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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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June 2013 Calendar announced!

This June is going to be a mixture of spaced out movies that will have you heading for the stars and quality movies full of PRIDE!! Set your laser beams to stunning as we head into the first month of summer with over 15 awesome movies and special events.

FEATURE PRESENTATIONS

PEE-WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE
“Paging Mr. Herman.”
Friday May 31st – Wednesday June 5th at 7:00pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

THE FIFTH ELEMENT
The Willis component.
Friday May 31st – Wednesday June 5th at 9:30pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

THE ROOM
Unstoppable and super charming!
Thursday June 6th at 8:00pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

LEGEND
Cruise. Curry. Unicorns. Tangerine Dream Soundtrack. LEGENDARY.
Friday June 7th – Monday June 10th & Wednesday June 12th at 7:00pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

STARSHIP TROOPERS
You are going to need a bigger can of Raid.
Friday June 7th – Monday June 10th & Wednesday June 12th* at 9:30pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show
*99 cents screening on Wednesday ONLY!

SPACEBALLS
It’s Dot. It’s Ms. Matrix if your NASTY!
Friday June 14th – Tuesday June 18th at 7:00pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

BRING IT ON!
Spirit Fingers.
Friday June 7th & Sunday June 16th – Wednesday June 19th* at 9:30pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show
*99 cents screening on Wednesday ONLY!

SHAUN OF THE DEAD
First we eat your brain….
Friday June 21st at 7:00pm & 9:30pm
Sunday June 23rd at 7:00pm ONLY.
Monday June 24th – Tuesday June 25th at 7:00pm & 9:30pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE
Dean gets a piece of Wood.
Friday June 28th – Wednesday July 3rd at 7:00pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME
Where’s Tina?
Friday June 28th – Wednesday July 3rd at 9:30pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

SPECIAL EVENTS!

MAP THEATRE Presents:
THE BACK TO THE FUTURE TRILOGY TRIVIA NIGHT
Are you smarter than a Delorean? Think again.
Tuesday June 11th at 7:00pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

WEST SIDE STORY
Benefit for Dakota Dance
Thursday June 13th at 8:00pm
Tickets $8 advance/ $10 day of show

THE TOTALLY 80’s SING ALONG TO THE MAXXX!
The 80’s are back by popular demand! And on a Saturday night!
Saturday June 14th at 9:30pm
Tickets $10 advance/ $12 day of show

BadMovieArt Presents:
LADY TERMINATOR aka NASTY HUNTER
She mates. Then she terminates. That means YOU!
Wednesday June 19th at 7:00pm
All seats 99 cents*
*Please note that advance tickets have a 50 cent processing fee. Making your total a buck fifty.

WAXIE MOON IN FALLEN JEWEL
Seattle’s beloved cult classic goes Friday Night!
Friday June 21st at 9:30pm
All seats $12
18 + show.

PARIS IS BURNING
The library is open for ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Wednesday June 26th at 7:00pm & 9:30pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

THE TOTALLY GAY SING ALONG
Velvet Rage Manifesto.
Hosted and curated by Jason Miller
Thursday June 27th at 8:00pm
Tickets $10 advance/ $12 day of show

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BadMovieArt: APRIL FOOL’S DAY ’86 Monday April 1st in WhoopieVision!

Monday April 1st , BadMovieArt ain’t jokin’ around! We are celebrating this cherished holiday with back to back screening of the KILLER 80’s slasher classic, APRIL FOOL’S DAY!

When Muffy St. John invites her college friends up to her parent’s secluded island home for the time of the lives, she just forgot to tell them that it just might be the LAST time of their lives!

As soon as the kids arrive on the island, someone starts trimming the guest list….one murder at a time. What starts out as a weekend of harmless APRIL FOOL’S DAY pranks turns into a bloody battle for survival!

Starring 80’s favorites Deborah Foreman (Valley Girl, Waxwork & My Chauffeur) & Amy Steel (Friday the 13th Part II), APRIL FOOL’S DAY is one of the most insane and TOTALLY 80’s horror films ever made!

APRIL FOOL’S DAY will be presented in WhoopieVision! Patent Pending! With purchase of ticket, you get a Whoopie Cushion to use throughout the screening when you feel it is necessary!

$6 advance/ $8 day of show

Two screenings! 7:00pm & 9:30pm!

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

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BadMovieArt returns with a Pia Zadora CLASSIC!

THOSE EYES!

THOSE EYES!

BadMovieArt toys with lady luck and you come out a winner! The great Miss Pia Zadora returns to BadMovieArt with one of the best heist/women in prison/musical/rom-com/Herbie Goes Bananas films you will ever see! Action, romance, suspense and sex all await as you venture to Sin City with this slice of 80’s insanity called FAKE-OUT!

Pia plays a showgirl with a big secret and she is spilling the beans! Armed with a Bob Mackie wardrobe and Desi Arnaz Jr. as her bodyguard, she is going to have to use all the moxic and smarts she has to stay one step ahead of the bad guys who want her dead!

Toss in a musical number and Telly Savalas and you have one of the hottest BadMovieArt films you are ever going to see!

Tickets are $6 advance/ $8 day of show ON SALE NOW!

BadMovieArt takes on Lady Luck with Pia Zadora!

March 20th at 7:00pm! BadMovieArt hits the strip with Pia Zadora!

FAKE OUT

BadMovieArt toys with lady luck and you come out a winner! The great Miss Pia Zadora returns to BadMovieArt with one of the best heist/women in prison/musical/rom-com/Herbie Goes Bananas films you will ever see! Action, romance, suspense and sex all await as you venture to Sin City!

Pia plays a showgirl with a big secret and she is spilling the beans! Armed with a Bob Mackie wardrobe and Desi Arnaz Jr. as her bodyguard, she is going to have to use all the moxic and smarts she has to stay one step ahead of the bad guys who want her dead!

Toss in a musical number and Telly Savalas and you have one of the hottest BadMovieArt films you are ever going to see!

Tickets are $6 advance/ $8 day of show

Follow the link to view the trailer!
Sneak Preview of Fake-Out