Events

Color in Silence Poster

 

Color in Silence - One Night Only

Friday, November 28th at 7pm

$7 Admission.

 

No Cinema Center passes, Patron Member discount or Lincoln discount can be applied to the purchase of this event's ticket.

 

Join us for the one night premiere and gallery show of Color In Silence.  The documentary will screen at 7, 8 & 9pm in the theater, with food by Affine Food Truck on Berry Street and special musical guest Heaven's Gateway Drugs in the Spectator Lounge.  This event is all ages with a cash bar, event ends at 10pm.   

 

Color in Silence is a local documentary by Addi Tomlinson about local artist Daniel Dienelt.  The documentary includes interviews with Tanner Wilson, Dusty Neal, Jason Swisher, Josef Zimmerman and Daniel Dienelt. 

 

 

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No Turning Back - Limited Engagement

December 1st & 2nd at 7:30pm

$10 General Admission, $6 for children 12 & under.

 

No Cinema Center passes, Patron Member discount or Lincoln discount can be applied to the purchase of this event's ticket.

 

Come join us for the Fort Wayne Ski Club's 65th Annual Ski Film! Established in 1936, thousands of area flatlanders have joined FWSC to be with others who share the exhilaration of sliding down snowy hills, strapped in funny boots secured to long boards. There will be Door Prizes, Lift Tickets, and other Freebies at these showings.  Find out more about Fort Wayne Ski Club at FWSC.org.

 

Warren Miller's 2014 film, No Turning Back, pays homage to the 65 years of mountain culture and adventure filmmaking that has lead WME to every end of the winter world. We're taking a legacy that dates back to before skis had edges and mountains had condos and we're running with it to the steepest peaks around the globe and back to the Mom and Pop hills that define skiing and riding. Since he began creating films in 1949, Warren Miller has known that as skiers and riders, there’s no need to look back, we have to continuously drive to keep our edge and chase the snow. This year, we prove that not much has changed when it comes to why it is these athletes tilt and turn down mountains and pray for storms. Sheer delight. Welcome this winter season and remember there’s No Turning Back.

 

Unrated.

 

 

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Why Don't You Play in Hell? Black Carpet Premiere

December 5th at 11:59pm

$5 Admission.

 

Join Cinema Center for a special midnight screening of the completely bonkers film Why Don't You Play in Hell?! We will have cool give aways, and of course, there will be beer and wine, because if there was ever a film that warranted drinking throughout, it is this one!

 

Ten years ago, the Kitagawa yakuza clan attacked the Muto yakuza clan at Muto's own home, only to have Muto's wife fight back. This unexpectedly left the Kitagawa clan in shambles, with their top hitman Ikegmai wounded and Muto's wife in prison. Despite the carnage, the most unfortunate fallout from this attack is when Muto's beloved daughter, Mitsuko, has her adorable toothpaste commercial taken off the air. Now, Ikegami seeks revenge, while Muto only has one desire: to have his wife return from prison to see Mitsuko star in her first movie. Enter The F**k Bombers, an eager but untalented group of wannabe filmmakers whose dreams of making movies have come crashing down after ten years. Circumstances have brought them to this fateful moment where they'll be able to film the climactic battle between yakuzas in an epic, over-the-top ending for the ages. Described by Director Sono as "an action film about the love of 35mm," and based on a screenplay he wrote nearly 15 years ago, Why Don't You Play In Hell? is among Sono's best work as his trademark excess and outrageousness is infused with an affection for the Japanese films that have come before it. This is Sion Sono at his most endearing and awesome.

 

126 min., Unrated.

 

 

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A Christmas Past - One Time Showing

Friday, December 12th at 7:30pm

$15 General Admission

$10 Member Admission

 

No Cinema Center passes, Patron Member discount or Lincoln discount can be applied to the purchase of this event's ticket.  

 

Join us for our silent film series where we couple classic silent films with local artists to perform the soundtrack.  Our third and final film in the series is A Christmas Past, and the local band performing the soundtrack is Fernando Tarango.

 

A collection of nine enchanting silent films, A Christmas Past offers a nostalgic peek into the Yuletide pleasures of the early 1900s. Evoking the Victorian charm of Currier and Ives prints, these picturesque comedies and tender dramas were produced as cinematic Christmas cards offered to moviegoers of the silent era. Included in this collection of archival rarities, most of which were produced at Thomas Edison's studios, are the 1910 version of Dicken's immortal A Christmas Carol, a heartwarming melodrama by D.W. Griffith, as well as the first screen version of Clement Moore's 1822 poem "Twas the Night Before Christmas."  Other films featured in this collection are: A Holiday Pageant At Home (1901), A Winter Straw Ride (1906), A Trap For Santa (1909), A Christmas Accident (1912), The Adventure Of The Wrong Santa Claus (1914), Santa Claus Vs. Cupid (1915), Santa Claus (1925), A Christmas Carol (1910), and The Night Before Christmas (1905).

 

121 min., Unrated.

 

 

Mayor & King Poster

 

Mayor & King - One Time Showing

December 19th at 8pm

$5 Admission.

 

Reception starts at 8pm in the Spectator Lounge, movie starts at 9pm.

 

The King needs a vacation.  He's bored with his life and war looms on the horizon.  When the King's advisor happens to meet the Mayor's chief of staff, they concoct a publicity stunt in which the respective leaders switch places.  However, the King quite enjoys being the mayor and when the gold coins festival comes to town, the temporary switch may have long lasting consequences.  Shot in Fort Wayne, and featuring many regulars from Jirk comedy shows, "The Mayor and King Switch Places" combines the overconfidence of the worst student films and the mundane aspects of the non-action scenes from a low budget action movie to create something unlike anything you've ever seen before.  Except it's funny.  $5, please.

 

 

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Jingle Bell Rocks! - One Time Showing

Saturday, December 20th

Regular Pricing Applies.

 

Come join us for a screening of the documentary Jingle Bell Rocks! and a discussion afterwards with Rob Martinez, who is featured in the film and host of The Movie Music Spotlight on WBOI.

 

A look at 12 little-known, offbeat Christmas songs, including "The Little Boy That Christmas Forgot," "Back Door Santa" and "Blue Xmas (To Whom It May Concern)," and profiles of collectors of holiday music.

 

83 min., Unrated.


Past and Annual Events
Artament
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. 

Braineaters’ Ball
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.

Oscar Party
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.”
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