After millions in renovations, Cleveland’s Capitol re-opens on October 2

posted by CSWalczak on October 1, 2009 at 7:59 am

CLEVELAND, OH — Another classic theater will re-open soon in Cleveland. The 1921 Capitol Theater, will re-open as a three-screen theater to be operated by Jon Forman’s Cleveland Cinemas, which operates the Shaker Square Cinemas and the Cedar-Lee multiplex. The theater, closed since 1985, will be part of the Gordon Square Arts district. which will include two live performance venues for the Cleveland Public Theater and the Near West Theater.

This elaborate renovation project connecting Cleveland’s past with its future actually succeeded. The new Capitol, at 1390 West 65th Street just north of Detroit Avenue, opens next weekend.

For the city’s cultural and nightlife scene, the theater represents something film fans have been requesting for years: a movie house on the West Side that’s convenient for Clevelanders, within striking distance of Lakewood and Rocky River, and one that might offer the independent and foreign fare available for decades at the Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland Heights.

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