(Cleveland) - The Cleveland Foundation is excited to announce its August centennial gift to the community. People will have the opportunity to enjoy five free movies over three days at PlayhouseSquare. This kicks off the Cleveland Foundation Weekend at Cinema at the Square starting at 11 a.m. this Friday. 13,000 free tickets to five classic films being shown will be available for movie goers through the Cleveland foundation's website or by calling the PlayhouseSquare ticket office, courtesy of the Cleveland Foundation. All films set to be shown will air on Thursday, Aug. 21 thru Sunday, Aug. 24.
Tickets are required for the movie screenings. The public will be able to reserve up to six tickets per household per movie starting at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8 at www.clevelandfoundation.org/cinema or by calling PlayhouseSquareâ€™s ticket office at 216-241-6000.
The schedule for Cleveland Foundation Weekend at Cinema at the Square is: Â· Thursday, Aug. 21 at 7:30 p.m. â€“ â€œIndiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Arkâ€ Â· Friday, Aug. 22 at 7:30 p.m. â€“ â€œThe Karate Kidâ€ Â· Saturday, Aug. 23 at 3 p.m. â€“ â€œThe Sound of Musicâ€ Â· Saturday, Aug. 23 at 8 p.m. â€“ â€œSinginâ€™ in the Rainâ€ Â· Sunday, Aug. 24 at 2 p.m. â€“ â€œThe Muppets Take Manhattanâ€
â€œAs we reflect on our history of impact in our community, we are especially proud of the role we played in helping to save the PlayhouseSquare theaters,â€ said Robert E. Eckardt, executive vice president of the Cleveland Foundation. â€œToday, itâ€™s difficult to imagine our city without PlayhouseSquare. We hope our gift opens the doors to Greater Cleveland families who have never before enjoyed a show at this grand performing arts center.â€
â€œGiven the Cleveland Foundationâ€™s consistent and significant support of PlayhouseSquare from our very beginning, we are thrilled to be chosen as one of its centennial gift partners,â€ said Art J. Falco, president and CEO of PlayhouseSquare. â€œPlayhouseSquare would not be what it is today without the long-term support of the foundation. Through this gift, we look forward to welcoming thousands of Greater Clevelanders into the Connor Palace to step back in time and enjoy some classic films with their families.â€
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