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Cedar Lee Cinema

2163 Lee Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118-2975
+1 216-321-5411
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terrific local movie theater with more on the "artsy" side

WE attend movies here fairly often. Just saw Loving Vincent. this is a local fixture. features... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cleveland, Ohio
Best Theater for Independent Movies

The Cedar Lee may be a bit old, but it is clean and comfortable. It is the best, and sometimes the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jim M
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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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good24%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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2163 Lee Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118-2975
+1 216-321-5411
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Reviewed yesterday

WE attend movies here fairly often. Just saw Loving Vincent. this is a local fixture. features films not necessarily typically featured at most movie theaters. not fancy, but good enough

Thank SabaF
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cedar Lee may be a bit old, but it is clean and comfortable. It is the best, and sometimes the only, place to watch interesting independent movies. The refreshment counter has some unique items as well as beer and wine, though prices are predictably...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

I came here with a friend to see a foreign film. It was the only theatre showing it. Seats were comfortable. People were quiet (no kids).

Thank cakedeco
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

You can see current gilms, but the best is the independent films. Plus, great places to eat in the area. Join the crowds

Thank MH19620
Reviewed 3 May 2017

If I never have to go to another movie theater again...all the things I find annoying, NONE OF THESE EXIST HERE FOR ME!!!! I've seen many great movies here. Cedar Lee is known for the great variety of films running at any given time. Indie...More

Thank LauraNDM
Reviewed 10 April 2017

It's an hour plus drive for me to reach this Independent movie house. But it's so worth it. It has six movies showing at the same time. If I were a kid, I would spend my weekends here like I did in my youth. It...More

Thank OUBobcat69
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Excellent 'adult' theatre! Great place to go view a movie and enjoy adult beverages, mature crowd, no drama, and wonderful films that you won't see in ordinary theatres. This place caters to adults. They have healthy snacks, sandwiches, pastries, yogurt, healthy drinks, in addition to...More

1  Thank Andrea A
Reviewed 1 March 2017

One of the best independent movie theatre around. Consistently shows indie films. One of the greatest assets on the east side!

Thank jodyb0424
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

I love this theatre so close to my apartment. The popcorn is hot and fresh. Also, grab a wine, beer or cocktail to enhance your movie experience. Excellent selection of movies including pop stuff, animated and artsy films. Theaters are always clean, too.

Thank Foxl18
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I really enjoy viewing movies at the Cedar-Lee. Independent and foreign films are my main interest. This is the venue for it.

Thank 37Manifestation
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