Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

At the Arthouse 

Non-multiplex flick picks this week


The Cinematheque takes its "100 Years of Paramount Pictures" series to the Capitol Theatre for this big-screen showing of the 1927 silent movie that won the first Best Picture Oscar ever awarded. It's truly an old-school epic, with two guys, one girl, a world-encompassing war, and some of the best aerial sequences ever filmed. This new, restored print includes the original color tinting and score. Seriously — see this one on the big screen. At the Capitol at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 31. — Michael Gallucci


Director Richard Linklater's latest, based on a true story about a lovable mortician (Jack Black) and his relationship with a bitchy widow (Shirley MacLaine). Not a spoiler: He kills her. Opens Friday at the Cedar Lee Theatre.


A New Zealand kid can't wait to see his father, who's been in prison. Then the old man returns. Cinematheque. At 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 1, and 7:25 p.m. Saturday, June 2.


This Belgian drama about a cattle farmer, a shady veterinarian, and some thuggish types was nominated for an Oscar this year. Cinematheque. At 9:45 p.m. Friday, June 1, and 9:15 p.m. Saturday, June 2.


Amélie's Audrey Tatou stars as a widow who's being wooed by a co-worker. Opens Friday at the Capitol Theatre.

In Darkness

Oscar nominee based on the true story of a Polish guy who hid Jews in the sewers. Cinematheque. At 7 p.m. Monday, June 4.


Velma from the Scooby-Doo movies, Michael Shannon from Take Shelter, and the guy who plays Roger on Mad Men star in this new film about a soldier coming home to her small Ohio town after a tour of duty. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 7 p.m. Friday, June 1.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Cedar Lee's monthly midnight showing of the movie everyone in the theater has seen three dozen times. Saturday, June 2.

A Separation

The Cinematheque wraps up its tribute to Iranian director Asghar Farhadi with his latest and greatest film, an Oscar-winning divorce drama with many twists and turns. Cinematheque. At 7:20 p.m. Friday, June 1, and 5 p.m. Saturday, June 2.

The Story of Film: An Odyssey

The 11th and 12th parts of a 15-hour movie, which the art museum is showing in less butt-numbing increments over 10 weeks. It's all about the history of the movies. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 6.


Melt Bar & Grilled's Late Shift series dishes up this fun-filled look at heroin addicts, including one guy who shits all over himself in bed. Enjoy! Cedar Lee Theatre. At midnight, Saturday, June 2.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Cleveland Scene works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Cleveland and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Cleveland's true free press free.

More by Michael Gallucci

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 23, 2020

View more issues

Most Popular

No recently-read stories.

Visit the archives…


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.