On May 6, 2014, Cinema Center is participating in Let's Give Allen County– a 12-hour online giving event organized by the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne as a part of the nationwide giving event, Give Local America.
Between 6:30 AM and 6:30 PM on Tuesday, May 6, we will receive a match for every donation made to our organization, up to $105,000, through the website www.letsgiveallencounty.org. We will also be eligible for prizes throughout the 12 hours!
Please help us reach our goal: your gift will go a long way in helping us purchase new theater seats.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please visit www.letsgiveallencounty.org or email Jonah Crismore at email@example.com. We appreciate your support!
Teenage - Opens April 25th
Once, 'Teenagers' didn't exist. But then, they were invented. With a changing tide the world over and a struggle erupting between adults and youth, the concept of a new generation took shape. Whether in America, England, or Germany, whether party-crazed Flappers or hip Swing Kids, zealous Nazi Youth or frenzied Sub-Debs, it didn't matter - they were all a new idea of youth. They were all 'Teenagers.' This film is a living collage of rare archival material, filmed portraits, and voices (provided by Jena Malone, Ben Whishaw, Julia Hummer, Jessie Usher) lifted from early 20th century diary entries.
"This rich historical documentary chronicles the emergence of the teenager as a distinct social and cultural group."-Hollywood Reporter.
"4/5 Stars. The film makes its point ingeniously."-Time Out New York.
"Director Matt Wolf uses startling archival footage to capture the rise of pre-Elvis youth culture as the defining surge of the 20th century."-Entertainment Weekly.
78 min., Unrated.
Locke - Sneak Preview Showing!
Tuesday, April 29th at 7:30pm
Join Cinema Center in partnership with The New York Film Critics Series for a special screening of Locke before it's in theaters! The film opens in New York and Los Angeles on May 2nd and wide on May 9th. A live event with Peter Travers interviewing Writer, Director Steven Knight will be after the movie. Come join us for the Sneak Preview fun!
Ivan Locke (Hardy) has worked diligently to craft the life he has envisioned, dedicating himself to the job that he loves and the family he adores. On the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan receives a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that will unravel his family, job, and soul. All taking place over the course of one absolutely riveting car ride, this film is an exploration of how one decision can lead to the complete collapse of a life.
85 min., Rated R.
Le Week-End - Opens May 2nd
In Roger Michell's magically buoyant and bittersweet film, Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan play a long-married couple who revisit Paris for a long weekend for the first time since their honeymoon, in hopes of rekindling their relationship-or, perhaps, to bring it to an end. Diffident, wistful Nick (Broadbent) and demanding, take-charge Meg (Duncan) careen from harmony to disharmony to resignation and back again as they take stock and grapple with love, loss, regret and, disappointment, in their own very English way.
"90% Fresh." - RottenTomatoes.com.
"Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan are plummy perfection as a British pair in their 60s who hope to reenergize their marriage with a trip to Paris." - New York Daily News.
"A finely matched Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan explore the wrinkles of marriage with humor and honesty." - Hollywood Reporter.
93 min., Rated R.
Chef - Sneak Preview Showing!
Wednesday, May 7th at 7:30pm
Join Cinema Center in partnership with The New York Film Critics Series for a special screening of Chef before it's in theaters! The film opens in New York and Los Angeles on May 9th and wide on May 16th. A live event with Peter Travers interviewing Writer, Director, and Star Jan Favreau will be after the movie. Come join us for the Sneak Preview fun!
Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what's next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo) and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen -- and zest for life and love.
115 min., Unrated.
Finding Vivian Maier - Opens May 9th
Who is Vivian Maier? Now considered one of the 20th century's greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime. Since buying her work by chance at auction, amateur historian John Maloof has crusaded to put this prolific photographer in the history books. Maier's strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never-before-seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her.
"95% Fresh." - RottenTomatoes.com.
"This may be the most pleasurable 83 minutes you will spend in a theater this year." - Minneapolis Star Tribune.
