Private & Public Rentals

Looking to make your next event unique? Central Cinema is a casual, intimate 88-seat venue servicing a wide range of private & public rental needs. Birthday parties, film premieres, video gaming, company gatherings, sponsored documentaries, comedy shows, conferences, benefit screenings, live music… we can do it all.


For invitation-only events we ask a facility rental fee ($200 – $250) as well as a minimum spend at our snack bar ($125 – $150), which features everything from Knoxville’s alleged best popcorn to an array of quality beers & ciders. For more details please click through to our Private Rental guidelines.


If you’d like to present a Central Cinema screening or live event, let us know what you’ve got in mind and we’ll work from there! Most public bookings hinge on a snack bar guarantee… the more people you bring out, the less you pay to put it on. For more details please click through to our guidelines for Live Events and Custom Screenings.


Though we’re sometimes able to squeeze people in on shorter notice, we recommend scheduling a month or two in advance for broadest date/time availability. Please use the form below to get the ball rolling, including as much information as possible about your prospective event! We’ll reach out within a few days.

Rental Inquiry Form

Our $89 Deluxe Annual Membership package offers movie fans a chance to show their support for Central Cinema while enjoying discounts and special perks, including:

  • Everyday savings ($2 off your ticket, $1 off popcorn, 20% off merchandise)
  • $5 “Member Monday” tickets every Monday
  • Free pinback button with every visit
  • Enrollment in our Central Cinema Loyalty Program
  • Discounted series & special event passes
  • Reduced rental & advertising rates
  • Custom membership card featuring a film of your choice
  • Access to members-only screenings and events

You can now purchase your Annual Membership via our VTix portal. Sign up now and start enjoying member perks today!

Already a member? Log in here to confirm your online account, check your points balance or adjust your information.