On May 6, 2014, Cinema Center is participating in Let's Give Allen County– a 12-hour online giving event organized by the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne as a part of the nationwide giving event, Give Local America.
Between 6:30 AM and 6:30 PM on Tuesday, May 6, we will receive a match for every donation made to our organization, up to $105,000, through the website www.letsgiveallencounty.org. We will also be eligible for prizes throughout the 12 hours!
Please help us reach our goal: your gift will go a long way in helping us purchase new theater seats.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please visit www.letsgiveallencounty.org or email Jonah Crismore at email@example.com. We appreciate your support!
Locke - Sneak Preview Showing!
Tuesday, April 29th at 7:30pm
Join Cinema Center in partnership with The New York Film Critics Series for a special screening of Locke before it's in theaters! The film opens in New York and Los Angeles on May 2nd and wide on May 9th. A live event with Peter Travers interviewing Writer, Director Steven Knight will be after the movie. Come join us for the Sneak Preview fun!
Ivan Locke (Hardy) has worked diligently to craft the life he has envisioned, dedicating himself to the job that he loves and the family he adores. On the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan receives a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that will unravel his family, job, and soul. All taking place over the course of one absolutely riveting car ride, this film is an exploration of how one decision can lead to the complete collapse of a life.
85 min., Rated R.
Upscale Garage Sale - May 3rd from 9am to 3pm
Cinema Center will help you with your Spring Cleaning by accepting donations of all your unwanted items. Furniture, dishes, books, CD's, knick-knacks, clothing...you name it, we'll take it. We are now accepting donations! If you need special assistance or have any questions at all, please contact Kim Grathwohl at firstname.lastname@example.org or 744.0582. Mark your calender: May 3rd is the is the day you come garage-saling at Cinema Center!
Chef - Sneak Preview Showing!
Wednesday, May 7th at 7:30pm
Join Cinema Center in partnership with The New York Film Critics Series for a special screening of Chef before it's in theaters! The film opens in New York and Los Angeles on May 9th and wide on May 16th. A live event with Peter Travers interviewing Writer, Director, and Star Jan Favreau will be after the movie. Come join us for the Sneak Preview fun!
Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what's next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo) and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen -- and zest for life and love.
115 min., Unrated.
Dudefest at the Embassy Theatre
Friday, May 30 at 5pm
Cinema Center and the Embassy Theatre have partnered for “Dudefest” featuring a screening of The Big Lebowski on Friday, May 30. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the movie will start at 7:30 p.m.
The Big Lebowski movie was released in 1998 starring Jeff Bridges and John Goodman. It has developed into a cult classic, with many Lebowski Festivals held across the country. According to Jonah Crismore, Executive Director of the Cinema Center, it is their most requested movie. Two years ago the Cinema Center showed the movie at Indiana Tech to a capacity crowd. This time Cinema Center wanted to allow even more people to attend and approached the Embassy about showing the movie and hosting Dudefest. “We have been looking to partner with Cinema Center and this was the perfect opportunity,” says Kelly Updike, Executive Director of the Embassy. “As an added bonus, the event is a fundraiser for both Cinema Center and the Embassy.”
Dudefest will start at 5 p.m. with the Bravas Food truck offering it’s menu and the Embassy bars will be featuring white russians. Crazy Pinz is placing a bowling alley inside the Embassy for the evening and giving away a Suite Party Package valued at $500. There will also be a costume contest, trivia contest and a chance to win an official Big Lebowski rug.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 day of show and will go on sale Friday, April 25, at the Embassy box office,Ticketmaster.com and at 1.800.745.3000.
The Royal Shakespeare Company's Production of Henry IV Part 1
June 6th at 7pm & June 8th at 2pm
We’re thrilled to be screening a live cinema broadcast recording from the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon. Henry IV Part 1 will be playing at Cinema Center June 6th at 7pm and June 8th at 2pm. Tickets: $20 General Admission, $15 Member Admission.
The heir to the throne, Prince Hal, defies his father, King Henry, by spending his time at Mistress Quickly’s tavern in the company of the dissolute Falstaff and his companions. The King is threatened by a rebellion led by Hal’s rival, Hotspur, his father Northumberland and his uncle Worcester. In the face of this danger to the state, Prince Hal joins his father to defeat the rebels at the Battle of Shrewsbury and kill Hotspur in single combat.
The Royal Shakespeare Company's Production of Henry IV Part 2
July 11th at 7pm & July 13th at 2pm
We’re thrilled to be screening a live cinema broadcast recording from the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon. Henry IV Part 2 will be playing at Cinema Center July 11th at 7pm and July 13th at 2pm. Tickets: $20 General Admission, $15 Member Admission.
In the aftermath of the Battle of Shrewsbury, Northumberland learns of the death of his son. The Lord Chief Justice attempts, on behalf of the increasingly frail King, to separate Falstaff from Prince Hal. The rebels continue to plot insurrection. Falstaff is sent to recruit soldiers and takes his leave of his mistress, Doll Tearsheet. The rebel forces are overcome. This brings comfort to the dying King, who is finally reconciled to his son. Falstaff rushes to Hal’s coronation with expectations of high office.
The Royal Shakespeare Company's Production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona
September 26th, 28th, October 10th & 12th
We’re thrilled to be screening a live cinema broadcast recording from the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon. The Two Gentleman of Verona will be playing at Cinema Center September 26th at 7pm, September 28th at 2pm, October 10th at 7pm, and October 12th at 2pm. Tickets: $20 General Admission, $15 Member Admission.
The play centers around Valentine and Proteus, the two gentlemen of Verona, who travel to Milan and learn about the world of courtship. They are best friends, but love for the same woman comes between them. Using the ploy of disguises, true love prevails and the friends are reconciled.
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.
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.
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.”