Former Cleveland Heights cinema to become a comedy club

posted by CSWalczak on February 17, 2011 at 10:55 am

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH — The Madstone Centrum previously known at various times as the Heights Theater, the Heights Art Theatre, and the Coventry Cinema, will reopen as the Big Dog Theater on February 19. The theater closed in 2003 as a triplex, and was used only occasionally since then for live entertainment and for the viewing of sporting events. The main auditorium once had 70mm capability. Reportedly, the theater can still be rented for film showings.

Big Dog Theater will feature local and national comedy acts of various forms including standup, sketch and improvisation. It will also house a training center offering classes and workshops in all types of comedy.

The theater will celebrate its grand opening at 8:30 p.m. Feb. 19 with a brand new show from two of Cleveland’s hottest stand up comics, Quinn Patterson and Jeff Blanchard.

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