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Queen of Versailles: Cedar Lee Theater / Deweys

It is not very often that you get to see a Riches to Rags film, but the reviews have been so outstanding, it just seems right.

6:00 EATS

Dewey's has excellent pizza - and it is not too far from the theater (less than a block and across the street).

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.

7:20 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.


We will head over to Lemongrass next door.  We had a lot of problem with noise at Lopez, we will try something quieter.

Jackie and David were triumphantly constructing the biggest house in America - a sprawling, 90,000-square-foot palace inspired by Versailles - when their timeshare empire falters due to the economic crisis. Their rags-to-riches-to-rags story reveals the innate virtues and flaws of the American Dream.


"There's more going on here than classist derision, and the filmmaker uses her footage to try to sort out her feelings."


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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  • Carol P.

    Very enjoyable night out. Interesting movie - more thought provoking than I would have anticipated.

    August 22, 2012

  • Karen

    Interesting movie and friendly conversation--a good evening!

    August 22, 2012

  • Vivian

    I too was surprised at how sad I felt for this family - but as we discussed it I discovered the sadness was not for their financial downfall but because they were a lot of personal issues for these people that seem unresolved. Good film. and - as always - good conversation.

    August 22, 2012

  • Jims

    This movie had a lot more heart than you might imagine. I walked in there thinking I would learn a lesson about greed, but instead felt sadness about how the family dynamics changed as they began struggling financially

    August 21, 2012

  • Michael

    Dewey's Does not take reservation. Expect around 10-12 people

    August 21, 2012

  • Vivian

    is there a reservation at dewey's in case I get there early?

    August 21, 2012

  • Carolina

    Sorry, I have to rescind my RSVP as I'm having guests. Enjoy.

    August 19, 2012

  • Michael

    movie has not been annouced yet. stay tuned.

    August 2, 2012

  • Vivian

    Info is confusing. title of meetup says anatolia, description says Dewey's and lemongrass. help?

    August 2, 2012

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