For the past handful of years it has become our tradition for her to come in from out of town and cram in as many interesting films as we can. We sometimes take a break and escape to the Ritz for a cocktail n the lobby but this year who knows, we may also check out the bars at Horseshoe!
While I LOVE having my mom for the weekend and the films are the best, every year I wait in anticipation to see what the official festival trailer will be. This years graphics are bright, bold and captivating I can only guess what the trailer might be.
To recap some of the previous years trailers I have provided a few below. Personally, I love the floating animals from last years festival…but then again I adore the concept and music from year 32…each one is creative to our city and our festival.
Morning CLE! It’s an exciting day for me as I am headed out to my first Blogher Conference. Spending a few days improving my social media skills, learning how to provide a better blog service to the readers and perhaps even gathering a better handle on my twitter handle…tweet tweet. However I would be totally lying to you if I didn’t tell you that I truly am most thrilled about seeing Martha Stewart, home crafting business goddess who will address us with tips and advice…super excited!
Another reason I am excited for today…today marks the 15th anniversary for Playhouse Squares Cinema on the Square; a celebration of films gone by. There are so many great old films that will be projected across the huge screen but I am partial to Gone with the Wind, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Muppet Movie and American in Paris…oh and Mary Poppins! What is really cool are all the old commercials or short films they run before the feature film begins…it’s a great experience all around.
Today I have a pair of tickets to one lucky reader to giveaway for any of the movies at Cinema on the Square. To win, follow @iheartclev on twitter and drop me a note including a mention of @Playhousesquare, winner will be drawn by random and notified by noon tomorrow, Friday August 3rd.
However if you don’t want to miss tonight’s opening film, tickets are just $5 or you can purchase a Flix Tix pass which is $15 for 6 films a savings of 50% off!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…indie films jingle belling and Tower City swelling, snowcaps and a beer….it’s the most wonderful time of the year.
Yes Cleveland we are officially in the midst of the 35th Cleveland International Film Festival and boy, it has been such an amazing ride. The overwhelming sell out crowds, the unique movies in all sorts of languages, some sappy some scary some even simple life lessons…there is something for everyone.
I have TWO FREE film fest vouchers (for any non sold out or stand by film), all you have to do it tell me your favorite move (film fest or not,) include your name and email address, and I will randomly choose a name tomorrow Friday April 1st (NO JOKE!) at noon. These vouchers will not admit you to a film, but you must go to Tower City and exchange the vouchers for an actual movie ticket.
Have you seen all the Audrey films at the Cinematheque? From Funny Face to Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the theatre has been running Ms. Hepburns classic films weekly in ’11.
This weekend features Sabrina, the story of Audrey, Humphrey and William Holden in a romantic comedy from 1954. She is the chauffeur’s daughter and she is being courted by two men, each very different.
Wonder who she will choose? (playboy or workaholic) Grab your “besties” and head to The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cinematheque this weekend. Saturday the 22nd at 5:15pm and Sunday the 23rd at 8:15pm.
So I was just dying to see the movie “The Social Network,” and I have to say I wasn’t disappointed. The story; although slightly “Hollywood-ized” the film gave me a clearer understanding as to the timeline of facebook and how the words “wall,” “status” & “face booking” were conceived. I give it two thumbs up for sure.
On this chilly, damp evening grab some friends, post on your wall, be social…go see “The Social Network.”
In the meantime check out this AMAZING picture taken by David Mayland from his cell phone, STUNNING. Thanks for letting me share it David!
Cleveland, see a movie, stay warm and enjoy all those scarves and boots that were put away for the summer. Bust ‘em out.
Tis the season for Witches, Ghosts & Goblins, Fall and Halloween is upon us.
This weekend wear your tennies and walk the family friendly guided tour through the storied past of Cleveland’s cool and historic Detroit Shoreway Neighborhood. Meet notable, notorious and spooky former residents and hear real life tales of life, love, murder and mayhem!
Friday, October 1st and Saturday, October 2nd from 6-9pm (last tour departs at 8:45) Tours depart from Parish Hall every 15 minutes beginning at 6pm Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes and ends with refreshments and entertainment at the Gordon Square Atrium. $5 Admission for adults – Children 15 and younger are admitted Free
Neighborhood residents with lanterns in their hands and facts and folklore in their heads lead tour groups through the Franklin-West Clinton Historical District. As they walk, they encounter actors from the Near West Theater performing historic and entertaining scenes in front yards and on porches.
