Category Archives: movie’s starting! the 37th CIFF!!!

Well, it’s almost here friends. The 37th Cleveland International Film Fest kicks off tomorrow night! I have my pack of tickets, I will be assembling my snacks, riding the RTA and best part spending the weekend with my mom.

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.


  Cinema on the Square : ticket giveaway!

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!

Happy Martha, happy movies! Enter today!


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.

Good Luck. Happy Film Fest!

  Sabrina @ the Cinematheque

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.

  Be Social.

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.