The Grand Budapest Hotel
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.
91% Rotten Tomatoes
The movie is a flume ride through the imagination of one of the most creative minds making movies today, and the pleasure curls your toes. Also, be ready to crave some macaroons. Rene Rodriguez (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/critic/rene-rodriguez/)
Tf a movie can be elegantly zany, this wholly imaginative, assured fable of a legendary concierge Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes), his protégé Zero (Tony Revolori) and the murder of a countess, is it. Lisa Kenned (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/critic/lisa-kennedy/)
4:30 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.
6:30 DINNER/DISCUSSION (after the movie) (approximate time)
While it is a short drive from the theater to Shaker Square, how can we see this "Budapest" movie without going to a Hungarian restaurant afterwards?
Balaton Restaurant, Cleveland-Ohio
3133 Shaker Square
Cleveland, OH-44120 http://www.balaton-restaurant.com/
You can park in one of the public parking areas on Shaker Square. There is a large lot behind Dave's supermarket.
Balaton Restaurant in Cleveland is most famous for it's superb Wiener Schnitzel and a variance of that, the Chicken Schnitzel. Other fine offerings on the menu include: Stuffed Cabbages, Goulashes, and the Hungarian Lecso, a yellow paprika and tomato based summer stew, and of course Chicken Paprikash.
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.
FIRST TIME MOVIEGOERS
Visit the First Time Moviegoers page (http://www.meetup.com/clevelandfilm/pages/Note_to_First_Time_Moviegoers/) .
*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.
The $5.00 yearly fee (or $1.50 for one movie) goes toward charges incurred for using the MeetUp website. You can access PayPal or pay your fee to the Organizer at the event.