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Ideastream Passport Movie Club

Did you know that Ideastream Passport, in addition to providing the best in local and national PBS programming, also has a classic film library?

When you become a Member at the $60 level or higher (just $5 a month as a Sustainer), you’ll receive admission for two to our monthly Ideastream Passport Movie Club. It’s a lively gathering of movie lovers with both in-person and virtual events! Each month we pick a different film from the Ideastream Passport library. In-person screenings take place at the Westfield Theatre inside the Idea Center at Playhouse Square. Online discussions take place via Zoom. Each screening includes a newsreel and cartoon from the year the film of the month was released.

Upcoming schedule:

The Lady Vanishes (1938) April 22 at 7 p.m. in the Westfield Theatre at the Idea Center
One of director Alfred Hitchcock’s early masterpieces. Suspense and style abound in this closed-door mystery classic that investigates the questions of madness and isolation on a train barreling through Europe. A young woman meets a charming old lady who promptly disappears.

The Smallest Show on Earth (1957) May 13 at 7 p.m. via Zoom
This forgotten gem stars Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna, Margaret Rutherford and an early screen performance by Peter Sellers! A young couple inherits a debt-ridden old movie theater, appropriately nicknamed The Fleapit, and the three eccentric senior citizens who work there.

The Third Man (1949) June 10 at 7 p.m. in the Westfield Theatre at the Idea Center
Orson Welles stars as Harry Lime, and Joseph Cotten plays his childhood friend, Holly Martins, in this all-time classic thriller scripted by Graham Greene and directed by Carol Reed. Martins searches for Lime through the seedy underworld of postwar Vienna and gets caught up in a web of love, deception, racketeering, and murder.

All in-person screenings take place at the Westfield Theatre inside the Idea Center at Playhouse Square at 1375 Euclid Avenue in downtown Cleveland. Free parking is available at the Playhouse Square parking garage located at 1450 Chester Avenue. After parking, take the elevator to the bottom floor and cross Dodge Court to the back entrance of the Idea Center and follow the signs. Front and back doors to the Idea Center will be open, so you can drop guests off at the front of the building. It’s then an easy walk to the Westfield.

Virtual screenings are held on Zoom, and you will need a link to access the screening. The link will be sent out via email prior to the event. You do not need to have Zoom loaded onto your computer – just click on the link provided!

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