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The Cleveland Cinematheque is taking a step back in time this weekend.
Before CGI and 3-D and well, sound and color, live music, sing-alongs and colorful slides accompanied silent films. Rick Altman has recreated the more than 100-year-old theaters, called "nickelodeons," with his movie and performance, The Living Nickelodeon. The University of Iowa cinema and comparative literature professor is presenting his work at the Cinematheque at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Those movies back in the late 1800s and early 1900s were just a nickel. Saturday's show isn't quite as cheap, but it's not bad for a movie, live entertainment and a trip back in time.
Where: Cleveland Cinematheque, 11141 East Boulevard, Cleveland
When: 7 p.m. Saturday
Price: Admission $12; Cinematheque members $9; ages 25 and under $7