Playhouse Square invites ‘Jaws,’ ‘Cool Hand Luke,’ ‘Calamity Jane’ to 22nd Cinema at the Square

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.

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