3 Questions with Mia Roberson

For one week we are turning our programming over to Franklin High School Senior, Mia Roberson. She has created and is hosting The Black & Beautiful Film Festival. It is showcasing four films that crossed cinematic color lines and truly represent the meaning of black and beautiful. We sat down with Mia for 3 questions about her project and what it means to truly be Black & Beautiful.

1. What inspired you to create a film festival for your senior project?
I love watching movies and not just for the candy and popcorn. My mom and her friend
started showing me older movies like Carmen Jones, Sparkle and An Imitation of Life, to learn
about my history, when I was younger but I never really understood them. As I got older and
re-watched them I understood more and would listen more carefully to the meaning behind
the script writers carefully chosen words. This itching to understand more and look deeper
into my history grew as it came time to start working on my senior project and what better
way than through film. Thus the Black & Beautiful Film Festival was born.

2. What was one of the biggest take a ways you learned from delving deep into African
American Cinema?

One of the biggest take a way’s that I received was that the subtle things in film are as important as the action scenes. Everyone always remembers the action scenes but not clever phrases put here and there in the film by the script writer. I think we tend to forget, and even take for granted the fact that some of the popular movies phrases, gestures, etc. was a big risk during our great grandparents and even our parents time. I learned that everything in a movie is put there for a reason and if you look and listen closely you might learn something new, and find a hidden
message.

3. What is your favorite swear word?

Shiznits or shit

The Black & Beautiful Film Festival starts Thursday May 16th and runs through Thursday May 23rd.

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99 Cent Movies In May!

We have added two great films to our 99 cent movie cannon in MAY! Each month we choose a handful of films and make the bargain basement price of 99 cents on their final screening! This month we have two stellar movies that are worth EVERY PENNY!

ENJOY and save some money for beer!

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UPDATED: This Week at Central Cinema

We are happy to present two of the wildest 80′s movies ever created this week at Central Cinema! We hope that you are able to come join us as we go deep into the LABYRINTH of Jim Henson’s mind and get totally QUACKERS with a little fella from a distant planet named HOWARD THE DUCK!

 

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LABYRINTH
Friday April 26 at 7:00pm, Saturday April 27 at 7:00pm, Sunday April 28 at 7:00pm
Monday April 29 at 7:00pm, Tuesday April 30 at 7:00pm
Wednesday May 1 at 7:00pm
ENCORE SCREENING ADDED: Thursday May 2nd at 8:00
“Hey! Hey! Her head don’t come off!”
Teenage Sarah, played by the ever luminous Jennifer Connelly, gets a crash course in growing up when her fantasy world overtakes her reality. Having accidentally called upon the goblin king to take her little bro, Toby, she now must travel through the LABYRINTH, battling stinky bogs and talking walls, all while making unlikely friends (sprouted from the mind of Jim Henson). Can she defeat the the grandest goblin diva, David Bowie, who sports a BIGGEST cod piece you will ever see in a kids movie? DANCE MAGIC DANCE!
Tickets on sale now! $6 advance/ $8 day of show
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QuackerVision: HOWARD THE DUCK
Friday April 26 at 9:30pm, Saturday April 27 at 9:30pm, Sunday April 28 at 9:30pm
Monday April 29 at 9:30pm (screened in HeckleVision)
Tuesday April 30 at 9:30pm
Wednesday May 1 at 9:30pm (99 cents screening)
“Water off a duck’s back. Water off a duck’s back.”
Okay, we here at Central Cinema love HOWARD THE DUCK. We are not ashamed to admit it. It is not for the faint of heart or the easily disturbed, but if you are strong enough to make it through, you will be a stronger movie patron!
From the screenwriter of Temple Of Doom and producer George Lucas comes one quackers of a motion picture! Based on the Marvel Comic of the same name, the live action version of the fowl mouthed and bad ass HOWARD THE DUCK managed to not only become one of the most notoriously awful films, but it emotionally damaged an entire generation.HOWARD THE DUCK is a wise cracking nightmare who is forced to Earth to stop an alien invader. He manages to blend in nicely and gets to have his feathers ruffled by a modern girl played by Lea Thompson. The special effects range from outstanding to downright pathetic. The storyline is borderline bestially and you can’t take your eyes of off Howard’s bill. HOWARD THE DUCK is a loud, rude and completely entertaining mess of a movie. You will leave quackers. We promise.
We are pleased to present HOWARD THE DUCK in QuackersVision. With each ticket purchased you will receive your very own Quacker to use as the movie
plays!**Available while supplies last!
And if that wasn’t enough, we are screening HOWARD THE DUCK in HeckleVsion for the Monday screening AND the final screening on Wednesday will be part of our 99 cent movie series!
Tickets on sale now! $6 advance/ $8 day of show!
CANCELLED! For one night only our film series, HIGH ADVENTURE, presents the John Carpenter classic ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK!
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ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK
Thursday May 2 at 8:00pm
So we just got the bummer news from Rialto Pictures that the planned screening of Escape From New York clashes with their nationwide re-release in DCS which starts Friday. We love Rialto’s catalog and they are good to work with so it is just making us even more itchy to get our dream DCS upgrade rolling faster. DCS is really expensive to install but this is the summer that all Art House cinemas go Digital or go home. We’ll be launching our fundraising efforts at a big party in June. We want to stay in the game bringing you all the fun movies. It’s time for an upgrade cycle at Central Cinema and we are getting ready to go Big. Stay tuned movie fans…
High Adventure is a series of films that are great all by themselves. If you have a couple of drinks, they are even better. AND they are even better if…..well there is a reason we call it HIGH ADVENTURE.
“Call me Snake.”In 1997, the crime rate in the United States has risen to four hundred percent. The once great city of New York has become the one maximum security prison for the entire country.  The rules are simple: once you go in, you don’t come out. John Carpenter’s futurist vision, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, is one of the best sci/fi action movies ever made! Snake Plissken, played by Kurt Russell, is summoned to rescue the president and sets in motion a chain of events that will change the landscape of America forever. Lots of stuff gets blown up and Plissken proves if you can make it out of New York you can make it out of anywhere!

