Capitol Theatre: For Transylvanians and trannies alike, a welcome addition to Gordon Square

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The rehabbed Capitol Theatre should open next April. (Photo: gordonsquare.org.
Cleveland’s gay community got an ego boost from City Hall during yesterday afternoon’s ribbon-cutting for the Capitol Theatre on the West Side. Get this: Even trannies will be welcome in the once-glorious vaudeville and silent-movie house. Popcorn, RuPaul? In an hour-long dog-and-pony show, Mayor Frank Jackson joined other movers and shakers to break ground on today’s start of rehabbing the theater in the Gordon Square complex near the corner of Detroit Avenue and West 65th Street. The $70 million facelift will help bolster The Great Bearded Bureaucrat's mission to turn Cleveland into the Las Vegas of the Midwest. ...
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