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Hell or High Water


We are excited to bring one of the most acclaimed films of the year to Cinema Center! From writer Taylor Sheridan, who penned last year's Siccario, and director David Mackenzie, the filmmaker behind the highly praised critical darling Starred Up, comes Hell or High Water. This film features career-defining performances from Chris Pine, Ben Foster and Jeff Bridges.


Texas brothers--Toby (Chris Pine), and Tanner (Ben Foster), come together after years divided to rob branches of the bank threatening to foreclose on their family land. For them, the hold-ups are just part of a last-ditch scheme to take back a future that seemed to have been stolen from under them. Justice seems to be theirs, until they find themselves on the radar of Texas Ranger, Marcus (Jeff Bridges) looking for one last grand pursuit on the eve of his retirement, and his half-Comanche partner, Alberto (Gil Birmingham). As the brothers plot a final bank heist to complete their scheme, and with the Rangers on their heels, a showdown looms at the crossroads where the values of the Old and New West murderously collide.


"Hell or High Water isn't just a great time at the movies, it's one of the year's best pictures." - Toronto Star.


"Much more than a genre piece, "Hell or High Water" takes you places that you thought the big screen had forgotten." - St. Louis Post-Dispatch.


"In a word, "Hell or High Water" is terrific." - Washington Post.


102 mins., Rated R.






John Carpenter's Halloween

Special Later Night Screenings


John Carpenter’s Halloween premiered on October 25th, 1978, not in Los Angeles with a big event at Mann’s Chinese Theater - instead it opened in Kansas City. It did quite well there and opened up in Chicago, and then earned showings in New York. Halloween tells the story about a cold Halloween night in 1963, six year old Michael Myers brutally murdered his 17-year-old sister, Judith. He was sentenced and locked away for 15 years. But on October 30, 1978, while being transferred for a court date, a 21-year-old Michael Myers steals a car and escapes Smith's Grove. He returns to his quiet hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois, where he looks for his next victims. This film announced the arrival of not only the terrifying slasher genre of horror, but also its breakout lead actress Jamie Lee Curtis.


This cinema classic, digitally restored and remastered by the original cinematographer, features an exclusive extended interview and retrospective with filmmaker John Carpenter. The exclusive explores the history of the film, the legendary director behind it and the influence Halloween has had on not only the horror genre, but also the entire film industry. Carpenter explains why the film is meant for the big screen, the influences that inspire his filmmaking and how Halloween became the highest grossing independent film of all time.


"John Carpenter's 1978 tour de force, perhaps the most widely imitated film of the 70s." - Chicago Reader.


"Halloween is an absolutely merciless thriller, a movie so violent and scary that, yes, I would compare it to Psycho." - Roger Ebert.


"Halloween remains untouched -- a modern classic of the most horrific kind." - ReelViews.


93 mins., Rated R.

Billionaire Ransom 


Students at a reforming school for rebellious rich kids take matters into their own hands after the campus is taken hostage by a group of criminals.  Originally titled Take Down, is British thriller film that is directed by Jim Gillespie and written by Alexander Ignon. The film stars Jeremy Sumpter, Phoebe Tonkin, Ed Westwick, Dominic Sherwood, Mark Bonnar, and Sebastian Koch. 


107 mins., Not Rated

Blackout Experiments


The most extreme immersive horror experience in America is called Blackout. Not for the faint of heart, it is a terrifying, psycho-sexual thrill-ride designed to play on our deepest psychological fears. Rich Fox's innovative horror documentary follows a group of friends whose experience with Blackout becomes deeply personal, developing into an obsession that hijacks their lives and blurs the line between reality and paranoid fantasy. Revealing an underbelly of private rituals and personal nightmares with footage that is 100% real, THE BLACKOUT EXPERIMENTS is the story of our obsession with the darkness inside us.


"There's something here, but it's darker, and more elusive, than perhaps Fox even knows."


80 mins., Not Rated



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