Aileen and Herman Frankel were honored by Temple B'nai Abraham, Elyria, in 2009 for their membership and service.
In their retirement, Herman and Aileen Frankel spent winters in Weston, Fla., near Fort Lauderdale.
This image of Herman Frankel appeared regularly in the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram in the 1950s and '60s with announcements about his movie theaters, Kiwanis work and leadership of what was then the Council for Mentally Retarded Children of Greater Elyria.
Herman Frankel celebrates his 80th birthday.
Herman Frankel and family in 2009: From left, grandson,David, son, Kenneth, Herman himself, his wife, Aileen, and granddaughter,Tamara.
Herman Frankel graduated from Shaker Heights High School in 1940.
Herman Frankel "was always commended on his smiles," his wife, Aileen, recently said.
Courtesy of The Lorain County Historical Society: Herman Frankel donated a collection of photos related to his movie theaters to the historical society. This photo shows the candy counter in the lobby of the Capitol Theatre in Elyria.
Courtesy of The Lorain County Historical Society. Herman Frankel (not pictured) came up with all sorts of promotions to attract movie-goers to the Capitol, Rivoli and Lincoln theaters in Elyria.
Courtesy of The Lorain County Historical Society: Herman Frankel (not pictured) brought lesser-known films to Elyria for target audiences and special occasions.
Courtesy of The Lorain County Historical Society: Herman Frankel donated his collection of photos like this one, showing a Capitol Theatre audience from half a century ago, to the Lorain County Historical Society.
Courtesy of The Lorain County Historical Society: This photo of the Rivoli, taken during the run of "Reap the Wild Wind," probably predates Herman Frankel's ownership of the theater. The movie was released in 1943, and a banner above the marquee promotes what are likely war bonds for World War II.
Courtesy of The Lorain County Historical Society: Herman Frankel, right, met movie stars like Suzanne Pleshette, right, at National Association of Theater Owners conventions. "Sophia Loren appeared at one of them," said Frankel's wife, Aileen.
Courtesy of The Lorain County Historical Society: This photo, showing the ticket booth at the Capitol Theatre in Elyria, is part of a collection of movie theater photos that Herman Frankel donated to the historical society in 2005.