News From Programming

A vision is just a vision if it’s only in your head. Sometimes life gives you a chance for that vision to become a reality. I had this idea of taking my living room movie screenings to a more epic scale and unleashing my cinematic insanity onto the city I love so dearly. Three years ago the opportunity fell in my lap.  I was able to screen some of my favorite movies, from NIGHT OF THE HUNTER to TROOP BEVERLY HILLS, complete with servers, booze and friends.Some movies were huge (CLUELESS, CASABLANCA and BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA), while some were major bombs. We don’t discuss those. To have been a part of the Seattle movie going experience and to everyone who went on the journey with me, I am humbly and shockingly grateful.

The time has come for me to explore new challenges and more High Adventure in life. I am excited to welcome Jessica Aceti, one of the masterminds behinds MOVIE CAT TRIVIA  as the new programmer at Central Cinema. She is walking into a wonderful situation as we have reached our Kickstarter goal to install a new DCP projector and I know for a fact that she a huge fan of ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING.

During my tenure I  learned what true professionalism is. Shane Whalund and Michael Anderson from Collide-O-Scope, Jessica Aceti and Brian Kirk,  Mystic O’Reilly and her Burlesque Along crew, Mia Roberson, The lovely ladies of GeekGirlCon and the folks behind WAXIE MOON IN FALLEN JEWEL all raised the bar and showed that you MUST be willing to give the audience what they want, while maintaining a level of integrity in your work.

For the Central Cinema peeps, it has truly been a happening. I don’t think I will ever get the smell of popcorn out of my winter coat and I will never ever eat anything with Celery Root in it again. It would be remiss of me to not mention a couple of people who always had my back.  Morgan Galloway taught me the fine art of Morganization ( IT WORKS!) and under no circumstances pass up your shift meal. Also, Chelsea Popp advised me to keep your chin up, try to do the best you can and try to laugh at everything. Both Morgan and Chelsea listened when I spoke to them and never ever lost their cool, well…almost never ever….Through the madness, insane joy and distress of a clunker movie screening, they implored that I  shrug it off and exhale. Also, Brian Van Williamson has always been a great sounding board and good friend. He saw the big picture and shared the vision I was trying to create.

Mercy, mercy, mercy. After taking over the Sing Alongs, I learned what TRUE comradery and joy meant. Each event has it’s own insane story to tell and it you weren’t there then you missed it.  From the Dream Date Series to the Ladies of R&B, it was an experience unlike any other. By far the most personal and most intense one was the past Totally Gay Sing Along. Hitting right in the middle of the DOMA overturn, Prop 8 shutdown and Seattle Pride, the roof was blown off and left in orbit somewhere. The feeling of love and togetherness has never been as strong….well besides anytime TEAM MARIAH gets together.

I live according to BadMovieArt rules. The most magical nights were the BadMovieArt screenings. From ROLLERBOOGIE to last month’s gonzo LADY TERMINATOR, I have seen people laugh so hard they cried. I have seen a movie end and everyone remain in their seats completely stunned i.e,. THE LONELY LADY. I have seen people get so mad at the movie, they start yelling at it, like PIPE DREAMS and MAC & ME. I have loved every single minute of every single screening of every BadMovieArt and I will remember it as long as I can.

I want to thank Kevin and Kate Spitzer for taking a chance on a good ole country boy who love movies and loves to party. Usually at the same time.

Thanks to all of my friends who have been so supportive and have come to tons of screenings either by their own free will or dragged there, with a promise of discounted drinks and a ride home. Jeff Dorion, Ryan Hicks, David Schmader, Jake Nelson, Tom Nelson, Boris and Richard Kennedy have made my cinematic endeavors so rewarding in so many ways and I thank them from the bottom of my darksided heart.

Jason A. Miller

Life ain’t nothing but a movie. But you get to pick the soundtrack.

“I feel things deeply.” – C.C. BLOOM
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#HOTSUMMERNIGHTS Film Festival 2013 ANNOUNCED!

Last year’s HOT SUMMER NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL was a real scorcher, but this time around we are burning the place to the ground! #HOTSUMMERNIGHTS Film Festival 2013 is back and setting the screen ablaze with tales of illegal teen dancing, voyeurism, killer snakes, Annette Funicello, David Lynch and one Swayze of a gut punch!

We are excited to present #HOTSUMMERNIGHTS Film Festival 2013 for your viewing pleasure!

