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Next Week's Showtimes

Friday, April 27th 1:00 Ismael’s Ghosts 6:30 Ismael’s Ghosts 9:00 Ismael’s Ghosts

Saturday, April 28th 1:00 Ismael’s Ghosts 3:30 Ismael’s Ghosts 6:00 Ismael’s Ghosts 8:45 Ismael’s Ghosts

Sunday, April 29th 2:00 Ismael’s Ghosts 4:30 Ismael’s Ghosts

Monday, April 30th 3:30 Ismael’s Ghosts 6:30 Ismael’s Ghosts

Tuesday, May 1st 3:30 Ismael’s Ghosts 6:30 Ismael’s Ghosts

Wednesday, May 2nd 3:00 Ismael’s Ghosts 6:30 Ismael’s Ghosts

Thursday, May 3rd 3:00 Ismael’s Ghosts 6:30 Ismael’s Ghosts 9:00 Ismael’s Ghosts


Upcoming Films


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Opens April 20th

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Based on Peter Turner's memoir, the film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award (R)-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Bening) in 1978 Liverpool. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort. Their passion and lust for life is tested to the limits by events beyond their control.

“Bening is outstanding as a woman who fears that her fame and beauty are slipping away, and Bell ("Billy Elliot") brings to his character a heartbreaking vulnerability.” -St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Rated R, 105 mins

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Opens April 27th

Ismael's Ghosts

Ismaël Vuillard makes films. He is in the middle of one about Ivan, an atypical diplomat inspired by his brother. Along with Bloom, his master and father-in-law, Ismaël still mourns the death of Carlotta, twenty years earlier. Yet he has started his life over again with Sylvia. Sylvia is his light. Then Carlotta returns from the dead. Sylvia runs away. Ismaël rejects Carlotta. Driven mad by these ordeals, he abandons the shoot for his family home in Roubaix. There, he lives as a recluse, besieged by his ghosts.

"There are moments in this movie that are richer than anything you can possibly see in a movie theater this month, scenes that will fill you with awe." - San Francisco Chronicle

"As Ismael, Almaric grounds the unwieldy film...delivering an incisive performance that imbues his subtlest gestures with searing turmoil." - Washington Post

Rated R, 135 mins

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Opens May 4th

Isle of Dogs

In this stop-motion-animated film from writer/director Wes Anderson, an outbreak of canine flu in Japan leads all dogs to be quarantined on an island. A boy (voice of Koyu Rankin) journeys there to rescue his dog Spots (Liev Schreiber), and gets help from a pack of misfit canines who have also been exiled. His quest inspires a group of dog lovers to expose a government conspiracy. The voice cast also includes Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Bob Balaban, Greta Gerwig, and Yoko Ono.

"A delight, albeit one that is red in tooth and claw." - San Diego Reader

Rated PG-13, 101 mins

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Opens May 11th

Lean on Pete

Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) arrives in Portland, Oregon with his single father Ray (Travis Fimmel), both of them eager for a fresh start after a series of hard knocks. While Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for an aging Quarter Horse named Lean On Pete. The horse's gruff owner Del Montgomery (Steve Buscemi) and his seasoned jockey Bonnie (Chloë Sevigny) help Charley fill the void of his father's absence-until he discovers that Pete is bound for slaughter, prompting him to take extreme measures to spare his new friend's life. Charley and Pete head out into the great unknown, embarking on an odyssey across the new American frontier in search of a loving aunt Charley hasn't seen in years.

“This is not a movie about a boy and his horse. It is something far more grueling and merciless, and as the film reveals itself in an increasingly jaw-dropping series of vignettes, it's likely to leave you in tatters.” - Slate

Rated R, 121 mins


Opens May 18th


At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans - until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg 's exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and co-produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films.

“A chronology of Ginsberg's subsequent victories shows how patiently and shrewdly she worked to establish the existence and pernicious effects of sex discrimination.” - Chicago Reader

Rated PG, 96 mins

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Opens June 1st

How to Talk to Girls at Parties

Young Enn and his best friends stumble upon a bizarre gathering of teenagers who are from another planet, visiting Earth to complete a mysterious rite of passage. That doesn't stop Enn from falling madly in love with Zan, a beautiful and rebellious alien who becomes fascinated with him. Together, they embark on a delirious adventure through the kinetic, punk rock world of 1970s London, inadvertently setting off a series of events that leads to the ultimate showdown between punks and aliens.

"The film's success rests on Elle Fanning and Alex Sharp's performance in this tragic love story. It would be cliché to say they have great chemistry, but they do. Elle's portrayal of the alien Zan is calculated, and consistent." - Film Thread

Rated R, 102 minutes



Upcoming events



Critics' Cafè

Saturday May 5, 2018 @ 10:00am-11:30am

Do you enjoy discussing film?  How about discussing film over coffee?

Join us for a casual discussion of A FANTASTIC WOMAN and FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL facilitated by Ben Strack, a professor in the telecommunications department at Ball State University. Enjoy a cup of coffee- generously provided by Conjure Coffee- and talk with fellow film-goers about films screened at Cinema Center. This event is free and open to the public.

All are welcome to this free event in Cinema Center Spectator's Lounge

Coffee generously provided by Conjure Coffee

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Digital Story Telling Contest

Screenings May 11th-May 13th

This May, Cinema Center is bringing the Fort Wayne community a fundraising event unlike anything they’ve taken part of in the past. 

We would like to present to you the Digital Story Telling Contest. A 3-day screening of various short-films compiled together, created by members of our community, and recorded in our community. A “visual quest” through the Fort Wayne conscious, shared through the lens of any device that can record audio and visual (mobile phones, go-pro’s, cameras, tablets, etc.).

The grand prize winner of the Digital Story Telling Contest will have their film screened during the Sunday Winners Showcase, at the 2018 Hobnobben Film Festival, along with a chance to pitch a project idea to the 212 by Artlink artists’ residency program, with their application fee waived. 

The opening reception event on May 11th @7pm, will include a cash bar and a live music set by Toledo, OH’s pop-synth duo Bliss Nova. Between 7pm-8pm there will be donation stations to encourage the community to fiscally support Cinema Center’s future programming and special events, meet and greet with the film-makers’ of the contest, and a chance to take photos in front of the Cinema Center/Hobnobben Film Festival step-and-repeat. Contest film screenings begin at 8pm. 

There are also additional screenings on Saturday May 12th at 4:00pm and Sunday May 13th at 6:00pm.