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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Can you dig it? 'The Warriors' take over Cedar Lee on Saturday

Posted By on Thu, Jan 31, 2008 at 3:29 PM

Cedar Lee Theatre (2163 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, 440.564.2030) is a gem of a movie theatre. They play quality movies (sorry Dennis Quaid), sell reasonably priced popcorn, and, most importantly, they serve beer. (As an aside, said beer is half-priced on Wednesday before 8, which means you can get a Heineken or Great Lakes for $2, which is the rough equivalent to them paying you to drink it.) The place also has character. Case in point: their “Cult Film Series," which plays a different classic cult flick the last Saturday of every month, at 9:30 and midnight. ... This Saturday, they’re showing “The Warriors” — the ridiculously entertaining saga in which New York is overrun with thematic gangs (the baseball gang, the clown gang, the chick gang). Its plot resembles a video game before such a video game existed: The Warriors gang has to get to Coney Island, dodging rivals, cops, and a mess of other obstacles, and as they continue on their quest, they keep upgrading weapons. The story actually become a best-selling video game, which begs the question: can something this widely known really be considered “cult”? The answer: Who cares? At five measly bucks, they can call it what they want. -- Gus Garcia-Roberts

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