Weekend Matinees now on the schedule

We now have matinee showtimes on Saturdays and Sundays. What could be better on a rainy cold winter afternoon? It started with the Seahawks games and the Dr. WHO event during the day, then it seemed to make sense to keep it rolling with movies on the weekends too. Now we have 3:00 matinees scheduled unless there is a special event. December is pretty busy with events so we could only squeeze in The Nightmare Before Christmas at 3:00 on Dec 7th, ELF at 3:00 on Dec 21st, and When Harry Met Sally at 3:00 on the 28th. January has matinees nearly every weekend. Now you can still catch your favorite movies in the theater even if you have other plans for the evening.

99¢ movies in August

99centsYellowWe have a new slew of 99¢ movies planned for the Hot Summer Nights of August.  Take the Discount Fright with SNAKES ON A PLANE on August 7th. Then shake your money-maker August 14th for a NIGHT AT THE ROXBURY. Burning true-love can be had for a buck with David Lynch’s WILD AT HEART on August 21st. Finally you can live on the cheap at RENT on August 28th.

News From Programming

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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#HOTSUMMERNIGHTS Film Festival 2013 ANNOUNCED!

Last year’s HOT SUMMER NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL was a real scorcher, but this time around we are burning the place to the ground! #HOTSUMMERNIGHTS Film Festival 2013 is back and setting the screen ablaze with tales of illegal teen dancing, voyeurism, killer snakes, Annette Funicello, David Lynch and one Swayze of a gut punch!

We are excited to present #HOTSUMMERNIGHTS Film Festival 2013 for your viewing pleasure!

#HOTSUMMERNIGHTS Film Festival 2013
Opening Night
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
Take a one way trip to the diiirty south, via Tennessee Williams.
Thursday August 1st at 8:00pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

FOOTLOOSE ’84
Dance Your Ass Off.
Friday August 2nd -   Monday August 5th & Wednesday August 7th at 7:00pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

SNAKES ON A PLANE
Take a seat. Buckle up. Watch out for snakes!
Friday August 2nd – Monday August 5th at 9:30pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show
99 Cent Movie Night: Wednesday August 7th at 9:30pm

SOME LIKE IT HOT
Butch Queen, please!
Friday August 9th – Monday August 12th & Wednesday August 14th at 7:00pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

NIGHT AT THE ROXBURY
Baby don’t hurt me.
Friday August 9th – Monday August 12th at 9:30pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show
99 Cent Movie Night: Wednesday August 14th at 9:30pm

#HOTSUMMERNIGHTS Spotlight
BACK TO THE BEACH
Would you pull that crap with Annette?!
Thursday August 15th at 8:00pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

TREMORS
They say there is nothing new under the sun….Kevin Bacon thinks differently.
Friday August 16th – Wednesday August 21st at 7:00pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

WILD AT HEART
Love hurts when you crush on Nic Cage.
Friday August 16th – Tuesday August 20th at 9:30pm
99 Cent Movie Night: Wednesday August 21st at 9:30pm

#HOTSUMMERNIGHTS HeckleVision
CONGO
A tale of man, monkeys and Tim Curry!
Thursday August 22nd at 8:00pm
Tickets $7 advance/ $9 day of show

REAR WINDOW
Watch everything!
Friday August 23rd – Wednesday August 28th at 7:00pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

RENT
Ain’t nothing going on but the rent….
Friday August 23rd – Tuesday August 27th at 9:30pm
99 Movie Night: Wednesday August 29th at 9:30pm

#HOTSUMMERNIGHTS Closing Night
High Adventure: ROAD HOUSE
Bare Knuckled Swayze.
Thursday August 29th at 8:00pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

SPECIAL EVENTS

MAP Theatre Presents:
ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT TRIVIA NIGHT
All four seasons!
Tuesday August 6th & Tuesday August 13th at 7:00pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

THE ROOM
Spoons everywhere!
Thursday August 8th at 8:00pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

WAXIE MOON IN FALLEN JEWEL
Hang onto your hears and wallets!
Friday August 23rd at 9:30pm
Tickets $10 advance/ $12 the day of show

And remember it ain’t a Summer Night unless it’s HOT!