3 Questions with Movie Cat Trivia

The folks behind the ever popular and insanely addictive MOVIE CAT TRIVIA app, brought their sense of style, wit, charm and hotness to Central Cinema over two years ago. Since then, MOVIE CAT TRIVIA has turned into one of the most enjoyable trivia nights in Seattle. We sat down with the creators and host of MOVIE CAT TRIVIA night, Jessica Aceti and Brian Kirk, for 3 Questions.

 

1. How and why did Movie Cat Trivia Night become a reality?
Here is the full story!  Brian started out with his website FilmWise.com in 2001 creating his trivia website with a focus on a puzzle he calls the “Invisibles”.  He Photoshops actors/actresses out of their clothing (pervert) in movie scenes, then as a player you guess the movie.  A company called Screenlife eventually found him and moved him up here from California.  He became the director of content at Screenlife, this is also where we (hi I’m Jessica) met and hid our relationship from co-workers, it was fun.  Brian had always drawn these cat characters for our nieces and one day he thought, “wouldn’t it be great to dress these cats up as if they were in the movies?”.  MovieCat the app was born.  When we launched it, I said “wouldn’t it be great to have a MovieCat trivia night to promote the game and you know, have fun?”  Brian said, “That sounds terrifying”.  We went ahead and did it anyway and we love it!
2. What has been the best experience of doing Movie Cat Trivia at Central Cinema?
Other than Central Cinema being an awesome venue with delicious food and now hard alcohol (YESSSSSSSSS) There are some really fun recurring jokes that happen at MovieCat Trivia.  My personal favorite is the nickname we have collectively given Julia Roberts, “Cunt Wagon”.  We genuinely love MovieCat trivia night, its always a really fun crowd who is there to have a good time.  I really just like having a microphone when I’m really drunk, and MovieCat makes this happen.
3. What is your favorite swear word?
 Brian’s is Shit Balls.  Mine (Jessica’s) is Dong (I don’t know if that is actually a curse word, but when I say it, people look at me like I just said a curse word).

MOVIE CAT TRIVIA happens tonight at 7:00pm!

Tickets are $6 advance/ $8 day of show

For more information about Movie Cat Trivia and to find out what Jessica Aceti and Brain Kirk are up to, follow the links!

www.otherwisegames.com

 

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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!

Starting this weekend!

We have two great movies starting this week and we hope that you venture to Central Cinema for some great food, booze and friends old and new!

CLUE: THE MOVIE
Friday April 19 at 7:00pm*, Saturday April 20 at 7:00pm, Sunday April 21 at 7:00pm
& Monday April 22 at 7:00pm
“Oui oui, Madame.”
Based on the most puzzling board game ever invented, CLUE will leave you guessing until the very end! THREE TIMES OVER!When Mr. Body turns up dead at his own party, all the revelers are suspects. Everyone has a motive and are carrying a weapon. One by one and CLUE after CLUE, the audience is drawn closer to the real killer. With a power packed cast, including Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Martin Mull and Colleen Camp, CLUE is a murderously funny movie!

