I remember hearing about Lore on NPR and made a note to see it when it came to town. Learn about the horrors of World War II from innocent children of Nazi families and their experiences as they learn of the Holocaust tragedies.
If the weather cooperates, you might want to park at the Cinematheque, walk down Bellflower to E. 115th Street, Turn right and Constantino's is at Euclid, all in about 10 minutes. They have daily specials. The group will meet upstairs.
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.
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 by the door.
AFTER MOVIE Event
Perhaps we will head over to the ABC Tavern, if it is not too crowded.
When their Nazi parents are arrested at the chaotic close of WWII, five German siblings set off on a difficult journey through a devastated landscape to their grandmother’s house in distant Hamburg. Stunned by Hitler’s defeat, and suddenly poor and hungry, the children no longer know whom to trust or what to believe. Cate (Somersault) Shortland’s second feature is a tense and lyrical coming-of-age story unlike any other, as well as one of the best-reviewed foreign films of the year.
The Australian-German co-production takes an unconventional tale and turns it into a challenging, visually stunning and emotionally turbulent film experience.
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.