The Water Diviner - New York Film Critics Series Sneak Preview Screening

Thursday, April 23rd

Cinema Center is excited to continue our participation with the New York Film Critics Series to bring sneak preview screenings and in-depth filmmaker interviews to Northeast Indiana audiences!


Russell Crowe’s directorial debut, “The Water Diviner,” is an epic and inspiring tale of one man’s life-changing journey of discovery. Crowe plays Australian farmer Joshua Connor, who, in 1919, goes in search of his three missing sons, last known to have fought against the Turks in the bloody Battle of Gallipoli. Arriving in Istanbul, he is thrust into a vastly different world, where he encounters others who suffered their own losses in the conflict: Ayshe (Olga Kurylenko), a strikingly beautiful but guarded hotelier raising a child alone; her young, spirited son, Orhan (Dylan Georgiades), who finds a friend in Connor; and Major Hasan (Yilmaz Erdo─čan), a Turkish officer who fought against Connor’s boys and may be this father’s only hope. With seemingly insurmountable obstacles in his path, Connor must travel across the battle-scarred Turkish landscape to find the truth and his own peace. 


No Cinema Center passes, Patron Member discount or Lincoln discount can be applied to the purchase of this event's ticket.  Tickets for this event are $15 General Admission, $10 Member Admission. 


"Making his directorial debut with the brawny and big-hearted Australian war drama The Water Diviner, Russell Crowe taps a deep well of symbolism, cultural empathy and good old-fashioned storytelling." - The Hollywood Reporter


"A handsome crowdpleaser with a big heart." The Guardian


111 min., Unrated





Last Days in Vietnam

Commemorative Screening & Discussion 

Sunday, April 26 at 2:00

Free Admission


During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon, the South Vietnamese resistance crumbled. The United States had only a skeleton crew of diplomats and military operatives still in the country. With a communist victory inevitable and the U.S. readying to withdraw, many Americans on the ground worried their South Vietnamese allies and friends faced imprisonment or death at the hands of the approaching North Vietnamese. With the clock ticking and the city under fire, a number of heroic Americans took matters into their own hands, engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations in a desperate effort to save as many South Vietnamese as possible.


Cinema Center is happy to collaborate with PBS 39 Fort Wayne for this screening.



Film Club

Free Screenings & Social Hour Exclusively for Cinema Center Members


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.


The next Film Club screening will be "While We're Young" on April 26th!


Be sure to check Our Schedule for Film Club movie selection and screening times. Want to be part of the Cinema Center Film Club? Just Click Here to choose from one of our great membership options. This is just one of the ways we want to say “thank you” for your membership, and show this wonderful community that at Cinema Center Film feels different here.



May Day Boogaloo Presented by Rich Lee

May 1st at 7:00

$9 admission.


Break dance around the Maypole this May 1 when Cinema Center screens both the classic bboy/bgirl films Breakin' and Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo.

The fun starts at 7pm when we screen Breakin'.

After the movie ends there will music and break dance demonstrations from the areas best break dancers in the Spectator Lounge at 8:30. Who knows, maybe a battle or two will break out on the dance floor?

At 9:30, the sequel to end all sequels - Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo, will start. Special props will be given to those who make noise when Ice-T is spotted in one of his earliest roles.

Special beer and wine will be on hand for those of age.

Bravas will be on site!

$9 is all it will take to get you into all the fun.

Special thanks to Mr. Rich Lee for making this special event happen!




Animals -Special Screening with Director and Fort Wayne Native Collin Schiffli

May 16th - 8pm

Question and answer session following the film. Advance ticket sales from this screening may be found at the link below:


$12 General Admission

$10 Member Admission


"Animals" tells the story of a young couple that exist somewhere between homelessness and the fantasy life they imagine for themselves. Though they masterfully con and steal in an attempt to stay one step ahead of their addiction, they are ultimately forced to face the reality of their situation.


"Dastmalchian and Shaw are thoroughly convincing both as vividly drawn, emotionally complex individuals, and as a couple inextricably bound by addiction and enabling. Among the well-cast supporting players, John Heard makes the most significant impact." - Variety.


"Animals presents an authenticity often lacking in films about drug abuse. It largely has Dastmalchin's screenplay to thank." - Austin Chronicle.


"It is a character study that reminds me of the first time I saw Gus Van Sant's Drugstore Cowboy. And it could eventually herald the arrival of as important a talent." - Film Threat.


90 min., Unrated.


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.


The next Subtitled Sunday film will be TBD on May 17th!


Be sure to check Our Schedule for Subtitled Sunday movie selections and show times. Regular pricing applies. At Cinema Center, we truly believe everyone in this great community should have a chance to enjoy the best independent, documentary, and foreign films. It is one of the many reasons why Film feels different here.




Remake: Movie Posters Based on the Films of the Coen Brothers Auction and Sale

May 29th at 7pm

$5 admission.


Join Cinema Center for a night of art and fun, all inspired by the films of the Coen brothers! 


Each artist was asked to recreate a movie poster of a favorite Coen brothers film. This collection includes posters for films such as Fargo, Raising Arizona, Inside Llewyn Davis, True Grit and many, many others!


Sales for prints begin immediately at 7pm! There will also be a silent auction for a signed and numbered framed poster from each film!


At 9pm, local band The Snarks takes the stage and after the auction and sale concludes, there will be a special screening of the Coen brothers masterpiece Barton Fink in the theater!


Bravas food truck will be on site for the duration of the event. Cinema Center will be serving beer and wine.


All sales benefit Cinema Center to help fund its programming and operations.


Artists include:

Adam Meyer

Andrea Atwood

Bob Storey

Brian Sterling Lewis

Corey Purvis

Daniel Dienelt

Elyse Boutall

Jake Sauer

Jason Swisher

Jeff Anderson

Jenn Storey

Kay Gregg

Matt Kelley

Meg Tiffany

Mike Green

Nate Utesch

Ryan Pickard


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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