#HOTSUMMERNIGHTS Film Festival 2013
Opening Night
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
Take a one way trip to the diiirty south, via Tennessee Williams.
Thursday August 1st at 8:00pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

FOOTLOOSE ’84
Dance Your Ass Off.
Friday August 2nd -   Monday August 5th & Wednesday August 7th at 7:00pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

SNAKES ON A PLANE
Take a seat. Buckle up. Watch out for snakes!
Friday August 2nd – Monday August 5th at 9:30pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show
99 Cent Movie Night: Wednesday August 7th at 9:30pm

SOME LIKE IT HOT
Butch Queen, please!
Friday August 9th – Monday August 12th & Wednesday August 14th at 7:00pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

NIGHT AT THE ROXBURY
Baby don’t hurt me.
Friday August 9th – Monday August 12th at 9:30pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show
99 Cent Movie Night: Wednesday August 14th at 9:30pm

#HOTSUMMERNIGHTS Spotlight
BACK TO THE BEACH
Would you pull that crap with Annette?!
Thursday August 15th at 8:00pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

TREMORS
They say there is nothing new under the sun….Kevin Bacon thinks differently.
Friday August 16th – Wednesday August 21st at 7:00pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

WILD AT HEART
Love hurts when you crush on Nic Cage.
Friday August 16th – Tuesday August 20th at 9:30pm
99 Cent Movie Night: Wednesday August 21st at 9:30pm

#HOTSUMMERNIGHTS HeckleVision
CONGO
A tale of man, monkeys and Tim Curry!
Thursday August 22nd at 8:00pm
Tickets $7 advance/ $9 day of show

REAR WINDOW
Watch everything!
Friday August 23rd – Wednesday August 28th at 7:00pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

RENT
Ain’t nothing going on but the rent….
Friday August 23rd – Tuesday August 27th at 9:30pm
99 Movie Night: Wednesday August 29th at 9:30pm

#HOTSUMMERNIGHTS Closing Night
High Adventure: ROAD HOUSE
Bare Knuckled Swayze.
Thursday August 29th at 8:00pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

SPECIAL EVENTS

MAP Theatre Presents:
ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT TRIVIA NIGHT
All four seasons!
Tuesday August 6th & Tuesday August 13th at 7:00pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

THE ROOM
Spoons everywhere!
Thursday August 8th at 8:00pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

WAXIE MOON IN FALLEN JEWEL
Hang onto your hears and wallets!
Friday August 23rd at 9:30pm
Tickets $10 advance/ $12 the day of show

And remember it ain’t a Summer Night unless it’s HOT!

 

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HAPPY PRIDE!

Tonight we kick off a week of Pride worthy events and screenings!

First up is the documentary, PARIS IS BURNING at 7:00pm & 9:30pm!

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Tickets are $6 advance/ $8 day of show

This Thursday at 8:00pm, Curator and Host, Jason Miller, brings back THE TOTALLY GAY SING ALONG. Over 30 videos featuring everything from Judy Garland to Lady Gaga, plus CHER, CHER, CHER!! Get there early for a pre-show full of gay nuggets of joy!

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THIS EVENT IS TOTALLY SOLD OUT!!

This Friday we head into Pride Weekend with TWO queer classics that will have you revving your engines! First up is the 50′s teen angst drama, REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE. Led by James Dean, Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo, REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE peels back the surface of Americana and shows us that teenagers are people too, ya know! How do you choose a favorite part of this movie, when every part is your favorite? It’s time to catch this movie again!

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Friday Night at 7:00pm With screenwriter, Stewart Stern in the house for Q&A!

Additional Screenings:

Saturday through Wednesday at 7:00pm

Tickets are $6 advance/ $8 day of show

For our later show, we are presenting MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME. This film reunite the Mel Gibson and director, George Miller, for a glimpse into our future. P.S. Everything is dusty and TINA TURNER rules the outback! One of our favorite sequels here at Central Cinema and Tina Turner’s only starring role, we are proud to present this one of kind film! Worth the price of admission just for Mel Gibson’s hair!

Friday through Tuesday at 9:30pm

Tickets are $6 advance/ $8 day of show

99 Cent Movie Night: Wednesday at 9:30pm!

And don’t forget to check out our KICKSTARTER fund for the new DCP projector on our homepage! This means we will be able to show TONS of movies unwise unavailable to us! Donate today! You’ll be glad you did!

 

Opening Night of Rebel Without A Cause w/ Screenwriter Stewart Stern

We are excited to be screening REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE this June, but we are even more excited for opening night! Two time Oscar nominated and Emmy Award winning screenwriter, Stewart Stern, will be joining us for a Q&A following the movie!

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Tickets on sale NOW! $6 advance/ $8 day of show

This is just one of the many events that we have scheduled this Summer as we raise funds for our KickStarter DCP project. Learn more about why DCP is important to our theater and to you by visiting us at Central-Cinema.com. You’ll be glad you did!

