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Offline jhonopolis

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Cleveland: Second Largest Theater District in the Nation...
« on: August 31, 2013, 11:24:39 AM »
Behind New York.... You hear it all the time, and it makes me cringe every time. So does when local news anchors say "Downtown Cleveland", but thats a different topic.

What exactly does this stat mean?

We aren't the only city to claim this accomplishment, or something similar.

Houston:
"More than two million people visit the Houston Theater District annually to experience its magic and excitement.

With 12,948 seats for live performances and 1,480 movie seats, the Houston Theater District ranks second behind New York City for the number of theater seats in a concentrated downtown area."

Minneapolis:
"Dubbed the Hennepin Theatre District, this downtown area boasts more theater seats per capita than any other U.S. city outside of New York. These theaters sparkle with award-winning productions and talent."

Detroit:
"Did you know that Detroit is home to the second largest theatre district in the United States behind only New York City's?"

Edit: Thanks KJP! Ha!
Denver:
"The Denver Performing Arts Complex is the second largest performing arts center in the world after New York City's Lincoln Center."
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Re: Cleveland: Second Largest Theater District in the Nation...
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2013, 11:44:01 AM »
You forgot to include Denver.

Welcome to the world of marketing and statistics. I stopped worrying a long time ago about who was lying and who was telling the truth. You can drive yourself crazy trying to figure it all out. Or you can just watch the show.

I prefer the latter....
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Re: Cleveland: Second Largest Theater District in the Nation...
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2013, 11:47:05 AM »
You forgot to include Denver.

Welcome to the world of marketing and statistics. I stopped worrying a long time ago about who was lying and who was telling the truth. You can drive yourself crazy trying to figure it all out. Or you can just watch the show.

I prefer the latter....

Ha! Thanks for the addition to my list! Denver even goes as far as saying second in the WORLD!

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Re: Cleveland: Second Largest Theater District in the Nation...
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2013, 12:19:06 PM »
If i remember, they compare playhouse square to the Lincoln center.  The complex is the second largest, not the theaters in the city, itself.

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Re: Cleveland: Second Largest Theater District in the Nation...
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2013, 12:57:58 PM »
^what he said.

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Re: Cleveland: Second Largest Theater District in the Nation...
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2013, 01:04:03 PM »
That factoid makes me cringe too. Even if it were accurate, who cares? Do people think this impresses anyone?

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Re: Cleveland: Second Largest Theater District in the Nation...
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2013, 01:46:04 PM »
That factoid makes me cringe too. Even if it were accurate, who cares? Do people think this impresses anyone?

Exactly.

So basically Cleveland has the largest theater district in the United States (owned by one company) outside of the Lincoln Center in New York? Denver claims the same. Not that exciting.

Seats are more impressive, although filling them is more important as vacant seats dont add much.

I would think number of high quality shows/total annual attendance would be the major things to look at.
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