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SHOWTIMES BY FILM

The Flick

Join us as Central Cinema hosts its first ever live theater engagement with First Take Co's intimate production of Annie Baker's The Flick, winner of the 2013 Obie Award for Playwriting and the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for drama. 

Saturday 6/22Sunday 6/23
1:00 pm
1:00 pm
Robot Dreams

Dog lives in Manhattan and he's tired of being alone. One day he decides to build himself a robot, a companion. Their friendship blossoms, until they become inseparable, to the rhythm of 80's NYC. One summer night Dog, with great sadness, is forced to abandon Robot at the beach. Will they ever meet again?

Friday 6/21Saturday 6/22Sunday 6/23Monday 6/24Tuesday 6/25Wednesday 6/26
6:00 pm
5:00 pm
7:15 pm
5:00 pm
6:15 pm
6:00 pm
8:15 pm
Silence of the Lambs

B-movie superproducer Roger Corman's own filmography is just part of what makes him a Hollywood legend, as many of the performers and creatives who got their start on his productions went on to massive influence and mainstream success. So it seemed appropriate to include at least one tangential work in our Corman tribute, and we picked a heavy hitter: Jonathan Demme's masterpiece THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, which famously overcame its grim subject matter to sweep all five major categories at the 1992 Academy Awards. Watch out for Corman in a cameo role! (Screening in an optional double bill Monday 6/24 with CAGED HEAT, Demme's salacious, Corman-produced debut from 1974.)

Friday 6/21Saturday 6/22Sunday 6/23Monday 6/24
8:15 pm
7:15 pm
8:45 pm
Terror In The Woods

Join us Saturday June 22 as Knoxville Horror Film Fest and FrightWorks Haunted House present their annual "Terror In The Woods" double feature & haunted trail, hosted by Ijams Nature Center as part of their Movies Under The Stars outdoor screening series! This year's event spotlights two blood-sucking favorites we didn't have room for in last October's "Vampires" film series at Central Cinema... the fun starts when the sun goes down!

Saturday 6/22
7:00 pm
Deathstalker

Tiring of the "business" end of the film business as he approached his 60s, Roger Corman sold his studio New World Pictures in 1983 to renew his focus on movie producing. One of his first projects as a renewed independent was DEATHSTALKER, which capitalized cheaply and charmingly on the mainstream success of 1982's CONAN THE BARBARIAN and kicked off a string of Argentina-based Corman productions that would continue through the end of the decade. A modest hit thanks to the burgeoning cable TV and home video markets, DEATHSTALKER spawned three sequels and will be resurrected next year in a planned remake from PSYCHO GOREMAN director Steven Kostanski and superfan executive producer Slash.

Saturday 6/22
9:25 pm
Caged Heat

Celebrated director Jonathan Demme (STOP MAKING SENSE, PHILADELPHIA) was one of many cinematic superstars to cut their teeth in the B-movie boot camp that was Roger Corman's New World Pictures. After co-writing a pair of "women in prison" cheapies for Corman, Demme claimed the director's chair for 1974's CAGED HEAT, which remains one of the disreputable genre's most notable entries thanks to cinematography from Tak Fujimoto, music by the Velvet Underground's John Cale, and a (relatively!) socially conscious, three-dimensional approach thanks to Demme's script and direction. (Screening in an optional double feature with Demme's 1991 masterpiece THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, featuring Fujimoto behind the camera and Corman in a notable cameo role.)

Monday 6/24
7:00 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 6/25
8:30 pm
Janet Planet

In rural Western Massachusetts, 11-year-old Lacy (Zoe Ziegler) spends the summer of 1991 at home, enthralled by her own imagination and the attention of her mother, Janet (Julianne Nicholson). As the months pass, three visitors enter their orbit, all captivated by Janet and her spellbinding nature. In her solitary moments, Lacy inhabits an inner world so extraordinarily detailed that it begins to seep into the outside world

Thursday 6/27Friday 6/28Saturday 6/29Sunday 6/30Monday 7/1Tuesday 7/2Wednesday 7/3Thursday 7/4
6:30 pm
5:00 pm
3:00 pm
7:45 pm
6:00 pm
4:30 pm
4:30 pm
Humanist Vampire 3

Sasha is a young vampire with a serious problem: she's too sensitive to kill! When her exasperated parents cut off her blood supply, Sasha's life is in jeopardy. Luckily, she meets Paul, a lonely teenager with suicidal tendencies who is willing to give his life to save hers. But their friendly agreement soon becomes a nocturnal quest to fulfill Paul's last wishes before day breaks.

Thursday 6/27Friday 6/28Saturday 6/29Sunday 6/30Monday 7/1Tuesday 7/2Wednesday 7/3
9:00 pm
6:00 pm
3:00 pm
5:30 pm
8:40 pm
9:30 pm
X

In 1979, a group of young filmmakers set out to make an adult film in a secluded farmhouse in rural Texas. Their reclusive, elderly hosts take a special interest in their young guests and, as night falls in, the couple’s leering interest takes a violent turn.

Saturday 6/29Sunday 6/30Monday 7/1Tuesday 7/2Wednesday 7/3Thursday 7/4
7:30 pm
9:15 pm
Pearl web

Prepare yourself for the latest chapter in Ti West's smash slasher saga (MAXXXINE starts July 5!) as we return to the original scene of the crime with X and PEARL, screening in an optional double feature June 29 & July 4!

Saturday 6/29Sunday 6/30Monday 7/1Tuesday 7/2Wednesday 7/3Thursday 7/4
9:45 pm
7:00 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 7/2
7:30 pm
Maxine

In 1980s Hollywood, adult film star and aspiring actress Maxine Minx (Mia Goth) finally gets her big break. But as a mysterious killer stalks the starlets of Hollywood, a trail of blood threatens to reveal her sinister past.

Wednesday 7/3Thursday 7/4Friday 7/5Saturday 7/6Sunday 7/7Monday 7/8Tuesday 7/9Wednesday 7/10Thursday 7/11Friday 7/12Saturday 7/13Sunday 7/14Monday 7/15Tuesday 7/16Wednesday 7/17Thursday 7/18
7:00 pm
5:00 pm
7:30 pm
10:00 pm
2:30 pm
5:00 pm
7:30 pm
10:00 pm
3:00 pm
5:30 pm
8:00 pm
6:00 pm
8:30 pm
4:00 pm
9:25 pm
6:00 pm
8:30 pm
4:00 pm
8:00 pm
4:30 pm
7:00 pm
9:30 pm
4:00 pm
6:30 pm
9:00 pm
3:00 pm
8:30 pm
6:30 pm
9:00 pm
6:30 pm
9:00 pm
4:45 pm
9:45 pm
4:00 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
Roast battle June

Join us as Justin Mays & host Brandi Augustus present a monthly lineup of the area's hottest comedians, all locked in heated battle for fun and prizes! Who will achieve the sharpest diss? Who will best mask their unraveling emotional state as they struggle to recover from said diss? Who will be crying after the show... and who will have the last laugh? Come find out the second-to-last Wednesday of each month!

Wednesday 7/17
7:30 pm
OVAExtreme

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

Monday 7/29
8:30 pm
The Room

Join us as we welcome Greg Sestero back to Central Cinema for a special presentation of this cult masterpiece, screening back to back with director Tommy Wiseau's thrilling new sharksploitation joint BIG SHARK!

Friday 8/16
7:00 pm
Big Shark

You asked, and we listened: Tommy Wiseau's sharkploitation odyssey comes to Central Cinema with special guest Greg Sestero in tow, screening back-to-back with their notorious 2003 cult masterpiece THE ROOM!

Friday 8/16
9:30 pm