Cedar Lee Theatre Celebrates It's 90th Anniversay

Cleveland Cinemas' Cedar Lee Theatre is the home for the finest motion pictures from around the world and a true landmark in Northeast Ohio.  First opening its doors on Christmas Day, 1925, the Cedar Lee Theatre is turning 90 this year. 


To commemorate this milestone, Cleveland Cinemas is starting its celebration on November 30th with a $19.25 movie and concessions special that runs through December 17th and will also host a special screening of the 1925 original THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Wednesday, December 16th  at 7:00 PM.


"It is remarkable that this theatre is as popular today with our six screens, as it was 90 years ago when there was just one," says Jon Forman, President of Cleveland Cinemas.  "We are grateful for the support we&rsquove enjoyed from the movie lovers throughout Northeast Ohio."


In honor of the year the Cedar Lee Theatre opened, a $19.25 ticket and concession special will be available Monday - Thursday from November 30th through December 17th. For just $19.25 customers will receive 2 admission tickets to any film that is currently showing, 1 large popcorn and 2 medium drinks. That's a savings of up to $17.00 off the regular prices. (Note: this offer is not valid for special events or screenings. No substitutions.)


90th Anniversary pricing will be in effect at the Cedar Lee Theatre on Wednesday, December 16th for THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.  Tickets, fountain drinks and popcorn will be just 90¢ for this anniversary screening.  Happy Hour pricing on beer and wine will also be available from 4 PM - 8 PM when they will be discounted by $1.


Before the screening of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA a short film featuring Cedar Lee Theatre patrons sharing some of their favorite memories from their time at this historic landmark cinema will be shown. Patrons are invited to stop by to film a brief segment on December 2nd from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Cedar Lee Theatre. On this date, a crew will be stationed in the lobby conducting the interviews. We hope to hear some great stories about first dates at the theatre that lead to weddings, favorite movie memories from over the years or anything else that has made the Cedar Lee Theatre something special in your life.


Tickets for THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA are available at the Cedar Lee Theatre box office and online at www.clevelandcinemas.com.

FREE valet parking at the Capitol Theatre

For a special limited time, the Capitol Theatre will be offering complimentary valet parking to our patrons on Fridays and Saturdays from 5:30 PM to 11:30 PM. 


Valet off is located on Detroit in front of the Near West Theatre and Luxe Kitchen & Lounge. 


Capitol patrons must get their valet ticket validated at the theatre.

Fall Doc Series

With subjects ranging from Hollywood legends and Rock 'N Roll gods to the world's oldest horse race and an incredible story of fight over a lost and found human leg, Cleveland Cinemas will present eleven new documentaries as part of its FALL DOC SERIES.


Call Me Lucky

Tuesday, Sept. 22nd at 7:30 PM

Capitol Theatre



Arcade Fire: The Reflektor Tapes

Wednesday, Sept. 23rd at 7:30 PM 

Apollo Theatre, Capitol Theatre, Cedar Theatre, Southside Works Cinema

Special admission: $15



Captivated: The Trials of Pam Smart

Tuesday, Sept. 29th at 7:30 PM

Cedar Lee Theatre



Finders Keepers

Wednesday, Oct. 7th at 7:30 PM

Capitol Theatre



Scorpions: Forever and a Day

Wednesday, Oct. 14th at 7:30 PM

Capitol Theatre, Chagrin Cinemas, Southside Works Cinemas

Special admission: $12.50



Green Day: Heart Like a Hand Grenade

Thursday, Oct. 15th at 7:30 PM

Tower City Cinemas



Do I Sound Gay?

Thursday, Oct. 22nd at 7:30 PM

Capitol Theatre

Post film Q&A with director David Thorpe moderated by Ken Schneck. A portion of concession sales from this show benefit the LGBT Center of Cleveland



Wednesday, Oct. 28th at 7:30 PM

Cedar Lee Theatre




Wednesday, Nov. 11th at 7:30 PM

Capitol Theatre



Tab Hunter Confidential

Tuesday, Nov. 17th at 7:30 PM

Cedar Lee Theatre

Q&A with director Jeffrey Schwarz via Skype.



I am Thor

Tuesday, Nov. 24th at 7:30 PM

Capitol Theatre

New signature cocktails at the Capitol Theatre

Enjoy a delicious cocktail at the Capitol Theatre with one of our new signature drinks. Each cocktail is $8.75.



An exciting twist on a classic vodka cocktail with fresh ginger, sugar and spices.



