For several days each summer, Playhouse Square’s historic Connor Palace becomes an old-timey movie house, playing host to classic films and enduring family faves on a really big screen during the Cinema at the Square series.
Playhouse Square recently announced the 22nd Cinemas at the Square — Aug. 1 through 18 — in a news release that also provides the basic facts. :
w in its twenty-second year, Cinema at the Square recreates the nostalgic movie-going experience of the 1950’s and 60’s when the Connor Palace was one of Downtown Cleveland’s premier movie theaters. All screenings feature classic movie theater concessions, pre-show cartoons & shorts, and popular music on our restored 1928 Kimball organ performed by members of the Western Reserve Theatre Organ Society. Each film is shown on a massive 20’ high x 47’ wide screen using an original 35mm reel-to-reel projector operated by a skilled projectionist. And to top it off, even the ticket prices are retro at just $5 per person.
Let’s go over the movies in the series the best we know how — with trailers.
A Star is Born* (1854, PG, 175 minutes)
All That Jazz* (1979, R, 123 minutes)
Animal House (1978, R, 109 minutes)
Beethoven* (1990, PG, 87 minutes)
Calamity Jane* (1953, G, 101 minutes)
Cool Hand Luke* (1967, PG, 127minutes)
Edward Scissorhands* (1990, PG-13, 105 minutes)
FernGully: The Last Rainforest* (1992, G, 76 minutes)
From Russia With Love (1963, PG, 115 minutes)
Jaws (1975, PG, 124 minutes)
Jurassic Park* (1993, PG-13, 127 minutes)
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944, NR, 113 minutes)
The Princess Bride (1987, PG, 98 minutes)
The Sandlot* (1993, PG, 101 minutes)
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962, NR 129 minutes)
Get the full schedule — and tickets — from this Playhouse Square page.