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15th Annual Cinema at the Square Set for 8/2-19


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 Groups of ten please call (216) 664-6050.

The 2012 Cinema at the Square Series features the following films:

Free Screening!
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
7:30 p.m.
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.

The Godfather
Friday, Aug 3, 2012
7:30 p.m.
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
2:00 p.m.
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
8:00 p.m.
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.

The Muppet Movie
Presented in partnership with STAR POP vintage and modern
Sunday, August 5, 2012
2:00 p.m.
Kermit the Frog is persuaded by agent Dom DeLuise to pursue a career in Hollywood. Along the way, Kermit picks up Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, and a motley crew of other Muppets with similar aspirations. Meanwhile, Kermit must elude the grasp of a frog-leg restaurant magnate. 1979 UK/USA 95 min. Rated G. Directed by Jim Henson.

Rear Window
Thursday, August 9, 2012
7:30 p.m.
Professional photographer L.B. "Jeff" Jeffries breaks his leg while getting an action shot at an auto race. Confined to his New York apartment, he spends his time looking out of the rear window observing the neighbors. He begins to suspect that the man opposite may have murdered his wife. Jeff enlists the help of his society model girlfriend Lisa Freemont and his nurse Stella to investigate. 1954 USA 112 minutes. Not Rated. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

Rebel Without a Cause
Friday, August 10, 2012
7:30 p.m.
In one of the most influential performances in movie history, James Dean plays the new kid in town whose loneliness, frustration and anger mirrored those of postwar teens of his era. Director Nicholas Ray takes a strikingly sympathetic look at the teenagers standing outside the white-picket-fence '50s dream of America: juvenile delinquent (that's what they called them then) Jim Stark (Dean), fast girl Judy (Natalie Wood), lost boy Plato (Sal Mineo), and slick hot-rodder Buzz (Corey Allen). 1955 USA 111 minutes. Rated PG-13. Directed by Nicholas Ray.

Saturday, August 11, 2012
2:00 p.m.
In World War II Casablanca, Rick Blaine, exiled American and former freedom fighter, runs the most popular nightspot in town. The cynical lone wolf Blaine comes into the possession of two valuable letters of transit. When Nazi Major Strasser arrives in Casablanca, the sycophantic police Captain Renault does what he can to please him, including detaining Czech underground leader Victor Laszlo. Much to Rick's surprise, Laszlo arrives with Ilsa, Rick's one time love. Rick is very bitter towards Ilsa, who ran out on him in Paris, but when he learns she had good reason to, they plan to run off together again using the letters of transit. Well, that was their original plan.... 1942 USA 102 min. Not Rated. Directed by Michael Curtiz.

Some Like it Hot
Saturday, August 11, 2012
8:00 p.m.
This hysterical comedy finds Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon on the lam after witnessing a mob hit. They join an all-girl jazz band and masquerade as women in order to elude the Chicago mobsters, befriending a beautiful singer (Marilyn Monroe) and a wealthy business magnate.1959 USA 120 minutes. Rated PG. Directed by Billy Wilder.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Presented in partnership with STAR POP vintage and modern
Sunday, August 12, 2012
2:00 p.m.
Charlie Bucket, along with four other kids and their parental guests, wins a coveted golden ticket to enter the fantastic realm of Wonka's mysterious confectionery. After the other kids have proven themselves to be irresponsible brats, it's Charlie who impresses Wonka and wins a reward beyond his wildest dreams. The tour of Wonka's factory provides a dazzling parade of delights, and with Gene Wilder's brilliant performance as the eccentric candyman, Wonka gains an edge of menace and madness that nicely counterbalances the movie's sentimental sweetness. This enduring family classic shows that even a wonderland like Wonka's can be a weird and dangerous place if you're a bad kid, and true sweetness prevails. 1971 USA 100 minutes. Rated G. Directed by Mel Stuart.

The Maltese Falcon
Thursday, August 16, 2012
7:30 p.m.
Sam Spade is a partner in a private-eye firm who finds himself hounded by police when his partner is killed while tailing a man. The girl who asked him to follow the man turns out not to be who she says she is, and is really involved in something to do with the 'Maltese Falcon', a gold-encrusted life-sized statue of a falcon, the only one of its kind. 1941 USA 101 minutes. Not Rated. Directed by John Huston.

An American in Paris
Friday, August 17, 2012
7:30 p.m.
Jerry Mulligan, a struggling American painter in Paris, is "discovered" by an influential heiress with an interest in more than Jerry's art. Jerry in turn falls for Lise, a young French girl already engaged to a cabaret singer. Jerry jokes, sings and dances with his best friend, an acerbic would-be concert pianist, while romantic complications abound. 1951 USA 113 minutes. Not Rated. Directed by Vincente Minnelli.

Mary Poppins
Presented in partnership with STAR POP vintage and modern
Sunday, August 19, 2012
2:00 p.m.
Join the practically perfect Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews) for a Jolly Holiday as she magically turns every chore into a game and every day into a whimsical adventure. Along the way, you’ll be enchanted by unforgettable characters such as the multitalented chimney sweep Burt (Dick Van Dyke). Unpack Mary's magical carpetbag full of bonus features, including all-new bonus from the Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Broadway production of Mary Poppins. You won't need a Spoonful of Sugar to love every moment of this timeless Disney classic! 1964 Brazil 139 minutes. Not rated. Directed by Robert Stevenson.

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