The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Whether you are coming to unwind with a remarkable meal or cocktail, delight in the energy of live entertainment or gaze at the largest outdoor chandelier in North America – the GE Chandelier, you’ve come to the right place to find all of the information you need to plan your visit to Playhouse Square.
Beverages and concessions provided by Driftwood Catering will be for sale (credit only, no cash sales) throughout the Playhouse Square complex during CIFF46 @ PSQ (March 30-April 9, 2022).
Passholders can hang out in-between screenings at the CIFF Passholder Lounge located in Playhouse Square's RJF President's Club, located on the second floor of the Playhouse Square complex. Snacks and beverages provided by Driftwood Catering, will be available for purchase in the CIFF Passholder Lounge. Please note: Unlike the CIFF Hospitality Headquarters of the past, complimentary food and beverages will not be provided.
Click here for CIFF46 Pass Holders Lounge hours of operation.
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334 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114
The Cleveland Visitors Center at 334 Euclid Ave. is open to welcome and assist travelers and residents. Service is provided through a walk-up window to ensure visitor, resident and employee safety. The Visitors Center is staffed Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM .-6 PM.
The Gateway District invites you relax and enjoy yourselves in restaurants, eateries and neighborhood bars.
Official Craft Brewery
2516 Market Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113
Mon – Thurs: 12PM – 10PM (Bar 11PM)
Fri: 12PM – 11PM (Bar TBD)
Sat: 11:30AM – 11PM (Bar TBD)
Sun: 11AM – 4PM (Bar 5PM)
Enjoy a rotating variety of fresh year-round, seasonal, and pub exclusive beers on tap, paired with a menu of reimagined Midwest comfort fare featuring locally sourced seasonal ingredients. From the dog-friendly tree-lined patio to the cozy beer cellar and lively beer garden, the iconic Great Lakes Brewing Co. brewpub offers a variety of unique drinking and dining experiences. Happy hour, brunch, takeout, and brewery tours are available. Visit greatlakesbrewing.com for details.
308 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114
Thursday–Saturday: Opens at 6 PM
Monday–Friday: 9 AM – 6 PM
Saturday: 12 Noon – 6 PM
Foundation Room VIP Club at House of Blues provides a unique, VIP lounge experience like no other in Cleveland. Located on the top floor of House of Blues (enter through HOB restaurant on East 4th st.), guests enjoy a stunning setting and ambiance only found in Foundation Room, Cleveland’s luxe, downtown hideaway. Don’t miss the spectacular city views from the rooftop level patio overlooking the beautiful East 4th Street.
For access and more information, please visit: www.houseofblues.com/cleveland/foundationroom.
100 St. Clair NE, Cleveland, OH 44114
ll Venetian is a modern Italian fine dining restaurant highlighting fresh hand-made dishes and locally sourced ingredients. We feature over 200 wines (40 by the glass), fresh pasta made daily, scratch-made breads, prime steaks, and fresh seafood specialties. Above all, we offer a commitment to make food with love and care like they do in Italy.
The interior of Il Venetian is a collaboration of both local and Italian designers. Much of the artwork, chandeliers, sculptures, and glasswork was imported directly from Venice and other Italian cities. The room is meant to be elegant yet comfortable; classic yet eclectic.
Whether you’re celebrating a major milestone or discussing important business, Il Venetian invites you to come enjoy.
1404 West 29th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113
Monday–Thursday: 5 PM–11 PM
Saturday: 11:30AM – 1 AM
Sunday: 11:30AM – 10 PM
Jukebox is a music-centric bar with a neighborhood tavern feel, located in Ohio City's blossoming Hingetown community. The jukebox catalog rotates to feature new music, in-town artists, iconic records from Rock Hall inductees, along with customer suggestions and old favorites. The chef designed food menu is anchored with six or more homemade pierogi recipes, accompanied by a robust appetizer and sandwich list. The beverage menu is highlighted with 12 rotating craft drafts, signature cocktails and a variety of wines. Weekly events include Tuesday's Vinyl Night & Wednesday's Music Trivia.
1881 Fulton Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113
Monday–Thursday: 10 AM–10 PM
Friday–Saturday: 10 AM–11 PM
Sunday: 10 AM–9 PM
127 Public Sq, Cleveland, OH 44114
Fast casual sushi restaurant with quick service sushi, poke bowls, udon noodle salad, and more by Marble Room, located in Key Tower Lobby.
127 Public Sq, Cleveland, OH 44114
Monday - Friday: 7 AM - 2 PM
Proudly serving premium Lavazza brand coffee and freshly made artisan pastries, snacks, sandwiches, and gelato. Located in Key Tower Lobby.
127 Public Sq, 4th floor, Cleveland, OH 44113
One of the most elegant venues in Cleveland and central to everything, St. Clair Ballroom is the perfect location for your family reunion, bar or bat mitzvah, birthday party, wine tasting, or any festive social event.
Located in the heart of downtown Cleveland, St. Clair Ballroom is a private banquet space for up to 300 guests with sweeping views of the Cleveland cityscape and Lake Erie. Day or night, you and your guests will enjoy this stunning backdrop.
100 St. Clair Ave NE, 3rd floor, Cleveland, OH 44114
Ascend provides a safe, welcoming, inclusive experience that allows our members to meet their health and wellness needs in one convenient, affordable location.
We promote community and wellbeing with inviting spaces and experiences, comprehensive spa and fitness facilities, and committed and passionate coaches who engage our members and guide them on their wellness journeys.
Enjoy 10% off massage and reiki services now through April 17, 2022. Plus, receive a FREE aromatherapy shower steamer with purchase of a service.
And the Emmy goes to We are thrilled to have taken home top honors at the 53rd NATAS Central Great Lakes Emmys for our #CIFF45 trailer, Bring Film Home. We are so incredibly grateful to be surrounded by the talented teams at Fusion Filmworks, Type Twenty Seven, and Jake Fader whose creativity and love for the Festival made it possible. Congrats to all!
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We are thrilled to have taken home top honors at the 53rd @GreatLakesEmmys for our #CIFF45 trailer, Bring Film Home. We are so grateful for @FusionCLE, @TypeTwentySeven, and Jake Fader Music whose creativity and love for the Festival made it all happen. https://t.co/idZXJUgU2e