He Named Me Malala - Sunday, April 30th @ 5:30pm


Cinema Center in collaboration with YWCA Northeast Indiana will be screeing the highly acclaimed "He Named me Malala" documentary as a part of this year's Stand Against Racism campaign. Immediately following the film there will be a discussion lead by YWCA staff.


"He Named me Malala" presents the young Pakistani female activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai, who has spoken out for the rights of girls, especially the right to education, since she was very young. The film also recounts how she miraculously survived and has become even more eloquent in her quest after being hunted down and shot by a Taliban gunman as part of the organization's violent opposition to girls' education in the Swat Valley in Pakistan! The title refers to the Afghani folk hero Malalai of Maiwand, after whom her father named her

Stand Against Racism (SAR) is a signature campaign of YWCA USA to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities. This campaign is one part of a larger national strategy to fulfill the mission of eliminating racism. The theme is year is Women of Color Leading Change.


Remake III - Locally Designed Movie Poster Auction & Sale - Thursday, May 18th


Spring is in the air and that means it is time for Cinema Center's annual auction and sale of locally-designed movie posters, it's time for Remake! For our third year, we decided to pay tribute to classic movie franchises and triologies! You will have a chance to bid on framed and signed full-size one sheet posters, rendered and interpreted wonderfully by talented, local artists. The stress of an auction not your thing? Don't worry, we will have smaller prints for sale again this year.


Everything from Alien to the Indiana Jones series, Terminator to Back to the Future, Evil Dead to Man with No Name Trilogy will all be represented at this year's event!

Contributing artists this year include Daniel Dienelt, Kay Gregg, Andrea Atwood, Nate Utesch, Bob Storey, Emma McCarron, Jenn Storey, Jonathan Barker, Ryan Pickard, Ricky Racket, Jeff Anderson, Nick Ferran and many, many more!


Bravas will be on site, so come hungry. We will be providing beer and wine at a cash bar at the event. Admission is $5, secret screening after the event!

Special thanks to Oak Street Health for sponsoring this event and thank you Josef Zimmerman for curating again!






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! 





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!



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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