"What we find out about Maier, revealed in self-portraits as a striking woman with a singular sense of self, is fascinating." - Los Angeles Times.
84 min., Unrated.
Orson Welles' Othello - Limited Engagement
May 9th at 8:30pm
May 10th at 4pm
May 11th at 2pm (Movie Talk After)
Digitally Restored, Regular Pricing Applies.
Desdemona, daughter of a Venetian aristocrat, elopes with Moorish military hero Othello, to the great resentment of Othello's envious underling Iago. Alas, Iago knows Othello's weakness, and with chilling malice works on him with but too good effect.
90 min., Unrated.
Hateship Loveship - Opens May 16th
Johanna Parry (Kristen Wiig), a quiet caregiver, starts a new job working for an elderly Mr. McCauley and his teenage granddaughter Sabitha. A cruel trick by Sabitha lands Johanna in an awkward one-way relationship with Ken, Sabitha's estranged father but her newfound ambition and desire gives her courage to transform her awkward doom into real contentment.
"Kristin Wiig's turn as a dowdy caretaker is the highlight of this contemporary American take on Cinderella." - Hollywood Reporter.
"An absorbing, messy, modest story of damaged relationships." - New York Times.
"Liza Johnson makes fine, steady progress with this delicate and absorbing character study starring Kristen Wiig." - Variety.
102 min., Rated R.
Cold In July - Opens June 6th
Initially hailed as a hero for fatally shooting a low-life burglar who broke into his house, small-town Texan Richard Dane (Michael C. Hall) begins to fear for his family's safety when the victim's ex-con father (Sam Shepard) turns up in town making some not-so-veiled threats.
"A superior piece of Texas pulp fiction that starts out like a house on fire and has an exuberantly bloody finish."-Variety.
109 min., Unrated.
The Royal Shakespeare Company's Production of Henry IV Part 1
June 6th at 7pm & June 8th at 2pm
We’re thrilled to be screening a live cinema broadcast recording from the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon. Henry IV Part 1 will be playing at Cinema Center June 6th at 7pm and June 8th at 2pm. Tickets: $20 General Admission, $15 Member Admission.
The heir to the throne, Prince Hal, defies his father, King Henry, by spending his time at Mistress Quickly’s tavern in the company of the dissolute Falstaff and his companions. The King is threatened by a rebellion led by Hal’s rival, Hotspur, his father Northumberland and his uncle Worcester. In the face of this danger to the state, Prince Hal joins his father to defeat the rebels at the Battle of Shrewsbury and kill Hotspur in single combat.
The Royal Shakespeare Company's Production of Henry IV Part 2
July 11th at 7pm & July 13th at 2pm
We’re thrilled to be screening a live cinema broadcast recording from the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon. Henry IV Part 2 will be playing at Cinema Center July 11th at 7pm and July 13th at 2pm. Tickets: $20 General Admission, $15 Member Admission.
In the aftermath of the Battle of Shrewsbury, Northumberland learns of the death of his son. The Lord Chief Justice attempts, on behalf of the increasingly frail King, to separate Falstaff from Prince Hal. The rebels continue to plot insurrection. Falstaff is sent to recruit soldiers and takes his leave of his mistress, Doll Tearsheet. The rebel forces are overcome. This brings comfort to the dying King, who is finally reconciled to his son. Falstaff rushes to Hal’s coronation with expectations of high office.
The Royal Shakespeare Company's Production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona
September 26th, 28th, October 10th & 12th
We’re thrilled to be screening a live cinema broadcast recording from the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon. The Two Gentleman of Verona will be playing at Cinema Center September 26th at 7pm, September 28th at 2pm, October 10th at 7pm, and October 12th at 2pm. Tickets: $20 General Admission, $15 Member Admission.
The play centers around Valentine and Proteus, the two gentlemen of Verona, who travel to Milan and learn about the world of courtship. They are best friends, but love for the same woman comes between them. Using the ploy of disguises, true love prevails and the friends are reconciled.