is owner-operated by Mandie and Chef Scott McDonald. Mandie and Jennifer are your party planning team.

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