Hayao Miyazaki is one of the most cherished animators in film history. While Totoro is a family film, it is worth seeing and something I believe the group will enjoy it immensely. I hope you can make it.
Meet near the entrance door to the theater 10 minutes ahead of time or look for the group inside the theater or meet us afterward near the theater door.
Trattoria is one of the good value restaurants in Cleveland. It is on the north side of 12207 Mayfield near the Murray Hill intersection. If weather permitting, we will be on their patio. (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.
We open our Hayao Miyazaki series with one of the great animator’s most beloved films—which first debuted in Cleveland at the Cinematheque back in 1993! This gentle, poetic masterpiece tells of two young sisters who move with their father to the Japanese countryside, where they encounter spirits and other amazing creatures who can be seen only by children. One of them, the huge, furry, flying Totoro, takes the girls on a series of fantastic adventures. “The film that first brought Miyazaki to international attention remains an animated achievement almost without parallel.” –Time Out Film Guide.
"what Miyazaki has animated is an idyll, that most melancholic and nostalgic of genres, where landscapes vanish, innocence is lost and death is as much a part of nature as life."
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.clevelandcinemas.com/showtimes.asp?ptID=AACAP
Parking: A free parking lot is next to the theater.
CINEMATHEQUE Cleveland Institute of Art, 11141 East Blvd. http://www.cia.edu/extended_film_schedule/
Parking: They have a free parking lot.
CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART Films , 11150 East Blvd. http://www.clevelandart.org/events/films.aspx
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.clevelandfilm.org/
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.
NOTE TO FIRST TIME GOERS
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.
NOTE TO ALL
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.