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April goings on at The CINEMAT:

ATOMIC AGE CINEMA happens every Saturday night at Midnight
with a children's matinee at 3 pm. Admission is $3. Upcoming films at AAC:



4/6-FRI : 7:00, 9:00, & 11:00 - THE NAKED KISS - $4
* This drama follows the exploits of a prostitute who tries to redeem herself.
4/8-SUN : 6:00 & 9:00 - 9/11 MYSTERIES PART 1: DEMOLITIONS - donations
* Documentary explores the possibility of a controlled demolition of the WTC.
4/13-FRI : 7:00, 9:00, & 11:00 - SCARLET STREET - $4
* Film Noir from 1945 directed by Fritz Lang and starring Edward G. Robinson.
4/15-SUN : 6:00 & 9:00 - LOOSE CHANGE - donations
* Documentary about the events of 9/11 told from an alternative viewpoint.
4/20-FRI : 6:30 & 9:30 - I AM CUBA - $4
* Soviet made film about the history of the 1959 Cuban Revolution.
4/22-SUN : 6:00 & 9:00 - TERROR STORM - donations
* Documentary about the U.S. military role in terrorism abroad.
4/27-FRI : 7:00, 9:00, & 11:00 - SHAOLIN INVINCIBLES - $4
* More Kung-Fu Madness starring Carter Wong.
4/29-SUN : 6:00 & 9:00 - BEYOND TREASON - donations
* A documentary about the U.S. Government's history of conducting military
experiments on civilians.


4/19-THU: 9:00 – The Trickle Down Effect - free
* Right-wing improv comedy performed live & served fresh.


4/9: 8:00 - Parenthetical Girls - $4
* Pysch-pop-ish melancholia from Portland, OR
with Either/Or
The Alarmists (Calm Down)
Found Objects

4/14 & 4/28: 10:00 - DJ Spikes - $3
* True school Hip-Hop beats with a twist of darkness

Also: Board Game night: 4/3, 4/10, 4/17 & 4/23 @ 7:00
* Come play the night's 'theme game' or bring your own - free!

March goings on at The CINEMAT:

3/08-THU: 10:00 – ANYTHING after 10
* Homegrown sketch comedy
3/09-FRI: 7:00, 9:00, & 11:00 - D.O.A.
* Film Noir - A man is poisoned and must find his would-be killer.
3/11-SUN: 6:00, 9:00 – THE CORPORATION
* Documentary about the influence of the corporation on global culture.
3/16-FRI: 8:00, 10:30 – AVENTURERA
* Mexican melodrama starring dancer Ninon Sevilla; 1950.
* Documentary about the role of the U. S. military overseas.
3/22-THU: 9:00 – The Trickle Down Effect
* Right-wing improv comedy
3/23-FRI: 7:00, 9:00, 11:00 - NINJA DEATH I
* Straight-up kung-fu with a side of realistic violence.
3/24-SAT: 9:00 - 40 Bands 80 Minutes
* Music documentary about a show in Cali that fits the above description.
3/25-SUN: 6:00, 9:00 – 9/11 PRESS FOR TRUTH
* A documentary about some of the questions surrounding 9/11.
3/30-FRI: 9:00 – 19th State Film Collective
* A film showcase of movies by local filmakers, the 19th State Film Collective.
3/31-4/2 : 5:00, 7:00, 9:00 – SLEEP ALWAYS
* A noirish psychological journey where reality and fantasy collide.

Feburary 27th

Come witness what might be their last show for an indeterminate amount of months on March 1st, at 10 pm. That's right, it's Bloomington's own sketch comedy troupe, ANYTHING AFTER TEN, voted #1 smoothest comedy flavor in town!
Admission is $3. All ages.

On Friday, we'll be screening a film wriiten by John Steinbeck, directed by Elia Kazan and starring Marlon Brando in the title role of
VIVA ZAPATA! The movie follows the life of Emiliano Zapata as he becomes one of the leading figures in the Mexican Revolution and a hero to the people of southern Mexico.

Showing at 8:00 & 10:30.

Next Friday we continue our Film Noir series with the classic D. O. A. When a man is poisoned he begins a desparate search to discover his would be murderer and save his life.

Showing at 7:00, 9:00, & 11:00.

March 3rd - 5th we'll be showing the independent film HALF - COCKED, about a group of aimless kids you steal a van full of instruments and go on tour. Each screening is a double feature with the film RADIATION, featuring cameos by acts like STEREOLAB and WILL OLDHAM, it shows the excrutiating failures of a band's tour through the U.S. as mismanaged by their Spanish promoter.

Showing each day at 5:00 & 8:00.

Admission for all films is $4 non-members, $3.50 members.

Also, ATOMIC AGE CINEMA continues to bring you the best in off-beat Horror/Sci-Fi hosted
by Dr. Calamari and Baron Mardi, every Saturday night at midnight.

This Saturday's movie is CURSE OF THE SWAMP CREATURES . . . deep in the rural swamps of Texas the mad Dr. Simond Trent is conducting experiments on the local swamp people in an attempt to discover the secret of evolution.

Next week's movie is THE DEVIL'S MESSENGER.

Admission is $3.

Feb 20th, 2007

This Friday is Kung-Fu night at The Cinemat, and we'll be showing SHAOLIN DEADLY KICKS, starring Lo Yiu. A policman must track down 8 separate pieces of a stolen map before the bandits that stole them can find them all.

Showtimes are at 7:00, 9:00, & 11:00.

Next Friday, March 2nd The Cinemat is showing 'VIVA ZAPATA!' starring Marlon Brando and directed by Elia Kazan with a screenplay by none other than John Steinbeck. Made in 1952, the film follows the life of Emiliano Zapata (Brando) through his struggles and victories during the Mexican Revolution.

