Filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard once said, "The cinema is truth at 24 frames per second," making slo-mo sports replays and sped-up Benny Hill gags nothing but cruel, cruel lies. Get the real deal with today's Groupon: for $10, you get one movie ticket (a $10 value), a large popcorn (a $6 value), and a medium soda (a $4 value) at Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington (a $20 total value). This Groupon can only be used for entrance into featured films, not discussions or special events.
Film fanatics flock to Cinema Arts Centre to get their fix of foreign, independent, and other hard-to-find flicks. Upcoming attractions include Mao's Last Dancer, Australian filmmaker Bruce Beresford’s inspirational story about a young ballet dancer's climb from poverty to international stardom; Get Low, inspired by the true story of Felix “Bush” Breazeale, and starring Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, and Bill Murray; and Mesrine: Killer Instinct and Mesrine: Public Enemy #1, a thrilling two-part snapshot of France’s most famous gangster, as well as a story about 101 freckled puppies dodging a cruel women in a fur coat. Pair your celluloid eyeball feast with some freshly popped organic popcorn doused with all-natural butter and a fountain soda infused with the fizzy essence of imported giggles.
Since the inception of the repertory cinema in 1973, Cinema Arts Centre has established itself as one of Long Island's premier venues, not just for movies, but for live events as well, hosting concerts and Q&A sessions with filmmakers, authors, musicians, scholars, and confused people who just want to find the bathroom. Attached to the theater is the Sky Room café, which serves up a variety of organic and vegetarian snacks using biodegradable plates and utensils for a quick nosh free of guilt-ridden mental images of hysterically weeping bald eagles.
The Long Island Press named Cinema Arts Centre the Best Movie Theater on Long Island. Yelpers give the business an average of five stars, and eight Yahoo! Locals give it a 4.5-star average. More than 3,800 Facebookers are fans:
- What can be said about Cinema Arts Centre that hasn’t been already? At the film forefront with independent and foreign cinema, behind-the-scenes discussions and quirky film symposiums, CAC is a rare gem. With so many theaters trading integrity for stadium seating and blockbusters, CAC has remained the vanguard of respected cinema, inviting patrons not only to see films, but experience the world in which they exist. That’s why Press readers have voted it one of the Best of L.I. for half a decade. – Long Island Press
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