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The Painting: Cleveland Museum of Art / Guarino's

The Painting was one of the best received movies of the year at the Cleveland Film Festival.  It is well worth your time.  Note: there is nudity (animated nudity) so you have been warned :-)


If you happen to be hungry, the group will meet ahead of time in the Museum Cafe, Provenance.  Look for the group in the tables towards the back.

Tips for improving your restaurant experience:

  • Print a map or enter the address in your GPS ahead of time.
  • Bring CASH to pay for your meal.
  • When you arrive, ask to sit at the "Movie Group" table.

7:00 MOVIE at Cleveland Museum of Art

Meet near the entrance door to the theater 5 minutes ahead of time or look for the group inside the theater or meet us afterward by the door.

8:45 EATS

Guarino's has an excellent patio and weather permitting, the group will congregate out there.  It is about a 5-10 minute drive from the museum.  They have their own small parking lot.

Tips for improving your restaurant experience:

  • Print a map or enter the address in your GPS ahead of time.
  • Bring CASH to pay for your meal.
  • When you arrive, ask to sit at the "Movie Group" table.


Visit First Time Moviegoers page

Caesar Must Die


In this wryly inventive parable, a kingdom is divided into the three castes: the impeccably painted Alldunns who reside in a majestic palace; the Halfies who the Painter has left incomplete; and the untouchable Sketchies, simple charcoal outlines who are banished to the cursed forest. Contains some animated nudity.


Creative, colorful, and unexpectedly wise, "The Painting" is the latest offshore animation to show to kids burned out on computer-generated Hollywood toons.


The $5.00 yearly fee (or $1.50 for one movie) goes toward charges incurred for using the MeetUp website. You can access PayPal or pay your fee to the Organizer at the event.

CEDAR LEE 2163 Lee Road. Cleveland Heights

Parking: Paid Parking is now 24 X 7, so bring quarters. Credit cards work in the garage. The back half of the parking lot is only 25 cents for 60 minutes.  A free parking lot is on Edgewood road, one block west of Lee road at Cedar.

CAPITOL THEATER 1390 W. 65th St. Cleveland (216) 651-7295.

Parking: A free parking lot is next to the theater.

CINEMATHEQUE Cleveland Institute of Art, 11141 East Blvd.

Parking: They have a free parking lot.

CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART Films , 11150 East Blvd.

Parking: They have an attendant parking garage. There is also street parking.

CLEVELAND FILM SOCIETY. Hosts the Cleveland International Film Festival at Tower City.

Parking at Tower City: Free validated parking with movie.

LOPEZ 2196 Lee Road or New Heights Grill, 2206 Lee Road.  A half-block south of the Cedar Lee on the other side of Lee Road.  We often go to one of these places afterward for discussions.


In the world of Independent films, it is recommended that you check back a few days before the event to make sure the movie, restaurant, location or time has not changed.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    fun good movie beautiful patio at restaurant food ok

    August 10, 2013

  • Barb P

    I really enjoyed this movie, so many layers to it that I think someone could write a dissertation on it! As usual, Guarino's was wonderful and I was able to make friends with 3 bright and gracious women whom I hope to see again. Thanks for setting this up, Alan, and, again, congratulations on your beautiful daughter, Jim!

    August 10, 2013

  • Mireille

    Sorry I can't make it--had a last minute schedule conflict! I'm looking forward to seeing future movies with the group!

    August 9, 2013

  • Amy

    I will be attending dinner after the show I believe that's my original RSVP

    August 9, 2013

  • Jims


    August 8, 2013

  • Laura

    OK, now I want to confirm -
    Heidi and the meet-up site say that the movie is at the art museum, but like Barb, I had thought that the meet-up originally said the movie was at the Cinemetheque. Looking at the web schedule for each place, it seems like the art museum is correct - can someone confirm this?

    August 8, 2013

  • Heidi L.

    Is it suggested to buy the ticket ahead of time or just once you get to the museum?

    August 8, 2013

    • Barb P

      I've been going to the cinematheque since the early 2000's and never had any trouble getting tickets immediately proceeding showings....

      August 8, 2013

  • Heidi L.

    I will only attend the movie.

    August 6, 2013

  • Vivian

    i don't get why animation automatically means children's film. I saw this at CIFF. Nothing shocking. And there were kids in the audience. The movie is in french with subtitles. I can't imagine little kids were able to keep up with those. This was not made with kids in mind.

    July 30, 2013

    • Michael

      little kids, no, adolescents, yes. was listed as family, so maybe that is a better description. just semantics, enjoy the movie.

      July 30, 2013

  • Barb P

    I am eager to see this movie because of the controversy around it, which has left me perplexed....why is animated nudity more shocking than real actors appearing nude? The latter is common in films and many of us are way past being shocked by it.

    1 · July 28, 2013

    • Michael

      Its billed as a children's movie, hence some american parents will object.

      1 · July 28, 2013

    • Lynda

      I hope I get a chance to see this, as I fail to see why children shouldn't know how people look in the nude..

      1 · July 28, 2013

  • Lynda

    Great idea! Unfortunately, I cannot attend this (well.. unless it rains).

    July 24, 2013

    • Michael

      try to see it another showing, as it is really good.

      1 · July 24, 2013

  • Michael

    One of my favorites from this year's CIFF

    July 24, 2013

  • Alan


    July 23, 2013

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