 

 

 

JULY CALENDAR ANNOUNCED!

This July we keep the hits and special events rolling to heat up your Summer! This month we are featuring a handful of our favorite comedies, plus some thrills, chills and the one they call DAVID BOWIE!

FEATURE PRESENTATIONS

THE GOONIES
They are good enough for you!
July 5th – July 10th at 7:00pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
First we eat your brain, then we eat your….
July 5th – July 10th at 9:30pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show*
*HeckleVision screening on Monday July 8th! Tickets $7 advance/ $9 day of
*Final screening on Wednesday July 10th is 99 cents!

BENNY & JOON
Fall crazy in love with Johnny Depp.
July 12th – July 16th at 7:00pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

BOOGIE NIGHTS
Is that Mark Wahlberg in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?
July 12th – July 17th at 9:30pmTickets
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show*
*Final screening on Wednesday July 17th is 99 cents!

DAZED AND CONFUSED
“I get older, the chicks stay the same age.”
July 19th – July 22nd & July 24th at 7:00pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

ZOOLANDER QUOTE ALONG
“Listen to your friend Billy Zane, he’s a cool dude!”
July 19th – July 22nd & July 24th at 9:30pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show*
*Final screening on Wednesday July 24th is 99 cents!

THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH
David Bowie crash lands into Central Cinema
July 26th -July 28th & July 30th – July 31st
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

THE MASK
Beware of the mask of Loki and Cameron Diaz!
July 27th – July 28th & July 30th – July 31st at 9:30pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show*
*Final screening on Wednesday July 31st is 99 cents!

SPECIAL EVENTS

THE ROOM in 3-D
We celebrate the 10th anniversary of THE ROOM and we are going to tear you apart up close!
Thursday July 11th at 8:00pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

Girl’s Pajama Party: JEM
4 classic episodes back to back!
Wednesday July 10th at 7:00pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

MOVIE CAT TRIVIA
The meowiest trivia night in the city!
Tuesday July 23rd at 7:00pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

MADONNA VS EVERYONE SING ALONG
The titan of Pop square off against EVERYONE!
Thursday July 25th at 8:00pm
Tickets $10 advance/ $12 day of show

WAXIE MOON IN FALLEN JEWEL
Get to romancing the stone with this local indie fav!
Friday July 26th at 9:30pm
All seats $12 bucks!

 

And coming in August!
THE HOT SUMMER NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL 2013! Featuring Double Kevin Bacon, lots of snakes, Tennessee Williams, Michael Crichton, Hitchcock and Pee-Wee Herman! STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS!

Let's go to RIO!

Let’s go to RIO!

BadMovieArt returns with LADY TERMINATOR

Tonight BadMovieArt returns to Central Cinema with a one of a kind film, unlike anything you have EVER seen! LADY TERMINATOR aka NASTY HUNTER is a classic slice of BadMovieArt that must be seen to be believed!

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We go deep into the vaults of BadMovieArt to unleash one of the most jacked up and thrilling movies ever conceived. Straight from the late 80′s Indonesian film scene, LADY TERMINATOR aka NASTY HUNTER is everything you could possibly want in a movie! Ancient sea witch curses, Lady robots, musical numbers, mullets and one eye popping scene that will leave you speechless!

Consider this GAME ON! As BadMovieArt takes you on one helluva a ride you will NEVER FORGET no matter how hard you try!

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And if that wasn’t enough. BadMovieArt is giving you one more reason to love LADY TERMINATOR! All tickets for LADY TERMINATOR are 99 cents!* It is worth every penny!

Tickets on sale now!

*Advance tickets have a 50 cent handling and processing fee, making your total ticket price for LADY TERMINATOR a buck fifty!

Starting This Week At Central Cinema

One of Central Cinema’s most popular movies comes back to the big screen this week as we present PEE-WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE. Why do we NEVER get tired of this movie? Because it’s pure joy and magic from beginning to end. Check out The Stranger’s own Adrian Ryan article that will break it down for you!

http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/formative-freakdom/Content?oid=16895110

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Tickets on sale now! $6 dollars advance/ $8 day of show

Showtimes:

Friday May 31st – Wednesday June 5th at 7:00pm

Also this week we discover what really is THE FIFTH ELEMENT. A sci/fi chase film with a French twist is a can’t miss movie!

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Tickets on Sale now! $6 advance/ $8 day of show

Showtimes:

Friday May 31st – Wednesday June 5th at 9:30pm

 

And Don’t forget to check out THE ROOM! Each month THE ROOM packs the house, in this insanely wonderful cult hit and just won’t stop!

