For 17 years Playhouse Square ( Cleveland's Broadway theatre district ) has been hosting Cinema at the Square. The event gives audiences the chance to enjoy watching classic films the way they were originally seen - on a huge 20' x 47' Hurley Super Glo projection screen, complete with pre-show cartoons, travel shorts and Kimball organ music...all for the very reasonable price of $5 per ticket. And better yet, if you purchase a Flex Pass for $15 you get 6 tickets to the show. Whoa. Looks like we'll attending this year, for get a look at their line-up:
The Birds ( 1963 ) - Fri. Aug 8, 2014 7:30pm
Mutiny on the Bounty ( 1962 ) - Sat. Aug 9, 2014 2:00pm
Casablanca ( 1942 ) - Sat. Aug 9, 2014 8:00pm
The Goonies ( 1985 ) - Sun. Aug 10, 2014 2:00pm
Caddyshack ( 1980 ) - Fri. Aug 15, 2014 7:30pm
The Wizard of Oz ( 1939 ) - Sat. Aug 16, 2014 2:00pm
Roman Holiday ( 1953 ) - Sat. Aug 16, 2014 8:00pm
The African Queen ( 1951 ) - Sun. Aug 17, 2014 2:00pm
Cleveland Foundation is celebrating their 100th Anniversary and to celebrate the occasion they have given a gift to the community - all of the films showing on the final weekend are free to the public!
The Karate Kid ( 1984 ) - Fri. Aug 22, 2014 7:30pm
The Sound of Music ( 1965 ) - Sat. Aug 23, 2014 3:00pm
Singin' in the Rain ( 1952 ) - Sat. Aug 23, 2014 8:00pm
The Muppets Take Manhattan ( 1984 ) - Sun. Aug 24, 2014 2:00pm
In past years, showings took place on a daily basis ( at 2pm and 7:30pm ) for two weeks running but recently the schedule has been stretched out to three weeks with showings on Thurs., Fri., and the weekend. Granted, audience attendance was low on a Monday afternoon.
The Palace Theatre, situated at 1615 Euclid Avenue will be converted into a movie theatre for this grand event. This beautiful theatre was built in 1922, seats over 2,700 people, and hosted some of the greatest vaudeville and musical entertainers that ever toured across America : Fanny Brice, Houdini, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Elsie Janis, Frank Sinatra, Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington...and George Burns and Gracie Allen were even married here.
For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit the Playhouse Square website : http://www.playhousesquare.org/events-tickets/cinema-at-the-square
It's a regal setting for a fun event and if you happen to be in the Cleveland area, don't miss attending Cinema at the Square. We'll see you there!
Note: The Palace Theatre was recently renamed the Connor Palace in honor of their $9 million donation. Shucks, it lost some of it's glamour now.