For the past ten years and counting, the Found Footage Festival has toured the country, with co-founders founders Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett presenting their carefully curated found video treasures on the big screen. Tomorrow and Friday, the Found Footage Festival land at Seattle’s Central Cinema. In advance of the shows (one on Thursday, two on Friday), David Schmader at The Stranger chatted up Nick Preuher about all things FFF.
Just saw this article on Capitol Hill Seattle about the Harvard Exit Theater closing and it is heartbreaking.
The news about The Varsity is just as bleak. Just as the Egyptian is coming back to life it feels like the real estate rug is being pulled out from under such cool theaters.
Joe and Nick are coming to Seattle and bringing their Found Footage Fest back to Central Cinema, this time for two nights. In the past we have had to squeeze three back-to-back shows into one night to accommodate their hectic tour schedule. This year we get to spread it out a little over both Thursday and Friday December 4th & 5th. Joe and Nick are so funny it literally hurts to go to their show. Vol. 7 is their latest installment of new material dug up from the FFF cave. These shows always sell out but there is still some room at all three showtimes. Don’t let your procrastinating self miss out this year, go get some tickets now before its too late………
We are having our own super special Black Friday sale here at Central Cinema. For one night only we will have Punchcards good for 10 movie admissions on sale for only $50. You get 10 admissions for $5 each! That was our ticket price way back in 2005 and during the DCP Projector Kickstarter last year. For one night we are letting you get that super deal again. Stuff the stocking of a special someone with a years worth of movies at a super special price. These are only available in person at our box office on Friday Nov 28th from 5:30 pm til midnight. As if you needed an excuse to come see the 4K digital restoration of Casablanca or the dreamy France of Amelie this Friday. Blow off the big box mall shopping mayhem for a night at the movies and score a deal on movies presents too. Then have a glass of wine and dream of sunny France…..
Any remaining punchcards will be on sale after Friday at the regular advance price of $70 for 10 admissions, equivalent to our early discount. We’ll have these while supplies last, when they’re gone, they’re gone.
Seattle’s 5th “Comedy of Horrors” Film Fest, presenting features, shorts & live music, to be hosted 4/25/15 by The BoneBat Show!
The “Comedy of Horrors” Film Festival is the world’s only film fest dedicated to the Horror Comedy genre. Entering it’s fifth year, it has already landed in MovieMaker Magazine’s Top Five Coolest Comedy Film Fest’s WORLD WIDE! The past couple of fests have been super fun and here is your chance to get it in early to help Bonebat go large.
The “Comedy of Horrors” Film Fest is a one-day (until now) entertainment extravaganza which includes feature length films and shorts from around the world, all featuring some mix of comedy, horror, or horror-comedy. Somewhere in the middle of all that, there’s live, independent music. And prizes galore, courtesy of our generous sponsors! Not the colored pixels that pass for rewards in some circles. The “Comedy of Horrors” gives away real, physical items of value that you can take home and enjoy. If funded, this festival will take place on Saturday, April 25th, 2015 at Central Cinema in Seattle, WA.
Movie presentation of Heart of Lightness
8 British actors and a narcoleptic director travel to the Norwegian Arctic Circle to film Henrik Ibsen’s play ‘The Lady From The Sea’.Thinking it will be an easy task, they are soon overwhelmed by the surreal surroundings and the never ending daylight. This magnifies the internal tensions in the cast and influences their personal lives and the film itself. We follow them through their strife, joy and adventures to the culmination of what turns out to be a great film and a success for everyone involved.
Please join us Movie Lovers in Washington, especially if you’re an Outlander fan, to watch this independent film filled with great talent, such as Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser in Outlander), Laura Donnelly (Jenny Fraser Murray in Outlander) and more! Movie Lovers in Washington is a fun group of screen fans to enjoy an evening at the movies with.
Scarecrow Video staff and The Grand Illusion are working on turning the most amazing video store ever into a non-profit video library organization. Give them some props on their Kickstarter so they can make the transition happen.
Recently we had Kevin and Sean, the guys who founded DealFlicks, stop by the theater on their way to Canada. After seeing what they do at DealFlicks we signed up Central Cinema. All summer we will be offering Summer Matinee Madness of 3-for-1 admission to our weekend matinees all the way through September. Now you can duck out of the sun for an air conditioned break at the movies and bring two friends along for free. What a nice way to split a pitcher! Check out our theater page on DealFlicks and score some sweet deals.
The upcoming Tugg event Neurons to Nirvana: Understanding Psychedelic Medicines is filling up fast. There are 6 days until this show and less than 20 seats remain. If you would like to get in on this screening jump over to Tugg and get yourself some tickets before they are all gone.
Neurons to Nirvana: Understanding Psychedelic Medicines is a richly-illustrated feature documentary about the resurgence of psychedelics as medicine. Through interviews with the world’s foremost researchers, writers, psychologists and pioneers in psychedelic psychotherapy, the film explores five powerful psychedelic substances (LSD, Psilocybin, MDMA, Ayahuasca and Cannabis) and their previously established medicinal and psychotherapeutic potential.
This screening is being presented byPuget Sound Evolver Spore, raising awareness about today’s most pressing issues, inspiring activism, and exploring transformative practices such as meditation, permaculture, gift circles, and shamanism. www.evolvernetwork.org/seattle/