Cleveland Cinematheque moves off-site, shows premiers, restored classics, tributes

Cleveland Cinematheque is going on the road soon, to allow for repairs to its regular location, the Cleveland Institute of Art’s Peter B. Lewis (PBL) Theater in University Circle.

Tomorrow, Thursday, March 9 through Saturday, March 11, films will be shown at the PBL Theater/ But the following week, Saturday, Wednesday, March 15 through Sunday, March 19, Cinematheque moves off-site to the Capitol Theatre in the Detroit Shoreway and the Wizbang! Theatre in Cleveland Heights, while Boston Light & Sound performs some routine maintenance and some minor repairs and upgrades.

On Thursday, March 9, the PBL Theater will show the Cleveland premiere of the 2019 German/Serbian film “I Was at Home But…”  and pay tribute to Canadian artist and filmmaker Michael Snow with double feature of “Wavelength” and “SSHTOORRTY.”

On Friday, March 10, the PBL Theater we will show the new version of Gaspar Noé’s 2002 film, “Irreversible: Straight Cut” and Claire Denis’ debut feature “Chocolat” in a new 4K restoration.

Then, on Wednesday, March 15, Cinematheque visits the Capitol Theatre for a new restored showing of the 1959 “I” in 3-D—possibly the only film noir in 3-D. Then on Saturday, March 18, it’s on to Wizbang! for a showing of the 1974 Swedish film “Parade,” preceded by live acts by the Wizbang! Troupe.

“We are excited to take our show on the road again, something we curtailed due to Covid, “says Cleveland Cinematheque director John Ewing. “These off-site screenings allow us to do things we can’t do in our own theater while collaborating with local institutions we respect.”

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Karin Connelly Rice
Karin Connelly Rice

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Karin Connelly Rice enjoys telling people's stories, whether it's a promising startup or a life's passion. Over the past 20 years she has reported on the local business community for publications such as Inside Business and Cleveland Magazine. She was editor of the Rocky River/Lakewood edition of In the Neighborhood and was a reporter and photographer for the Amherst News-Times. At Fresh Water she enjoys telling the stories of Clevelanders who are shaping and embracing the business and research climate in Cleveland.