Cinema Center & the Oscars From Mars
Annual Oscar Party Fundraiser
February 27th, 6-9
Oscar-nominated Shorts at 9:15
This year the Oscar Party is inspired by the hit film The Martian, as well as the life and art of David Bowie!
Make sure to come dressed in your most creative, out-of-this-world attire! There will be live and silent auctions, Oscar trivia, music, food provided by Club Soda, beer and wine, and FREE screening of the Oscar Nominated short films.
To top it all off, we will have an escape room provided by Room To Escape. Will you be able to escape the fun?
Celebrate the movies at Cinema Center's annual Oscar Party fundraiser! All proceeds benefit Cinema Center's programming and operations.
Tickets are $30 in advance ($35 at the door), $50 for couples, and $25 for students.
For tickets, click HERE
A New York Film Critics Preview Screening
Thursday, February 11th
Pre-Show at 7:00 Feature at 7:30
Interview with Jason Sudeikis, Rebecca Hall, & Blythe Danner To Follow
$15 General, $10 Member, No Passes Accepted
Small town journalist Hannah (Rebecca Hall) has been struggling to write the biography of her late husband, an acclaimed musician with a devoted following, while taking refuge with quirky, protective Maine locals. But things change when she meets Andrew (Jason Sudeikis), a brash, smart-alecky New York academic with an obsession for tragic musicians and a different take on her husband. Though Hannah is skeptical of Andrew's motives, the unlikely pair strike up a deal to collaborate on the book, forcing them to confront truths about themselves and the possibility that the next chapter in their lives may involve each other.
115 mins., Rated R.
NSFW is the stuff you weren’t supposed to watch as a kid. It’s the stuff you heard someone describe and it sounded so absurd it couldn’t possibly be real. It’s the place where you can see Rowdy Roddy Piper one night and Jack Nicholson the next. Where people in the high-brow got their start in the low-brow. It’s Black & White, Smell-o-Vision, Red, Green, or Purple Tinted, and Technicolor. From Italy, Korea, the UK, North America, Japan. Dubbed, Subtitled, or Barely Audible. This is the Summit City’s showcase of thrillers, horror-shows, comedies, sci-fi head trips, the overshadowed flicks from burgeoning film titans, and the triumphs of the auteurs of sleaze. Welcome to, “Not Safe Fort Wayne”, bringing new and old cult classics to the three rivers!
Southbound - Opens February 12th
One Weekend Only!
On a desolate stretch of desert highway, weary travelers—two men on the run from their past, a band on their way to the next gig, a man struggling to get home, a brother in search of his long-lost sister and a family on vacation—are forced to confront their worst fears and darkest secrets in these interwoven tales of terror and remorse on the open road.
"Loosely centered on a stretch of highway in the American West, this anthology of five horror tales is the rare group effort without a dud, as it cruises through variations on the genre with style and confidence." -Film Comment
"Southbound reminded me of Creepshow in its twisted sense of humor and unpredictability. That's a major compliment." -RogerEbert.com
1 hr 29 min., Unrated
In an effort to make our programming accessible to all audiences, Cinema Center is excited and proud to launch Subtitled Sundays! On the third Sunday of every month, Cinema Center will screen one of our regularly scheduled, full-run films with the captioning enabled. Not only will this benefit the deaf and hard of hearing, but it will help anyone who sometimes has a little trouble discerning dialogue when multiple characters speak, or who miss what is said in very quiet moments.
The Next Subtitled Screening will be in January.
Film Club – Free, Members Exclusive Screenings
Now there is another great benefit of belonging to the area’s only community-supported, independently programmed, art house movie theater. We are proud to introduce Cinema Center Film Club! On the fourth Sunday of every month, Cinema Center will have a special members only screening of one of our great, full-run films! The best part? This screening is absolutely FREE to all members who attend! You don’t need to do anything additional to be part of the Film Club, just be a current member. Preceding each Film Club showing will be a Members Only Mixer in the Spectator Lounge, where our great community of cinephiles can come together, have a drink from Cinema Center’s excellent selection of beer and wine and discuss all things movies with one another, as well as Cinema Center’s fun and knowledgeable staff.
Have a friend who isn't a Member yet? Bring them along and they can enjoy the screening at Member pricing!
Each year, more than 50 local artists donate one-of-a-kind hanging art pieces to this fun, festive silent auction. A perennial favorite with the art crowd and holiday shoppers alike.
A part of Downtown Fright Night, the Braineater’s Ball is a spookifying mix of movies, music, dancing, macabre art, a costume contest, and yummy food for the undead. Admission is free.
Our annual salute to the Oscars! This popular party features a silent auction, live music, Oscar balloting, an Oscar trivia contest with prizes, great food and libations, and the screening of an Oscar-nominated film.
Spinal Tap Party
Nigel Tufnel Day on 11.11.11 was the occasion for this rockin’, one-time-only party. Cinema Center turned it up to 11 with beer, wine and tiny bread, as Christopher Guest fans turned out for a screening of the hilarious cult classic “This Is Spinal Tap.”