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Seasonal Special Happenings

King Kong Roars Into the Palace

When: Thu., Aug. 4 2011

King Kong kicks off the 14th Annual Cinema at the Square series tonight at the Palace Theatre. No, it's not Peter Jackson's sparkly CGI remake. We're talking about the raw 1933 classic. Kong will be thrashing about on the largest non-IMAX screen in Ohio, and you're welcome to snack on popcorn, candy, and even crack open a beer as you immerse yourself in one of filmdom's finest. Cinémathèque founder John Ewing will be introducing the movie. "Anyone who appreciates film will definitely want to hear Ewing speak," says marketing director Tom Serago. "He's a great guy and has had a huge impact on Cleveland cinema throughout the years." The curtain rises on the great ape tonight at 7:30 p.m. at 1615 Euclid Ave. Tickets are $5. The series continues with 15 additional flicks through August 21. Call 216-241-6000 or visit for tickets and more information. — Phil Barnes