Upcoming Special Events, Film Screens at Cinema Arts

Whether you are fanatic about Halloween themed screenings, live musical performances, stand-up comedy, documentary films or cult classics, the Cinema Arts Centre offers a variety of special events for every age all month long. October highlights include, a Tim Burton themed ball, educational talk on pre-code horror, Rocky Horror Picture Show, and more!

Pre-Code Horror (Sky Room Talk)
Monday, October 7th at 7:30 PM
$12 Members | $17 Public
Relaxed motion picture censorship in the early 1930s let depression-era horror film directors go hog wild. Visually audacious tales of mad scientists, panther women, urban cannibals and sex-starved big game hunters had depression-era audiences mobbing the theaters. Returning film historian Glenn Andreiev presents a one-night class of unforgettable pre-code horror movies. Incredible film clips, and stories of clashes with censors fill the evening.

Metallica S&M2
Wednesday, October 9 at 7:30pm
Members $12 / Public $17
On October 9, 2019, Trafalgar Releasing presents S&M2, a must-see celebration of the 20th anniversary of Metallica’s groundbreaking S&M concerts and album recorded with the San Francisco Symphony. See them once again perform with the Symphony as legendary conductor Michael Tilson Thomas leads a portion of the show, kicking off his final season in San Francisco. Recorded live on September 6th and 8th, the shows also commemorate the opening of the state-of-the-art Chase Center, a historic addition to the city’s water front. Including several tracks from the original ’99 release as well as symphonic versions of new songs released since then, this theatrical release gives millions of fans around the world the chance to eclipse time and experience the show as a modern-day big screen concert. 2 Hours 30 Mins

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari with live accompaniment by The Invincible Czars
Thursday, October 10th at 8:00 PM
$11 Members | $16 Public
In what Roger Ebert called “the first true horror film”, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, transports us into a nightmarish delirium- rife with distorted perspectives and unnerving shadows- to tell the story of an insane hypnotist who uses a somnambulist to commit a series of murders. The haunting synth-heavy score provided by The Invincible Czars’ for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari helps to craft the atmosphere of a warped world of fear and menace. (Germany, 1920, 76 Mins, Silent w/ English intertitles | Dir. Robert Wiene)

Rabid (Cult Café)
Saturday, October 12th at 10:00 pm
$5 Members | $7 Public
David Cronenberg’s classic body horror film in which Rose (Marilyn Chambers) becomes injured in a motorcycle accident and undergoing a surgical operation, develops an orifice under one of her armpits that hides a phallic stinger that she uses to feed on people’s blood. Soon, those she feeds upon become infected, whose bite spreads the disease and soon causes massive chaos. (USA / 1977 / 91 Min. / R / Dir. David Cronenberg)

Words From A Bear (Indigenous Peoples’ Day Screening)
Monday, October 14th at 7:30
$12 Members | $17 Public
With Director Jeffrey Palmer in person!
Words from a Bear examines the enigmatic life of Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Navarro Scott Momaday, one of Native America’s most celebrated authors of poetry and prose. The film captures the essence of Momaday’s writings in relation to his unique American experience representing ancestry, place, and history. Cinematically this story takes a spiritual journey through the expansive landscapes of the West, when Momaday’s ancestors roamed the Great Plains with herds of buffalo, to the sand-painted valleys of Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico, where his imagination ripened and he showed superior writing skills as a young mission student. (USA, 2019, 85 Mins., NR, English | Dir. Jeffrey Palmer)

Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey (A Centennial Celebration of the invention of the Theremin)
Wednesday, October 16th at 7:30 PM
$12 Members | $17 Public
Featuring a performance and post-film discussion with thereminist, Rob Schwimmer, in conversation with musicologist, Olivia Mattis
Come take part in a worldwide celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the invention of one of the world’s most unique and beautiful instruments, the theremin.
Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey tells the remarkable true story of Leon Theremin, the Russian inventor of an electronic musical instrument called the theremin, which uses motion to produce a sliding ethereal sound. After eleven years spent in New York, Theremin is escorted back to Russia by the KGB and made to work on surveillance technology.
Rob Schwimmer (theremin) is a composer-pianist/keyboardist, thereminist, and Haken Continuum player. As a world class thereminist, Schwimmer has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Former co-director and founding member of the New York Theremin Society, his credits as theremin soloist include Simon & Garfunkel’s world tours, the Boston Pops, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Bobby McFerrin at Carnegie Hall and Gotye’s Ondioline Orchestra.

