Events

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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). 

 

 

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Elas & Fred - Sneak Preview Showing

Tuesday, November 4th 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 Elsa & Fred before it's in theaters!  A recorded live event with Peter Travers interviewing Actor Shirley MacLaine will be after the movie.  Come join us for the Sneak Preview fun!

 

'Elsa and Fred' is the story of two people who, at the end of the road, discover that it's never too late to love and make dreams come true. Elsa (Shirley MacLaine) has lived for the past 60 years dreaming of a moment that Fellini had already envisaged: the scene in 'La Dolce Vita' at the Fontana di Trevi. The same scene without Anita Ekberg in it, but with Elsa instead. Without Marcello Mastroiani but with that love that took so long to arrive. Fred ( Christopher Plummer) is a bit younger than Elsa and has always been a good man who did everything he was supposed to do. After losing his wife, he feels disturbed and confused and his daughter decides that it would be best if he moves into a smaller apartment where he ends meeting Elsa.

 

104 min., Rated PG-13.

 

 

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The Act of Killing Screening + Live Q&A with Director Joshua Oppenheimer

Monday, November 10th at 6pm

Purchase Tickets Here

 

Join us for a one-night only screening of the 2014 Academy Award nominated documentary The Act of Killing, followed by a live Q&A via Skype with director Joshua Oppenheimer, recently named a Macarthur Foundation "Genius" Fellow.  Proceeds from this event will benefit the Burmese Advocacy Center in Fort Wayne, which coordinates local efforts for improving the accessibility of services, employment, and education to refugee communities.

 

This event is sponsored by the IPFW Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies: ipfw.edu/ihgs.

 

Anwar Congo and his friends have been dancing their way through musical numbers, twisting arms in film noir gangster scenes, and galloping across prairies as yodelling cowboys. Their foray into filmmaking is being celebrated in the media and debated on television, even though Anwar Congo and his friends are mass murderers.

 

116 min., Unrated.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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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