Was it Mrs. White with the lead pipe in the kitchen? We aren’t telling!

*Friday April 19th screening will be introduced by GeekGirlCon.
Mr. Body is in the HOUSE!

Mr. Body is in the HOUSE!

 

EMPIRE RECORDS
Friday April 19 at 9:30pm, Saturday April 20 at 9:30pm, Sunday April 21 at 9:30pm
& Monday April 22 at 9:30pm
“Well “Sinead O’Rebellion.” Shock me shock me shock me with that deviant behavior.”

EMPIRE RECORDS is one of those 90′s films that seemed truly to understand the pulse of American youth, yet seems to completely miss the mark on all accounts. Rather a string of “day in the life” vingnettes than a cohesive film, EMPIRE RECORDS seemed to fizzle at the box office on its initial release, but found a growing cult following with home video. When word came about that there was a director’s cut, all the problems with EMPIRE RECORDS were explained. We are very proud to present the REMIX version of EMPIRE RECORDS. More songs! More shoplifting! More Drama! More Rex Manning! More Renee!

With a soundtrack that screams, “TOTALLY 90′s” featuring Gin Blossoms, Toad The Wet Sprocket.

Open Til Midnight!

Open Til Midnight!

EMPIRE RECORDS
Friday April 19 at 9:30pm, Saturday April 20 at 9:30pm, Sunday April 21 at 9:30pm
& Monday April 22 at 9:30pm*
“Well “Sinead O’Rebellion.” Shock me shock me shock me with that deviant behavior.”

EMPIRE RECORDS is one of those 90′s films that seemed truly to understand the pulse of American youth, yet seems to completely miss the mark on all accounts. Rather a string of “day in the life” vingnettes than a cohesive film, EMPIRE RECORDS seemed to fizzle at the box office on its initial release, but found a growing cult following with home video. When word came about that there was a director’s cut, all the problems with EMPIRE RECORDS were explained. We are very proud to present the REMIX version of EMPIRE RECORDS. More songs! More shoplifting! More Drama! More Rex Manning! More Renee!

With a soundtrack that screams, “TOTALLY 90′s” featuring Gin Blossoms, Toad The Wet Sprocket.

*Our Monday April 22 screening at 9:30pm is going to be only 99 CENTS!

 

MAY CALENDAR ANNOUNCED!

This May we are showcasing a month of movies featuring vampires, borgs, mean girls and a little 90′s James Bond. We have five MAJOR special events happening at the theater this month also we are proud to team up with Mia Roberson from Franklin High School to present her senior project, The Black & Beautiful Film Festival!

FEATURE PRESENTATIONS

A feast for the senses!
LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE
Friday May 3rd – Tuesday May 7th at 7:00pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

Clooney. Tarantino. Juliette Lewis. Vampires. It’s gonna be a long night.
FROM DUSK ‘TIL DAWN
Friday May 3rd – Tuesday May 7th at 9:30pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

You are going to have to look closer.
THE USUAL SUSPECTS
Friday May 10th – Tuesday May 14th at 7:00pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

You know the name. You know the number. You know the eye.
GOLDENEYE
Friday May 10th – Tuesday May 14th at 9:30pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

It’s a Borg thing. You wouldn’t understand.
STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT
Friday May 24th – Sunday May 26th & Tuesday May 28th at 7:00pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

Welcome to Girl World. Watch you back.
MEAN GIRLS
Friday May 24th – Sunday May 26th &Tuesday May 28th at 9:30pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

SPECIAL EVENTS

Always follow the unicorn.
Dark Romance: THE LAST UNICORN
Wednesday May 8th at 7:00pm & 9:30pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

Bring Spoons!
THE ROOM
Thursday May 9th at 8:00pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

Ninkasi Brewing Presents:
ARMY OF DARKNESS QUOTE ALONG
Wednesday May 15th at 7:00pm & 9:30pm
Tickets $7 advance/ $9 day of show

You will believe a girl can fly!
GeekGirlCon presents: SUPERGIRL
Monday May 27th at 7:00pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

Hang onto your hearts and your wallets!
WAXIE MOON IN FALLEN JEWEL
Thursday May 30th at 8:00pm
All Seats $12

BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT BY MIA ROBERSON
The Black & Beautiful Film Festival

This May, Central Cinema has joined forces with Franklin High School senior, Mia Roberson, to present The Black & Beautiful Film Festival. Carefully curated and hosted by Mia as part of her Senior Project.

