Frequently Asked Questions

Have a NightLight Question? Find your answers below

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Last updated: April 2024

1. General Questions & Event Map
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2. Ticket & Season Pass Questions
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3. Suggested & Prohibited Items
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4. Accessibility

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5. Contact Questions

1. General Questions & Event Map

What is NightLight CLE?

NightLight is Social Cinema. Your favorite films along with local brews, wine, and food trucks— all under a summer night sky. Think of it as a picnic at night with your friends, a dj's curated playlist, and some of the best food, drinks & vibes that Cleveland has to offer.

Why "CLE"?

Each event highlights elements that make Cleveland great. We feature rotating Ohio craft breweries & local food trucks, all in front of the beautiful Cleveland skyline.

When is NightLight?

Select Thursday/Friday evenings during Summer. View our schedule page here

Where is NightLight?

Nightlight is at the Great Lakes Science Center (601 Erieside Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114)

Is there an age minimum?

Yes, attendees must be 21+ and will be required to present a valid ID at entry

How does entry work?

After purchasing your ticket online, you can choose to print your ticket at home and bring it or download your ticket QR code on your smartphone to be scanned at the gate for admission. Make sure to download or screenshot your QR code and have your phone’s brightness turned all the way up before you get to the entry gate. One admission per one ticket. First-come first-served seating once inside NightLight.

Are restrooms available?

Yes, there are restrooms available on-site.

Do you have a sitemap available?

Yes! Below:

What is the typical NightLight schedule?

7:00pm – Season Pass Gates Open. Food Truck & Bar opens
7:30pm – General Admission Gates Open
Around Sundown (~ 9pm) – Featured Film Screening (this time may fluctuate)
30 Min before Film End - Last call for Food & Beverages
11:00pm — NightLight Closes

Can I leave & come back?

No, there is no re-entry. Please make sure you have everything you need and parking meters are filled, etc.

Will food & drink be available inside for purchase?

Absolutely, each screening we’ll feature a different array of local breweries, wine, and food trucks. We do our best to keep all options affordable and meet various dietary needs. If you have suggestions for vendors please email contact@nightlightseries.com.

Where to park?

Parking is available at the Great Lakes Science Center Garage at 601 Erieside Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114

Weather / refund?

This is an outdoor event.  NightLight does not refund/exchange/ or transfer tickets.   It is a rain or shine event.  We will continually watch the weather and in case of significant or inclement weather forecasts, NightLight may choose to postpone in advance and reschedule the event to a backup date (purchased tickets simply transfer over to new date, no refunds are available).  Should this happen, ticket holders will be notified via email and on social media as soon as the decision to reschedule is made.  In cases of dangerous weather during event time, NightLight may need to be cancelled without refund.

2. Ticket & Season Pass Questions

What is included in a Season Pass?

A NightLight season pass includes:

  • Admission to all Regular Season NightLight events (at a discount)
  • Early Entry for Priority Access to Seating Area, Bar & Food Trucks
  • Voting on future NL Movies

Are tickets available at the door?

No, tickets to each event are limited in quantity and must be purchased online. Events often completely sell out in advance, so it's best to secure your tickets early before they run out. On the rare occasion there are tickets available the day of the event, they should be purchased online before arriving at the gate. 

Are tickets/season passes transferrable?

Yes. The names on the tickets & season passes do not need to match the ticket holder, so long as the individual is 21+ and up & has proper ID at the gate.

3. Suggested & Prohibited Items

What should I bring?

Bring blankets, pillows, or chairs that have a low back. A small tarp or sheet underneath your blanket is suggested. Beer, wine and food will be available for purchase inside gates. NightLight is a cashless event; we accept all major forms of credit card. You may bring still, clear, water in a transparent bottle. Water bottles are also available for purchase.

Bring blankets, pillows, or chairs that have a low back. A small tarp or sheet underneath your blanket is suggested. Beer, wine and food will be available for purchase inside gates. NightLight is a cashless event; we accept all major forms of credit card. You may bring still, clear, water in a transparent bottle. Water bottles are also available for purchase.

What should I NOT bring?

🚫  No Liquids (besides still, unflavored water) 

🚫  No Outside Beverages or Alcohol (Still, unflavored water is allowed)

🚫  No Outside Food

🚫  No Coolers

🚫  No Glass items or bottles

🚫  No Tall chairs (over 34" from ground to top of chair)

🚫  No Tents, large umbrellas or large inflatable furniture

🚫  No Speakers or other items likely to disrupt the experience of others

🚫  No Candles, barbecues or open flames

🚫  No Weapons (firearms, large pocket knives, tasers etc.)

🚫  No Pets

🚫  No Smoking/vaping (you will be permitted to enter with legal tobacco/vape products in your bag but smoking/vaping is not permitted within the event grounds)

Are bags checked at the door?

All bags will be inspected at the door and any prohibited items will be not be permitted to enter the grounds.

Are pets allowed at NightLight?

Although we love pets, in order to protect safety and the movie experience, Pets and emotional support animals are NOT permitted within NightLight.

4. Accessibility

Is NightLight wheelchair accessible? 

While most of the seating area is tiered with stairs, the entire top section along Washington Blvd. is wheelchair accessible as are restrooms, bar and food vendors. We reserve a small section for wheelchair users each week but we can make additional accommodations as needed. You can send us an email at: contact@nightlight614.com with any specific questions.

Are closed captions available?

Traditional closed captioning devices used in permanent theaters don't work in an outdoor pop-up setting. We recommend the use of the app Subtitles Viewer! available on iOS and android devices. Using this app you can download the subtitles in advance and sync them with the start of the movie/dialogue. If you would like assistance syncing to the start of the film let our staff at the bar know on arrival. If you would like to us to provide a device to run the app or have any further questions you can send us an email at contact@nightlightcle.com.

5. Contact Questions

Who puts on NightLight & how can I get ahold of the team?

You can send us an email at: contact@nightlightcle.com

How can I provide feedback?

We welcome and value our community's feedback! You can send us an email at contact@nightlightcle.com