48 years ago today, Loew's State and Ohio closed. Few thought they would ever re-open, but they were saved from the wrecking ball by a handful of dedicated workers and became true gems in Downtown Cleveland.
From The Plain Dealer, February 9, 1969.
Loew's Ohio and State early 1969, Dallas Roger photo. The Palace would soon follow the others into darkness. Today these three theatres, along with the Allen are one of the largest performing arts centers in the country.