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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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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!

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Let’s go to RIO!

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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Due to Popular Demand!! Second Janet vs. Mariah vs. Beyonce Sing Along Show Added!

Did you wait to long to get tickets to the Janet vs. Mariah vs. Beyonce Sing Along that is going down this Thursday at 8:00pm? Never fear! Due to popular demand and under special arrangement we have added a SECOND showing on Thursday April 25th at 8:00pm! GET TICKETS

TEAM JANET UNITE!

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TEAM MARIAH UNITE!

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TEAM BEYONCE UNITE!

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If you have advance tickets to the Thursday March 14th show at 8:00pm, remember, doors are at 7:30pm and we advise getting there early for drinks and a pre-show full of Janet, Mariah and Beyonce!

This week at Central Cinema

We have a couple of great specials events happening this week at Central Cinema that you are surely going to want to check out!

Tuesday March 12th at 7:00pm MAP Productions is bringing us a night full of classic television and general mayhem with THE FREAKS AND GEEKS TRIVIA NIGHT.
Tickets are $6 advance & $8 day of show.
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On Wednesday March 13th, our film noir series, NIGHT & DAY, returns with the Renny Harlin exploder, THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT! Geena Davis and Samuel Jackson join forces to kick major ass in this tight Shane Black scripted slice of noir. Hosted by Brandon Ryan
Tickets are $6 advance & $8 day of show
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This Thursday at 8:00pm the ultimate DIVA showdown is happening! We pit 10 videos from JANET JACKSON against 10 MARIAH CAREY videos against 10 videos from BEYONCE. THE JANET vs. MARIAH vs. BEYONCE SING ALONG is going to put it down. Tickets are almost gone, so grab them NOW!
Tickets are $8 advance & $10 day of show.
Doors at 7:30pm with a pre-show full of Janet, Mariah & Beyonce clips!
Curated and Hosted by Jason Miller
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