Events

1,000 Times Goodnight Poster

 

1,000 Times Good Night

Sneak Preview Showing

Tuesday, October 21st at 7:30pm

$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.

 

Join Cinema Center in partnership with The New York Film Critics Series for a special screening of A Thousand Times Good Night before it's in theaters!  A recorded live event with Peter Travers interviewing Actor Juliette Binoche will be after the movie.  Come join us for the Sneak Preview fun!

 

Rebecca (Juliette Binoche) is one of world's top war photojournalists, capturing dangerous and chilling images in the most dire landscapes, all in an effort to shed light on the real cost of modern war. But she's also a wife and mother, leaving behind a husband and two young daughters every time she travels to a new combat zone. After a near-death experience chronicling the ritual of a female suicide bomber, husband Marcus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) levels an ultimatum: give up the dangerous profession or lose the family she counts on being there when she returns from each assignment. Yet the conviction that her photos can make a difference keeps pulling at Rebecca's resolve, making it difficult for her to walk away entirely. With an offer to photograph a refugee camp in Kenya, a place allegedly so safe that daughter Steph (Lauryn Canny) is allowed to join her, Rebecca comes face to face with just how much she risks each time she steps back into the fray.

 

111 min., Unrated. 

 

 

Nosferatu Poster

 

Nosferatu - One Time Showing

Friday, October 24th at 7:30pm

$15 General Admission

$10 Member Admission

 

Join us for our silent film series where we couple classic silent films with local artists to perform the soundtrack.  Our first film in the series is Nosferatu, and the local band performing the soundtrack is The End Times Spasm Band.

 

The film begins in the Carpathian mountains, where real estate agent Hutter (Gustav von Wagenheim) has arrived to close a sale with the reclusive Herr Orlok (Max Schreck). Despite the feverish warnings of the local peasants, Hutter insists upon completing his journey to Orlok's sinister castle. Hutter catches on that Orlok is no ordinary mortal when he witnesses the vampiric nobleman loading himself into a coffin in preparation for his journey to Bremen. By the time the ship bearing Orlok arrives at its destination, the captain and crew have all been killed-and partially devoured. There follows a wave of mysterious deaths in Bremen, which the local authorities attribute to a plague of some sort. But Ellen, Hutter's wife, knows better. Armed with the knowledge that a vampire will perish upon exposure to the rays of the sun, Ellen offers herself to Orlok, deliberately keeping him "entertained" until sunrise. At the cost of her own life, Ellen ends Orlok's reign of terror once and for all. 

 

63 min., Unrated

 

 

A Love to Hide Poster

 

A Love to Hide - One Time Showing

Sunday, October 26th at 4pm

Regular Pricing Applies.

 

In partnership with IPFW Communications Department to bring Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933–1945 art gallery to Artlink, Cinema Center will be showing A Love to Hide.

 

A young Jewish girl looking to escape the clutches of the Third Reich after seeing her parents and sister brutally slain while attempting to make their way to England is sheltered by an old friend whose status as a member of the "third" sex soon leads the Gestapo pounding on his door as well. Betrayed by a smuggler who sat idly by as her family was casually slaughtered by the SS, terrified Sara (Louise Monot) flees into the comforting care of childhood summer-vacation chum Jean (Jeremie Renier) and his faithful lover Philippe (Bruno Todeschini). Though safe for the moment thanks to Jean's quick-thinking plan to pass her off as a Gallic employee of his family's laundry business, Sara watches in horror as her homosexual protector is forced into a Nazi labor camp as a tragic result of a bad decision made by Jean's troublesome brother Jacques (Nicholas Gob).

 

103 min., Unrated.

 

 

Tusk Poster

 

Kevin Smith's Tusk Black Carpet Midnight Premiere

Friday, October 31st at 11:00pm

$5 Admission.

 

Cinema Center is so excited to be screening Kevin Smith's new horror/comedy Tusk on Halloween that we just decided to throw a party!  Come in costume when the fun starts at 11pm and hang out for an opening reception of the film.  This screening only costs $5, but if you arrive DRESSED AS A WALRUS you will be admitted for free!  There will also be Kevin Smith-related prizes at the screening, as well as food and drinks available.  Tusk is a horror film starring Justin Long as a podcaster who is targeted by a sadistic killer while attempting to land an interview with a misanthropic adventurer (Michael Parks). 

