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Central Cinema is pleased to present one of our favorite films from this year's Chattanooga Film Festival: a rousing, inventive sci-fi thriller full of spectacular moments.

DATEMonday 9/16Tuesday 9/17Wednesday 9/18Thursday 9/19
7:00 pm
9:00 pm
5:00 pm

Shudder and Variant Films present this Spanish-language festival sensation in a Knoxville exclusive theatrical engagement.

DATEMonday 9/16Tuesday 9/17Wednesday 9/18Thursday 9/19
9:00 pm
5:00 pm
9:15 pm

The Japanese zombie comedy sensation finally makes its way to the US in an exclusive ONE NIGHT ONLY screening! Come see the film that horror fans are calling the new Shaun Of The Dead, and that filmmakers of all stripes are hailing as one of the best-ever films about making movies.

DATETuesday 9/17
7:00 pm
9:00 pm

We're celebrating our second Art House Theater Day with this revolutionary slice of hard satire, premiering in a new restoration at small theaters across the country.

DATEWednesday 9/18
3:00 pm
7:00 pm

This month's free TAMIS Presents screening finds the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound teaming up with long-running local screening series The Public Cinema to present Barbara Loden's Wanda, reclaimed in recent years as a miracle of both feminist and independent film.

DATEThursday 9/19
7:00 pm

COMING SOON

Join us for a special engagement of the original TV miniseries adaptation of Stephen King's terrifying book, complete with intermission food options. Three screenings only!

DATEFriday 9/20Saturday 9/21Sunday 9/22
6:00 pm
1:00 pm
7:15 pm

We're celebrating the 30th anniversary of "Weird Al" Yankovic's madcap TV sendup (and sole feature film) in a big way: Friday & Saturday's "UHF Up All Night" Late Show specials will feature an extended preshow reel, with post-film "weird karaoke" Saturday night!

DATEFriday 9/20Saturday 9/21Sunday 9/22
10:00 pm
2:00 pm
9:00 pm
5:00 pm

Join us for a very special presentation of the award-winning Appalachian music documentary Fiddlin'. Featured musicians Ivy Phillips and Uma & Giri Peters will be in attendance for a Q&A session and performance!

DATESaturday 9/21
4:30 pm
7:00 pm

See the best-of-the-best from the groundbreaking annual GLAS Animation Festival in Berkeley, CA! Showcasing seven bold new shorts from the newest generation to redefine what’s possible in the medium, ANIMATION NEXT takes you on a prismatic journey ranging from subterranean nightmares to sun-soaked coming of age stories — each exploring themes that most grip the modern world.

DATEMonday 9/23Tuesday 9/24Wednesday 9/25Thursday 9/26
7:30 pm
9:00 pm
9:00 pm

Join us for another evening of skate video madness, curated on VHS by Chris Albiston and sponsored by Pluto Sports, who will be giving away a deck to one lucky skater!

DATETuesday 9/24
7:30 pm

Not to be confused with the week's Late Show special presentation Waxwork, this month's installment of Enjoy The Silents took a more serious (if still violent and macabre) look at the stories lurking beneath the surface at a wax museum. This screening will be introduced by series curator Kelly Robinson. Admission is just $5. 

DATEWednesday 9/25
7:00 pm

Join us for a special Late Show engagement of this surreal and entertaining VHS-era nasty from writer/director Anthony Hickox... and be sure to check out our VHS swap event (presented by Dismembers Only) prior to Thursday's screening!

DATEThursday 9/26Friday 9/27Saturday 9/28
7:00 pm
10:00 pm
9:00 pm

Central Cinema presents an exclusive Knoxville engagement of this wild comedic thriller from Gunpowder & Sky.

DATEFriday 9/27Saturday 9/28Sunday 9/29
3:00 pm
5:00 pm
10:00 pm
1:00 pm
6:00 pm

Regarded by many as the best single film in the series, Alfonso Cuarón's adaptation of the third Potter novel shows a remarkably steady hand transitioning from Chris Columbus's kiddie flicks into something darker and more serious... but also that much more fun.

DATEFriday 9/27Saturday 9/28Sunday 9/29
7:00 pm
2:00 pm
5:00 pm
3:00 pm
8:00 pm

IFC Films presents a Central Cinema exclusive engagement of Michael Tyburski & Ben Nabors' feature adaptation of their acclaimed short film Palimpsest.

DATESunday 9/29
6:00 pm

Come see the violence inherent in the system as Central Cinema presents the Pythons' seminal sketch comedy film.

DATEFriday 10/4Saturday 10/5Sunday 10/6Monday 10/7Tuesday 10/8Wednesday 10/9Thursday 10/10
11:59 pm
1:30 pm
8:00 pm
2:30 pm
2:00 pm
7:00 pm
9:30 pm
12:30 pm

The annual Knoxferatu event (a special Halloween-season silent film/live score program curated by our Enjoy The Silents collaborator Kelly Robinson) gets the coven back together for its fourth year with 1922's iconoclastic Häxan: Witchcraft Through The Ages (featuring a live score by local composer Wil Wright) as well a preceding program of witchy silent shorts (titles & accompaniment TBA.)

DATEWednesday 10/16Thursday 10/17Friday 10/18Saturday 10/19
7:00 pm
6:00 pm

Central Cinema's flagship film festival (predating the theater by nearly a decade) returns for another weekend jam-packed with horror fun!

DATEThursday 10/17Friday 10/18Saturday 10/19Sunday 10/20
Central Cinema7:00 pm
12:00 pm
12:00 pm
Downtown West12:00 pm

International comedian DeAnne Smith appears in Knoxville! She's been featured on Last Comic Standing and on the Just For Laughs comedy festival. She can be seen on her comedy special Gentleman Elf, now streaming on Netflix.

DATEFriday 10/25
8:00 pm

The inaugural Knoxville Comedy Film Festival unleashes the laughs with a *FREE* program of local comedy shorts & more, followed by an afterparty featuring comedy music from The Knox By Night Band.

DATESaturday 11/16
7:00 pm