The Black & Beautiful Film Festival 2013

We here at Central Cinema want to give a big shout out to everyone who came out to support The Black & Beautiful Film Festival this past week. Franklin High School Senior, Mia Roberson, did an amazing job curating the festival and doing introducing for all four films that played for her Senior Project.  Films included in the festivals were an opening night screening of SHAFT ’71 and two feature runs with GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER? and JACKIE BROWN. She closed the festival last night with THE WIZ.

We wish Mia Roberson the best in her endeavors as she heads to college this fall. It was a pleasure working with such a talented and bright young adult.

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Where are not sure why there is a baby coming out of the recycling.

Memorial Day Weekend and BEYOND!

We are excited to present two great movies that will take you right into enemy territory! First up is STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT at 7:00pm. This is the one with the Borg Queen that seduces Data to the dark side. The Borg Queen is straight up out of MJ’s short film, Captain EO, but still is amazing. Patrick Stewart reportedly stated at the last Comic-Con that FIRST CONTACT was his favorite movie in the series. Naturally. We are pleased to bring this Trekkie delight to Central Cinema for a full week! Catch this Memorial Day Weekend or catch it on a weeknight when you find yourself longing for Levar Burton action!

Tickets $6 advance/ $8 day of show

Dates of Showtimes:

Friday May 24th – Sunday May 26th at 7:00pm & Tuesday May 28th – Wednesday May 29th at 7:00pm

It's a borg thing. You wouldn't understand.

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

 

Be it behind the wheel of car, on house arrest, in the slammer, chillin’ in rehab or starring in Liz & Dick, there is one thing that is for certain we can say about Lindsay Lohan. WE LOVE YOU! This week we start one of the freshest and on target teen flicks of the 00′s. MEAN GIRLS is playing for a full week and we can’t wait to see what happens when we unleash this film onto the big screen. Tickets are selling like crazy, and we are fielding emails from fans who want to dress up as their favorite Plastic! Watch your step and hang on to your BF, cuz once you go into Girl World, you don’t come back!

Tickets on sale now

$6 advance/ $8 day of show

Dates of Showtimes:

Friday May 24th – Sunday May 26th at 9:30pm & Tuesday May 28th – Wednesday May 29th at 9:30pm

BONUS: For all your hardcore MEAN GIRLS out there, we are going to be including the final screening of MEAN GIRLS on Wednesday night at 9:30pm as part of our 99 Cent Movie Night! You know you wanna see it again and we know you got a dollar!

 

ALSO!

Memorial Day is gonna be super as we team up with GEEKGIRLCON to present the awfully good 1984 classic, SUPERGIRL! We are pleased to be presenting the director’s cut with a runtime of 138 minutes. That is a lot of Hart Bochner! It is gonna be a night full of laughs, bad special effects, costumes and lots of cheers!

Tickets on sale now!

$6 advance/ $8 day of show

Monday May 27th at 7:00pm

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We aren’t done with you yet! The Borg Queen, Mean Girls and even Supergirl are no match for our very own hero…….ine.

WAXIE MOON IN FALLEN JEWEL is back for it’s monthly screening. Waxie Moon just won’t quit. If you have seen the movie before, it is time to revisit it, because we promise you missed 50% of the jokes on the last viewing! If you haven’t seen it, then you MUST! It is clever, kooky and downright puzzling. But all in a good way! With musical numbers and one flawless costume after another, WAXIE MOON IN FALLEN JEWEL takes taste and virtue to a whole new level.

The crowds have been going nuts at the screenings and there has been one amazing performance after another at the screenings. Wes Hurley is usually on hand in the audience to field questions, speculations and hugs! Call up your girls! Call up your boyz! You can even bring your Mom to it (we suggest a nice FULL bottle of wine), but come see it!

Tickets are $12 all seats

Showtime:

Thursday May 30th at 8:00pm

Waxie Moon in Fallen Jewel

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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This Is Roller Derby

Join us for a free screening of This is Roller Derby this Sunday at 2:30.
Director Daniel Hayward is in Seattle for the screening.

You can view the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e15YdOueJuY

Filmed over 12 months, This Is Roller Derby is a colorful and action packed documentary examining the cultural phenomenon of modern roller derby; a full contact sport played by women on roller skates. From its roots in Austin, Texas, it has become the fastest growing women’s sport in the world. Nowhere is this more evident than in Australia – not only for its dynamic appeal but also its subcultural influences and community spirit.

In the rural Victorian town of Ballarat Australia, a group of women from varied and diverse socio-economic backgrounds have banded together to grow their own grass-roots roller derby league hoping to become a part of the greater roller derby community. The film follows the Ballarat Roller Derby League and its skaters over the course of twelve months, juxtaposing their journey with the established Australian and Texas roller derby leagues.

This screening is FREE but you should register for tickets at thisissrollerderbyseattle.eventbrite.com

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!

 

Believe in sunshine and wear your shades at Central Cinema this weekend!

We have a weekend full of fancy footwork and Roddy Piper as we present the not soggy classic, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN and John Carpenter’s masterpiece, THEY LIVE for 3 NIGHTS ONLY!

I believe in sunshine.

I believe in sunshine.

“Here’s one thing I learned from the movies!”
When the talkies take over Hollywood, the silent film industry is shaken. Screen legend Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) has no trouble adjusting. But what is his vocally-impared co-starlet Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen) to do? Why, find a stand-in, of course! Kelley and Stanley Donen co-directed this legendary musical film which features Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor. Filled with the songs you love (“Make ‘Em Laugh”, “Good Morning”, “Singin’ In the Rain”), the stunning centerpiece “Broadway Rhythm”, and an unforgettable appearance from Cyd Charisse, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN looks and sounds better than ever.
Showtimes: Friday April 12th at 7:00pm. Sunday April 14th at 7:00pm. Monday April 15th at 7:00pm.
Tickets are $6 in advance/ $8 day of show
I'm all outta bubblegum.

