Mimi Ohio Theatre

1511 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44115

The Mimi Ohio Theatre’s opening night (known then as the Ohio Theatre), February 14, 1921, revealed one of Playhouse Square’s most elaborate lobbies with a breathtaking frescoed ceiling, stately Corinthian columns and three large murals, all of which would be lost to a devastating lobby fire in 1964 and then ambitiously re-created in 2016. In addition to legitimate theater productions, such musical greats as Sophie Tucker, Benny Goodman and Ozzie Nelson would play the Ohio. The venue also boasted a brief (1935-36) incarnation as the Mayfair Casino, an elegant supper club featuring both a circular lobby bar and a circular performance stage. Today, the intimate venue seats 1000.