Capitol Theatre dark no more

10:47 PM, May 14, 2008   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- For decades, it has sat vacant on Cleveland's west side. But finally, the Capitol Theatre is coming back to life. The theatre is part of the Gordon Square Arts District and eventually the theatre will highlight art and independent movies. It was closed in the mid-80s due to severe water damage. But, now it will be restored to the theatre of yesteryear. Eddie Veltray was an usher there more than 50 years ago. He is excited about the restoration, he said. "When I initially walked in, I got bona fide chills. I felt 50 years younger." The renovations for the Capitol Theatre will cost $7 million. It is scheduled to re-open in the spring of 2009.


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