We are on our way to a major upgrade to the projection capabilities here at the Cinema. The major movie studios are starting to only release movies in DCP format which requires a specific kind of system to show them with. The DCP spec also looks really great on the screen so the quality of our shows will improve nicely too. The equipment costs some serious money so we have started a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds to get this installed. We have some great deals on movies and events at different funding levels. If you come to the movies a lot then you can save some money by buying your tickets upfront, and it will help us to make the shows that much better. Go check out what this upgrade means to us on our Kickstarter page and help us get there.
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.
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!
Tickets on sale now! $6 dollars advance/ $8 day of show
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!
Tickets on Sale now! $6 advance/ $8 day of show
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!
Tickets on sale now! $6 advance/ $8 day of show
Thursday June 6th at 8:00pm
We hope to see you at the theater!
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!*
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!*
And on Wednesday July 3rd at 9:30pm, the final screening of MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME will only cost you 99 cents!*
*Online advance tickets have a 50 cent handling fee, making your cost a buck fifty!
Almost two miles long, Hopscotch CD will connect the neighborhood from Jackson to Union with community events, stands, garage sales and more along the way. There will also be a series of group walks through out the day. Find out the whole scoop at www.hopscotchcd.com PeeWee would certainly be a hop-hoppin and then his movie plays right after!
Last night Santa’s Helpers showed us their talents at intermission. It was so Fetch. Thanks to Leif for making this happen. He’s the tall blonde one of course.
Mike and Cooley host our regular screenings of The ROOM and they have gotten to be friends with some of the cast. The other night Juliette Danielle had her face larger than life on our screen as she chatted with the crowd before the show.
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.
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.
Where are not sure why there is a baby coming out of the recycling.
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
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!
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
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
Thursday May 30th at 8:00pm