Board Games, Comedy and More at Cinema Arts This Month

Cinema Arts Centre’s July calendar is packed with film, board games, stand-up comedy and plenty more. Some events are free.

For anyone looking for a variety of entertainment, here’s a quick look at some of their offerings.


Tuesday, July 2 at 7:30 pm

Members $12 | Public $17

This s documentary from BAFTA-nominated directors, Jacqui and David Morris, traces the extraordinary life of Rudolf Nureyev, the legendary dancer who transcended fame in the dance world to become a pop culture icon of his time. (UK, 2019, 115 Mins, NR, English | Dir. David & Jacqi Morris)





The Women Of Pre-Code at MGM: The Naughty Lion (Three Day Film Class)
Three Tuesdays, July 2nd, 9th, and 16th at 7:30 PM
Members $40 | Public $50

During the four year period (1930-1934) before the Hays code was enforced, Hollywood released many very risqué films with empowered female characters. Film Historian Philip Harwood will explore women in the pre-code era at MGM studios: how women were presented, and the types of subject matter displayed.  We will view and discuss three films:

Madam Satan (1930, Dir. Cecil B. DeMille, 116 min.)-July 2nd

A Free Soul (1931, Dir. Clarence Brown, 93 min.)-July 9th

Red Headed Woman (1932, Dir. Jack Conway, 79min.)-July 16th


 Free Board Game Night

Wednesday July 3rd and July 31st at 7:00 PM

FREE and open to all

Looking for the opportunity to play some board games, meet some fun people, and hang out on a Wednesday night? Join us in the Sky Room Café for Board Game Night!


Fight Club (20th Anniversary Screening)

Friday, July 5 at 10 pm

Members $7 | Public $12

Don’t miss this rare big screen 20th anniversary celebration. Gen X disillusionment builds to a blow-it-all-up primal scream in David Fincher’s gutpunching instant classic. Edward Norton is a soul-dead yuppie who finds he only feels alive when he’s getting beaten to a pulp by Brad Pitt’s charmingly nihilistic Tyler Durden—and it turns out lots of other men feel the same way. Fight Club is both a tour de force of visceral filmmaking and a wickedly funny treatise on violence, masculinity, consumerism, and 1990s alienation. (USA, 1999, 139 Mins, R, English | Dir. David Fincher)





Suburbia (Cult Café)

Saturday, July 6th at 10:00 PM

Members $5 | Public $7

The Definitive punk rock coming of age film, and Penelope Spheeris‘ follow up to her groundbreaking punkumentary “The Decline Of Western Civilization”, Suburbia tells the story of a group of runaway punks squatting in abandoned tract housing in Los Angeles in a time when punk wasn’t just a style of clothes you could buy at the mall. Featuring a cast of real street kids and musicians include Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers and Chris Pedersen of SIN 34. Featuring live performances from D.I.T.S.O.L. and The Vandals.(USA, 1983, 94 Min., R | Dir. Penelope Spheeris)


George Harrison: The Nectar of Devotion (Music Legends Live: Educational Lecture)

Tuesday, July 9 at 7:30 PM
Members $12 | Public $17

George Harrison’s musical career with the Beatles took him on a path to finding spiritual meaning, starting a chance meeting with Ravi Shankar. He began studying Vedic books and spiritual masters and by 1966-1967 his music reflected his new found belief. This lecture will examine George Harrison’s spiritual beliefs and musical growth as an artist, transcendental seeker and cultural icon. Presented by Shelley Archives Inc, Approximately 110 minutes






Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Di Qiu Zui Hou De Ye Wan)

Wednesday, July 10th at 7:30 PM
$7 Members | $12 Public

Long Day’s Journey Into Night is a mesmerizing and mysterious neo-noir about a solitary man haunted by loss and regret, told in two parts: the first an achronological detective story, the second a nocturnal dream bordering on hallucination. Again centering on his native province of Guizhou in southwest China, the director has created a film like nothing you’ve seen before. China’s biggest arthouse hit of all time, the film took in more than $40 million dollars in its opening weekend at the domestic box office. (China, France, 2018, 138 Mins, NR, Mandarin | Dir. Bi Gan)






