15 Vintage Memories of Cleveland's Variety Theatre

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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Alaina Nutile

Alaina Nutile is the Web Editor who oversees all digital content and social media initiatives for Cleveland Scene Magazine and Detroit Metro Times. Before joining the staff in June 2013, she interned at Business Insider in New York City, and at La Hora in Quito, Ecuador. Alaina is a graduate of Kalamazoo College...
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