Kate’s Cinema Flower Garden

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Kate has done an amazing job with the flower beds in front of the Cinema. Right now the Peonies are exploding in magenta and there is a large bush of yellow Roses. We use the flowers for the table vases in the cafe space. There are also beds of herbs such as fennel and mint that the kitchen uses for specials.

Lamp FAIL excitement from the booth

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Star Trek was looking a little dark last night and then the error messages started popping up on the server. So after the show it was time for a little late night maintenance which is when I pulled out this lamp with chunks of glass and metal clanking around. Tonight’s show looks better now that both lamps are on. I am looking forward to converting to DCP this summer so we’ll be running on arc lamps with double the brightness. It is going to make the shows look really great.

This Is Roller Derby

Join us for a free screening of This is Roller Derby this Sunday at 2:30.
Director Daniel Hayward is in Seattle for the screening.

You can view the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e15YdOueJuY

Filmed over 12 months, This Is Roller Derby is a colorful and action packed documentary examining the cultural phenomenon of modern roller derby; a full contact sport played by women on roller skates. From its roots in Austin, Texas, it has become the fastest growing women’s sport in the world. Nowhere is this more evident than in Australia – not only for its dynamic appeal but also its subcultural influences and community spirit.

In the rural Victorian town of Ballarat Australia, a group of women from varied and diverse socio-economic backgrounds have banded together to grow their own grass-roots roller derby league hoping to become a part of the greater roller derby community. The film follows the Ballarat Roller Derby League and its skaters over the course of twelve months, juxtaposing their journey with the established Australian and Texas roller derby leagues.

This screening is FREE but you should register for tickets at thisissrollerderbyseattle.eventbrite.com

Something for the 99%

99centsYellowSince most of us are not pulling down hedge-fund manager style bonuses, we thought it would be fun to do something crazy fun and nice on the wallet. We have introduced 99-cents nights where the last show of some movie we like will be on super-sale. The first one is tonight for Empire Records at 9:30 and the next one is Howard the Duck on Wednesday May 1st. Both are popular movies but we just wanted to do something silly as we close the runs of these shows. Keep your eyes peeled for more of these nights. We are planning on breaking out the bargain movies a couple of times per month. It’ll be a flashback to when you were thirteen and going to the $1 matinees, except it’s at night now and you might not remember thirteen…. Anyway you like it, enjoy the savings as now you will have more cash for beer!

Bonebat Horror Fest

Steve over at Bonebat has got a crazy lineup of long and short Horror films as well as a Funk band jam session. It is going to be quite a Saturday. There will be Hunters doing it all wrong, Puppets doing everything wrong, and so much more insanity. Check out the awesome t-shirts with the monster skeletons ripping the roof of of Central Cinema! Only one week away….

Bonebat “Comedy of Horrors” Film Fest III

The Demons of Bonebat invade the Cinema April 13th for an all day festival of Mayhem! If you like Beasts and Gore then you do not want to miss this attack on our brains…
THE BONEBAT SHOW’S “COMEDY OF HORRORS” FILM FEST is proud to announce Official Feature Selections for their third evening of Comedy Horror features, shorts and live music, to take place at Central Cinema in Seattle, WA on April 13th, 2013.

PUPPET MONSTER MASSACRE – Written and directed by Dustin Mills, and featuring the vocal talents of Steve Rimpici, Ethan Holey and Bart Flynn.
“A group of teens are challenged to spend a night in the Wagner mansion on the edge of town. Little do  they know the owner (Dr. Wolfgang Wagner) has concocted a monstrosity in the basement, and plans  to make the hapless teens the creature’s first big meal.”

BUCK WILD – Directed by Tyler Glodt, Produced by Christian Sosa, and starring Matthew Albrecht, Jarrod Pastilli, and Dru Lockwood.
“When Craig invites his friends, Lance and Tom, and his cousin Jerry, a New Yorker with a duffle bag and a secret, for a boys’ hunting trip to a small Texas town, he doesn’t realize they will be the ones trying to survive. Facing the fast-spreading Chupacabra virus as well as their own personal baggage leads to a weekend the four will not soon forget.”

