COVID-19 UPDATE: We’re happy you found your way here. Purchasing a Central Cinema membership for yourself or a movie-loving loved one is the singe best way to help us out as we navigate an extended closure that threatens to set our business back to square one (or worse.) As a small token of our gratitude, all memberships purchased between March 10, 2020 and our eventual reopening will be good for a total of 14 months from our re-opening date.

Our $89 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
  • 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
  • Priority ticketing for high-volume screenings and special events

You can now purchase Annual Memberships via our web store. Sign up now and start enjoying member perks today!

Host an Event

Make Central Cinema the site of your group’s next public event! 

Partnered Screening (Paid Admission)
Got something unique in mind? Design your own custom public screening!
$250 - $650 event guarantee plus content licensing fees

Hosted Screening (Free Admission)
Hoping to reach your audience with a free film event? We can help with that too!
$200 - $600 event guarantee plus content licensing fees

Non-Theatrical Event
Our venue is perfect for a wide range of public gatherings & performances.
Custom events beyond standard film screenings are promoted, ticketed & presented by their hosts, with Central Cinema crew tending the snack bar and offering event support as needed. $250 - $1000+ event guarantee.

Fundraisers & More
Got an idea for something extra special? Let us know!
Arrangements vary.

In lieu of a facility rental fee, event host guarantees a certain threshold of ticket and/or concessions sales (’event guarantee’), agreeing to pay the balance if applicable... so the more people that show up, the less you pay! Guarantees differ based on day, time slot and other factors. Nearly all film/video screenings must be licensed for public exhibition. Favorable licensing rates may be available to the right organizations; if not, we’re happy to help you find and properly license titles that fit your budget.

To book your event please email us at services@centralcinemaknox.com

Private Rentals

Central Cinema is available to rent for a variety of purposes, from birthday parties & employee gatherings to business meetings & video post-production screenings. (Additional licensing fees may apply for film events.) Book your spot now!

Daytime Rental Rates (rental / guarantee)
Weekday Morning $150 / $75
Weekday Afternoon $200 / $100
Weekend Morning $250 / $125
Weekend Afternoon $400 / $225

Evening Rental Rates (rental / guarantee)
Monday & Tuesday $200 / $100
Wednesday & Thursday $300/ $150
Friday & Saturday $500 / $250
Sunday $450 / $225

Private events are intended to be unadvertised and invite-only. Pricing involves a set Rental fee (deposit required) and an additional concessions stand Guarantee, owed only (and only in part) if snack bar sales don’t reach the designated level. (The more people you bring in, the less you pay!) In addition to licensed film screenings we offer a range of activities including karaoke, home movie screenings and video gaming. Prices quoted are for a 2.5-hour rental period. Availability varies; book at least one month in advance for best date selection.

Special Private Rental Rate: Kids Birthday Parties
Throw your child a birthday to remember at Central Cinema!
$250 flat rental fee; add $50 for all-you-can-eat popcorn.

Special price is for a 2-hour rental period. Eligible start times run 10am-2pm weekdays or 10am-11am Saturday & Sunday unless existing programming conflicts. Special promotional rate is offered for children turning 12 & under. Outside party foods like cake & juice boxes are welcome, but skimping on adult snacks to boost concession sales is surely appreciated.

To book your rental please email us at services@centralcinemaknox.com

Ads & Sponsorships

We want to help your business, group or cause reach valuable demographics. Get seen at Central Cinema!

Presenting Sponsorship
Does one of our monthly series or upcoming film bookings hold specific appeal for your target audience? Put your name on it as a Presenting Sponsor!
existing bookings $250, series vary

On-Screen Advertising
Reach hundreds of savvy local consumers each week with your still or video ad!
Still Ads in preshow loop $100/wk, $300/mo
Video Ads before trailers $150/wk, $450/mo

To get your message up on screen, please email us at services@centralcinemaknox.com