Greater Cleveland Film Commission Star Wars Episode VII Screening

Greater Cleveland Film Commission
October 2015

Contact: Ivan Schwarz
Phone: 216.623.3910



CLEVELAND, OH – (October 9, 2015) – Please join the Greater Cleveland Film Commission (GCFC) for an exclusive first public screening of “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens” on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 7:00pm at Cinemark At Valley View. Tickets go on sale at noon today, October 9, 2015, for purchase through GCFC’s fundraising website, the link for which can be found at

A donation of $50 secures general admission to the exclusive screening on a first come, first seated basis, while a $100 donation ensures the attendee a seat in our VIP section and one of the best seats in the house. All attendees will receive:
• a commemorative ticket,
• an exclusive T-shirt designed by GCFC just for this event and
• the opportunity to win amazing prizes, like an official Force FX lightsaber in the style of the one used by mysterious newcomer Kylo Ren, or an app-enabled, fully functional BB-8 droid.
GCFC is working with its partners on even more great surprises for attendees to ensure that this is the only way to experience the newest chapter of the “Star Wars” saga.

“‘Star Wars’ is a cultural touchstone that resonates with people across a multitude of generations and backgrounds,” said GCFC President Ivan Schwarz. “These movies have inspired so many to pursue their dreams of working in the entertainment industry, and we work every day to grow Northeast Ohio’s media production industry so that they can pursue those dreams right here, in the city that they love. We hope that this special event will serve as thanks for the community’s continued support of our efforts.”

All proceeds will go to the Greater Cleveland Film Commission to support its mission and vision for Northeast Ohio’s media production industry.

Promote the increase of media production in Northeast Ohio using effective strategies for attraction and workforce development including building an artistic infrastructure through film.

Achieve increased economic development in Northeast Ohio by using the artistic and culturally enriching activities of film and other media production to strengthen the workforce, support the media production industry and attract media production to the region.