Events

WMM 2015 Poster

 

Kismet 

Turkish soap operas have taken the world by storm, conquering the hearts of millions of viewers in the Middle East, North Africa, the Balkans and Asia. With unprecedented access to the industry’s most glamorous actors and creative talent, ‘Kismet’ unravels the secrets of this phenomenal success that transcends religion and culture. From the lavish production sets of the most popular Turkish soap operas, the film travels to streets and homes in Cairo, Abu Dhabi, Istanbul, Athens, Sofia and Mostar, to discover how these taboo-breaking soaps are helping women across the region to claim their rights and transform their lives.

57min., Unrated.

 

Playing with Fire

This is a documentary about actresses in Afghanistan, who are courageous enough to be involved with theatre arts and find themselves facing harsh criticism, social disapproval and even threats about their lives and the lives of their families. Anneta Papathanassiou, actress and director, visits Kabul to teach ancient Greek theatre and record the lives of Afghan artists, who try to combine art and culture under very difficult circumstances in this troubled country.

58 min., Unrated.

 

Six Days

Three women, three wars, one dream. Lanja is a journalist in Iraq fearlessly fighting against honor violence. Maia in Abkhazia battles archaic customs like 'bride kidnapping'. Nelly runs a women's shelter in the slums of Monrovia, Liberia. A universal story of women's courage and survival in the aftermath of war.

56 min, Unrated.

 

My Stolen Revolution

As a student, the director managed to flee revolutionary Iran. Many who stayed behind did not survive. When there are renewed protests in Tehran 30 years later, she goes looking for a couple of other survivors who fled. An emotional, very personal documentary.

75 min., Unrated.

 

Derby Crazy Love

Derby Crazy Love takes viewers inside the adrenaline-filled world of women's roller derby. Meet Smack Daddy, Suzy Hotrod, Bonnie Thunders, Raw Heidi, Kamikaze Kitten, Iron Wench and other bad-ass warriors who are changing how we look at women in sport and femininity, one booty block at a time.

64 min., Unrated.

 

Feminist: Stories from Women's Liberation

This is the story of the women's liberation movement from 1963-1970. In 2004 a woman whispered to me 'Are you a feminist?' She was embarrassed to ask me. I tried explaining to her that it was good to be a feminist, but I lacked a detailed visual history. I had no 'snapshots' in my mind from which to grab. I decided to interview many of the feminists who made that revolution happen. I made it as a woman would, I traveled around the country and talked to the feminists from that time. I connect these stories with my story as a feminist and a mother of a small girl who wants her to know the history of the women's movement.

64 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 will be February 15th!

 

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.

 

 

Oscar Party - Growing Up Oscar

Friday, February 20th from 6 - 9:15pm

$30 Advance Admission

$35 Night of Admission

$15 Student Admission

 

Come join us on the red carpet for our Annual Oscar Party! This year's theme is Growing Up Oscar. We will be screening "Boyhood" and have an Adult Prom! Recreate your favorite prom look from your favorite film, your high school prom look or you can dress up how you've always wanted to for prom. A Prom King and Queen will be crowned. We will have a silent auction, Oscar trivia, photos, hors d'oeuvres, champagne, and a signature drink.  "Boyhood" will start at 9:15pm.

 

 

Bluebird Poster

 

Bluebird - Sneak Preview Screening

Tuesday, February 24th at 7:30pm

 

No Cinema Center passes, Patron Member discount or Lincoln discount can be applied to the purchase of this event's ticket.

 

Join Cinema Center in partnership with The New York Film Critics Series for a special screening of Bluebird before it's in theaters!  A recorded live event with Peter Travers interviewing actor John Slattery will be after the movie.  Come join us for the Sneak Preview fun! 

 

In the northern reaches of Maine, a local school bus driver becomes distracted during her end-of-day inspection, and fails to notice a sleeping boy in the back of the bus. What happens next shatters the tranquility of her small Maine logging town, proving that even the slightest actions have enormous consequences.

 

90 min., Unrated.

 

 

Love's Labour's Lost Poster

 

Love's Labour's Lost - Limited Engagement

March 20th- 7pm, March 22nd- 2pm

$15 General Admission

$10 Member Admission

 

No Cinema Center passes, Patron Member discount or Lincoln discount can be applied to the purchase of this event's ticket. 

 

We’re thrilled to be screening a live cinema broadcast recording from the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon.  Love's Labour's Lost will be playing at Cinema Center March 20th at 7pm & March 22nd at 2pm.  Tickets wil be $20 General Admission, $15 Member Admission. 

 

Summer 1914. In order to dedicate themselves to a life of study, the King and his friends take an oath to avoid the company of women for three years. No sooner have they made their idealistic pledge than the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting arrive, presenting the men with a severe test of their high-minded resolve. Shakespeare's sparkling comedy delights in championing and then unravelling an unrealistic vow, and mischievously suggesting that the study of the opposite sex is in fact the highest of all academic endeavours. Only at the end of the play is the merriment curtailed as the lovers agree to submit to a period apart, unaware that the world around them is about to be utterly transformed by the war to end all wars.

 

135 min. + 20 min. Interval, Unrated.

 

 

Love's Labour's Won Poster

 

Love's Labour's Won (or Much Ado About Nothing)

April 17th- 7pm, April 19th- 2pm

$15 General Admission

$10 Member Admission

 

No Cinema Center passes, Patron Member discount or Lincoln discount can be applied to the purchase of this event's ticket. 

 

We’re thrilled to be screening a live cinema broadcast recording from the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon.  Love's Labour's Won (or Much Ado About Nothing) will be playing at Cinema Center April 17th at 7pm & Apirl 19th at 2pm.  Tickets wil be $20 General Admission, $15 Member Admission. 

 

Autumn 1918. A group of soldiers return from the trenches. The world-weary Benedick and his friend Claudio find themselves reacquainted with Beatrice and Hero. As memories of conflict give way to a life of parties and masked balls, Claudio and Hero fall madly, deeply in love, while Benedick and Beatrice reignite their own altogether more combative courtship. Shakespeare's comic romance plays out amidst the brittle high spirits of a post-war house party, as youthful passions run riot, lovers are deceived and happiness is threatened – before peace ultimately wins out.

 

140 min. + 20 min. Interval, 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 will be February 15th!

 

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.

 

 

Film Club

 

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 will be on February 22nd!

 

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.


Past and Annual Events
Artament
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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