I’m all outta bubblegum.

“I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I’m all out of bubble gum”.

Is John Carpenter’s THEY LIVE a hilarious send up of 50s paranoia sci-fi, or a full on 80s action movie (complete with tough guy star), or a serious social commentary? Answer: Yes! It is all of these – and a helluva lot of fun on top of that. Wrestling legend Roddy Piper (aka “Rowdy”) is Nada, a hardworking drifter who finds a pair of sunglasses that somehow allow him to see the great Reagan conspiracy – that aliens are among us and secretly brainwash us with messages like “Obey” and “No Independent Thought”. Once Nada knows the truth he has no choice but to kick some alien ass and chew bubblegum – and he’s all out of bubblegum. And let’s not forget the most amazing/ridiculous mano-a-mano fight scene in the history of cinema!
NOTE: Get there early for a pre-show featuring classic WWF matches with Roddy Piper vs. Mr. T & Roddy Piper vs. Hulk Hogan!
SHOWTIMES: Friday April 12th at 9:30pm. Saturday April 14th at 9:30pm. Monday April 15th at 9:30pm.
Tickets are $6 advance/ $8 day of show
ALSO!
This Saturday The BoneBat “Comedy of Horrors” Film Fest throws it’s  annual evening of giggles & gore, hosted by Steve and Gord of The BoneBat Show!

 

It's funny cuz it's scary.

It’s funny cuz it’s scary.

Tonight! Girl’s Pajama Party: DON’T TELL MOM THE BABYSITTER’S DEAD

Tonight we are hosting the Spring Girl’s Pajama Party with one of the most requested films at Central Cinema. The 90′s Christina Applegate classic, DON’T TELL MOM THE BABYSITTER’S DEAD is a latch-key kid dream come true! A cult classic with a rockin’ soundtrack and one dead babysitter, is one of the most fun films you will see! Pop out those contacts and put on your glasses. Wear your most comfy Pajamas and bring your stuffed animal, cuz this Pajama Party is going to be one for the record books! Oh, it’s Girls only, but if the boys by a ticket, they are totally welcome!

Tickets still available. $8 whole dollars!

The dishes are DONE!

The dishes are DONE!

3 Questions with Wes Hurley

This week we are happy to bring back Wes Hurley’s WAXIE MOON IN FALLEN JEWEL to Central Cinema. If you missed last month’s sold out screening or you are itching to watch it again (believe me we all are!) then you will have your chance on Thursday March 28th at 8:00pm. The film will be hosted by star, Waxie Moon and the alluring and always talented Ben DeLacreme! Expect insanity, musical performances and tons of surprises!

We sat down with director Wes Hurley for 3 Questions.

1. What were your inspirations and influences for Waxie Moon In Fallen Jewel?

The initial inspiration for Waxie Moon in Fallen Jewel came from Marc and I’s shared love of “Sex and the City” and the old “women’s films” particularly Douglas Sirk’s masterpieces like “All That Heaven Allows” and “Imitation of Life”.  We wanted to imagine Waxie in these genres.  I love Goddard’s “Breathless” and the ending in that film is referenced a lot in our ending.  Many of my muses in Seattle are dancers and performance artists but I’m also very much in love with all things pulp, melodrama and low brow, so in my films I like to explore different ways in which stylized movement and experimental performance art can serve a seemingly tawdry narrative and vice versa.  So you’ll see things like Waxie channeling Martha Graham in her moments of grief and the ghost of Klaus Nomi suddenly taking over an aerobics instructor during a big musical number.  Sarah Rudinoff’s number which was composed by the brilliant Eric Lane Barnes and choreographed by the equally brilliant Wade Madsen, was initially inspired by the Bollywood legend, Helen, and the very dramatic music video “Original Sin” by Taylor Dayne.  I had “Original Sin” on VHS back when I was a teenager in Russia and I’d play that video over and over and over and over again so it’s forever burned into my brain.  Other things that really influenced the aesthetic of this film are Japanese anime, Tom of Finland, the Kuchar Brothers, Lynch, Fassbender, Fellini, 70′s porn, and silent movies.  The film is so different that it’s hard to explain to people so sometimes I mention John Waters, but in reality the only thing I have in common with early John Waters is making feature films on no budget and having a drag performer as my muse, although I don’t think Divine and Waxie have much in common.

What was one of the biggest challenges of getting the movie made?

The biggest challenge in making the film was scheduling.  There are over 200 people involved and they’re all busy working artists.  Everybody was very generous and supportive but juggling so many schedules was hard.  I’m so grateful to everybody involved but especially Harmony Arnold, my co-producer and costume designer, who basically lived and breathed this film that summer and worked so hard on making it look like a million bucks.  My other co-producer and art director, Jennifer Zeyl, was also instrumental in making this film happen.  She embraced my gorilla style film-making and believed in my warped vision from the start; she brought many artists on board.  I don’t know what I would do without these two women.

What is your favorite swear word?

My goal is to stop swearing and be classy.  I never swore in Russia, but it’s easy to say “fuck” for me because on some level it’s still a very foreign and sterile word.  I have to remind myself that it probably sounds just as vulgar to native English speakers as some Russian words do to me.  But yeah usually it’s like “fucking fuck fuck” or “jesus on a stick!”

 

Join us this Thursday for WAXIE MOON IN FALLEN JEWEL!

Tickets still available. $12 all seats.

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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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