15 Vintage Memories of Cleveland's Variety Theatre

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Many a Clevelander loves and remembers the old Variety Theatre, one of Jefferson neighborhood's premium entertainment venues.

During its heyday, the 1,900 seat Variety boasted hundreds of hit acts — stage, film, music, and even wrestling— before fizzling in the late 80s and later changing owners.

Today, the old theater still stands, but offers just a shadow of its former grandeur. With the help of the Friends of the Historical Variety Theatre and photographer Matt Lambros, here's a peek inside the deteriorating building.

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