 

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Opening Night of Rebel Without A Cause w/ Screenwriter Stewart Stern

We are excited to be screening REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE this June, but we are even more excited for opening night! Two time Oscar nominated and Emmy Award winning screenwriter, Stewart Stern, will be joining us for a Q&A following the movie!

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Tickets on sale NOW! $6 advance/ $8 day of show

This is just one of the many events that we have scheduled this Summer as we raise funds for our KickStarter DCP project. Learn more about why DCP is important to our theater and to you by visiting us at Central-Cinema.com. You’ll be glad you did!

 

 

 

JULY CALENDAR ANNOUNCED!

This July we keep the hits and special events rolling to heat up your Summer! This month we are featuring a handful of our favorite comedies, plus some thrills, chills and the one they call DAVID BOWIE!

FEATURE PRESENTATIONS

THE GOONIES
They are good enough for you!
July 5th – July 10th at 7:00pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
First we eat your brain, then we eat your….
July 5th – July 10th at 9:30pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show*
*HeckleVision screening on Monday July 8th! Tickets $7 advance/ $9 day of
*Final screening on Wednesday July 10th is 99 cents!

BENNY & JOON
Fall crazy in love with Johnny Depp.
July 12th – July 16th at 7:00pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

BOOGIE NIGHTS
Is that Mark Wahlberg in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?
July 12th – July 17th at 9:30pmTickets
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show*
*Final screening on Wednesday July 17th is 99 cents!

DAZED AND CONFUSED
“I get older, the chicks stay the same age.”
July 19th – July 22nd & July 24th at 7:00pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

ZOOLANDER QUOTE ALONG
“Listen to your friend Billy Zane, he’s a cool dude!”
July 19th – July 22nd & July 24th at 9:30pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show*
*Final screening on Wednesday July 24th is 99 cents!

THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH
David Bowie crash lands into Central Cinema
July 26th -July 28th & July 30th – July 31st
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

THE MASK
Beware of the mask of Loki and Cameron Diaz!
July 27th – July 28th & July 30th – July 31st at 9:30pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show*
*Final screening on Wednesday July 31st is 99 cents!

SPECIAL EVENTS

THE ROOM in 3-D
We celebrate the 10th anniversary of THE ROOM and we are going to tear you apart up close!
Thursday July 11th at 8:00pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

Girl’s Pajama Party: JEM
4 classic episodes back to back!
Wednesday July 10th at 7:00pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

MOVIE CAT TRIVIA
The meowiest trivia night in the city!
Tuesday July 23rd at 7:00pm
Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

MADONNA VS EVERYONE SING ALONG
The titan of Pop square off against EVERYONE!
Thursday July 25th at 8:00pm
Tickets $10 advance/ $12 day of show

WAXIE MOON IN FALLEN JEWEL
Get to romancing the stone with this local indie fav!
Friday July 26th at 9:30pm
All seats $12 bucks!

 

And coming in August!
THE HOT SUMMER NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL 2013! Featuring Double Kevin Bacon, lots of snakes, Tennessee Williams, Michael Crichton, Hitchcock and Pee-Wee Herman! STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS!

Let's go to RIO!

Let’s go to RIO!

Our Kickstarter is off and running

BarcoPJWe 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.

Starting This Week At Central Cinema

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!

http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/formative-freakdom/Content?oid=16895110

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Tickets on sale now! $6 dollars advance/ $8 day of show

Showtimes:

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!

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Tickets on Sale now! $6 advance/ $8 day of show

Showtimes:

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!

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Tickets on sale now! $6 advance/ $8 day of show

Showtime:

Thursday June 6th at 8:00pm

We hope to see you at the theater!

99 Cent Movie Nights In June

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!*

You're gonna need a bigger can of RAID.

You’re gonna need a bigger can of RAID.

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!*

Spirit Fingers.

Spirit Fingers.

And on Wednesday July 3rd at 9:30pm, the final screening of MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME will only cost you 99 cents!*

When don't need another hero!

We don’t need another hero!

*Online advance tickets have a 50 cent handling fee, making your cost a buck fifty!