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Allen Theatre Fact Sheet

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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: 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