Pre Holiday Specials and Moar Matinees

2015-12-17 13.00.46This weekend let us help you with your last minute gift readiness! Join MAP Theater Saturday morning from 10:00 am til 2:00 for their MAP-Wrap event. MAP Theater’s crew of professional actors will wrap your presents for you! All proceeds from your donations go towards their Spring 2016 stage productions.

Need a gift that keeps on giving for that movie fiend in your life? This weekend only we are have a special discount on 10-Movie punchcards. Get a card good for 10 movie admissions for only $50. This special price is only available this Saturday and Sunday so don’t wait too long!

We are also celebrating our new weekend matinee schedule. Central Cinema has added more matinee times every weekend. We now open at 1:00 in the afternoon on Saturdays and Sundays with the first screening at 1:30. The early matinee also has special pricing, $5 in advance and $7 day-of-show.

This weekend we have ELF all day! Come visit MAP Theater and Central Cinema for some Holiday hangout fun!

New H@CK3RS Show added

Hackers

The 20th anniversary screenings of HACKERS in Hecklevision are Off The Chain!! We just added a new showtime 7:00 Wednesday Sept 2nd for all of you who couldn’t get tickets for the other shows. The phone in your pocket has more processing power than any computer in this movie, so use your Phreak to hack this movie to shreds. Ride your roller-blades and Hack The Planet!!! Get Tickets

Work for us: Sous Chef / Kitchen Manager needed

CentralCinemaFreshStrong Sous Chef with demonstrated kitchen management experience wanted for our busy neighborhood dinner theater, 4 – 5 nights per week. This position includes work creating seasonal menus, food costing, inventory, ordering, communicating with purveyors, and managing a small kitchen crew.

Must have weekend availability, work well under pressure, have strong organization and communication skills and be able to deliver consistently high quality food in a very fast paced environment.

Central Cinema is a unique, family run movie theater serving a full menu with local and organic ingredients. Full menu is served in 120 seat cinema and 22 seat bistro. Check our current menu at http://www.central-cinema.com/menus/

Please send resume, references, and contact phone number to jobs@central-cinema.com.

The bumpy road to DCP

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The gaping hole in our projector where the IMS should be.

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The loaner projector doing the work of keeping the screen lit while the main unit is out of commission.

While all projects have their unforeseen problems to deal with, we hit a huge pothole in the road to digital cinema on Friday. As I was testing Casablanca on Friday, it was looking beautiful until about 10 minutes into the movie when it started rapidly looping the same few frames over and over. Uh oh. DCP is supposed to be rock solid. The movies are encrypted and the Studios only unlock them for the actual dates that you have booked with them. This means that testing the movie in advance is out of the question. So here I was on the opening day of a Holiday weekend with a fritzing movie. At first the issue appeared to be a piece of firmware on the media board (IMS) inside the projector. The update was fairly straightforward and applied just fine… then the communication port went down and the projector became unreachable. We sweated over the port settings for a few hours trying to reestablish a link but it just wouldn’t respond to anything. We finally had to break the bad news to all the people in the lobby waiting for a fun Friday night with a great classic. No show, tickets refunded, that inner feeling of frustration and wanting to smash cute things. We were able to get a loaner projector setup as an interim solution, so we were back on the screen for the late show. The IMS board is in the shop for diagnosis and repair. At first it looked as if a software repair was all it was going to need but then the error messages started popping up making it look more and more like there was something physically wrong with the board itself. Since this thing is barely a few weeks old it means that Doremi will be sending us a fresh one from LA. I would love to know what loose solder joint or overheated chip might have caused it, I guess it is a dark fascination. The show is still on with the loaner standing in. The big pretty Barco projector should be relit soon so we can have a bright and shiny December.