Some of these events are done jointly
with restaurants on the Square. All these affairs help good causes
and bring people to Shaker Square. Shaker Square Cinemas promotes
year 'round. Monday specials each week. Summer Saturday specials.
And more. The traffic they attract boosts the Square, for moviegoers
are special visitors — they often dine before or after the film.
Shaker Square Cinemas gives
movie-goers an alternative to the multiplex by
providing a mix of independent and foreign films with current
Hollywood movies. The theater boasts six screens, each equipped with
stadium-style seating, ergonomically designed seats, movable
armrests and digital sound. The lobby includes a concession stand
with all of the standard movie theater fare, plus specialty coffee,
snacks, beer and wine.
The movie building in the southwest
corner of the Square wasn't part of the original Square, built between 1927 and 1929. It was added in 1937 to house
the Colony Theater and is an historic landmark. In 1983 it was
divided into five cinemas. The property was taken over by Cleveland Cinemas
remodeled and renovated. The lobby was fully restored to its original
its unique art-deco interior with its plaster curves, shiny chrome
trim, pastel colors, etched glass mermaids that adorn the water
fountains, and an Arthur Crisp mural.
Cleveland Cinemas was created in
1977 when founder and current president Jonathan Forman purchased
the Cedar Lee Theatre, which they still own and operate. They also
operate Tower City Cinemas and Chagrin Cinemas. For more,
click here. Many of us first knew of Jonathan Forman as the
founder of the Cleveland International Film Festival in 1977.
Thanks to Jonathan Forman and
Norman Barr for their continuing help to Shaker Square.
For more, visit their
Cleveland Cinemas website