Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Cedar Lee Theatre to Host Free Screening of Locally Made Movie ‘Up This Hill’

Posted By on Tue, Dec 20, 2016 at 3:28 PM

Recognized as the Best Feature Film at the 2016 Glass City Film Festival and included as an Official Selection of the 2016 Cleveland Urban Film Festival, the Montreal Cinefest, the Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival and New York Film Week, Up This Hill documents the trip a group of Northeast Ohio teenagers take to Harlan, Kentucky to perform service work and learn about rural poverty.

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Monday, December 19, 2016

Capitol Theatre to Host Ultraman Double Feature in January

Posted By on Mon, Dec 19, 2016 at 4:29 PM

The spandex-clad Japanese superhero Ultraman recently celebrated its 50th anniversary with the release of two brand new films: Ultraman X: The Movie and Ultraman Ginga S The Movie: Showdown! The 10 Ultra Warriors.

Never before released in the states, both films have now been dubbed in English. They come to the Capitol Theatre, where they show at 7 p.m. on Jan. 8.

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Scott Freiman To Present a New Beatles Lecture at the Cleveland Museum of Art in January

Posted By on Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 11:36 AM

A composer and producer who started putting together Beatles lectures in 2011 as a way to entertain his musician friends, Scott Freiman started listening to the Fab Four when he was 11 years old.

The Beatles provided Freiman, a classically trained pianist, his first exposure to rock 'n' roll, and he immediately shifted his focus.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Will Appeal to Sci-Fi Geeks And Casual Fans Alike

Posted By on Tue, Dec 13, 2016 at 12:20 PM

You don’t have to be a Star Wars geek to appreciate Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but it certainly helps. Set, of course, in a galaxy far, far away, the film takes place prior to the events of the original Star Wars films.

Packed with action, the movie, which comes to select theaters on Thursday night before officially opening on Friday, will undoubtedly appeal to super fans. But it's not so specific that the casual fan will be confused.

As much as the film might seem like a footnote to the sci-fi saga, it features compelling drama, stellar special effects and a terrific cast anchored by English actress Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything, Inferno).

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Scene Alum James Renner's Novel to be Adapted as Fox TV Series

Posted By on Mon, Dec 12, 2016 at 3:40 PM

Via Deadline: Scene alum James Renner's novel The Man from Primrose Lane will be adapted as a Fox television series. Feature director-producer Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes; this year's The 9th Life of Louis Drax) is attached.

Renner himself, who wrote at Scene in the early aughts until his fiery departure in 2009 — a departure chronicled in the opening chapters of this year's True Crime Addictwrote the spec script and will co-executive produce the series.

He published The Man from Primrose Lane in 2013. It was in talks, initially, to be adapted as a film. Bradley Cooper was even slated to play the lead, a crime writer from West Akron who investigates the murder of a local hermit after his own wife's suicide.

Renner told Scene that the show's development is currently being coordinated. But he was happy to relay that several scenes will take place at a Cleveland Alt-weekly magazine.
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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Gruesome Horror Flick 'The Eyes of My Mother' Resorts to Shock Tactics

Posted By on Tue, Dec 6, 2016 at 8:35 AM

The violence comes fast and furious in The Eyes of My Mother, a new horror flick from first-time writer-director Nicolas Pesce.

Beautifully shot in black and white, the movie, which opens on Friday at the Capitol Theatre, has an art house feel to it despite its grotesque subject matter.

But while visually stunning, it ultimately indulges too much in shock tactics and delivers a dissatisfying conclusion that doesn't resolve just what the movie means.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Cleveland Cinemas Announces Holiday Film Schedule

Posted By on Wed, Nov 23, 2016 at 4:53 PM

  • Ralphie!
Cleveland Cinemas has announced its line-up of Holiday films, playing through the month of December at the Capitol Theatre on the west side and the Cedar Lee on the east.

The local theater chain must've been cranking out press releases before the Thanksgiving Holiday — they announced their Late Shift roster Wednesday as well. The selections don't disappoint (they rarely do): The titles below testify to Cleveland Cinemas efforts to provide eclectic seasonal programming.

Family classics, musicals, ballet, nostalgic action romps: all that and more this December as you prepare for the holidays. Who needs Egg Nog when you can have popcorn and Diet Dr. Pepper?

(Schedule and film summaries below provided by Cleveland Cinemas).

December 3rd, 1:00 p.m., Capitol Theatre
This shot-in-Cleveland family favorite tells the story of Ralphie, who only wants a Red Rider BB Gun for Christmas. Admission is just $1. Playing in conjunction with the Gordon Square Arts District’s Wintertide event.

December 11th, 11:00 a.m., Cedar Lee Theatre
December 21st, 7:00 p.m., Cedar Lee Theatre

Despite its reputation as the bonbon of the ballet world, The Nutcracker is far from a sugary cliché. The plot is as crazy as it is convincing. The surreal action takes place in an increasingly fantastical world, leaving the cozy domesticity of Clara's parent' house far behind. As soon as the audience adapts to one new world, another follows swiftly on as transformation follows transformation. The magician Drosselmeyer sets out to find a young girl who can break the curse imposed by the Mouse King on his nephew Hans-Peter, and restore him to human form. Mice and toys stage a pitched battle. Drosselmeyer sends Clara and Hans-Peter to the Land of the Snow and then to the Kingdom of Sweets where they meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and her prince.
Featuring: Nina Kaptsova, Artem Ovcharenko, Denis Savin, Pavel Dmitrichenko, Vyacheslav Lopatin
Admission is $15 for adults, $12.50 for children and seniors.

December 14th, cocktail party at 6:00 p.m., film starts at 7:00 p.m., Capitol Theatre
Irving Berlin's songs and dances are performed by two happy couples who discover that love, romance and a Christmas Eve snowfall make everyone's dreams come true. Starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera Allen. Admission is $10 and includes a complimentary mini-cocktail (or soft drink) and desserts courtesy of Gypsy Beans & Baking Company.

December 17th, 11:00 a.m., Cedar Lee Theatre
December 18th, 11:00 a.m., Cedar Lee Theatre

Director Robert Zemeckis’ computer-animated adaptation of the children’s book about a young boy who finds himself on an express train to Santa. Admission is $1.
Following the show on Saturday, December 17th only stop by Dewey's Pizza (2194 Lee Rd.) and have lunch with Santa from 1 PM to 3 PM. Get a free complimentary side salad at Dewey's when you present your Cleveland Cinemas Marquee Rewards card.

December 17th, midnight, Capitol Theatre
Mel Gibson and Danny Glover star in this seminal ‘80s action film that takes place during the jolliest time of year. Admission is $6.
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