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Variety Theatre

Photo © 2019 David Bulit, Variety Theatre - Cleveland, Ohio

The Variety Theatre was built in 1927 by businessmen Sam Stecker, Meyer Fine, and Abe Kramer who also owned the Uptown Theater and operated the Variety Amusement Company. The 1900-seat theater was designed in the Spanish Gothic style by Cleveland-based architect Nicola Petti, who also designed the Cedar Lee Theatre. The Variety was built for