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Moonrise Kingdom: Cinemark Valley View Theater / Thai Gourmet

  • Jul 3, 2012 · 6:45 PM
  • This location is shown only to members

Kingdom has been getting outstanding reviews all around.  Wes Anderson, of "Rushmore" fame, may have topped that classic film.

6:45 MOVIE

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 near the theater door.


As Yours Truly does not accept reservations, we will head to the Thai Gourmet a mile down the road (toward i-77).  Its in a shopping plaza just west of Route 21.  It also serves decent Chinese.

6901 Rockside Rd  Ste 162.  (216)[masked]

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.

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, two twelve-year-olds fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle.


"Hayward and Gilman are newcomers who are asked to carry much of the film and pull it off with lovely understatement and extraordinary believability."


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.

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.


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 posting your picture and printing out the pictures of the attendees to help find everyone 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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  • A former member
    A former member

    I liked the film quite a bit, and loved the restaurant and conversation. Altogether, a great evening.

    July 6, 2012

  • Muffie T.

    I loved the movie - especially the quirky characters. Thai Gourmet was outstanding. I only regret not getting a chance to talk to the other tables. Next time!

    July 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great film, superb direction with very creative scenes paying homage to the theater. Captivating multi-level character development. And, a very effective use of music to parallel story development. Might have been difficult to grasp if you weren't familiar with Hank Williams. Enjoyed Bill Murray and Bruce Willis!

    Thai Gourmet was a real find! Thanks Jim!

    July 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Movie was very enjoyable. Couldn't make it to the restaurant...

    July 4, 2012

  • Karen

    Movie was okay--restaurant and conversation afterwards was great!

    July 4, 2012

  • Alan F.

    I got to the theater and didn't see anyone, so I left. Catch you all next time.

    July 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Still showing trailers everyone com on

    July 3, 2012

  • Carol P.

    I will not make it! So sorry ! I did can't get there in time!

    July 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Vivian is correct. Film shows at 6:30 p.m.!!

    July 3, 2012

  • Vivian

    I got here early from work. Box office info says 6:30 show time

    July 3, 2012

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