Happy Hour Classic Film Series at the Capitol Theatre

The Capitol Theatre is partnering with some of our restaurant friends from the neighborhood as we present a new Happy Hour Classic Film Series.

Each month the Capitol Theatre will present a classic film on the big screen in its historic main auditorium. Before the film enjoy a Happy Hour cocktail party starting at 6:00 PM. Your admission to the film includes a complimentary mini-cocktail or soft drink, light appetizers and live music in the lobby. After the reception enjoy the film starting at 7:00 PM. Happy Hour drink specials with $1 off beer, wine and cocktails are available until 8:00 PM.

Tickets are $10. Cocktail party begins at 6:00 PM. Film starts at 7:00 PM.


Upcoming titles and restaurant partners:


9 TO 5 - September 28th

FREAKS - October 26th, Toast

ANASTASIA (60th Anniversary) - November 30th

WHITE CHRISTMAS - December 14th

Shaker Square Film and Flavor Series

Movies traditionally only engage the senses of sight and sound. Now Shaker Square Cinemas (13116 Shaker Square, Cleveland) and Fire Food and Drink (13220 Shaker Square, Cleveland) are partnering to bring an additional sense to the cinematic table as audiences will get to “taste” the movies too.


Attendees of the SHAKER SQUARE FILM AND FLAVOR SERIES will see a classic movie on the big screen at the historic Shaker Square Cinemas preceded by an incredible meal, inspired by film’s location, at Fire Food and Drink.


The next film in the series will be Orson Welles’ classic thriller, TOUCH OF EVIL, on Monday, September 19th. 


Patrons will dine on a three course Tex-Mex inspired meal at Fire Food and Drink starting at 6:00 PM 


Note: a vegan dinner option will be available with advance request


Following dinner, TOUCH OF EVIL will be screened at 7:30 PM at Shaker Square Cinemas. Patrons who attend the dinner will receive VIP seating at the showing.


Tickets for the dinner and movie package are $36 (+tax and gratuity) and require advance reservations. Reservations for the dinner and movie must be made in advance at firefoodanddrink.com


A limited number of tickets to see the film only will be available at the Shaker Square Cinemas box office for $6. No online ticket sales for film only tickets.


Capitol Selects Series at the Capitol Theatre

The CAPITOL SELECTS will feature limited engagements, ensuring that there will be consistent programming of interesting and exclusive films playing at the Capitol Theatre. With a mix of documentaries, foreign films and classic movies the CAPITOL SELECTS will be a destination for Cleveland cinephiles.


Upcoming films featured in the CAPITOL SELECTS series include:




KLOWN FOREVER - September 14th at 7:30 PM

Cleveland Museum of Natural History Reel Science Film Series

Cleveland Museum of Natural History Reel Science Film Series

Cleveland Cinemas and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History have partnered on an exciting new series of films called Reel Science. Featuring an eclectic and diverse line-up of classic and contemporary films, Reel Science will explore the facts and fictions in each film with an introduction and post-screening discussion hosted by one of the experts from CMNH. General admission to each film is $7.50. CMNH and Marquee Rewards members can purchase a discounted admission at the box office for just $5. A portion of each admission benefits the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.


Reel Science titles and CMNH staff hosts are as follows:



September 7, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Cedar Lee Theatre



October 5, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Cedar Lee Theatre



November 2, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Capitol Theatre



December 7, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Capitol Theatre

Rurouni Kenshin Trilogy on the Big Screen!

The classic and most beloved samurai manga comes to life!


Fans of the samurai genre will be awestruck by this riveting film adaption of the classic manga spanning three films that will show at the Cedar Lee Theatre and Southside Works Cinema.


Kenshin Part I: Origin - August 9 & 10 @ 7:30 PM

Kenshin Part II: Kyoto Inferno - September  13 & 14@ 7:30 PM

Kenshin Part III: The Legend Ends - October 4 & 5 @ 7:30 PM

Art House Theater Day - September 24th

The Art House Convergence, an international consortium of independent, community-based, mission-driven movie theaters, is pleased to announce the first Art House Theater Day, taking place on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Over 160 theaters will participate in this nationwide celebration of the cultural and community growth that art house theaters promote.


Both the Cedar Lee Theatre and the Capitol Theatre will be participating in Art House Theatre Day. In addition to our regular program each location will feature some special titles on this date.



September 24, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Cedar Lee Theatre



September 24, 2016 at 4:00 PM

Cedar Lee Theatre & Capitol Theatre

Plus! Attendees will receive a limited edition 14” x 18” reproduction of the Time Portal Map used in the film, designed by Terry Gilliam



September 24, 2016 at  7:00 PM 

Cedar Lee Theatre

Plus! A live-streaming Q&A with special guests TBA after the screening



September 24, 2016 at 8:00 PM 

Capitol Theatre

 Plus! A live-streaming Q&A with director Don Coscarelli and original cast members at 9:45 PM


Valet parking at Cedar Lee Theatre

Starting Friday, Decmber 18th valet parking will be available at the Cedar Lee Theatre on Fridays and Satudays from 5:30 PM to 11:30 PM. Valet parking is $5 but if you present your valet ticket at the concession stand you'll receive $3 off your concession purchase (not valid for alcohol).


Valet drop off station is now located in the parking lot next to the Cedar Lee Parking Garage.

Cleveland Cinemas Cell Phone Policy

Cleveland Cinemas has a strict policy in regards to cell phone or tablet usage in our theatres. Anyone using a cell phone, tablet or other electronic device during the presentation may be asked to leave without a refund.

Please be courteous to those around you while you are watching the film by making sure your phone is turned off (not on silent or vibrate mode).