Uniquely Cleveland: Cedar Lee Theatre

Since it opened its doors on Christmas Day 1925 as a 1,100-seat, single-screen theater, the Cedar Lee Theatre has been an iconic destination in Cleveland Heights at the intersection of Cedar Road and Lee Road.

“People from the Cleveland area refer to art films as Cedar Lee-type movies,” says David Huffman, director of marketing for Cleveland Cinemas. “The longevity of the theater shows that Jon Forman was right — there is an audience for these types of films. People do want to see quality movies that are sometimes challenging, movies that other theaters wouldn’t necessarily show.”

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