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Tickets on sale now! $6 advance/ $8 day of show

Showtime:

Thursday June 6th at 8:00pm

We hope to see you at the theater!

99 Cent Movie Nights In June

This summer is heating up and we are excited to announce the line up for The 99 Cent Movie Nights coming in June!

First up is the bug bustin’ sci/fi epic STARSHIP TROOPERS! The final screening on Wednesday June 12th at 9:30pm will only be 99 cents!*

You're gonna need a bigger can of RAID.

You’re gonna need a bigger can of RAID.

Next is the Kiki Dunst Cheerleading rom-com BRING IT ON! The final screening on Wednesday June 19th at 9:30pm will only be 99 cents!*

Spirit Fingers.

Spirit Fingers.

And on Wednesday July 3rd at 9:30pm, the final screening of MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME will only cost you 99 cents!*

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We don’t need another hero!

*Online advance tickets have a 50 cent handling fee, making your cost a buck fifty!

The Black & Beautiful Film Festival 2013

We here at Central Cinema want to give a big shout out to everyone who came out to support The Black & Beautiful Film Festival this past week. Franklin High School Senior, Mia Roberson, did an amazing job curating the festival and doing introducing for all four films that played for her Senior Project.  Films included in the festivals were an opening night screening of SHAFT ’71 and two feature runs with GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER? and JACKIE BROWN. She closed the festival last night with THE WIZ.

We wish Mia Roberson the best in her endeavors as she heads to college this fall. It was a pleasure working with such a talented and bright young adult.

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Memorial Day Weekend and BEYOND!

We are excited to present two great movies that will take you right into enemy territory! First up is STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT at 7:00pm. This is the one with the Borg Queen that seduces Data to the dark side. The Borg Queen is straight up out of MJ’s short film, Captain EO, but still is amazing. Patrick Stewart reportedly stated at the last Comic-Con that FIRST CONTACT was his favorite movie in the series. Naturally. We are pleased to bring this Trekkie delight to Central Cinema for a full week! Catch this Memorial Day Weekend or catch it on a weeknight when you find yourself longing for Levar Burton action!

Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

Dates of Showtimes:

Friday May 24th – Sunday May 26th at 7:00pm & Tuesday May 28th – Wednesday May 29th at 7:00pm

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It’s a borg thing. You wouldn’t understand.

 

Be it behind the wheel of car, on house arrest, in the slammer, chillin’ in rehab or starring in Liz & Dick, there is one thing that is for certain we can say about Lindsay Lohan. WE LOVE YOU! This week we start one of the freshest and on target teen flicks of the 00′s. MEAN GIRLS is playing for a full week and we can’t wait to see what happens when we unleash this film onto the big screen. Tickets are selling like crazy, and we are fielding emails from fans who want to dress up as their favorite Plastic! Watch your step and hang on to your BF, cuz once you go into Girl World, you don’t come back!

Tickets on sale now

$6 advance/ $8 day of show

Dates of Showtimes:

Friday May 24th – Sunday May 26th at 9:30pm & Tuesday May 28th – Wednesday May 29th at 9:30pm

BONUS: For all your hardcore MEAN GIRLS out there, we are going to be including the final screening of MEAN GIRLS on Wednesday night at 9:30pm as part of our 99 Cent Movie Night! You know you wanna see it again and we know you got a dollar!

 

ALSO!

Memorial Day is gonna be super as we team up with GEEKGIRLCON to present the awfully good 1984 classic, SUPERGIRL! We are pleased to be presenting the director’s cut with a runtime of 138 minutes. That is a lot of Hart Bochner! It is gonna be a night full of laughs, bad special effects, costumes and lots of cheers!

Tickets on sale now!

$6 advance/ $8 day of show

Monday May 27th at 7:00pm

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We aren’t done with you yet! The Borg Queen, Mean Girls and even Supergirl are no match for our very own hero…….ine.

WAXIE MOON IN FALLEN JEWEL is back for it’s monthly screening. Waxie Moon just won’t quit. If you have seen the movie before, it is time to revisit it, because we promise you missed 50% of the jokes on the last viewing! If you haven’t seen it, then you MUST! It is clever, kooky and downright puzzling. But all in a good way! With musical numbers and one flawless costume after another, WAXIE MOON IN FALLEN JEWEL takes taste and virtue to a whole new level.

The crowds have been going nuts at the screenings and there has been one amazing performance after another at the screenings. Wes Hurley is usually on hand in the audience to field questions, speculations and hugs! Call up your girls! Call up your boyz! You can even bring your Mom to it (we suggest a nice FULL bottle of wine), but come see it!

Tickets are $12 all seats

Showtime:

Thursday May 30th at 8:00pm

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