Playhouse Square

Ohio Theatre Fact Sheet

Location:

1511 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
41° 30' 4" N, 81° 40' 52" W

Purpose:

Legitimate theater

Architect:
  • Thomas Lamb
  • Phillip Garbo - Interior Decorator
Construction Date:

1920 by Fleishman Construction Co. of New York

Owners/Managers:

Loew's Ohio Theaters

Architectural Style:
  • Italian Renaissance
  • Auditorium - XIV century Venetian
Opened/Closed:
  • Opened - February 14, 1921
  • Closed - February 2, 1969
  • Reopened (restored) - July 9, 1982
Cost:
  • Original - $2 million
  • Restored - $4 million
Seating Capacity:
  • Original - 1338
  • Restored – 1035 (1982)
  • Now - 1001
Ohio Theatre February 1921.

At the left: The Ohio Theatre not long after it opened on February 14, 1921. The marquee advertises Frances Starr in Tiger, Tiger which was billed as "A Sincere and Sympathetic Study of Sex Attraction" by Edward Knoblauch. View image.