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (National Theatre Live)
Thursday, October 17th at 7:00 PM
$20 Members | $25 Public
Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom. Directed by Nicholas Hytner, the production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will build on the success of his immersive staging of Julius Caesar (NT Live 2018). The Bridge Theatre will become a forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot. 180 Mins.

The Everly Set: Sean Altman & Jack Skuller Celebrate The Everly Brothers
Thursday, October 17th, 2019 at 7:30pm
$10 for CAC and FMSH Members / $15 for Public
Noted NYC-based singer-songwriters Sean Altman & Jack Skuller pay tribute to their rock heroes, The Everly Brothers, in a show that takes you back to 1957 when teenagers Phil and Don Everly first burst on the scene and supercharged the vocal sound of rock’n’roll with sparkling harmonies that influenced The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Simon & Garfunkel, The Hollies, and The Bee Gees.


Friday Oct 18
October 18 at 7:30 pm
$12 Members | $17 Public
Costume contest at 9 pm with prizes provided by Nightmare Collectibles
The Nightmare Before Christmas is a stunningly original and visually delightful work of stop-motion animation that has become a cult phenomenon. Despite having recently presided over a very successful Halloween, Jack Skellington, aka the Pumpkin King, is bored with his job and feels that life in Halloweenland lacks meaning. Then he stumbles upon Christmastown and promptly decides to make the Yuletide his own. (USA, 1993, 76 Mins., PG, English | Dir. Tim Burton)

Saturday, October 19
October 19 at 11 am
$12 Members | $17 Public | Free for Kids 12 and Under
Day Two of the Burton Ball will feature a fun-filled morning event for our young Tim Burton fans. With an encore screening of the stop-motion classic, The Nightmare Before Christmas, followed by a youth costume contest in the cafe – with a huge selection of collectables and merchandise available.

Halloween II & Silent Rage (35mm Double Feature)
Sat, Oct 19 at 10:00 PM
Public $22 / Members $18

US | 92 min | Dir. Rick Rosenthal | 35mm
Picking up precisely where its predecessor left off, “Halloween II” follows the same ill-fated characters as they encounter the knife-wielding terror they left for dead in the first “Halloween”. But this time they discover the motive behind his savage actions. Written and produced by the original creators of “Halloween”, John Carpenter and Debra Hill, “Halloween II” brings back Jamie Lee Curtis as the hapless victim, as well as Donald Pleasence who reprises his role as Dr. Loomis, hot on the trail of the crazed psychopath.

US | 103 min | Dir. Michael Miller | 35mm
Chuck Norris, six-time World Karate Champion, stars in his first suspense film as the tough, street-fighting sheriff of a small Texas town terrorized by a psychotic killer. Norris is faced with the dilemma of stopping the invincible murderer, made virtually indestructible through genetic engineering. Excitement, horror, and romance prevail as Norris combats the killer.

Pedro Almodóvar’s Talk To Her (Habla Con Ella) (Sunday Schmooze: film and bagel breakfast)
Sunday, October 20th Bagels at 10AM Film at 11
$12 Members | $17 Public
Join us as we revisit a classic from the repertoire of master filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar. Halba Con Ella is an offbeat drama that explores the friendship of two men who come together while caring for two women in deep comas. (Spain, 2002, 112 Mins., R, Spanish | Dir. Pedro Almodóvar)

The Reckless Moment (Film Noir Classics)
Monday, October 21st at 7:30 PM
$11 Members | $16 Public
The legendary Max Ophuls (Letter from an Unknown Woman,La Ronde) directs this stylish suburban nightmare in which a California housewife (Joan Bennett) finds herself entangled with a shadowy Irish blackmailer (James Mason) after her daughter commits a scandalous crime. Ophuls weaves a tense web of sexual and romantic transgressions, acts of passion and restraint, and sinister nuclear families with everything to hide. (USA, 1949, 82 Mins, English | Dir. Max Ophuls)

The Nightingale
Wednesday, October 23rd at 7:30 PM
$7 Members | $12 Public
Representatives from The Safe Center will be on hand for support and to answer questions about violence against women
Set during the colonization of Australia in 1825, the film follows Clare (Aisling Franciosi), a 21-year-old Irish convict. Having served her 7-year sentence, she is desperate to be free of her abusive master, Lieutenant Hawkins who refuses to release her from his charge. Clare’s husband Aidan retaliates and she becomes the victim of a harrowing crime at the hands of the lieutenant and his cronies. When British authorities fail to deliver justice, Clare decides to pursue Hawkins, who leaves his post suddenly to secure a captaincy up north. Unable to find compatriots for her journey, she is forced to enlist the help of a young Aboriginal tracker Billy who grudgingly takes her through the rugged wilderness to track down Hawkins. (Australia, USA, Canada, 2019, 136 Mins, R, English, Aboriginal, Scottish Gaelic)
IMPORTANT NOTICE: This film contains graphic depictions of sexual and racial violence. Viewer discretion is advised.

