Actually right now nothing is showing at Lakewood's one and only movie theater, the Detroit Theatre, the theater is closed September 20 - 23th. But the theater is back in business Friday, September 24th . At one time Lakewood was home to other movie houses, but times change. The arrival of suburban multiplexes and home videos left the Detroit as the last "house" standing.
The Detroit Theatre takes pride in being the Cleveland area's "lowest price" first run movie theater. Admission is $4.50 Monday through Thursday; Friday through Sunday after 6 p.m. a ticket costs $6.50, before 6 admission is still $4.50.
To see what is now showing all one has to do is pop over to the theater's website or call the theater to hear a recording of titles and showtimes.
The Detroit Theatre is located at 16407 Detroit Avenue, the phone number is 216.521.2245
(btw, confession time, I snapped this photo because seeing Vampires Suck on the marquee made me chuckle - apparently the film is a spoof on the Twilight vampire movies)
Occasionally the Snap features construction sites as part of our never-ending, yet always sporadic, busytown series.
Long-time reader and former Lakewoodite Mike recently emailed John to ask what was happening with the Bailey Building. Construction on the Bailey Building was featured in November 2009 and in January 2010, then I pretty much dropped the ball.
John, never lets the grass grow under his feet, immediately went out and snapped the above photo and sent it in - we have to make sure our readers are happy! It appears that the Baily Building is close to completion. John reports a sign on one of the windows indicates a restaurant will occupy the first floor - we'll have to keep you posted as to what restaurant. What we do know are the window seats will have plenty of nice views of the corner of Warren and Detroit.
Mike also pointed out that we didn't have an update to another busytown project - which coincidentally also concerns a restaurant (lots of places to eat in Lakewood). Sorry Mike! This construction project has been complete for quite a while. In fact in December we did go inside the aforementioned restaurant and snapped some inside shots.
There are a few storefronts available for occupancy in this section of new development on Detroit - so if anyone is interested in opening a shop or business in Lakewood, come on down.
Today the Snap shines a spotlight on a brand new resale shop located on the ever increasingly hip Madison. The shop features an intriguing name, Bone Shaker and a great selection of brand name jeans. I had the pleasure of talking with shop owner Lela the other day when I popped in. I'm sure I won't be the only person drawn in by the smiling jack of the shop's logo - the logo is currently on a line of tee-shirts which are destined to become collector items!
The shop specializes in jeans, tees, and tanks for teens and adults. The shop sells both new and gently used clothing and pays cash for items with promise and in good condition.
Bone Shaker is located at 13733 Madison Avenue and is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. You can learn more about the shop here.
A field of flags was planted in front of the Lakewood High School in remembrance of the ninth anniversary of that tragic day. If remembering doesn't fuel hatred and intolerance there is no harm in remembering.
To peace and tolerance here and all over our beautiful blue marble floating in space!
Ever since the Labor Day Weekend Lakewood's weather has put on a magnificent display of every type of cloud in the book. From stringy Cirrus to massive Cumulonimbus and everything in between.
With high winds, flash storms and a constantly changing sky, one can almost feel the earth tilting back on its axis, away from the sun and the touch of Fall in the air. Nighttime temperatures have dropped into the 50's and daytime highs have settled into the comfortable 70's.
Beautiful sunsets still persist over Riverside Drive as the hours of daylight diminish. It's as if Riverside Drive is Nature's stage for these evening events.
To see more photos of the sky around the world visit here!
Ms T and I popped into Furry Nation the other day to pick up a couple items and see what was happening. While there we met the sweetest little kitten (approximately 8 weeks old) who is in need of both a home and a name. The kitten had recently arrived at this mission driven pet store with the hopes of finding just the right adoptive humans.
The kitten is very, very friendly - for instance I was sitting on the floor near the cage and when the cage was opened she ran right over and jumped in my lap, cuddled up and started purring. No doubt she had hopes that I might be her adoptive human, but alas at the moment, my house is at peak capacity for pets. And, when handled and carried by five-year old Ms T there were no cries of protest -- the kitten was gentle and playful.
If you live in the area and would like to give a nice home to a nice kitten, please give the Furry Nation a ring - their number is 216.539.8226.
By the way, the Snap is happy to report, the found kitten we featured a few weeks ago is moving to her new home this weekend!
Love, love, love. On top of the sadness over the recent death of my much loved and beloved father, love is all around. Thanks everyone who knew and sent me words of comfort, love, and consolation.
Regular visitors may have noticed during the last couple weeks the Snap was anything but daily. Much thanks (and love) to super Snap stringer John (aka Gianni) for keeping the Snap going in my absence. I'm back and between John and I, we hope to get daily back as our middle name!
Lakewood residents living along the shoreline near the Gold Coast will have plenty to "skywatch" for the next three days, weather permitting.
The Cleveland National Air Show will run through Labor Day at the Burke Lakefront Airport. Many of the aerial acts will enter Lakewood's airspace as they perform their maneuvers. Especially the US Navy Blue Angels with their heart pounding thunder.
Additional acts will include The Red Eagle Air Sports (shown below with a photo plane taking promotional shots), US Army Golden Knight Parachute Team, a Tora 101 Japanese Zero in a simulated dog fight plus many other acts and aircrafts on display to the public.