Playhouse Square

Allen Theatre Fact Sheet

Location:

1407 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
41° 30' 4.02" N, 81° 40' 53.14" W

Purpose:

Designed specifically for the public screening of movies.

Architect:

C. Howard Crane

Construction Date:

1921

Architectural Style:

Inspired by the Italian Renaissance architect Raphael's Villa Madama (1523) near Rome.

Opened/Closed:
  • Opened - April 1, 1921
  • Closed - May 7, 1968
  • Reopened (Unrestored) November 4, 1994
  • Reopened (Restored) October 3, 1998
Cost:
  • Original Theater - $ 1,900,000
  • 1961 Renovation - $ 300,000
  • 1998 Restoration - $15,000,000
Seating Capacity:
Allen Theatre Stage after the 1998 restoration
Allen Theatre stage after the
1998 restoration. View image.

 

  • Original - 3080
    • 2028 - Main Floor
    • 200 - Loges
    • 852 - Balcony
  • 1961 Renovation - 2800
  • 1994 Reopening - Pre-Restoration - 350
  • 1998 Restoration - 2504
    • 1510 - Orchestra (includes: 52 removable seats)
    • 234 - Loges
    • 346 - Mezzanine
    • 414 - Balcony