June 13, 2018
Community Newsletter
CAC Hosts Summer Symposium on Creative Placemaking
The Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning, along with the Office of Cultural Affairs, held a forum, “Creating: The Downtown Experience” which was hosted the Cinema Arts Centre on Thursday, July 12. The symposium, focusing on creative placemaking, was arranged to assist local communities in their efforts to develop downtown experiences to stimulate the local economy, drive innovation, welcome cultural diversity, and foster civic engagement.

“Our downtowns are essential to keeping our region competitive and bringing the high skill, high knowledge workers we need to grow our local economy,” County Executive Steve Bellone said in a statement.

The panel included experts in the fields of commercial revitalization, the cultural industry, and representatives from various municipalities. It was sponsored by the Suffolk County Alliance of Chambers.

The Cinema is proud to help in the important work of helping local areas support arts and culture. It is an essential part of our role in the community, and we are glad to partner with local offices to promote these values.
Stay Up Late at the Cinema Arts Centre
By Ava Witonsky for Cinema Arts Centre

“T he moment the lights go down,” says sci-fi director JJ Abrams, “is often the best part.” This July, please join us after the sun goes down for our late-night screenings. This month’s array of diverse programming will allow everyone to find a feature they love – whether you’re a horror junkie, an art film devotee, a sucker for rom-com, or content with campy cult classics. Come join us at the Cinema Arts Centre and spend your summer nights by the silver screen! All films will begin at 10 PM.

To start off the month, gather your courage as we travel back to Crystal Lake for Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986) and Part VII: The New Blood (1988) . This special 35mm double-feature will begin on Friday, July 13th and end approximately at 1 AM.
Will you survive Jason’s vengeance? Bring your best hockey mask and come test your luck against the death-defying odds.

For the more faint of heart, help cheer on the Fab Four as they fend off the cartoonishly formidable Blue Meanies. On July 14th, we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ animated feature Yellow Submarine (1968) . With its rainbow palette and abstract style, the film is visually reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland and the art of MC Escher. Whether you’re a fan of the Liverpool lads or searching for a unique artistic experience, Yellow Submarine is just as colorful and vibrant on the big screen as the band’s beloved music.

What would you do for love? On July 21st, our late night screening of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World will follow besotted bass player Scott Pilgrim battle Ramona Flowers’ seven ex-boyfriends in order to win her affection. From Homer’s epic Odyssey to ABC’s The Bachelor, humanity has found endless drama in fighting off suitors. The 21st-century update of this story, replete with the flashiness of a comic-book and video game references, tells this timeless tale as you’ve never seen it before.

Gather your brown bag lunch and best gym shorts because on July 28th, we’re headed back to summer camp. In Meatballs Part II (1984) , the kids of Camp Sasquatch must fight to keep their camp afloat against their lakeside rivals. A number of side-plots make for a dizzying dose of mayhem and hijinks, including a visitation from an uncanny alien, and the love affair of tough Counselor Flash. Missing the madness of camp life? Look no further than Meatballs II .

A good magician never reveals his tricks –– but sometimes, he must renovate them in order to stay in show business. The Great Buck Howard , based on 1970s mentalist Amazing Kreskin, follows the story of a fading showman attempting to recapture the magic of his career. At this special August 4th screening, we’ll be joined by The Amazing Kreskin himself to watch the story of one man, despite the endless challenges of fame and fortune, learn the value of passionately pursuing his dreams. Don’t miss it! 
Our Second Sensory Friendly Screening is Tomorrow!

Saturday, July 14 at at 11 am | Members $7 | Public $12 | Children 12 and under $5

The Cinema Arts Centre is proud to offer a special opportunity for those with autism and special needs to enjoy a movie in a safe and accepting environment. We will turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so all can relax and enjoy quality time without worry. This is also a great opportunity for families to meet, siblings of those with autism to find peers, and for anyone to enjoy a fun film in a climate of understanding.

Our reception area will be open throughout the screening in case anyone needs to step out into a relaxing environment and have a healthy snack. The reception will also be open after the screening, for food, refreshments, and a chance for folks to meet each other.

Yellow Submarine, based upon a song by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, is a colorful musical spectacle and an excitingly joyful cinematic experience for all ages - filled with visual invention, optical illusions, word play, brimming with peace, love, and hope, propelled by Beatles songs.
Goodbye to a Dear Friend
By Ava Witonsky for Cinema Arts Centre

Tab Hunter , beloved movie star, passed away this Monday at the age of 86. His roles in films such as Battle Cry, Damn Yankees, Polyester, and Lust in The Dust offered a memorable and diverse body of work, winning the hearts of moviegoers that spanned generations.
Born in New York City and raised in Southern California, Hunter grew up as a passionate horse rider, a competitive figure skater, and a devotee of 1930s films. His own entrance into acting began at his stable-boy job in Los Angeles, where he was discovered by actor Dick Clayton. Tab’s wind-swept blond hair and bright blue eyes carried him into hit lead roles and pin-up boy adoration. 1955’s Battle Cry made him one of the biggest celebrities of American cinema. His fame continued with a run on Broadway, the release of original music, and a lead role in the Damn Yankees film adaptation in 1958. The star, although living with a lower profile in the ‘70s and ‘80s, gained critical acclaim for his appearances in Polyester (1981) and Lust in the Dust (1985) . It was in 2005, after a long career in show business, that Hunter published his bestselling autobiography Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star .

In 2015, Hunter’s book was adapted into a documentary about his remarkable life in and outside of film. The Cinema Arts Centre hosted a screening and Q&A of Tab Hunter Confidential to a sold-out audience in October 2015. Hunter and his husband Allan Glaser appeared a gala reception after the film, and longtime fans enjoyed a meet-and-greet with the star. Lit up by Tab’s warmth and classic charm, it was a memorable and magical evening for all. This icon of American film is lovingly survived by Glaser and the fans of his timeless work.
 The Cinema Arts Centre is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. 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.
Thanks to our June Program Sponsors:
Thanks to Stuart and Ginger Polisner for their ongoing support of our Real-to-Reel and Creativity Series.

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