After the walking tour, hang out a bit and settle in for the midnight showing of The Phantom of the Opera at the Capitol Theatre only $5. Buy any popcorn and get a soda for free! Caffeine to stay away!
Hello Friday! Oh how I’ve missed you since last Friday. :) It’s been too too long.
I have so many things on this weekends schedule and can’t wait to share some of my ideas with each of you! I think the onset of cooler temps and back to school has made me yearn to switch over my closet from bright & cheery summer to warm & cozy fall…but as all Clevelanders know….we MUST resist until at least mid-September. So while I wait….how about what is fun going on in our fearless city this weekend?
> Feel like taking a drive? In love with Max and the rest of the Where the Wild Things cast? Drive to downtown Kent as they show the movie on an outdoor screen…starts at dusk, should be fun for all! FREE
> There are LOTS of bike rides this weekend. Feel like hanging with a bunch of graphic designers? Head to the towpath this Saturday for AIGA’s ride. Feel like filling your belly with warm grilled cheese? Don’t miss out on Melt’s first fundraising ride this Sunday. If farms & barns are your thing visit the picturesque Cuyahoga Valley National Park this Sunday!
> I saw the first slightly disturbing movie, The Girl with the Dragon tattoo…but sorta like a car wreck where you can’t look away, I am very intrigued to see the second part film in the three part series. The Girl Who Played With Fire, showing at Cedar Lee.
> Get your last few wears of those summer sundresses, and if you are looking for a few extra summer something’s, stop by Room Service for their 60% off summer apparel sale!
And last…for those of you that do find yourself at the mall this weekend stocking up on back to school clothes…pick up this short for yourself. EVERYONE in Cleveland should have one. In fact I think that as a tax payer, we should just get one free in our mail some evening, now wouldn’t that be amazing? If you can’t wait for GAP to maybe send you one as a good Cleveland citizen…then make sure to pick yours up soon. I hear they are flying off the shelves…. Love yOUR city!!!
Hey i heart cleveland readers…join vitaminwater this saturday, at the Great Lakes Science Center for a ‘prepare for the eclipse’ evening. FREE to the public!
They will be screening the ‘twilight’ film at 6pm, intermission in the planetarium (because this is the date of the lunar eclipse) and afterwards screening of ‘new moon’. (flyer reads ‘new moon’ screening at 10p, likely to be earlier) complimentary popcorn + vitaminwater. giveaways + chance to win eclipse premier passes. everyone is welcome! see you there.
This weekend stock your car with twizzlers, rasinettes and snowcaps, throw in your favorite blanket and a pillow and head out to the Aut-O-Rama Twin Drive-In Theatre located in North Ridgeville.
The Aut-O-Rama Twin Drive-In was built in 1965 by the Sherman family and is still owned and operated by a third generation of the Sherman Family. The Aut-O-Rama Drive-In became the Aut-O-Rama Twin Drive-In for the 1972 summer season.
This weekends best double feature is Grown Ups (with Adam Sandler) @ 9:40pm and the Karate Kid @ 11:30pm. I think that this is by far the best double feature lineup they’ve had so far this season.
I also think this is pretty cool…rather than ban outside food at the Drive-In they give patrons a choice of weather or not to bring food or beverages into the drive-in. For a $5.00 fee, you can purchase an “outside food & beverage permit” at the box office to bring in your own goodies.
So, when the summer sun goes down, where will you catch your summer blockbuster hits? Hope to see you at the drive in!
I have TWO FREE advance screening passes for TOMORROW night; May 24th at Cinemark At Valley View (6001 Canal Road Valley View, OH 44125) The screening is at 7:00 although you should plan to arrive no later than 5:00 as the show promoter and theatre give out more tickets/seats than they have…first come first serve ladies! Bring a cocktail to sip as you wait in line, all the sassy ladies will be doing it.
To win these tickets, tell me which character is your favorite & why! Also, please include your email address so I can contact you to get the physical paper passes to you. I will choose a winner tomorrow morning, around 8:00…good luck!