Coming Attractions

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Color in Silence - One Night Only

Friday, November 28th at 7pm

$7 Admission.


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


Join us for the one night premiere and gallery show of Color In Silence.  The documentary will screen at 7, 8 & 9pm in the theater, with food by Affine Food Truck on Berry Street and special musical guest Heaven's Gateway Drugs in the Spectator Lounge.  This event is all ages with a cash bar, event ends at 10pm.   


Color in Silence is a local documentary by Addi Tomlinson about local artist Daniel Dienelt.  The documentary includes interviews with Tanner Wilson, Dusty Neal, Jason Swisher, Josef Zimmerman and Daniel Dienelt. 



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Low Down - Opens November 28th


Based on the memoir by Amy-Jo Albany, LOW DOWN is a compassionate, tender look at the complex relationship between Amy-Jo (Elle Fanning) and her father Joe (John Hawkes), a man torn between his musical ambition, his devotion to his teenage daughter, and his suffocating heroin addiction. Set against a sensuously textured 1970s Hollywood, the film beautifully evokes a colorful, seedy world of struggling musicians, artists, and vagabonds, in which Joe and Amy-Jo strive to live the lives they want against seemingly insurmountable odds.


"Low Down is a knockout, a candid picture of much of jazz, and one more step for a master actor." - The New Republic.


"Pitch-perfect performances and an immersive evocation of period mark out experimental film veteran Jeff Preiss's feature debut." - Daily Telegraph.


"John Hawkes and Elle Fanning are outstanding. Possibly the most harrowing tale of drug addiction since REQUIEM FOR A DREAM." - JoBlo's Movie Emporium.


119 min., Rated R.



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No Turning Back - Limited Engagement

December 1st & 2nd at 7:30pm

$10 General Admission, $6 for children 12 & under.


Come join us for the Fort Wayne Ski Club's 65th Annual Ski Film! Established in 1936, thousands of area flatlanders have joined FWSC to be with others who share the exhilaration of sliding down snowy hills, strapped in funny boots secured to long boards. There will be Door Prizes, Lift Tickets, and other Freebies at these showings.  Find out more about Fort Wayne Ski Club at


Warren Miller's 2014 film, No Turning Back, pays homage to the 65 years of mountain culture and adventure filmmaking that has lead WME to every end of the winter world. We're taking a legacy that dates back to before skis had edges and mountains had condos and we're running with it to the steepest peaks around the globe and back to the Mom and Pop hills that define skiing and riding. Since he began creating films in 1949, Warren Miller has known that as skiers and riders, there’s no need to look back, we have to continuously drive to keep our edge and chase the snow. This year, we prove that not much has changed when it comes to why it is these athletes tilt and turn down mountains and pray for storms. Sheer delight. Welcome this winter season and remember there’s No Turning Back.







Why Don't You Play in Hell?  Limited Engagement

December 5th & 6th at 11:59pm

$5 Admission.


Ten years ago, the Kitagawa yakuza clan attacked the Muto yakuza clan at Muto's own home, only to have Muto's wife fight back. This unexpectedly left the Kitagawa clan in shambles, with their top hitman Ikegmai wounded and Muto's wife in prison. Despite the carnage, the most unfortunate fallout from this attack is when Muto's beloved daughter, Mitsuko, has her adorable toothpaste commercial taken off the air. Now, Ikegami seeks revenge, while Muto only has one desire: to have his wife return from prison to see Mitsuko star in her first movie. Enter The F**k Bombers, an eager but untalented group of wannabe filmmakers whose dreams of making movies have come crashing down after ten years. Circumstances have brought them to this fateful moment where they'll be able to film the climactic battle between yakuzas in an epic, over-the-top ending for the ages. Described by Director Sono as "an action film about the love of 35mm," and based on a screenplay he wrote nearly 15 years ago, Why Don't You Play In Hell? is among Sono's best work as his trademark excess and outrageousness is infused with an affection for the Japanese films that have come before it. This is Sion Sono at his most endearing and awesome.


126 min., Unrated.



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A Christmas Past - One Time Showing

Friday, December 12th 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 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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Whiplash - Opens December 19th


Andrew Neyman (Miles Teller) is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band, forever changing the young man's life. Andrew's passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher continues to push him to the brink of both his ability-and his sanity.


"Demolishes the cliches of the musical-prodigy genre, investing the traditionally polite stages and rehearsal studios of a topnotch conservatory with all the psychological intensity of a battlefield or sports arena."- Variety.


"You don't have to be a jazz fan for Whiplash to zap you with its thrumming live-wire beat (although it doesn't hurt). If you can appreciate the sight of two totally dialed-in performers simmering until they boil over, that's enough."- Entertainment Weekly.


"A movie you feel as much as you see, and what you see is both exquisite and excruciating."- Los Angeles Times.


106 min., Rated R.



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The 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.



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Jingle Bell Rocks! - One Time Showing

Saturday, December 20th

Regular Pricing Applies.


Come join us for a screening of the documentary Jingle Bell Rocks! and a discussion afterwards with Rob Martinez, who is featured in the film and host of The Movie Music Spotlight on WBOI.


A look at 12 little-known, offbeat Christmas songs, including "The Little Boy That Christmas Forgot," "Back Door Santa" and "Blue Xmas (To Whom It May Concern)," and profiles of collectors of holiday music.


83 min., Unrated.



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Writer's Block - One Time Showing

Sunday, December 21st at 6pm

$5 Admission.


Come enjoy this locally made film and stay for the chance to have a discussion with the filmmaker afterwards!


"Writer's Block" tells the story of Teddy Chase (Robert Thompson), a man who one day dreams of being a writer; but just can't seem to have any good luck. His best friend, and roommate, Emilio (Cody Strack), and girlfriend Cat (Kayla Crance), love him to death, but there's only so much a person can take.  As Teddy bounces from job, to job, and can't seem to focus enough to actually pursue his passions, his life is flipped upside down when a baby girl is left on his doorstep, with a note saying she is his. Now Teddy has to sort his life out, all while trying to find the baby's mother (Sarah Bailey), and come to the realization -- we all have to grow up sooner, or later.





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Records Collecting Dust - One Time Showing

Friday, March 13th

Regular Pricing Applies.


Written and directed by San Diego based musician and filmmaker Jason Blackmore, Records Collecting Dust documents the vinyl record collections, origins, and holy grails of alternative music icons Jello Biafra, Chuck Dukowski, Keith Morris, John Reis, and over thirty other underground music comrades.  Featuring interviews with: Jello Biafra, Chuck Dukowski, Keith Morris, Mike Watt, John Reis, David Yow, Matt Caughthran, Nick Oliveri, Joey Castillo, Lisa Fancher, Justin Pearson, Matt Pike, Greg Anderson, Mario Rubalcaba, Mike Neider, Clifford Dinsmore, Kira Roessler, Clay Tarver, Danny Benair, David Markey, Sonny Kay, Scott Martin, Howie Pyro, Edward Colver, Matt Anderson, Bryan Ray Turcotte, Pall Jenkins, Pat Thomas, Steve Stanley, Carlos "Cake" Nunez, Bob Barley, Larry Boothroyd, Tom Flynn, Steve Tupper, Thaddeus Robles, Roger Lane and Craig Oliver.  Live performances from: Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, The Locust and Big Business.

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