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Rescheduled! In-Theater Exclusive! Film Classics in 35mm!


United States | 1976 | Michael Schultz

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Richard Pryor, Franklyn Ajaye, George Carlin, Irwin Corey, Ivan Dixon, Antonio Fargas, Garrett Morris, the Pointer Sisters, and others star in this episodic comedy about a day in the life of an L.A. car wash. Rose Royce performs the hit theme song. “Amazingly sprightly…Highly enjoyable.” –Time Out Film Guide. 97 min.

Special admission $13; members, CIA & CSU I.D. holders, and those age 25 & under $10. No passes or twofers.

Covid safety protocols. Though Governor DeWine has lifted many Covid restrictions throughout the state, the Cleveland Institute of Art is currently keeping its precautions in place and is assiduously enforcing them. Masks must be worn at all times. Temperatures will be checked upon entering the building. Wristbands will be handed out by security and must be worn while in the building. Social distancing will be maintained in the lobby, restrooms, and theater. In the auditorium, there will be one-way traffic flow and seating will be spaced out, with certain seats and rows blocked off. Sanitation/sterilization stations will dot the premises.

Boxoffice and building. Though we will continue to accept both cash and credit cards at the boxoffice, you will notice other temporary changes to our operation. There will be no access to CIA's upper floors (including vending machines), nor to the ground floor beyond the theater and lobby. Our community candy dish will be put away. The Annex parking lot will be closed, so park for free in Lot 73 (off E. 117th St. south of Euclid) and enter the building through Entrance C (the only entry door that will be open) off Lot 73.

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Friday 8/27
Sunday 8/29
Monday 9/13
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11610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

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Single Film Admission

General Admission: $10
Member: $7 (includes CIA and CSU I.D. holders)
Age 25 & under: $7 (proof of age required)
Additional film on the same day: $7 (or the member price for that film)
Note: Certain films cost more. Exceptions are noted.

No refunds unless screening is canceled.