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Grand Opening Gala of The Capitol Theater

Capitol Gala Overview

The Friends of the Capitol Theatre, Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization and the Gordon Square Arts District are planning ten days of festivities to celebrate the historic re-opening of the Capitol Theatre.  The state-of-the-art, digital, three-screen theatre will open to the public for the first time in 25 years during the first week of October 2009. A gala to benefit the Gordon Square Arts District is planned for Thursday, October 1st. The event is sold out. For more information or to get on the waiting list for the $250 gala tickets, please call Jan Cline at the Gordon Square Arts District office at 216-961-4242, ext. 222. For more info about the grand opening week, regular movie schedules & movie ticket purchases, visit www.clevelandcinemas.com.

Thursday, October 1st - Day 1

The Capitol Theatre Gala SOLD OUT!

This private event is a red carpet evening to benefit the Gordon Square Arts District.

Featuring...

A inspirational new documentary from Lionsgate Films featuring LeBron James. Directed by Kristopher Belman.

~ FULL SCHEDULE OF MOVIES BEGINS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2 ~
~Commemorative Give-Aways at the start of every showtime~
Find movie listings in your local newspaper or online at www.clevelandcinemas.com

Friday, October 2nd - Day 2

Ribbon Cutting9:00 AM

TICKETED EVENT – FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Join Mayor Frank Jackson, Councilman Matt Zone and friends at this historic event. Limited seating is available.

Free tickets will be distributed starting at 9:00 AM on Friday, September 25 at the Detroit Shoreway offices (6516 Detroit Avenue). Free classic film showing to follow the ceremony.

“A Capitol Evening” Opening Night After Party – 9:00 PM

Tickets to this event will be available thru clevelandcinemas.com













3D glasses* 3D Films subject to an additional surcharge. Cleveland Cinemas Schedule

Saturday, October 3rd - Day 3

Plain Dealer Free Family Matinee - “Monsters vs. Aliens”

9:30 AM Doors Open – 10:00 AM Showtime

First-come, first-served seating. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Big Fun Logo

Give-Aways sponsored by Big Fun

Monster vs Aliens





3D glasses* 3D Films subject to an additional surcharge.. Cleveland Cinemas Schedule

Sunday, October 4th - Day 4

“1921 Day” A celebration of the year the Capitol originally opened.

Noon – silent film showing – Charlie Chaplin’s “The Kid”
21 cent fountain drinks and free Baby Ruth candy bars all day

Charlie Chaplin 'The Kid' Charlie














3D glasses* 3D Films subject to an additional surcharge Cleveland Cinemas Schedule

Monday, October 5th - Day 5


“Bargain Monday”

$5 admission* and discount concession specials including $1 candies and drinks.

Every Monday at the Capitol Theatre will be a Bargain Monday!

 

Cleveland Cinemas' Bargain Mondays are even BIGGER. In addition to the popular discount admission price of $5* for all films all day Cleveland Cinemas will be introducing a new Bargain Monday Concession Menu featuring $1 fountain drinks, $1 candy specials plus other discounted combo deals.

Bigger Bargin Monday













3D glasses* 3D Films subject to an additional surcharge Cleveland Cinemas Schedule

Tuesday, October 6th - Day 6


Free Popcorn Tuesday

Free popcorn, previously a part of Bargain Mondays, will now be offered on Tuesdays as Cleveland Cinemas launches FREE POPCORN TUESDAYS*. Customers will receive one free 32oz popcorn with each paid admission on Tuesdays.

Popcorn




















3D glasses* 3D Films subject to an additional surcharge Cleveland Cinemas Schedule

Wednesday, October 7th - Day 7


Metromix Cleveland

Metromix Happy Hour

4:00 – 8:00 PM - Beer and wine specials, free appetizers

 

Special Give Aways!

























3D glasses* 3D Films subject to an additional surcharge Cleveland Cinemas Schedule

Thursday, October 8th - Day 8

“Resident Appreciation Day”

$6 admission* for residents of the 44102, 44113, & 44107 zip codes

Guests should bring a valid driver’s license or other documentation showing their current residency.

Map of Gordon Square Arts District
3D glasses* 3D Films subject to an additional surcharge Cleveland Cinemas Schedule

Friday, October 9th - Day 9

Community Shares of Cleveland

“Social Justice Day”

20% concession sales to benefit Community Shares































3D glasses* 3D Films subject to an additional surcharge Cleveland Cinemas Schedule

Saturday, October 10th - Day 10


Gordon Square Arts District Day

20% concession sales to benefit the Gordon Square Arts District

Plain Dealer Free Family Matinee - “Hotel for Dogs”

9:30 AM Doors Open – 10:00 AM Showtime

First-come, first-served seating. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Hotel for Dogs











3D glasses* 3D Films subject to an additional surcharge Cleveland Cinemas Schedule

Sunday, October 11th - Day 11


The Center

“Day Out at the Movies”

20% concession sales to benefit The Center, in honor of National Coming Out Day

Coming Out Day

























3D glasses* 3D Films subject to an additional surcharge Cleveland Cinemas Schedule

FAQ's

Capitol Theatre 'Elevator Speech'

The renovation of the Capitol Theatre has been a labor of love for the last three decades. Located at West 65th Street and Detroit Avenue in the heart of the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood’s Gordon Square Arts District, just five minutes west of downtown Cleveland, the Capitol first opened in April 1921 as a vaudeville and silent film theater. Over the years, the building suffered from neglect and decline. In the mid-1980s, an electrical fire forced the Capitol’s closure. An innovative funding structure leveraging federal New Markets Tax Credits finally allowed Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization to raise the $7 million necessary for the theater’s historic renovation.



October 1 – 11, 2009 will mark the Capitol Theatre’s grand re-opening.

The Capitol is being reborn into a three-screen, all-digital cinema, showing independent and foreign films as well as the finest Hollywood blockbusters. The main auditorium will feature a state-of-the-art 3-D projection system.

The Capitol will have all the amenities of a modern movie theater, but with the look, feel and decorative touches of a 1920s movie palace. Much of the original plaster detailing has been restored.

The renovation of the Capitol Theatre is the first anchor project of the Gordon Square Arts District, a unique collaboration of three nonprofits — the Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization, Cleveland Public Theatre and Near West Theatre — that is using the arts as a catalyst for economic development. Jonathan Forman’s Cleveland Cinemas, which owns and operates the Cedar Lee and seven other theaters in Northeast Ohio and in Pittsburgh, will manage the Capitol Theatre.

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