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Daniel Isn't Real was a dark, wonderfully-directed highlight of this year's Knoxville Horror Film Fest, and winner of the Audience Award for Best Feature Film. Join us as we offer a limited engagement of this exceptional thriller, sure to be named among the year's best horror films.

Knoxville-based filmmaker Paul Harrill brings his latest feature -- lauded at Sundance and beyond for, among other things, Jim Gaffigan's unexpectedly moving performance -- home to Central Cinema.

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Central Cinema is thrilled to present Errol Morris' controversial, long delayed documentary, which trains his probing lens on right-wing kingmaker Steve Bannon.

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The Knoxville 54 Film Festival presents a special "54 FLASHBACK" program, highlighting selected Knoxville 54 Film Fest favorites from past years.

DATEFriday 12/13
6:00 pm

Join us for a very special Friday The 13th Late Show presentation as we follow up the 54 FLASHBACK local filmmaking showcase with a program of choice fan-made films themed around horror's premiere franchise.

DATEFriday 12/13
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The perennial TV favorite comes back to the big screen this holiday season at Central Cinema, paired (optionally, of course) with director Bob Clark's 1974 seasonal slasher Black Christmas!

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The Discourse around this year's Joker put Scorsese's underseen dramatic farce back on a lot of people's watchlists, and we're pleased to present it as part of our Scorsese Directors Series.

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Our Masters of Christmas: Bob Clark double feature pairs the family classic A Christmas Story with its director's breakthrough film, which pioneered not only holiday horror but the slasher film itself.

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Our quest to pack our calendar with holiday cheer has yielded yet another supreme oddity with this 1959 film, often called Santa Claus Vs The Devil.

DATETuesday 12/17Wednesday 12/18
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Following its resurrection for American audiences in 2018, Dial Code Santa Claus has become one of our favorite yuletide movie treats, and we're bringing it back so everyone can get in on the fun!

DATETuesday 12/17Wednesday 12/18Thursday 12/19
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Our Enjoy The Silents early film series gets in on the holiday fun as series curator Kelly Robinson presents a selection of winter-centric silent goodies, including the return of a crowd-pleasing favorite from last December's program.

DATEWednesday 12/18
7:00 pm

After helping us with some tremendous feature presentations over the last few months, the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound returns to its regular monthly screening format with a new program of local holiday treasures culled from the TAMIS vault.

DATEThursday 12/19
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Join us for a special ONE NIGHT ONLY Late Show presentation of this outlandish low-budget action comedy, with filmmakers in attendance!

DATEFriday 12/20
10:30 pm

The Muppets make their Central Cinema screen debut in this peerless, Rizzo-infused adaptation of Charles Dickens' Christmas classic.

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Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" has offered a reliable frame for many a Christmastime entertainment, but for our money Richard Donner's 1988 take has more to say about contemporary culture than most -- and offers an obscene amount of fun for your holiday moviegoing buck.

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Salomé Cabaret is proud to present a revival of one of their favorite subjects for Boobs Over Broadway 2 : A Burlesque Tribute to Musical Theater!

DATESaturday 12/21
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Join us Christmas Eve & Christmas Day for this family Christmas classic about a man who murders Santa Claus and usurps his throne. Will absolute power corrupt absolutely? Find out in this heartwarming comedy!

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Some people say it's the best Christmas movie. Some people say it's not a Christmas movie at all. We don't want to get political here... but we do think that everyone should take the time to judge the facts for themselves, and this December 24-25 that means watching John McClane outwit terrorists at Central Cinema.

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The Harry Potter saga reaches its most heart-rending chapter, setting the stage for January's double-feature sendoff.

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Consider this our Christmas gift to you: the Quebecois kid-flick oddity seen by few in the US but remembered by each of them whether they liked it or not. This is simultaneously weapons-grade Bonkers cinema and fun for the whole family... don't miss out!

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Our Martin Scorsese winter Directors Series hits its most recent entry with this Bostonian riff on Hong Kong classic Infernal Affairs, starring Jack Nicholson as a ruthless mob boss and latter-day Scorsese muse Leonardo DiCaprio as an undercover cop who -- get this -- finds himself in too deep.

DATESaturday 12/28Sunday 12/29
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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 12/31
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