Playhouse Square Announces Schedule for Cinema at the Square

Several decades ago, the theaters located at Playhouse Square regularly screened movies. That was before the Cineplex came to fruition. Now, Playhouse Square usually hosts Broadway productions and plays but not films.

And yet, each summer, Connor Palace becomes home to Cinema at the Square, an attempt to transport Cleveland back to that golden age when going to see a movie was an event. The schedule for the 19th annual Cinema at the Square classic film series includes “fan-favorites” that will screen reel-to-reel on the largest non-Imax screen in Ohio. Tickets are $5. Flix Tix Passes, good for six films, cost $15.

All screenings feature classic movie theater concessions and pre-show cartoons and shorts. Members of the Western Reserve Theatre Organ Society will play music on a restored 1928 Kimball organ, and each film will screen on a huge wide screen using an original 35mm reel-to-reel projector operated by a live human being.

 Tickets are available at the Playhouse Square Ticket Office, by phone at 216-241-6000 and online at Groups of 10 or more can call Playhouse Square at 216-640-8600 to inquire about a group discount.



Major League Thursday, July 28th 7:30 PM
Pretty Woman Friday, July 29th 7:30 PM
Casablanca Saturday, July 30th 2 PM
The Hustler Saturday, July 30th 7:30 PM
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Sunday, July 31st 2 PM

The Addams Family Thursday, August 4th 7:30 PM
Rebel Without a Cause Friday, August 5th 7:30 PM
All the President’s Men Saturday, August 6th 2 PM
Saturday Night Fever Saturday, August 6th 7:30 PM
Big Top Pee Wee Sunday, August 7th 2 PM

Adventures in Babysitting Thursday, August 11th 7:30 PM
High Society Friday, August 12th 7:30 PM
Out of Africa Saturday, August 13th 2 PM
Goodfellas Saturday, August 13th 7:30 PM
The Music Man Sunday, August 14th 2 PM
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Jeff Niesel

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