The Cure – Anniversary 1978-2018 Live in Hyde Park London

Thursday, July 11 at 7:30pm

Members $12 | Public $17

We are thrilled to bring The Cure – Anniversary 1978-2018 Live in Hyde Park to the cinema this July!  From Lovesong to Lullaby, from Boys Don’t Cry to Burn, from Fascination Street to Friday I’m in Love, Robert Smith and his exceptional band – Simon Gallup, Jason Cooper, Roger O’Donnell and Reeves Gabrels – take us on a magical trip through time in this extraordinary event celebrating four decades of groundbreaking music. Runtime: 2hrs 17min






Maiden (Opening night screening with ‘Maiden’ sailor Dawn Riley and Oak Cliff Sailing)

Friday, July 12, 7:30pm

Members $20 | Public $25

Exhilarating, suspenseful, and emotionally charged, this powerful new documentary chronicles the unprecedented journey of Tracy Edwards, a 24-yearold charter boat cook, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World sailing race in 1989. Long dismissed and belittled as the only woman crewmember on the ships where she worked, British sailor Tracy Edwards set out to prove herself in the biggest way possible. She assembled the world’s first all-female international crew and entered the Whitbread Round the World Race (rechristened the Volvo Ocean Race in 2001), a 32,000 mile global circumnavigation competitionthat, until then, had been the exclusive domain of male seafarers. With its fundraising challenges and heated rivalries, the journey to prepare the Maiden was already complicated. But it was just the beginning of an epic adventure. Facing sexist condescension from both her male competition and the media before they even set sail, Edwards and her inspiring crew were determined to prove the naysayers wrong. (UK, 2019, 97 Mins., PG, English | Dir. Alex Holmes)

(Maiden will play at the Cinema Arts Centre for a full run following the opening night event)






Piranha (Cult Café)

Saturday, July 13th at 10:00 PM

Members $5 | Public $7

From Roger Corman and Joe Dante, Piranha is one of the most beloved B-movies riding the wave of the huge success of Jaws. The film tells the story of a river being infested by lethal, genetically altered piranha fish, threatening the lives of the local inhabitants and the visitors to a nearby summer resort. (USA, 1978, 95 Min., R | Dir. Joe Dante)








Jane: An Abortion Service (Community Connections/ Presented with Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic)

Monday, July 15th at 7:30 pm

$12 Members | $17 Public

Includes Q&A and Reception with special guest Abby Pariser, a former member of JANE, the Chicago Abortion Service, and Lauren La Magna, Public Affairs Manager at Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic

Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival, this compelling examination of a little-known chapter in women’s history tells the story of “Jane”, the Chicago-based women’s health group who performed nearly 12,000 safe illegal abortions between 1969 and 1973 with no formal medical training. (USA, 1995, 60 Mins., NR, English | Dir. Kate Kirtz & Nell Lundy)







Inception (on 35mm)

Wednesday, July 17th at 7:30 pm 

$7 Members | $12 Public

Archival 35mm print! Christopher Nolan (Memento, Dunkirk) writes and directs this mind-bending, Oscar-winning exploration of dreamscapes, timelines, and the unconscious in one of the most visually striking and boldly executed films of his career. With an ensemble cast led by Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Tom Hardy, and Michael Caine, Inception is a nuanced journey into the depths of our imagination, delusions, and desires. (USA, UK, 2010, 148 Mins, PG-13, English | Dir. Christopher Nolan).






Romeo & Juliet (Broadcast from the Royal Opera House)

Thursday, July 18th at 2:00 PM

$12 Members | $17 Public

Shakespeare’s tale of two star-crossed lovers is brought to life by Kenneth MacMillan’s sensuous and vividly detailed choreography in his outstanding 20th-century ballet masterpiece. Approximate running time: 3 hours 15 minutes, including two intervals







Jazz After Hours feat The Franklin Rankin Trio

Friday, July 19th at 9:30 PM

Members and Students $10 | Public $15

Come and enjoy a night of Jazz Fusion and Hip-Hop. Beer and Wine available.