And headlining the evenings festivities, courtesy of

IFC Midnight and Stalker Farms:

GRABBERS – Directed by Jon Wright, written by Kevin Lehane, and starring Richard Coyle, Ruth Bradley, Bronagh Gallagher and Kevin Tovey.
“Strange doings are afoot for charming but heavy-drinking local policeman Ciarán O’Shea, tasked with greeting straight-laced young officer Lisa Nolan who has just arrived in his small fishing village off the West coast of Ireland. As the crew of a fishing boat disappears, dead whales start appearing on shore, and a local lobsterman catches a strange tentacled creature in his trap, it soon becomes clear that there’s something big out there, and it’s hungry! Time to rally the villagers, arm the troops…and head to the pub!

Each of the three features will be presented in it’s Seattle premiere.

The “Comedy of Horrors” Film Fest will be hosted by Steve and Gord of THE BONEBAT SHOW podcast, and will take place Saturday, April 13th, 2013 from 2:00 pm to 11:00 pm at the Central Cinema in Seattle, WA. In addition to the above features, the festival will present three blocks of previously announced comedy/horror shorts as listed below, a huge prize giveaway, and a set of live music from Seattle funk innovators Tip to Base.

The Official Shorts Selections are:
“Structure Kill”, Stephen Vitale Films                                           USA                Stephen Vitale, Director
“Only the Smart Survive”, Starry Moon Productions                 USA                 Kari Lane, Director
“Pig Lady”, Kraken Entertainment                                                 USA                Thomas De Napoli/Steve Makowski, Directors
“The Necronomicon”,  Bad Advice for Good Times                     CANADA         Joseph Nanni, Director
“Mr. Bear”, Whatever It Takes/Promofest                                    SPAIN&USA   Andres Rosende
“No Santa”, SMBC Theater                                                             USA                 Matthew Morgenthaler, Director
“The Living Want Me Dead”, Cheap Heat Productions                USA                Bill Palmer, Director
“(Baby) It’s You”                                                                               USA                David Cowles, Jeremy Galante, Brad Pattullo, Directors
“Reverse Parthenogenesis”, Grillo-Marxuach Design Bureau     USA                Javier Grillo-Marxuach
“Twisted”                                                                                           Germany        Norbert Keil, Director
“Love Bug”, Fidget Films                                                                 UK                   Ben Kent, Director
“50 Shades of Domestic Gray”, SMBC Theater                             USA                 Tomm Jacobsen, Director
“Familiar”, Fatal Pictures                                                                Canada            Richard Powell, Director
“SMUSH: A Deadheads Short”, Frobro Films                               USA                  Brett and Drew T. Pierce, Directors
“Tune for Two”, Primodrom                                                           SWEDEN          Gunnar Järvstad, Director
“Sandwich Crazy”, Film 5                                                               CANADA           Michael Doucette, Director
“Alma”                                                                                               SPAIN               Rodrigo Blaas, Director
“Killer Kart”, FSU FIlms                                                                   USA                  James Feeney, Director
“Elder Sign”  Bad Advice for Good Times                                     CANADA          Joseph Nanni, Director
“Suckablood” Bloody Cuts UK                                                       UK                     Jake Cuddihy and Ben Tillett, Directors
“Hungry Hickory”, He Dies At The End                                         IRELAND           Damien McCarthy, Director
“Meat”, Daywalt Fear Factory                                                       USA                   Drew Daywalt, Director

The Central Cinema is Seattle’s only Dine-In Cinema, located in the Central District at 21st & Union, and is famous for screening an amazing selection of independent and cult classic films, as well as their full dinner menu, organic popcorn and cocktails.

The BoneBat “Comedy of Horrors” Film Fest is an R-rated event, due to strong language, graphic sex and intense violence. And that’s just from the hosts!
Tickets are on sale now at www.bonehand.com for the early bird price of $25.00/$30.00 after April 1st.

THE BONEBAT FILM FEST is sponsored by Mac and Jack’s Brewery, Flying Saucer Pizza, Corner Comics, Scarecrow Video, Games and Gizmos, Theo Chocolate, Play N Trade Kirkland, Paizo Publishing, Dark Horse Comics, Oni Press, Alternative Cinema, Stalker Farms and GT Printing Equipment.

THE BONEBAT SHOW is a comedy and pop-culture podcast which features independent music. The show is hosted by Steve Holetz and cartoonist G J Caulkins of www.mightywombat.com, has aired every three weeks since September 2007, and has just released it’s 98th episode. The Podcast- and Parsec Award nominee can be found at www.bonebat.com.

For additional information about the festival, or to buy tickets, please visit http://www.bonehand.com/bonebatff.html