Photos of Cleveland Ohio's Allen Theater on the first day of renovation

Built in 1921 as a 3000 seat movie theater, the Allen closed up "officially" in 1968.  Seeing spotty use there after, it was very close to becoming another parking lot.  Now completely renovated, it brings Cleveland's Playhouse Square holdings to roughly 10,000 seats.  The second-largest performance arts center in the United States.

1B-Allen Theater Foyer
The grand Allen foyer.  Demolition workers
had started to take out the brass
railings, only to re-install them once the
theater's future was secured.


2B-Theater Stage and Balcony
Stage area from the balcony


3B-Theater Lighting
A theater hallway.  Notice the
temporary strung lighting and detailed
plaster work.


4B-Theater Carpet Paint
Another hallway.  The white specs on the red
are paint chips and fallen plaster from above.

5B-Cleveland's Euclid Avenue
The front hallway looking South towards
Euclid Avenue.


6B-Cleveland's Allen Theater loby
The Allen Theater's gorgeous lobby today...

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