Opening Night Feature
Watch your mouth!
SHAFT ’71
Thursday May 16th at 8:00pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

Feature Presentation
What’s cookin’?
GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER?
Friday May 17th – Wednesday 22nd at 7:00pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

Feature Presentation
Grab the money and RUN!
JACKIE BROWN
Friday May 17th – Wednesday 22nd at 9:30pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

Closing Night Feature
Ease on down the road!
THE WIZ
Thursday May 23rd at 8:00pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

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

Everybody’s talking about Waxie Moon In Fallen Jewel!

Word on the street is that Waxie Moon in Fallen Jewel is the must see film about a gender bending sweetheart trying to find love, laughter and all that jazz in the great city of Seattle! Wes Hurley’s dazzling and terribly charming film has taken Central Cinema by storm and has played to packed houses at every screening and tonight is your chance to see it for the first time or relive it all over again!

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‘Where has this movie been all my life? Think Pink Flamingos meets Sex in the City. Yes, please!” – Seattle Gay News

“Filled with heart, soul, and copious camp.” – Nark Magazine

“Super weird and good” – David Schmader, A&P

“Featuring a who’s who of Seattle’s hottest, hippest performance talent.” – Arts Crush

“Luscious costumes, sensational original soundtrack” – City Arts Magazine

“Dazzlingly bizarre!” – The Stranger
“Hillariously twisted, emblematic of the new weird Seattle.” – City Arts Magazine

Waxie Moon in Fallen Jewel is not just a movie, it’s an experience. Come dressed as your favorite character and prepare to scream, hiss, play a trivia game and watch some live entertainment as our celebrity hosts and surprise boylesque guests introduce and narrate this local cult favorite.

Can Seattle’s gender-blending celebrity find love in The Emerald City? Join Waxie Moon in an epic journey (spanning decades) as she learns the value of friendship, family and fashion? “Waxie Moon in Fallen Jewel” is a gender-bending genre-blending pop-art comedy musical starring some of Seattle’s favorite performers including Waxie Moon, Sarah Rudinoff, Marya Sea Kaminski, Nick Garrison, John Osebold, Jackie Hell, Lou Henry Hoover, Jackie Hell, Polly Wood, Keira McDonald, Jerick Hoffer, and many others and featuring designs by Harmony Arnold and Jennifer Zeyl and original soundtrack by Eric Lane Barnes (of Seattle Mens Chorus), We Are Golden, Campfire OK, The Little Penguins, Gretta Harley and Jose Bold.

This month’s screening is hosted by Sarah Rudinoff. Ms. Rudinoff has sung and performed cabaret at venues all over Seattle, including; The Triple Door, Showbox, Sunset Tavern and Re-bar. Sarah has sung at Les Deux Café in LA, Joe’s Pub in NYC, and opened for Kiki and Herb in Seattle. Ms. Rudinoff is the winner of The Stranger’s 2004 Genius Award in Theatre and a co-creator of “These Streets”, an original rock musical about female musicians in the grunge era. She is also half of the band, “We Are Golden” with Gretta Harley.

Visit the official site of WAXIE MOON IN FALLEN JEWEL!
http://www.fallenjewel.com/_1./Homepage.html

SGN interview with director Wes Hurley
http://www.sgn.org/sgnnews40_04/page23.cfm

City Arts profile on WAXIE MOON IN FALLEN JEWEL
http://www.cityartsonline.com/waxie-moon-fallen-jewel

Tickets on sale NOW and going fast! $12 all seats. 18+show

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A welcomed tax break: The 99 cent movie!

We feel your pain. Taxes stink, but alas, they gotta be paid. We here at Central Cinema, know that your money is important to you and saving a couple of bucks is even more important! We are excited to offer you the 99 CENT MOVIE! Each month we will handpick the FINAL SCREENINGS of two or three films and lower the ticket price to a whoppin’ 99 cents!*

This month’s 99 cent features are:

EMPIRE RECORDS Monday April 22nd at 9:30pm ONLY!
Tickets 99 cents!
On Sale NOW!

Cut Out Bin Special!

Cut Out Bin Special!

HOWARD THE DUCK Wednesday May 1st at 9:30pm ONLY!
Tickets 99 cents!
On Sale NOW!

Quackers of a saving!

Quackers of a saving!

So, if you are dying to see either film again on the big screen or you want to take your date out for a night on the town with the change you found in your car, Central Cinema is gonna be there for you!

*All advance tickets purchased online are subjected to a 50 cent handling fee.