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Cleveland Movie Theaters: A Complete Guide

It’s time to go to the movies and enjoy all the latest new movie releases out now in theaters!

In a city as big and bountiful as Cleveland, Ohio, there are so many local movie theaters to choose from that it can be hard to know where to start. Just searching “movie theaters near me” is overwhelming AF––what’s the difference between one theater and another? Is it worth the trek across town to go to a local movie theater with reclining seats versus another around the corner? Do I want to ball out and get drinks served at my seat, or keep it chill at an independent theater with drinks and unique food offerings? With dozens of movie theaters within the Cleveland area, it’s no wonder you don’t know where to start!

Don’t worry, we’re here to help make your decision easier. We’ve narrowed it down to 10 of our favorite local movie theaters to help you make the most of your Cleveland movie theater experience.

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Grab some movie theater popcorn and get comfy as we dive into our Cleveland movie theater guide!

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Cleveland Movie Theaters: AMC Westwood Town Center 6

The AMC Westwood Town Center 6 is located about 10 miles outside of Cleveland in the city of Rocky River. This theater offers RealD 3D for select films and its auditoriums have AMC signature recliners. AMC rewards members can even get discounted movie tickets on Tuesdays!


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This theater offers a variety of food options that can be ordered ahead using the AMC Theaters app. In addition to standard movie theater options, the AMC Westwood Town Center 6 serves an enhanced menu with flatbread pizzas and mac and cheese bites. Guests can choose a drink from the Coca-Cola Freestyle machine, or order an alcoholic beverage from MacGuffins Bar.

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Moviegoers can watch a film from their AMC Signature Recliner, which can be reserved ahead of time to ensure you get the spot you want! One reviewer on Google wrote that the AMC Westwood Town Center 6 has a “friendly staff” and a “clean and safe environment.”

AMC Westwood Town Center 6

21653 Center Ridge Rd

Rocky River, OH 44116

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View AMC Westwood Town Center 6 movie showtimes and buy movie tickets here.

Cleveland Movie Theaters: Capitol Theatre

Located in Cleveland’s Gordon Square Arts District, the Capitol Theatre has been around for a century! The theater first opened in 1921 as a neighborhood movie house. At one point, it remained out of operation for almost 2 decades before it was revitalized as an all-digital cinema.

The Capitol Theatre has a number of special events for its guests such as midnight screenings known as “The Late Shift” and a Happy Hour Classic Film Series. Guests can also see a movie for just $5 on bargain Mondays!


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The Capitol Theatre has multiple stories as well as 3 auditoriums. Reviewers say that the interior has an old-timey feel. After visiting the Capitol Theatre, one reviewer on Google said: “It had the vintage charm but had all the modern amenities including the comfortable reclining seats.”

Capitol Theatre

1390 W 65th Street

Cleveland, OH 44102

View Capitol Theatre movie showtimes and buy movie tickets here.

Cleveland Movie Theaters: Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque

The Cinematheque at the Cleveland Institute of Art was named “one of the country’s best repertory movie theaters” by The New York Times. First opened in 1986, the Cinematheque shows classic, foreign, and independent films on weekends.

Screenings are held in the Cinematheque’s Peter B. Lewis Theater, which opened in 2015. The auditorium has a 36-foot wide screen, 4K digital and 35mm projection, and Dolby Digital 7.1 sound. Guests under the age of 25 can purchase discounted movie tickets for $7-10.

Reviewers online say that there are no bad seats in the Cinematheque’s auditorium! One reviewer on Google wrote, “The Cinematheque is one of my favorite hidden gems in Cleveland. It’s always a great opportunity to check out classic films or newer foreign pieces.” Another said, “The Cleveland Cinematheque represents the very finest film and tradition of respect for film available in the Midwest.”

Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque 

11610 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44106

View Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque movie showtimes and buy movie tickets here.

Cleveland Movie Theaters: Cinemark at Valley View and XD

The Cinemark at Valley View and XD gives guests the option to see movies in XD. This is an enhanced viewing experience with a screen stretching wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling, a state-of-the-art projector, and custom sound with increased speakers. The theater has reclining seats, making for a very comfortable viewing experience.

The Cinemark at Valley View and XD shows first-run movies, as well as foreign films with English subtitles. In addition to standard concessions, the theater has an expanded menu and a bar that serves alcoholic drinks. The Cinemark at Valley View and XD’s auditoriums are fitted with Luxury Loungers in stadium seating. Guests have the option to purchase their movie tickets at a ticketing kiosk, eliminating