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“Best place for an "arthouse" movie experience in Cleveland” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cedar Lee Cinema

Cedar Lee Cinema
2163 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
+1 216-321-5411
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Owner description: First opening its doors on Christmas Day 1925 as an 1,100 seat, single-screen theater, the Cedar Lee Theatre was transformed into a twin-screen theater in 1983 to compete with the increasing number of multiplexes and to meet the demand to play an ever growing number of specialty films. Two Hollywood-style screening rooms were added in 1991 - allowing guests to the theater to enjoy truly specialized films. Finally in 1994 two modern stadium-style theaters were added to bring the current screen count to six. For more than three decades the words "Cedar Lee Theatre" and "specialty film" have been synonymous in Cleveland. Ushering in an era when specialty film would transcend art-house appeal, and coupled with its unique concession stand the first to offer baked goods, sandwiches, specialty coffee drinks, and imported beer and wine the Cedar Lee Theatre continues to be the movie theater of choice for many Greater Clevelanders.
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“Best place for an "arthouse" movie experience in Cleveland”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

If you are looking for the megatheater experience go someplace else. But if you want to see movies you cannot see anywhere else in Cleveland this is the place for you.

Visited December 2012
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Cleveland
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“Good little theater”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

This theater shows many international film festival type movies, if looking for unusual, independent type movies this is the place go,, its located in cleveland heights, ohio on lee road about 20 min from downtown cleveland

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Cleveland, Ohio
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“All the movies you can't see anywhere else”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

The Cedar Lee has been our favorite for decades! Foreign films, documentaries (we saw Brooklyn Castle recently), unusual films find there way here. Even their selection of food and drink is different - local, interesting goodies in addition to the usual. Close to Case Western Reserve University, it caters to the well-educated crowd. Not easy to get to, but worth the effort.

Visited December 2012
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Cleveland, OH
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“Great theater”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Great movie selections and you can order beer and wine in the theater. The theater is near great restaurants.

Visited May 2012
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Cleveland, Ohio
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“The Only Place in Cleveland You Can Drink Beer and Watch a Movie!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

I love that the Cedar Lee shows tons of independent films. The snack bar offers beer and wine. How cool is that! The only suggestion I have is to make sure you know which screen your movie will be playing on, because some of their screens are teeny tiny. Otherwise, this place is a landmark!

Visited March 2012
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