Like a lot of movie theaters, Akron’s independent art house Nightlight Cinema, has been getting by for the last 15 months with its “virtual screening room.”
It’s now announced its in-person reopening this Friday June 11. Once again, you’ll be able to enjoy its section of off-the-beaten-path films side by side with other movie lovers, with some improvements. They’ve installed a state-of-the-art air filtration system, multiple hand sanitizing stations, Plexi-glass shielding in the box office area and a remodeled lobby.
They’ll be showing the Saudi-filmed The Perfect Candidate, about a young female doctor running for office in a Saudi town, and The Story of a Three-Day Pass, a 1967 film by Melvin Van Peebles, before he broke out in 1971 as the director of the blaxploitation classic Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song.
What about Cleveland’s indie art house, the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinemetheque, you’re asking? They’ll be reopening July 1.