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Capitol Theater

Built in 1921, this recently renovated theater shows independent, foreign, and documentary films on three screens. Detailed wall murals, classical architecture, and a restored vaudeville stage combine to recreate the atmosphere of a vintage movie palace, though with modern amenities such as all-digital projection and a lounge-concession area serving beer, wine, and traditional concession favorites. 1390 W. 65th Street, Cleveland; 216.651.7295 

Cleveland Cinematheque

The New York Times proclaimed the Cleveland Institute of Art’s Cinematheque one of the nation’s best repertory movie theaters. This alternative film theater shows art, independent, foreign films, and revived classics. 11610 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland; 216.421.7450

Cleveland Opera Theater

Since its founding in 2006, Cleveland Opera Theater has produced more than 50 productions in the Greater Cleveland area and is known for its strong voices, elegant costumes, and skilled orchestra. Its new home as of 2015 is the historic Masonic Auditorium, once home to the Cleveland Orchestra. 5000 Euclid Avenue Suite 1001, Cleveland; 440.285.1874

Cleveland Play House  (photo)

The 100-year-old Cleveland Play House (CPH) is America’s first professional regional theater company.  Since 1915, it has produced more than 100 world and/or American premieres and more than 1,600 productions attended by more than 12 million people. Today CPG performs in three state-of-the-art theaters—the Allen, Helen, and Outcalt—at Playhouse Square. 1901 E. 13th Street Suite 200, Cleveland; 216.400.7000 

Players Guild Theatre

Founded in 1932, The Players Guild is recognized as one of the oldest continually operating volunteer-based theaters in the United States. It has staged more than 600 productions for more than two million audience members, spanning several generations. 1001 Market Avenue North, Canton; 330.453.7617  

Playhouse Square

Here you will find the largest performing arts center in the country outside of New York with nine theaters, six of which were built in the early 1920s, plus the world’s first and largest outdoor chandelier. 1501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland; 216.241.6000

Weathervane Community Playhouse

For more than 70 years, Weathervane Community Playhouse has provided audiences with high-quality live productions using volunteer artists, designers, and technicians under professional direction. If you’re looking for an intimate live-theater experience, check it out. 1301 Weathervane Lane, Akron; 330.836.2626