Showtimes by Film
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.

Catacombs 2023

Roll for hilarity! Stand-up comedy crosses swords with Dungeons & Dragons and myth meets mirth. Join an amusing adventuring party of intrepid comedians as they explore a realm both fanciful and funny while playing the world’s greatest role-playing game live on stage. With a show called Catacombs & Comedians, it’s bound to get weird.

Wednesday 9/27
7:30 pm
Stop Making Sense

We're thrilled to present A24's new restoration of Jonathan Demme's rock and roll miracle, capturing the peak of one of American music's most revolutionary acts in what's widely considered the greatest concert film of all time.

Friday 9/29Saturday 9/30Sunday 10/1Monday 10/2Tuesday 10/3Wednesday 10/4Thursday 10/5
5:30 pm
7:30 pm
4:00 pm
8:05 pm
8:00 pm
6:00 pm
8:20 pm
8:45 pm
Dr Strangelove

Our The End Is Nigh series closes out with a (nuclear, overground civilization-ending) bang as we bring Stanley Kubrick's madcap, midnight-dark comedy back to our screen!

Saturday 9/30Sunday 10/1Monday 10/2Tuesday 10/3Wednesday 10/4
6:00 pm
3:45 pm
6:15 pm
True Stories

Following the success of the Talking Heads concert film STOP MAKING SENSE (screening in its new restoration September 29 thru October 5) David Byrne was given free reign to bring his distinct creative vision to narrative film, and the resulting TRUE STORIES has become an inevitable, eccentric cult classic. (Catch it by itself or in a double feature with STOP MAKING SENSE!)

Saturday 9/30Sunday 10/1
10:00 pm
6:00 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 10/3
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 10/5
7:00 pm
Appalachian Horror Fest

Join Ravens Vail Podcast for the debut of their live Appalachian HorrorFest event, celebrating the dark side of storytelling & songwriting traditions with regional tales of the cruel and macabre!

Saturday 10/7
6:00 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.

Wednesday 10/11
7:00 pm
Sweeney Todd

Our latest sing-along collaboration with the Appalachian Equality Chorus (benefiting Bryant's Bridge) is a delicious spooky season treat, giving Stephen Sondheim's macabre fan-favorite musical the Tim Burton treatment!

Thursday 10/12
7:00 pm
Tales from the Crypt

Frankencon and Central Cinema have a special treat for all you boils and ghouls on Friday the 13th of October as we flash back to the 90s for a TALES FROM THE CRYPT double feature event featuring 1995's DEMON KNIGHT and 1996's BORDELLO OF BLOOD!

Friday 10/13
7:00 pm
Collectively Speaking

Shoe Game and RheaSunshine present Collectively Speaking, hosted by Knoxville poet laureate RheaSunshine.

Thursday 10/19
7:00 pm