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Friday, July 26, 2019

Moving Picture Show

In the early decades of the 20th century, Cleveland’s Playhouse Square theaters showed movies along with presenting stage plays and vaudeville shows. Starting Thursday, you can take a trip back in time as the Connor Palace again shows what used to be called moving pictures.

Cinema on the Square offers movies (and admission prices) from years past. This year’s lineup will feature 15 movies from the 1940s to the ’90s, including two starring Judy Garland, another with raunchy college humor, a few geared for children and adults and, just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, “Jaws.” 

The oldest film in the lineup is “Meet Me in St. Louis” from 1944 (one of the Garland films) and the newest is 1993’s “Jurassic Park,” which kicks off the 22nd annual event. Cinema on the Square will conclude on Aug. 18 with 1990’s “Beethoven.” 

General admission is $5 for adults and $4 for seniors, children younger than 12 and students with ID. Flix Tix passes, good for six films of your choice, are $15. That’s half the price of adult general admission for the same number of films. You know CLE on the Cheap loves a good bargain!

Tickets are available online, by phone (216-241-6000) and at the Playhouse Square box office.






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