 

 

Pulp Poster

 

Pulp: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets

One Time Showing: Wednesday November 19th at 8:30pm

Regular Pricing Applies.

 

Florian Habricht's witty, innovative documentary follows the legendary titular band (perhaps the smartest and most charismatic in all of BritPop) as they prepare to say farewell after 25 years of performances. Though culminating with the farewell concert the band played to thousands of adoring fans in their hometown of Sheffield, England, PULP is by no means a traditional concert film or rock doc. As much a testament to the band as it is to the city and inhabitants of Sheffield, PULP weavesexclusive concert footage with man-on-the-street interviews and dreamy staged sequences to paint a picture much larger, funnier, more moving and more life-affirming than any music film of recent memory.

 

90 min., Unrated.

 

 

Battleship Potemkin Poster

  

Battleship Potemkin - One Time Showing

Friday, November 21st at 7:30pm

$15 General Admission

$10 Member Admission

 

Join us for our silent film series where we couple classic silent films with local artists to perform the soundtrack.  Our second film in the series is Battleship Potemkin, and the local band performing the soundtrack is The Hope Arthur Orchestra.

 

A dramatized account of a great Russian naval mutiny and a resulting street demonstration which brought on a police massacre.

 

66 min., Unrated.

 

 

Animals Poster

 

Animals Q&A with Director

Friday, December 5th at 7:30pm

 

Come enjoy a Q&A with Fort Wayne native Director Collin Schiffli after a screening of his movie "Animals" at 7:30pm!

 

This film tells the story of Jude (David Dastmalchian) and Bobbie (Kim Shaw): a young couple that exist somewhere between homelessness and the fantasy of their imaginations. 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 when one of them gets hospitalized.

 

"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.

 

90 min., Unrated.

 

 

A Christmas Past Poster

  

A Christmas Past - One Time Showing

Friday, December 12th at 7:30pm

$15 General Admission

$10 Member Admission

 

Join us for our silent film series where we couple classic silent films with local artists to perform the soundtrack.  Our third and final film in the series is A Christmas Past, and the local band performing the soundtrack is Fernando Tarango.

 

A collection of nine enchanting silent films, A Christmas Past offers a nostalgic peek into the Yuletide pleasures of the early 1900s. Evoking the Victorian charm of Currier and Ives prints, these picturesque comedies and tender dramas were produced as cinematic Christmas cards offered to moviegoers of the silent era. Included in this collection of archival rarities, most of which were produced at Thomas Edison's studios, are the 1910 version of Dicken's immortal A Christmas Carol, a heartwarming melodrama by D.W. Griffith, as well as the first screen version of Clement Moore's 1822 poem "Twas the Night Before Christmas."  Other films featured in this collection are: A Holiday Pageant At Home (1901), A Winter Straw Ride (1906), A Trap For Santa (1909), A Christmas Accident (1912), The Adventure Of The Wrong Santa Claus (1914), Santa Claus Vs. Cupid (1915), Santa Claus (1925), A Christmas Carol (1910), and The Night Before Christmas (1905).

 

121 min., Unrated.

 

 

Mayor & King Poster

 

Mayor & King - One Time Showing

December 19th at 8pm

$5 Admission.

 

Reception starts at 8pm in the Spectator Lounge, movie starts at 9pm.

 

The King needs a vacation.  He's bored with his life and war looms on the horizon.  When the King's advisor happens to meet the Mayor's chief of staff, they concoct a publicity stunt in which the respective leaders switch places.  However, the King quite enjoys being the mayor and when the gold coins festival comes to town, the temporary switch may have long lasting consequences.  Shot in Fort Wayne, and featuring many regulars from Jirk comedy shows, "The Mayor and King Switch Places" combines the overconfidence of the worst student films and the mundane aspects of the non-action scenes from a low budget action movie to create something unlike anything you've ever seen before.  Except it's funny.  $5, please.


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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