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This Abandoned Variety Theatre Is Waiting For Its Comeback

A few years ago, Cleveland was supposed to be the hub of rock and roll. Many famous bands would make their way into the city to play and jam at some incredible theatres. One such place was the Variety Theatre which was famous for bands like Metallica, Motorhead and R.E.M. 

Today, even in a dilapidated condition, this place still manage to bring out the spirit of rock and roll music. Photographer, Matthew Christopher, managed to take a few snaps of these theatres to remind us of the glory days of rock music. 

Via Matthew Christopher 

This Abandoned Variety Theatre Is Waiting For Its Comeback

This Abandoned Variety Theatre Is Waiting For Its Comeback

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This theatre is located in the west of Cleveland. 

This theatre is located in the west of Cleveland. 

It used to be the party hub during rock concerts back in the days.

The Variety Theatre opened up in 1927. 

The Variety Theatre opened up in 1927. 

It was designed by an architect by the name of Nicola Petti. 

Initially, shows would play in it. 

Initially, shows would play in it. 

This theatre would build for plays but eventually, it was reduced to a stingy and dungy place for music concerts. 

This is what is left of it. 

This is what is left of it. 

Many have suggested rebuilding the place. 

Many have suggested rebuilding the place. 

There are many people who would love to see Variety in its former glory, but we never know when the project will start. 

We don't know if it's gonna be made into a new building. 

We don't know if it's gonna be made into a new building. 

It could be broken down entirely to construct something new. 

As suitable for the builders at that time. 

As suitable for the builders at that time. 

Just like the dead remains of something beautiful. 

Just like the dead remains of something beautiful. 

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