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (Ieri Oggi Domani) (Italian Cinema)
Thursday, October 24 at 7:30 pm
Members $11 | Public $16
An original comedy that casts Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren in three different stories set throughout Italy. Witty and unforgettable, this gem from Vittorio de Sica was the 1964 Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film. (Italy, 1963, 119 Mins., Italian w English Subtitles | Dir. Vittorio De Sica)

Jo Firestone (Stand-up Comedy in the Café)
Friday, October 25 at 9:30 PM
$13 Members | $17 Public
Jo Firestone is a Brooklyn-based comedian who can be seen on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Joe Pera Talks With You, High Maintenance, Shrill, The Chris Gethard Show, and more. She can be heard on Maximum Fun’s Dr. Gameshow, a podcast she co-hosts with Manolo Moreno. Her album, “The Hits” is available on Comedy Central Records, and if you like puns, check out Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun Lovers

Rocky Horror Picture Show Shadowcast with Creatures of the Night!
Saturday, October 26 at 11 pm
$12 Members | $17 Public
In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a transvestite scientist. This showing includes a live performance, a raffle for Rocky Horror prizes, and a costume contest. Prop bags are not permitted at the performance but will be available for purchase. (USA, UK, 1975, 100 Mins., R, English | Dir. Jim Sharman)

A Star Is Born (1937)
Sunday, October 27
Bagel Brunch at 10 am | Film at 11 am
$12 Members | $17 Public
This program is the launch event for the Cinema Arts Centre’s annual fundraising campaign, The Vic Skolnick Life of our Cinema Campaign
From filmmaker William A. Wellman comes the original, timeless tale of Hollywood fantasy and heartbreak. When a young actress (Janet Gaynor) arrives in Hollywood with hopes of stardom, a chance encounter places her under the wing of older actor Norman Maine (Fredric March). Academy Award winner for Best Original Screenplay and nominated for 6 Academy Awards. (USA, 1937, 111 min., English | Dir. William A. Wellman)

Dracula (1931) starring Bela Lugosi
Tuesday, October 29th at 7:30
$11 Members | $16 Public
With live accompaniment by Ben Model
The first, and one of the most famous, of a storied and long line of horror films made by Universal Studios – this remains the definitive Dracula, thanks to Bela Lugosi’s legendary portrayal of the Count. Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel and subsequent stage plays, including a 1927 Broadway production starring Lugosi, helped to inform his cinematic approach to the legend. Unusually, Dracula did not have a specific score written for it. Film accompanist Ben Model will be on hand to fill the gaps by providing a live theatre organ underscore for the film. Dracula was selected for the National Film Registry in 2000. (USA, 1931, 75 Mins., English | Dir. Tod Browning)

New York Cat Film Festival
Wednesday October 30th at 7:30 PM
(Kitten Pop up & Raffle starting at 6:30)
$12 Members | $17 Public
Co-Presented with Golden Paw Society, Inc.
The annual Cat Film Festival is a philanthropic celebration through film of our relationship with the mysterious felines who share our world. This collection of short films from around the world educates, entertains, and help us explore the mystique of the fascinating felines who share our lives- benefitting a local animal welfare group that works on behalf of kitty cats. A portion of ticket sales benefit our friends at Golden Paw Society, Inc.

The Evil Dead – New 4k Remaster! (Cult Café)
Thursday / October 31 / 10pm
Members $7 / Public $12
Join us for a special Cult Cafe screening in the theater of Sam Raimi’s Iconic supernatural horror film starring Bruce Campbell as Ash Williams, who with a small group of friends are vacationing at an isolated cabin in the woods where they find a book; the Naturan Demanto (Necronomicon) along with an audio tape that, when played, releases a legion of demons and spirits, members of the group suffer from demonic possession, leading to increasingly gory mayhem now sharper, darker and redder than ever with a brand new 4K remaster! USA / 1981 / 85 MIN. / R / DIR. SAM RAIMI

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