Cinema Center Sings the Oscars - Annual Oscar Party & Fundraiser - Saturday, February 25th @ 6pm


2016 marked the return of the Hollywood musical, both at the box office and the Oscars, so Cinema Center wanted guests to be entertained throughout our favorite night, with fun performances based on the truly sonically charged genre at Cinema Center's annual Oscar Party Fundraiser - Cinema Center SINGS the Oscars, held on Saturday, February 25th!


The fun starts at 6 when we open the Spectator Lounge with all the glitz and glamor of a true Hollywood event - a red carpet walk for guests to have their picture taken by a professional photographer. Feel free to have your looks for the evening inspired by your favorite movie musical!


Settle in with a glass of wine or beer from the cash bar and take advantage of the heavy hors d'oeuvres spread by Club Soda! Take a look at a silent auction busting at the seams with locally produced gifts. Raise your hand, or paddle, during our EXCITING live auction of some unique, high end goods.


Thanks to the Fort Wayne Dance Collective, you can experience the enchantment of the movies in REAL LIFE when dancers perform their renditions of famous movie musical moments in dance!

After the auctions end at 9, there will be a FREE screening to ticket holders of one of the greatest musicals of all time - Singin' in the Rain. This film will be shown in tribute to the recently-lost and incomprable Debbie Reynolds.


Discounted advanced are available here:

Ticket Prices:
$30 in Advance
$35 at the Door
$50 for Couples
$25 for Students


All proceeds benefit Cinema Center's programming and operations







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! 





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Subtitled Sundays


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.

Past and Annual Events
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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