Your old bourbon friend with a new kick! Featuring Montmorency cherries, sugar and a dash of cayenne pepper.



Our grown-up vodka lemonade puts that neighborhood kid's lemonade stand to shame! Featuring a blend of pomegranate and hibiscus with just the right amount of sweetness.


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:




Wednesday, December 2nd at 7:00 PM

Capitol Theatre

Discussion hosted by Dr. Brian Redmond, Curator and John Otis Hower Chair of Archaeology



Wednesday, January 13th at 7:00 PM

Cedar Lee Theatre

Discussion hosted by Lee Gambol, Distance Learning Coordinator/Museum Educator, and Dr. Nikki Burt, Post-doctoral fellow in Human Health and Evolutionary Medicine.



Saturday, February 27th at 10:00 AM

Capitol Theatre

Discussion hosted by Lee Gambol, Distance Learning Coordinator/Museum Educator.



Wednesday, April 13th at 7:00 PM

Cedar Lee Theatre

Discussion hosted by Clyde Simpson Manager of the Mueller Observatory.

Get your Marquee Rewards Card today and start earning free movies, drinks and popcorn!

Cleveland Cinemas is happy to annoounce the launch of our Marquee Rewards program. Pick up your Marquee Rewards Card at any Cleveland Cinemas location and then register your card online. Once your card is registered it will be activated so you can start earning free drinks, popcorn and movie tickets! You'll get 20 free points when you register.

Click here to learn more about this exciting new program and to register your card.


Classic Films on the Big Screen at the Capitol Theatre!

Upcoming films:

STRANGERS ON A TRAIN - November 29th, $6 

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE - December 20th, $6


Visit one of our partnering restaurants following the films at the Capitol Theatre and receive a discount when you present your Classics ticket stub.


Capitol Theatre partner restaurants: LUXE offers 2 for 1 Bloodies, Bellini's or Beers, Latitude 41n offers 20% off brunch menu entrees. Enjoy a film-inspired offering from Spice Kitchen + Bar.


Free Raisinets Combo

Raisinets are a movie snack classic and you can get them for FREE when you purchase a large popcorn and two medium drinks together. Plus you'll get a FREE refill on your large popcorn!


Not in the mood for chocolate? Swap out the Raisinets for Kazoozles instead!

Mimosa Matinees at Cedar Lee and Capitol Theatre

For a limited time the Capitol Theatre and Cedar Lee Theatre will be running a $4 Mimosa drink special on Saturdays and Sundays. It's the perfect way to start your weekend!

Celebrate the anniversaries of these classic films

Cleveland Cinemas has partnered with BY Experience to bring three timeless classics back to the big screen in celebration of milestone anniversaries. These special presentations include a short documentary before the film.

Each film will play at the Cedar Lee Theatre and Chagrin Cinemas. 


MY FAIR LADY - 50th Anniversary

October 18th at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM

October 20th at 7:00 PM


OKLAHOMA!- 60th Anniversary

November 1st at 2:00 & 7:00 PM

November 3rd at 7:00 PM


FANTASI - 75th Anniversary

November 8th at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM

November 10th at 7:00 PM

New policy for backpacks, bags and purses



All bags, including backpacks, purses and diaper bags, are SUBJECT TO SEARCH before entry to any Cleveland Cinemas facility.

Thank you for your cooperation.

No Cell Phones

Talking or texting during a movie is rude to other patrons in the auditorium. Cleveland Cinemas staff will be enforcing our new no cell phone policy at all locations. A patron using a cell phone during the film may be asked to leave without a refund.

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

Happy Hour Wednesday

Cleveland Cinemas presents Happy Hour Wednesdays at our three locations that serve beer and wine.


$1 off beer & wine from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM each Wednesday at the Capitol Theatre, Cedar Lee Theatre and Shaker Square Cinemas. (Please note that Fathead's Bumbleberry is not part of Happy Hour Specials)

The Cleveland Cinematheque at the Cleveland Cinemas

The Cleveland Cinematheque and Cleveland Cinemas are happy to continue our partnership to bring incredible movie going experiences to the Capitol Theatre and Cedar Lee Theatre


BLACK CROSS - Tuesday, September 29 at 7:00 pm

THE SARAGOSSA MANUSCRIPT - Tuesday, October 6 at 7:00 pm

3-D RARITIES - Tuesday, October 20 at 7:00 pm


Click here to learn more about the Cleveland Cinematheque