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The Swingos Celebrity Inn Documentary

  • Forest City Brewery 2135 Columbus Road Cleveland, OH, 44113 United States (map)

Hosted by Emerge Microcinema

The film will be followed by a Q&A with the director, producers, and special guests.

The wild times of the 1970s and 80s Rock and Roll landmark Swingos Celebrity Inn of Cleveland, Ohio is chronicled in this documentary from its genesis in 1967 to its closing in 1985. Interviews with the original owner, rock stars like Michael Stanley and Southside Johnny, and Cleveland heroes like Big Chuck and Lil' Jon work together to chronicle the story of a restaurant and hotel that grew into a national sensation in downtown Cleveland at the same time as the city was falling to pieces. The river was burning, the theaters were closing, and the crime rate was climbing all while the WMMS radio station, rock critic Jane Scott, Scene Magazine, the Agora Music Hall, and Swingos created a burgeoning music scene that became the compass for Rock and Roll in the U.S.

$8 advance (tickets available at
$10 door

The film starts at 8pm. The Brewery is open at 4pm.


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Later Event: May 11
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