Cinema Center

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Beginning this Friday, Fort Wayne Cinema Center is serving up a tasty assortment of holiday film fare, and this year's offbeat menu features something for everyone.

Jiawei Fang

Opening tonight at the Cinema Center, "The Music of Strangers" is a new documentary by Morgan Neville that explores Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble's concept of music as a universal language.

A few weeks ago, members of the Ensemble shared their techniques right here in Indiana, with the 2nd annual Global Musician Workshop, hosted by DePauw University.

Amanda Knauer Crismore

Fort Wayne's Cinema Center is celebrating its 40th anniversary in June of 2016 with a four day, Hobnobben Film Festival.

Courtesy/Todd Grimes

Thanks to PBS39 and Cinema Center, the spotlight is on amateur film and video makers Wednesday with the 5th annual Three Rivers Film Festival.

The 15 short films in this screening represent animation, drama, comedy and music video genres -- providing what event coordinator Todd Grimes calls "great exposure to a variety of different styles and artistic direction."

For a peek "behind the screen," WBOI's Julia Meek met with Grimes and one of the featured animators, Sarah Jones. 

Oscilloscope Laboratories

This weekend, Cinema Center will feature a special screening of the independent film, Animals

The movie was directed by Fort Wayne native Collin Schiffli. And it’s picking up accolades, and a lot of attention.

Last year, Animals won the “Courage by Storytelling” award at the South by Southwest Film Festival and has been picked up for national distribution.

And at 28 years old, Schiffli is younger than your typical feature film director. 

Courtesy / End Times Spasm Band

This Friday evening, Fort Wayne Cinema Center is presenting the first of a three-part silent film series with a one-time showing of Nosferatu, F.W. Murnau's classic 1922 adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula.

What makes these screenings special is that each boasts an original musical score composed and performed live by a local band, and Nosferatu will be hitting whole new heights of horror thanks to the efforts of the End Times Spasm Band.

Cinema Center in downtown Fort Wayne is known for showing movies you might not see elsewhere – everything from old classics, to indie films, and documentaries, to name a few. 

On Friday, Cinema Center patrons will see those movies in a new way: the theater has made the transition to digital projection.

That means no film, no reels, and no moving parts in the projection booth.

The change might seem small, but it means better picture quality and a wider selection of films for movie-goers.