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Endangered: Allen Thr/Cleveland OH

Looks like we’re going to see a SAVE THE ALLEN THEATRE movement in Cleveland.  THS visited Playhouse Square in 2000 and will remember the Allen as a stunning example of historic preservation.  Guess that wasn’t good enough?

http://www.cleveland.com/onstage/index.ssf/2010/06/proposed_renovation_of_playhou.html

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  1. Tom Rathburn

    The Allen Theatre is already saved, it needs to be used! To call the Allen Theatre “Endangered” is absurd. Read all of Tony Brown’s excellent coverage, including his Sunday, June 13th, response to posts on his blog. Westlake, Reed, Leskosky is a top architecture firm with an outstanding record in historic preservation.

    The theatres of PlayhouseSquare are not museums. They need to be used to keep them vital and to fulfill PlayhouseSquare’s mission of using the arts, and these theatres, to enhance the life and economy of Cleveland.

    The revisions to the Allen will not remove or damage the previous historic renovations. Look at the exciting changes made to the Hanna Theatre for Great Lakes Theatre Festival for an example.

    These changes will bring hundreds of students and thousands of new visitors to PlayhouseSquare where they will become familiar with all of the historic venues in this Cleveland treasure.

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