Events

Local Film Premiere: Made Guys

Come on out and celebrate with us the first ever showing of our newest feature film Made Guys!

Premiere party begins at 6:00pm in the Spectator Lounge, where you can mingle with the cast and crew, have some food and drink, pick merch from our merch table, and participate in our raffle!

The film will begin in the theater at 7:30pm, followed by special announcements from Open Sign and the filmmakers.

Watch the Trailer: https://youtu.be/6dfZyrFqef4

WARNING: Made Guys is meant for mature audiences only. The film contains Strong Violence, Intense Language, Partial Nudity, Drugs, and Alcohol. Viewer discretion is advised.

Tickets are $15

 

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Die Hard - Showing December 16th & 17th

 

It's Christmas time in L.A., and there's an employee party in progress on the 30th floor of the Nakatomi Corporation building. The revelry comes to a violent end when the partygoers are taken hostage by a group of terrorists headed by Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman), who plan to steal the 600 million dollars locked in Nakatomi's high-tech safe. In truth, Gruber and his henchmen are only pretending to be politically motivated to throw the authorities off track; also in truth, Gruber has no intention of allowing anyone to get out of the building alive. Meanwhile, New York cop John McClane (Bruce Willis) has come to L.A. to visit his estranged wife, Holly (Bonnie Bedelia), who happens to be one of the hostages. Disregarding the orders of the authorities surrounding the building, McClane, who fears nothing (except heights), takes on the villains, armed with one handgun and plenty of chutzpah. Until Die Hard came along, Bruce Willis was merely that wisecracking guy on Moonlighting. After the film's profits started rolling in, Willis found himself one of the highest-paid and most sought-after leading men in Hollywood.

 

"Die Hard is an action picture with a capital A. In fact, you might as well go ahead and capitalize the whole darn word." - Orlando Sentinel. 

 

"For what it is, this is the top model -- flash, bang, and witty one-liners all included." - ReelViews.

 

114 mins., Rated R.

 

 

 

Batman Returns - Showing December 16th & 17th

 

Batman returns, this time protecting Gotham City from the Penguin who is running for mayor and Catwoman who is just having fun in her psychotic way. The two villains team up to frame the caped crusader at Christmas time. Dark, stylish but ultimately too much with little story to propell it.

 

"Batman Returns is the rarest of Hollywood beasts -- a sequel that's better than the original" - Boston Globe.

 

"Something about the filmmaker's eccentric, surreal, childlike images seems to strike a deep chord in the mass psyche: he makes nightmares that taste like candy." - Newsweek.

 

126 mins., Rated PG-13.

 

 


 

 

 

 

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Three Day Engagement - December 22nd Thru December 24th

 

This is a special 70th anniversary digitally restored version of the film. This is director Frank Capra's classic bittersweet comedy/drama about George Bailey (James Stewart), the eternally-in-debt guiding force of a bank in the typical American small town of Bedford Falls. As the film opens, it's Christmas Eve, 1946, and George, who has long considered himself a failure, faces financial ruin and arrest and is seriously contemplating suicide. High above Bedford Falls, two celestial voices discuss Bailey's dilemma and decide to send down eternally bumbling angel Clarence Oddbody (Henry Travers), who after 200 years has yet to earn his wings, to help George out. But first, Clarence is given a crash course on George's life, and the multitude of selfless acts he has performed: rescuing his younger brother from drowning, losing the hearing in his left ear in the process; enduring a beating rather than allow a grieving druggist (H.B. Warner) to deliver poison by mistake to an ailing child; foregoing college and a long-planned trip to Europe to keep the Bailey Building and Loan from letting its Depression-era customers down; and, most important, preventing town despot Potter (Lionel Barrymore) from taking over Bedford Mills and reducing its inhabitants to penury. 

 

"The most well-loved of all Christmas movies." - Chicago Tribune.

 

"The epiphany of movie sentiment and a transcendent experience." - Chicago Reader.

 

"It's a Wonderful Life is a pretty wonderful movie." - Time Magazine.

 

135 mins., Rated PG.

 


 

Sound & Shadow Silent Film Series

NEXT UP: January 27th @ 7:00pm: ADVENTURES OF PRINCE ACHMED with music from the Kurt Roembke and Hope Arthur

Ticket Pricing:

General Admission: $15

Cinema Center Members: $10

  

Upcoming Sound & Shadow Screenings:

January 27th @ 7:00pm: ADVENTURES OF PRINCE ACHMED with music from the Kurt Roembke and Hope Arthur


 

 

 

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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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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!

 

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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
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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