Capricorn One (Cult Café)

Saturday, July 20th at 10:00 PM

Members $5 | Public $7

For the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, we bring you this gripping conspiracy thriller about Capricorn One—the first manned mission to Mars turns out to be a hoax, The crew of astronauts are being held captive, the conspiracy is known to only a few officials until alert technician Elliot Whitter (Robert Walden) notices that ground control receives the crew’s television transmissions before the spacecraft telemetry arrives, he escapes sharing the story with journalist Robert Caulfield (Elliott Gould) who will stop at nothing to get the truth out. (USA, 1978, 124 Min., PG | Dir. Peter Hyams)

Photograph (Sunday Schmooze – Bagel Breakfast and a Movie)

Sunday, July 21, Bagels 10 am, Film 11 am

$11 Members | $16 Public

Two lives intersect in Mumbai and develop a connection that transforms them in ways that they could not expect in this tender romance from the director of The Lunchbox.(India/USA, 2019, 108 Mins, PG-13, Hindi & English | Dir. Ritresh Batra)

Iyengar: The Man, Yoga, and The Student’s Journey

Monday, July 22 at 7:30 pm

$12 Members | $17 Public

Hailed as “the Michelangelo of yoga” and considered to be one of the most important masters in the world, B.K.S. Iyengar is credited with bringing the ancient art of yoga to the modern masses. Thanks to exclusive, intimate access to this legendary yogi, Jake Clennell’s documentary Iyengar: The Man, Yoga, The Student’s Journey is able to showcase the profound spirituality embedded in his practiceBorn in Southern India 100 years ago, the legendary guru is the founder of Iyengar Yoga, a form of Hatha known for its rigorous mental and spiritual focus. Filmed before he passed away in 2014, this intimate portrait centres on Iyengar’s legacy and teachings, while illuminating the life-changing holistic methods at the core of his philosophy. (USA & India, 2018, 107 Mins, NR, English | Dir. Jake Clennell)

Little Orphant Annie (on 35mm / Anything But Silent)
Tuesday, July 23rd at 7:30 PM

$11 Members | $16 Public | With live theater organ accompaniment by Ben Model

Based on the famous poem by James Whitcomb Riley that later inspired the Little Orphan Annie comic strip, this delightful blend of fantasy and reality tells the quintessential tale of an abused waif who uses grit, imagination, and an irresistibly sunny disposition to overcome hardship. Little Orphant Annie is notable for its It is also thought to be the earliest surviving Colleen Moore film, shot before her rise to stardom in the 1920s. Little Orphant Annie has been painstakingly reconstructed by independent archivist Eric Grayson using materials from the Library of Congress and assorted film collectors. (USA, 1918, 57 Mins., 35mm, Silent with English Intertitles | Dir. Colin Campbell)







Steven Spielberg’s JAWS – with Screenwriter Carl Gottlieb in person

Wednesday, July 24 at 7:00pm

Members $20 | Public $30

Join Jaws screenwriter Carl Gottlieb (who was on set throughout the filming of Spielberg’s famed shark epic) for a screening of Jaws, followed by an in-depth discussion of the making of the thrilling masterpiece that set the standard for the new Hollywood popcorn blockbuster while frightening millions of moviegoers out of the water. (USA, 1975, 124 min., R, Dir. Steven Spielberg)

The Lehman Trilogy (National Theatre Live Broadcast)

Thursday July 25th at 2:00 PM


Thursday, August 1st at 7:00 PM

Members $20 | Public $25

Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons. On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins. 163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history. This critically acclaimed and five-time Olivier Award nominated play features stunning set design from Es Devlin (NT Live: Hamlet) and will be broadcast live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season. Running time: approx. 240 minutes

Josh Gondelman (Stand-Up Comedy in the Café)

Friday, July 26 at 9:30

Members $13 / Public $17

Josh Gondelman is a writer and comedian who incubated in Boston before moving to New York City, where he currently lives and works as a writer and producer for Desus and Mero on Showtime. Previously, he spent five years at Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, first as a web producer and then as a staff writer. In 2016, he made his late night standup debut on Conan (TBS), and he recently made his network tv debut on Late Night With Seth Meyers (NBC). Josh’s upcoming album Dancing On a Weeknight is available April 19th on Blonde Medicine Records. (His last comedy album Physical Whisper debuted in March of 2016 at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts (as well as #4 on the Billboard comedy chart). Offstage, Josh has earned two Peabody Awards, three Emmy awards, and two WGA Awards for his work on Last Week Tonight.

