Yes, Cleveland Looks Fabulous in "The Avengers"

by

3 comments

avengers.jpg

The biggest cheer at last night's advance screening of The Avengers came at the end of the movie.

But the night's second-biggest cheer came about 45 minutes into the movie, when Cleveland made its first appearance, as Terminal Tower and parts of Euclid Avenue (playing movie roles, of course, and not places that have anything remotely to do with Cleveland) filled the screen.

This was the city's first chance to see its hard work — part of downtown was shut down last summer for a couple of weeks while the movie's climatic battle scenes were shot — on the big screen.

We're not allowed to talk about the movie (the studio is super-sensitive about reviews being published before opening day next Friday, even though you can find several of them online), but we can tell you that Cleveland looks marvelous.

And we can also tell you — but don't let the studio know you heard it from us — that the movie is freakin' awesome. Our review will be online at midnight next Friday. —Michael Gallucci

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Cleveland Scene works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Cleveland and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Cleveland's true free press free.