SHOWTIMES BY FILM

Stopmotion

Robert Morgan's nightmarish animated shorts have been a mainstay of our Knoxville Horror Film Festival over the years, and we're thrilled to introduce him to a wider audience via his long-awaited feature debut.

Friday 2/23Saturday 2/24Sunday 2/25Monday 2/26Tuesday 2/27Wednesday 2/28Thursday 2/29Friday 3/1Saturday 3/2Sunday 3/3
9:00 pm
6:00 pm
6:30 pm
8:45 pm
4:30 pm
8:00 pm
Lady Bird

Easily one of the best directorial debuts of the past decade, LADY BIRD announced Greta Gerwig as an unmistakably feminine voice in the upper echelons of Hollywood filmmaking... and the rest is bright pink box office history. Join us as we salute 2024's Academy Awards nominees (whether or not their Best Picture and Best Screenplay nominations added up to a Best Director nod.)

Friday 2/23Saturday 2/24Sunday 2/25Monday 2/26
7:00 pm
4:00 pm
6:00 pm
6:30 pm
Mean Streets

Our salute to 2024's Oscar nominees flashes way back to 1973 as we present the recent 4K restoration of MEAN STREETS, a celebrated career breakthrough for Martin Scorsese and the first in the director's famous string of collaborations with fellow KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON nominee Robert De Niro.

Saturday 2/24Sunday 2/25Monday 2/26Tuesday 2/27Wednesday 2/28
8:00 pm
6:00 pm
8:30 pm
Going To Mars

Our FREE monthly collaboration with the Knox County Public Library's Tennessee Archive of Moving Image & Sound presents a special theatrical screening of this unconventional documentary on the legendary Knoxville-born writer, educator and activist Nikki Giovanni.

Sunday 2/25
3:30 pm
Sideways

Our tribute to 2024's Oscar nominees climaxes with the first collaboration between THE HOLDOVERS' Alexander Payne and Paul Giamatti, both of whom solidified their early success on the strength of this durable, incisive dramedy.

Sunday 2/25
8:00 pm
OVAExtreme

Our latest $5 wildcard series presents hand-picked oddities from the annals of home video-era anime.

Monday 2/26
8:30 pm
Skate video Night

Our Skate Video Night series presents a monthly program of top-shelf skate videos, presented on VHS and DVD curated by our friend Chris Albiston.

Tuesday 2/27
8:30 pm
Hundreds of Beavers

In this supernatural epic action-comedy, a drunken applejack salesman is thrust into the frigid wilderness and has to trap his way out to survive. Will he go from Zero to Hero, become North America's greatest fur trapper, and defeat HUNDREDS OF BEAVERS?

Friday 3/1Saturday 3/2Sunday 3/3Monday 3/4Tuesday 3/5Wednesday 3/6Thursday 3/7
9:00 pm
6:40 pm
5:30 pm
6:00 pm
6:00 pm
Over The Top

The Late Show returns as we prep for the upcoming LOVE LIES BLEEDING with this sweaty, muscular Cannon Films favorite.

Saturday 3/2Sunday 3/3Monday 3/4
9:15 pm
8:30 pm
Tiny Stage Comedy Night

Join us for our FREE monthly live standup engagement, showcasing the best comics from Knoxville and elsewhere, courtesy of our friends at Tiny Stage Comedy!

Tuesday 3/5
7:30 pm

Join us every month for a celebration of ass-kicking chopsocky cinema, with a trailer reel and a handpicked feature presentation. Just $5!

Thursday 3/7
8:30 pm
Inception

With Christopher Nolan and his OPPENHEIMER collaborators poised for 2024 Oscar glory, we're bringing back one of his signature films: the 2010 dream heist stunner featuring a stacked cast of Oscar winners (Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Caine, Marion Cotillard) and nominees (Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, Elliot Page, Ken Watanabe.)

Saturday 3/9Sunday 3/10Monday 3/11Tuesday 3/12Wednesday 3/13
4:00 pm
3:30 pm
7:00 pm
Josie and the Pussycats

Based on the Archie Comics characters of the same name, this deceptively bubbly consumerist satire (and box office bomb) has built a considerable cult following for its catchy tunes, sharp elbows and a deliciously villainous Parker Posey. We're pleased to be teaming up once again with our friends at Nirvana Comics for this special two-night engagement, including a free karaoke jam following Saturday night's screening!

Saturday 3/9Sunday 3/10Monday 3/11
7:00 pm
8:00 pm
Knox Poetry Slam

Knoxville Poetry Slam is a $5 monthly live poetry open mic presented by Lane Shuler and Jonathan "Courageous" Clark, who travel the country performing as I.N.K. Spoken Word.

Tuesday 3/12
7:00 pm
Stand Up Science: Volcanoes

Come watch this show where scientist turned stand-up comedian Ben Miller explores volcanology, entomology, Hawaiian history, cats, cookies, and more. And yes that photo is real. Ben has made people laugh in front of a burning lava lake and he is not afraid of you.

Saturday 4/13
3:00 pm
The Gifted

Join Strange Films for the Knoxville premiere of their latest production, starring Ginger Lynn Allen!

Saturday 4/13
7:00 pm
Up All Night 2024 a

IT'S BACK! Join us for our super-sized third annual psychotronic movie marathon as we subject a captive audience to the very stickiest of the icky, showcasing seven hand-picked feature films plus loads of extra fun including audience interaction, free-flowing prizes and mind-bending interstitials!

Saturday 4/20
4:20 pm
The Hitcher

Central Cinema is pleased to welcome star C. Thomas Howell (in town for Fanboy Expo July 12-14) for this special screening of the classic 1986 thriller, followed by an audience Q&A and meet & greet session!

Sunday 7/14
6:00 pm