Cinema at the Square returns to PlayhouseSquare for its fifteenth year of bringing classic films back to the BIG screen in Cleveland August 2-19. Join us for thirteen movie classics and a special feature-length documentary the way they were meant to be seen: on a massive Super Hurley-Glo projection screen. The series features nostalgic pre-show organ recitals on the mighty 1927 Kimball organ, retro short films and cartoons before each screening, a fabulous snack bar, and more! Even the prices are vintage with all tickets just $5 each. Enjoy the classic movie-going experience in the historic Palace Theatre all over again as Fifth Third Bank presents the 15th Annual Cinema at the Square series at PlayhouseSquare!
General adult admission is just $5 per film. Students with valid ID, seniors and children under 12 years old are admitted for $4 per ticket. “Flix Tix”, the Cinema at the Square series pass (good for six films of your choice) is available for only $15 (50% off the regular price.) In addition, student and group discounts are available. Tickets are available at The PlayhouseSquare Ticket Office, by phone at (216) 241-6000 or online at PlayhouseSquare.org/cinema. Groups of ten please call (216) 664-6050.
The 2012 Cinema at the Square Series features the following films:
Age of Champions
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Expo - 5:30pm
Film - 6:30pm
Q&A - 7:45pm
Age of Champions is a feature-length documentary celebrating the charm and active spirit of seven athletes and their burning desire for gold at the 2009 Senior Games. The screening will be FREE and will include a wellness expo and Q&A session with the filmmakers after the show. Groups welcome!
West Side Story Sing-a-Long
Thursday. Aug 2, 2012
A love affair is fated for tragedy amidst the vicious rivalry of two street gangs the Jets and the Sharks. When Jets member Tony (Richard Beymer) falls for Maria (Natalie Wood), the sister of the Sharks leader, it's more than these two warring gangs can handle. And as mounting tensions rise, a battle to the death ensues, and innocent blood is shed in a heartbreaking finale. 1961 USA 152 minutes. Not Rated. Co-directed by Jerome Robbins & Robert Wise.
Friday, Aug 3, 2012
The story begins as "Don" Vito Corleone, the head of a New York Mafia "family", oversees his daughter's wedding. His beloved son Michael has just come home from the war, but does not intend to become part of his father's business. Through Michael's life the nature of the family business becomes clear. The business of the family is just like the head of the family, kind and benevolent to those who give respect, but given to ruthless violence whenever anything stands against the good of the family. Don Vito lives his life in the way of the old country, but times are changing and some don't want to follow the old ways and look out for community and "family". An up and coming rival of the Corleone family wants to start selling drugs in New York, and needs the Don's influence to further his plan. The clash of the Don's fading old world values and the new ways will demand a terrible price, especially from Michael, all for the sake of the family. 1972 USA 175 minutes. Rated R. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
Gone With the Wind
Saturday, August 4, 2012
The epic tale of a woman's life during one of the most tumultuous periods in America's history. From her young, innocent days on a feudalistic plantation to the war-torn streets of Atlanta; from her first love whom she has always desired to three husbands; from the utmost luxury to absolute starvation and poverty; from her innocence to her understanding and comprehension of life. 1939 USA 226 minutes. Not rated. Directed by Victor Fleming.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Struggling writer Paul Varjak moves into a New York apartment building and becomes intrigued by his pretty, quirky neighbor Holly Golightly. Holly's lifestyle confuses and fascinates Paul; in public she flits through parties with a sexy, sophisticated air, but when they're alone she changes into a sweetly vulnerable bundle of neuroses. 1961 USA 115 minutes. Not Rated. Directed by Blake Edwards.