CLEVELAND - Captain America: The Winter Solder, a movie produced by Disney and Marvel Studios and partly filmed in Cleveland, will premiere in Cleveland ahead of its April 4th nationwide release.
“I think this is an opportunity for Cleveland to brag and be excited about it,” said Ivan Schwarz, president of the Greater Cleveland Film Commission.
Schwarz has been working with Disney and Marvel to coordinate the premiere but he said details of the event are not available yet.
“I think it’s about time that Cleveland caught a break, and we’re getting something this good right here in Cleveland,” said Gary Cohen, a Cleveland resident.
“I’m excited,” said Margaret Smith, a South Euclid resident. “It was fun when they were here last time.”
Simone Barros, a local film professor at Cuyahoga Community College, welcomes the premiere for the commerce it will bring to the city.
“Having the premiere here certainly feels like a nice payoff from the shutdown and some of the logistical obstacles that are presented when you have a film shooting in the downtown area,” said Barros.
A payoff is good news to Alexandra Brown, who felt the frustration when Captain America film crews closed downtown streets and affected her commute last summer.
“That makes me feel better,” said Brown.