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    • Woman protesting to "Save the Allen Theatre"

    • Playhouse Square Center; Allen Theatre (Cleveland, Ohio); Shepardson, Ray; Sandwich boards
    • A woman protesting to save the Allen Theatre by wearing a sandwich board advertising an upcoming rally on December 23rd, 1987. In 1993 the Playhouse Square Foundation bought the Allen Theatre and reopened it in 1998.
    • Ticket order form from for the Palace Theatre, 1963

    • Tickets; Playhouse Square Center; Palace Theatre (Cleveland, Ohio); Cinerama; Premieres
    • An order form for tickets to the premiere of the Cinerama version of "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World" at the Palace Theatre beginning December 18, 1963. Cinerama, the process, involved projecting images from three synchronized projectors onto a curved...
    • Third page of the International Trade & Fair Brochure

    • International Trade & Fair, Inc.; Palace Theatre (Cleveland, Ohio); Playhouse Square Center; International organizations; Stores & shops
    • The ITF was a trading organization that reportedly represented over 300 European manufactures. In February of 1970 it used over 80,000 sq. feet of the Palace Theatre for its Cleveland showroom. Although not being used as a theater at the time the...
    • The third, and current, Palace Theatre Organ

    • Organs; Palace Theatre (Cleveland, Ohio); Playhouse Square Theatre Organ Society; Community service; Playhouse Square Center
    • The current of the organs in the Palace Theatre's history. A 3 manual Kimball organ with 13 ranks, built in 1927 by the W.W. Kimball Co. of Chicago, expanded to 15 ranks in the Palace. It was originally installed in the Enright Theater in the East...
    • The Palace Theatre's Blue Sevres Vase

    • Vases; Urns; Palace Theatre (Cleveland, Ohio); Playhouse Square Center; Art objects
    • The Blue Sevres Vase was returned to its original location after the Palace's restoration. Edward Albee had purchased the vase from Cleveland Antique dealer C. A. Selzer, who for many years had a standing offer to purchase it back.
    • The Lady of the Allen Theatre

    • Allen Theatre (Cleveland, Ohio); Playhouse Square Center; Restorations; Conservation & restoration
    • The Lady of the Allen during the 1998 restoration of the Allen Theatre, part of Playhouse Square in Cleveland, Ohio.
    • State Theatre marquee in 1929

    • Loew's State Theatre (Cleveland, Ohio); Marquees; Playhouse Square Center; State Theatre (Cleveland, Ohio); Jannings, Emil, 1886-1950
    • The State Theatre Marquee from 1929. The State Theatre offered both films and live entertainment. Emil Jannings was on the most popular and high paid actors in the world at this point, but he was only to make handful of other english speaking...
    • State Theatre Cabaret in April of 1974

    • State Theatre (Cleveland, Ohio); Lobbies; Playhouse Square Center
    • The State Theatre Cabaret Lobby right before a first anniversary presentation of "Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris." Opening on 18 Apr. 1973, it ran until 29 June 1975 to become the longest-running show in Cleveland history.
    • Star Plaza in 2006

    • Star Plaza (Cleveland, Ohio); Playhouse Square Center; Euclid Avenue (Cleveland, Ohio); Wyndham Hotel (Cleveland, Ohio); Crowds
    • The Star Plaza and Wyndham Hotel in 2006.
    • Second page of the International Trade & Fair Brochure

    • International Trade & Fair, Inc.; Palace Theatre (Cleveland, Ohio); Playhouse Square Center; International organizations; Stores & shops
    • The ITF was a trading organization that reportedly represented over 300 European manufactures. In February of 1970 it used over 80,000 sq. feet of the Palace Theatre for its Cleveland showroom. Although not being used as a theater at the time the...
    • Prospect Theatre, early 1920s

    • Prospect Theatre; Prospect Ave.; United Cigar Stores Co.; Bohanon & Haines; Theaters; Playhouse Square Center
    • The Prospect Theatre located just east of the Colonial Arcade on Prospect Ave. Opened it 1904, B.F. Keith purchased it in 1905 making it his first Cleveland Theatre. Also in the photo is the original location of the Bohanon & Haines Restaurant, a...
    • Program for the Mayfair Casino from 1936

    • Mayfair Casino; Playhouse Square Center; Restaurants; Nightclubs; Programs
    • A program for the Mayfair Casino. In 1935 the theater was redone as a supper club called the Mayfair Casino. The Mayfair Casino only lasted until December of 1936, which makes this program trumpeting the acts scheduled to perform at the Mayfair in...
    • Playhouse Square on February 23rd, 1997

    • Playhouse Square Center; Marquees; Euclid Avenue (Cleveland, Ohio); Ohio Theatre (Cleveland, Ohio); Palace Theatre (Cleveland, Ohio); State Theatre (Cleveland, Ohio)
    • From February 23rd, 1997. The marquees of the Ohio, State, and Palace theaters as well as the Playhouse Square Center marquee. During the period, the Allen Theatre was closed and the Playhouse Square Foundation did not own the Hanna Theatre.

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