A Touch of Spice: Lakeland Community College / Panera

Every year, Lakeland shows some great international films for free.  Check this link out for a complete list.  It starts the end of January through March on Fridays.


6:00 EATS

Since this is a bit of a hike for many of us, we aren't going to try to do a more unique place to eat.  It is a 5 minute drive to the college, although you will want to allow another 5-10 minutes to find the building.

Look for us near the front window - if there is room.

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.

7:30 MOVIE

Meet at the entrance.  Look for building H, room 101.  See campus map (the campus is small).


Address is: 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, 44094.  It is just south of Rt 306 off I-90.



Meet at the entrance afterward.  We will discuss an after-movie discussion place.


This is a story about a young Greek boy named Fanis growing up in Istanbul, and whose grandfather, a culinary philosopher and mentor, teaches him that both food and life require a touch of spice to give them flavor. Fanis grow up to become an excellent cook, but when he returns home after 35 successful years, he realizes that he forgot to put a little spice into his own life. Guest speaker: Dr. Kyriakos Nalmpantis


"This handsome widescreen production about a spice-obsessed Greek professor's journey to adulthood mixes food, history and family ties very palatably and poetically."

Full review - Note that this movie received mixed reviews.  But the cost is right.

The $5.00 yearly fee (or $1.50 for one movie) goes toward charges incurred for using the MeetUp website. You can access PayPal (see link in left hand column) 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. http://www.clevelandc...

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

CINEMATHEQUE Cleveland Institute of Art, 11141 East Blvd. http://www.cia.edu/ex...

Parking: They have a free parking lot.

CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART Films , 11150 East Blvd. http://www.clevelanda...

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

CLEVELAND FILM SOCIETY. Hosts the Cleveland International Film Festival at Tower City. http://www.clevelandf...

Parking at Tower City: Free validated parking with movie.

LOPEZ  2196 Lee Road.  A half-block south of the Cedar Lee on the other side of Lee Road.  We often go here afterward for discussions.


If this is your first movie with the group, there is no fee to attend.

This group has been successful partly because members have a genuine interest in meeting fellow independent movie goers. We don't always know where to look for you, especially first timers.  Consider printing out the pictures of the attendees to help you find them easier.

We have multiple meeting places:

  • Entrance door to the movie in the theater hallway 5-10 minutes before the movie starts
  • By the entrance door or ticket office after the movie
  • Reserved table at the restaurant under the name "Movie Group"

We don't always sit together in the movie theater but if you see a bunch of people talking about good movies they have seen, it is probably us. Please join in. We are always happy to get new people involved.

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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  • Vero G

    wonderful evening with good company, I loved this movie made me cry like a fountain! thank you

    February 11, 2012

  • Jims

    The movie was fine. A great evening of free movie, free popcorn and free beverages. If we schedule another one, you will definitely want to attend.

    February 11, 2012

  • Lynda

    Great idea to take advantage of such a wonderful program offered by Lakeland! This sweet movie was enhanced by the commentary beforehand. I enjoyed it all, including the company.

    February 11, 2012

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