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Cedar Lee Cinema

2163 Lee Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118-2975
+1 216-321-5411
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We actually went 2 nights in a row. Great films were playing. The first time, he took my ticket and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
travelnetv
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Old-Style Indie/Art Movie Theater

We has three hours, so we went to an afternoon showing of Hearts Beat Loud at the Cedar Lee. It's... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
jaseaton
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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First opening its doors on Christmas Day 1925 as an 1,100 seat, single-screen theater, the Cedar Lee Theatre was transformed into a twin-screen theater in 1983 to compete with the increasing number of multiplexes and to meet the demand to play an ever growing number of specialty films. Two Hollywood-style screening rooms were added in 1991 - allowing guests to the theater to enjoy truly specialized films. Finally in 1994 two modern stadium-style theaters were added to bring the current screen count to six. For more than three decades the words "Cedar Lee Theatre" and "specialty film" have been synonymous in Cleveland. Ushering in an era when specialty film would transcend art-house appeal, and coupled with its unique concession stand the first to offer baked goods, sandwiches, specialty coffee drinks, and imported beer and wine the Cedar Lee Theatre continues to be the movie theater of choice for many Greater Clevelanders.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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2163 Lee Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118-2975
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We actually went 2 nights in a row. Great films were playing. The first time, he took my ticket and said theater 6. We it was my first time there, i had no idea were that was, he seemed put off that he had to...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We has three hours, so we went to an afternoon showing of Hearts Beat Loud at the Cedar Lee. It's an old-style theater: no stadium seating, narrow rows, etc. But they have a decent refreshment stand with hard drinks, multiple screens, special and cultish screenings...More

Thank jaseaton
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Yes, there's Netflix.. and Hulu... and a zillion channels plus videos and every other way to view films. But don't you really miss going to a real cinema and seeing that movie or documentary on the big screen? And don't you want to support local...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

This is one of the beat places to see a good independent movie. The theatres are small but good. The seats in some are close but tall people should sit on the ends ( lol). They have food and drinks beer wine soda and the...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

We went to see this movie based on the end of actress Gloria Grahame with my mother-in-law who used the closed captioning device provided by the theater. Nifty doohickey! She had no trouble following the film. The small, stadium are seats were unexpectedly comfortable, too....More

Thank jaseaton
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Even though it has multiple screens, this still always feels like a neighborhood theater. It's friendly and fun, and shows a variety of films from first run to old classics. With a refreshment stand that features wine, beer, mixed drinks, pastry and coffee, - as...More

Thank Jene W
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

This is primarily an art house theater, but they also show some popular movies. I love that they serve cocktails along with the popcorn! They also have a frequent customer card which provides discounts on tickets and concessions at all the theaters in their group,...More

Thank Becky H
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

By showing independent films the theatre increases the range o.f films shown in Cleveland. The range of films was excellent.

Thank Gabriel W
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

WE attend movies here fairly often. Just saw Loving Vincent. this is a local fixture. features films not necessarily typically featured at most movie theaters. not fancy, but good enough

Thank SabaF
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

The Cedar Lee may be a bit old, but it is clean and comfortable. It is the best, and sometimes the only, place to watch interesting independent movies. The refreshment counter has some unique items as well as beer and wine, though prices are predictably...More

Thank Jim M
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