THIS WEEK

Central Cinema is proud to present the brand-new 4K Janus Films restoration of Jackie Chan’s watershed action flicks Police Story & Police Story 2, considered by many (including Jackie himself) to be among the most entertaining and jaw-dropping in his filmography.

“One of the great 1980s action films.” - Matt Zoller Seitz

Central Cinema is proud to present Tim Sutton's violent tribute to the left behind, presented by IFC Films.

"A stunning, often flooring masterwork about desperation... Donnybrook is a brutal elegy for those living on the forgotten fringes of America." - The Playlist

DATEMonday 2/18Tuesday 2/19Wednesday 2/20Thursday 2/21
5:30 pm
7:30 pm
5:30 pm
7:30 pm
1:00 pm
5:30 pm

Central Cinema is proud to present Spike Lee's chronicle of revolutionary black leader Malcolm X, a deeply human epic all but ignored by the Oscars but remembered by time as one of the great biopics. "An ambitious, tough, seriously considered biographical film that, with honor, eludes easy characterization." - Vincent Canby

DATEWednesday 2/20
3:30 pm
7:30 pm

This special Black History Month installment of the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image & Sound's monthly event will step outside of East Tennessee and into the history of black filmmaking with a FREE screening spotlighting key works from the Pioneers of African-American Cinema collection.

DATEThursday 2/21
7:30 pm

NEXT WEEK

What happens when burning churches is no longer enough? Famed music video auteur Jonas Åkerlund turns his lens on the annals of Norwegian black metal, retelling the tragic and unbelivable tale that led groups like Mayhem and Burzum to worldwide infamy.

"Accessible to both metalheads and normies... this is the real deal." - Decibel Magazine

DATEFriday 2/22Saturday 2/23Sunday 2/24
1:45 pm
8:00 pm
4:00 pm
9:00 pm
12:15 pm

Named Blank Newspaper's #1 film of 2018, Ethan Hawke's vulnerable, overlooked portrait of Texas country musician Blaze Foley returns to Knoxville for a special Oscar weekend engagement presented by Blank and Raven Records & Rarities.

"The best music biopic of the year." - Rolling Stone

DATEFriday 2/22Saturday 2/23Sunday 2/24
5:00 pm
1:30 pm
6:30 pm
2:30 pm

Since we opened Central Cinema late last summer we've gotten a lot of movie requests and suggestions, but there's one question we definitely got more than any other: "Are you going to show Mandy?" Circumstances prevented us from showing Panos Cosmatos' Nic Cage-starring mindbender during its initial fall release, but we're making up for it on Oscar weekend by finally screening our pick for last year's most under-recognized film.

"The kind of extreme moviegoing experience made for midnight-movie cult worship." - Entertainment Weekly

DATEFriday 2/22Saturday 2/23Sunday 2/24
10:30 pm
11:20 pm
5:00 pm

February’s installment of our Enjoy The Silents series spotlights black cinema pioneer Oscar Micheaux, regarded as the first African American feature filmmaker. Within Our Gates, widely considered a reaction to DW Griffith’s infamous Birth Of A Nation, was the second (and earliest surviving) of 44 films Micheaux produced and directed over the course of three decades. This special Black History Month edition of Enjoy The Silents is free and open to the public.

DATEWednesday 2/27
7:30 pm

Central Cinema is pleased to present one of our most-requested flashback features: the 1973 revenge thriller that put Pam Grier on the map as black Hollywood's most beautiful & badass superstar. (Double featuring with Grier's late-career epic Jackie Brown on Friday & Saturday!)

DATEThursday 2/28Friday 3/1Saturday 3/2
9:30 pm
11:00 pm
10:30 pm

SPECIAL EVENTS

This special Black History Month installment of the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image & Sound's monthly event will step outside of East Tennessee and into the history of black filmmaking with a FREE screening spotlighting key works from the Pioneers of African-American Cinema collection.

DATEThursday 2/21
7:30 pm

February’s installment of our Enjoy The Silents series spotlights black cinema pioneer Oscar Micheaux, regarded as the first African American feature filmmaker. Within Our Gates, widely considered a reaction to DW Griffith’s infamous Birth Of A Nation, was the second (and earliest surviving) of 44 films Micheaux produced and directed over the course of three decades. This special Black History Month edition of Enjoy The Silents is free and open to the public.

DATEWednesday 2/27
7:30 pm

Considered a wuxia classic and one of the most important films to ever come out of Hong Kong, the lyrical Come Drink With Me made a martial arts star out of ballet dancer Cheng Pei-pei.

Presented as the Women's History Month entry in our Martial Arts Theatre series, the feature presentation (8pm) will be preceded by an extended trailer reel (7pm).

DATEThursday 3/7
7:00 pm

This FREE documentary screening event is presented by our friends at Blühen Botanicals, who are on the cutting edge of East Tennessee's bourgeoning hemp/CBD industry and are eager to share Rick Trojan's colorful activism with Knoxville audiences.

DATEThursday 3/14
7:00 pm