Our Gang – Pint Sized Comedy Masters (Sky Room Talk Educational Lecture)

Saturday, July 27 at 11:00 am

Members $7 | Public $12 | Free for Kids 12 and Under

Join film historian Glenn Andreiev for a laugh filled class spotlighting Producer Hal Roach’s unstoppable Rascals. The depression era antics of Our Gang (aka The Little Rascals) have become for many, well memorized gems of American folklore. Clips from their silent-era beginnings, their early talkie zenith, and their later years at MGM will be presented.  Included will be a look into Hal Roach’s wild comedy factory. Relive the fun as Our Gang, along with Pete the Pooch, face down bizarre criminals of all sizes, Butch the bully, Algebra the crazed Mule, pirates, a prize-filled groaning cake, and more.

Pulp Fiction (Cult Café/ 25th Anniversary Screening)

Saturday, July 27th at 10:00 PM

Members $5 | Public $7

The 2nd film by Quentin Tarantino follows three main interrelated stories revolving around Mob contract killer Vincent Vega (John Travolta), his partner in crime Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson), a violent crime boss Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames), his aspiring actress wife Mia (Uma Thurman) and aging prizefighter Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis). Also starring Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Eric Stoltz, Rosanna Arquette & Christopher Walken. (USA, 1994, 154 Min., R | Dir. Quentin Tarantino)






Curing the Incurable – with Gary Null in person

Sunday, July 28th at 12:00 PM

Members $11 | Public $16

Join alternative health practitioner Gary Null as he explores how leading doctors have treated & reversed “incurable” cases without drugs or surgery. In his newest film, Gary Null, interviews medical experts, doctors, nurses, and psychologists, who are using new techniques, cutting edge science, along with breakthrough methods, to restore people to optimal health.

Making Memories at the Movies – Beach Party (Special event for people with dementia and their care partners)

Monday, July 29 at 11:00 am

Admission $5 | Popcorn and beverages served | Registration is required. RSVP: 631-423-7610 x19 (Cinema Box Office).

Making Memories at the Movies is a unique program designed for people living with dementia and their care partners. Individuals of all ages will enjoy clips of classic films followed by guided conversation and reminiscence. Recognizing that movies have the power to spark memories and create emotional connections, Making Memories at the Movies presents an opportunity to engage in discussion while socializing with others in the natural setting of The Cinema Arts Centre.

Bal Ej: The Hidden Jews of Ethiopia (With Director Irene Orleansky in person)

Wednesday, July 31st at 6:00 PM

$12 Members | $17 Public

Featuring a Q&A with Director Irene Orleansky led by Rabbi Lina Zerbarini of Kehillath Shalom Synagogue

This fascinating new documentary lifts the curtains of hundreds of years of secrecy to reveal the history, customs and culture of a remarkable and little known community of Jews in Ethiopia. Following a hundred year old account of the prominent Jewish Polish scholar Jacque Faitlovich, filmmaker Irene Oreleansky travels to the Horn of Africa to explore a secret sect of Jewish Ethiopians. Named Bal Ej, craftsmen, for their artisan skills, they have been persecuted by their Orthodox Christian neighbors who slandered them as evil-eyed and hyena-people and have been deprived of the basic rights such as land ownership, forcing them to adopt crafts such as pottery, weaving and blacksmithing. Fearing persecution they outwardly disguise themselves as Christians, and practice Judaism in strict secrecy. The synagogues are hidden deep in the mountains and had never before been visited by strangers. Some of their ancient traditions trace back to biblical times and have been completely forgotten by the rest of the world. (Israel & Ethiopia, 2016, 97 Mins, NR, English | Dir. Irene Oreleansky)

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