Wednesday, April 10, 2013

CLEVELAND CINEMAS LAFF* RIOT FILM SERIES - *The Extra “F” is for Extra Funny

[Press release from Cleveland Cinemas.]

Since laughter can be infectious, comedies are always better when experienced with an audience. To prove this hilarious point, Cleveland Cinemas will be presenting eight classics selected from the American Film Institute’s list of the Top 100 Funniest American Films of All Time. Each film represents a different decade from the 1920s to the 1990s and proves that some comedies are truly timeless.
The films in the series are as follows.


A NIGHT AT THE OPERA (1935) - ranked #12 on the AFI list
Tuesday, April 16th, 7:00 PM
Cedar Lee Theatre (2163 Lee Rd., Cleveland Hts., OH)
The plot is secondary to the one-liners and physical comedy in this hilarious classic starring Groucho, Harpo and Chico Marx.

ANNIE HALL (1977) - ranked #4 on the AFI list
Wednesday, April 17th, 7:00 PM
Shaker Square Cinemas (13116 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH)
Woody Allen and Diane Keaton star in the Oscar-winning classic about a couple falling in and out of love.

THE GREAT DICTATOR (1940) - ranked #37 on the AFI list
Thursday, April 18th, 7:00 PM
Capitol Theatre (1390 W. 65th St., Cleveland, OH)
In his controversial masterpiece "The Great Dictator," Charlie Chaplin offers both a cutting caricature of Adolf Hitler and a sly tweaking of his own comic persona. Chaplin, brings his sublime physicality to two roles - the cruel yet clownish "Tomainian" dictator and the kindly Jewish barber who is mistaken for him.

SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959) - ranked #1 on the AFI list
Sunday, April 21st, 2:00 PM
Chagrin Cinemas (8200 E. Washington St., Chagrin Falls, OH)
Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis star as two musicians hiding from the mob by disguising themselves in drag and joining an all-female band. Marilyn Monroe costars in director Billy Wilder's laffer that sits atop the AFI's list of Funniest American Films.

THE GENERAL (1927) - ranked #18 on the AFI list
Tuesday, April 23rd, 7:00 PM
Cedar Lee Theatre (2163 Lee Rd., Cleveland Hts., OH)
Buster Keaton is at his stone-faced best in his masterpiece about a hapless confederate railroad engineer who attempts to thwart the theft of his beloved locomotive, The General, by Union spies during the Civil War.

TOOTSIE* (1982) - ranked #2 on the AFI list
Wednesday, April 24th, 7:00 PM
Chagrin Cinemas (8200 E. Washington St., Chagrin Falls, OH)
Apollo Theatre (19 E. College St., Oberlin, OH)
Dustin Hoffman stars as a struggling actor who can't get a break until he puts on a dress and gets cast as the female lead on a hit soap opera.
*World Premiere of the new 2K digital print from SONY Pictures! Note that this film is playing at both Chagrin Cinemas and the Apollo Theatre

IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD (1963) - ranked #40 on the AFI list
Thursday, April 25th, 7:00 PM
Capitol Theatre (1390 W. 65th St., Cleveland, OH)
Spencer Tracy heads a hilariously zany cast that stars Hollywood's greatest comedians including Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney as 8 teams of motorists compete in a cross-country race to find a hidden fortune.

FARGO (1996) - ranked #93 on the AFI list
Tuesday, April 30th, 7:00 PM
Cedar Lee Theatre (2163 Lee Rd., Cleveland Hts., OH)
Joel and Ethan Coen's darkly funny crime story features an Oscar-winning performance by Frances McDormand as a small time police officer trying to solve a grisly roadside killing.
Tickets are $5 each and are available at the theatre box offices or online at clevelandcinemas.com.

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