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Spring Movies And Events At The Cinema Arts Centre

The mission of the Cinema Arts Centre is to bring the best in cinematic artistry to Long Island, and use the power of film to expand the awareness and consciousness of our community.
The Cinema Art Centre is located at 423 Park Avenue in Huntington.
Here are upcoming events and movie showings to enjoy this spring season.
Visit cinemaartscentre.org for more information and showtimes, and to purchase tickets.

Movie Trivia Night!
Hosted by Dan French
Members $7 | Public $11
Monday, April 1 at 8 p.m.
Movie Trivia Night is back in-person in the Sky Room Café at Cinema Arts Centre!
50 questions based all around film, actors and actresses, awards, and everything else associated with the world of film. Challenge like-minded film fans in a battle of wits for cash and other prizes. You can form teams, so bring some friends and work together. Feel free to come alone and play solo as well!
First Prize – $100 cash to the winning team!
Second Prize – Up to 4 CAC gift cards! (a value of $26 each)
Prizes are awarded to winning teams at the conclusion of the game after eligibility has been confirmed by the host. Prizes are limited to the stated amounts and awarded to the winning and second place team as a whole, not per player, regardless of the number of participants on each team.

Food, Inc. 2
Tuesday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m.
$16 Public | $10 Members
In Food, Inc. 2, the sequel to the 2008 Oscar®-nominated and Emmy®-award winning documentary, Food, Inc., filmmakers Robert Kenner and Melissa Robledo reunite with investigative authors Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma) and Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation) to take a fresh look at our efficient yet vulnerable food system.
Since the first film, multinational corporations have tightened their stronghold on the U.S. government. The system at large has robbed workers of a fair living wage, and profit focused corporations are proliferating a chemically formulated international health crisis by focusing on growing the market for ultra-processed foods.
The film centers around innovative farmers, future-thinking food producers, workers’ rights activists and prominent legislators such as U.S Senators Cory Booker and Jon Tester, who are facing these companies head-on to inspire change and build a healthier, more sustainable future. (USA, 2023, | Dir. Robert Kenner and Melissa Robledo)
Star Trek’s Melanie Smith In-Person
Presented with Trek Long Island, LI’s Star Trek Convention
Friday, April 19 at 7 p.m.
$16 Public | $10 Members
Join Star Trek’s Melanie Smith (Tora Ziyal, Deep Space 9) for a screening of one of the most iconic episodes of Star Trek Deep Space 9 – Episode 6 of Season 6, Sacrifice of Angels – followed by a panel discussion with Melanie and the Captain’s Quadrant Podcast.

Wayne’s World 2 –
With Live Concert By Pump!
Saturday, April 20 Concert at 8:30 p.m., film at 9:30 p.m.
$16 Public | $10 Members
Featuring a live acoustic performance by Pump The Ultimate Aerosmith Tribute Band in the cafe before the film!

Second Annual Long IslandJewish Film Festival
Kidnapped, Friday, May 3 and Sunday, May 5 at 7 p.m.
The Other Widow, Saturday, May 4 at 2 p.m. and Tuesday, May 7 at 7 p.m.
The Goldman Case, Saturday, May 4 at 4 p.m. and Monday, May 6 at 7 p.m.
How to Come Alive with Norman Mailer, Saturday, May 4 at 7 p.m.
The Ancient Law, Sunday, May 5 at 12 p.m.
Brighton Beach, Sunday, May 5 at 5 p.m.
Prices vary. See website for more details.

Stand Up / Sit Down
Comedian Ritch Shydner
Tuesday, May 7 at 8 p.m.
$40 Public | $30 Members
A staple of the late-night comedy scene in the ‘80s, Ritch Shydner has appeared on Late Night with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with both Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, and had his own HBO comedy special, One Night Stand. Host Steven Taub is an Emmy nominated documentary filmmaker whose body of work includes Laugh a Day.

Cinema Arts Centre Preview Club – Spring Season 2024
Hosted by Isil Bagdadi-Sergio
April 11 | April 25 | May 9 | May 23 | June 6 | June 13
Start Time is 7 p.m.
Full Spring Season Pass: $102 Members | $120 Public
As a member of the Cinema Arts Preview Club, you will attend special advance screenings of major new films prior to their New York release. The club features outstanding films from the festival circuit, always accompanied by discussions with guest speakers. Club members are invited to participate in the discussion. Films and guest speakers are a surprise until the night of the screening; you will be introduced to a wide range of high quality, discussion-provoking movies. The club is also a great social experience. Members will fill out comment cards at each film, and the results and choice opinions will be read at the next film. The Cinema Arts Preview Club promises many unforgettable evenings this season and for years to come.

I Love Lucy – Sky Room Talk
Monday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Hosted by film historian Glenn Andreiev
$18 Public | $12 Members
Everybody loves Lucy! Lucille Ball’s groundbreaking sitcom, I Love Lucy drew more viewers than the President Eisenhower Inauguration in 1953, or Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation in 1958. I Love Lucy is more than just a funny classic sitcom. Lucille Ball and her husband, Desi Arnaz pioneered many television production techniques. Legendary movie stars were always making cameo appearances with Lucy. Come to the Cinema as returning film historian Glenn Andreiev offers a one-night talk on this entertainment treasure! And remember, go easy on that “Vitameatavegamin” before you arrive!

Hard Luck Cafe
Presented with the Folk Music Society Of Huntington – Rod Abernethy and Abigail Dowd
Wednesday, May 15 at 7 p.m.
$20 Public | $15 Members
Rod Abernethy is an authentic southern folk troubadour, master acoustic guitarist, and award-winning songwriter and composer for film, TV and video games.
Abigail Dowd grew up under the longleaf pines in the Sandhills region of North Carolina. A singer-songwriter and guitarist known for her storytelling and command of an audience, she has been called “a writer of the highest caliber.”
—Submitted by the Cinema Arts Centre

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