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Blackfish/Cedar Lee/Lemon Grass Restaurant


Rotten Tomatoes: 98%



This film tells the story of one “performing” whale to make the argument that keeping these creatures in captivity is an act of cruelty!

7:20PM MOVIE at Cedar Lee

Meet us in the lobby ahead of time, look for us in the theater, or catch up with us near the outer doors after the film.


We'll take a 2-minute walk to Lemon Grass Thai Restaurant...practically next door. 

Just in case you don't connect with the group after the film, proceed over to the restaurant and ask to sit at the "Movie Group" table.

Synopsis: Many of us have experienced the excitement and awe of watching 8,000 pound orcas, or "killer whales," soar out of the water and fly through the air at sea parks, as if in perfect harmony with their trainers. Yet, in our contemporary lore this mighty black and white mammal is like a two-faced Janus-beloved as a majestic, friendly giant yet infamous for its capacity to kill viciously. Blackfish unravels the complexities of this dichotomy, employing the story of notorious performing whale Tilikum, who-unlike any orca in the wild-has taken the lives of several people while in captivity. So what exactly went wrong?.


CEDAR LEE THEATRE 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.


Visit the First Time Moviegoers page .

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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  • bonnie r.

    Well, I guess I goofed. I now can't tell you the name of the movie I saw. My ticket says Blackfish but they sent me into theatre #2, which I think I went it. It was a story about some teenagers and some of their struggles and some dysfunctions in the families. I loved it. But then stood outside for about 10 minutes at least and had no sense of where the meet up group was so headed home. Hm. bonnie

    August 24, 2013

    • Renu

      sorry to have missed you. I wish you would have called me or just headed over to Lemongrass. Ok-next time.

      August 24, 2013

  • Renu

    Totally heartbreaking! People are capable of so much cruelty just to make money. This film was a real eye-opener. I learned so much about whales and the operations of Sea World. Hopefully, this film will have an impact. Good discussion afterwards. Thanks to all who came.

    August 24, 2013

  • Karen

    It was really interesting and sad. As always a nice group and good discussion afterwards.

    August 24, 2013

  • Lynda

    Illustrates the lengths to which some will go for the sake of power and greed. Sadly, the public has been duped into believing these unfortunate animals are content in captivity.
    Hopefully, this film will help bring about laws protecting killer whales and other wild animals from being exploited.

    August 24, 2013

  • Grace

    OK, I am depressed now. I am still thinking about it. What I learned from the movie: killer whale has a larger developed limbic system compared to human so they are more social than us. Theme parks like asshole Sea World need to be shut down and set those poor animals back to where they were...

    August 23, 2013

  • Susan

    Would love to see this, but will be singing this weekend.

    August 22, 2013

  • Judy L.

    out of town

    August 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The only problem with this event is that I'm pretty sure Blackfish is showing today but not on the 23rd. At least according to the Cedar Lee website.

    August 16, 2013

    • Renu

      Hi Carly--I'm pretty positive it will be playing on the 23rd...they just haven't updated the schedule. Typically, if a film is showing the wed before--then, it will be showing that Friday. In this case, it is on their schedule on Wed, Aug., we should be ok. I will email them also to confirm.

      1 · August 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      That's fantastic! I am going to see it tonight as well just to be sure I can see it at least once. I am a huge marine mammal enthusiast and have been looking forward to the release of this doc for months and months! I can't wait to watch it again with the group and then join the after-movie dinner discussion!

      August 16, 2013

  • Judy L.

    out of town

    August 11, 2013

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