Showtimes are at 8:00 & 10:30.

Then, playing March 3rd through March 5th is a double feature of 'HALF-COCKED' and 'RADIATION.'

HALF-COCKED follows a group of kids who steal a van full of music equipment and pretend to be a band in order to stay on the road.

RADIATION is about a Spanish rock promoter who screws up a tour through America and is forced to improvise to save his business.

Showtimes at 5:00 & 8:00.

Admission for all screenings is $3.50 members, $4 non-members.

Reappearing next Thursday, March 1st just like a minor celestial body is the always astounding ANYTHING after 10 sketch comedy troupe, guaranteed to permanently alter your chromosonal makeup.

The show starts at 10:00 and admission is $3.

And don't forget about ATOMIC AGE CINEMA, with host Dr. Calamari and Baron Mardi every Saturday at midnight, with a child's matinee at 3 pm. Admission is $3.

This week's film is 'FIRST MEN IN THE MOON,' a sci-fi epic adapted from an H.G. Wells story and shot in Dynamation.

Feb 7th, 2007

This Friday at The Cinemat we will be showing IMPACT, a Film Noir from the 40's about a husband who survives an attempt on his life by his wife and her lover. He flees the state and plots revenge.

Showtimes are at 8:00 & 10:30 p.m.

The movie for next Friday is Ingmar Bergman's classic film about life and death, THE SEVENTH SEAL.

Showtimes are at 7:00, 9:00, & 11:00 p.m.

Then, on Saturday, February 17th, The Cinemat is hosting a screening of the local film CIRCLING AROUND, a documentary about young virtuosos going through a rigorous classical violin program at IU.

Showtimes are at 5:00 & 7:00 p.m.

All screenings are $4 non-members & $3.50 for members.

On Thursday, Feb. 8th, The Cinemat is hosting a night of stand-up comedy with IU comedians as well as local boys eager for a virgin microphone. The show starts at 9:00 and is completely free.

And, next Thursday, Feb. 15th is THE TRICKLE DOWN EFFECT, improv comedy by died in the wool conservatives. Their show starts at 9:00 pm, and admission is free.

Plus, don't forget about ATOMIC AGE CINEMA, giving you the strangest selection possible of Cult, Horror, and Sci-Fi movies.

This weekend's film is BABY BLOOD . . . come find out what happens when a small gremlin crawls inside a woman's uterus!

Next week's pick is SCREAMING SKULL . . . a psychological thriller about a new wife's descent into madness.

The show starts at midnight every Saturday night, with a child's matinee at 3 pm. Admission is $3.

January 29th, 2007

On Thursday, February 1st, The Cinemat brings to you, from various locations in and around Bloomington:

ANYTHING after 10 Sketch comedy with the Moore brothers* (*and some other people)

" . . . it's like when you get the wrong pills, that make you feel so right."
- a mental patient on seeing Anything after 10

show starts at 10 pm followed by a comedy open mic . . . . the whole show's free!

Also, stay tuned (metaphorically) next week for a Stand-Up Comedy showcase on Thursday, February 8th.
The show starts at 9 pm . . . details to come.

Continuing our Friday film series, The Cinemat is screening Frank Capra's MEET JOHN DOE this Friday, Feb. 2nd

Barbara Stanwyck plays a desperate journalist that fabricates a story about a man who plans to commit suicide on Christmas Eve.
When the story becomes popular, Gary Cooper is brought in to 'play' this person for the eager public.

Showtimes are at 8:00 & 10:30

Next Friday, Feb. 9th, The Cinemat will be showing IMPACT

An adulterous wife and her lover make a failed murder attempt on her husband, who survives to plot revenge in exile.

Showtimes are at 8:00 & 10:30

Admission is $3.50 for members & $4 for non-members.

As always, vintage terror and weirdness can be easily found at ATOMIC AGE CINEMA, every Saturday at midnight, $4 admission

This Saturday's movie is SNOWBEAST, about the brutal attacks perpetrated on a ski resort by a sub-human beast.

Next week's film is BABY BLOOD, answering the question of what happens when a small monster crawls into a woman's uterus.

The Trickle Down Effect (improv comedy) on Feb. 15th at 9 pm. it's free. (myspace/trickledowneffect)

And on Feb. 17th, we're showing a documentary about young Violin students at the music school called 'Circling Around' at 5 & 7 o'clock. It'll be the usual admission price ($3.50/$4).

Be sure to come out on Oscar night February 25th to watch the awards on the bigscreen.

Friday, December 15, 2006

In January, The Cinemat will be showing a single movie each Friday of the month.

The first Friday, Jan. 5th, is Classic cinema night and we'll be showing 'The Man With the Golden Arm.' Directed by Otto Preminger, it stars Frank Sinatra as an aspiring drummer fresh out of rehab. Showings are at 8:00 & 10:30

Second Fridays are Film-Noir, and on Jan. 12th the movie is 'Whistle Stop.' It stars Ava Gardner and George Raft. Raft plays a two-bit loser who tries to win back the love of Gardner after she returns home. Showings are at 7:00, 9:00, & 11:00

The third Friday, Jan. 19th, is Japanese cinema night. The featured film is
'Early Summer,' a piece by director Yasujiro Ozu. It follows the the struggles of an unmarried woman living with her family in 1950's Tokyo. Showings are at 8:00 &

The last Friday of the month is Kung-Fu night. On Jan. 26th, The Cinemat will be screening a Sonny Chiba classic, 'The Street Fighter.' Renowned for its graphic violence, the film sees Chiba as a hit man who takes on a crime sydicate when they fail to meet the high price of his services. Showings are at 7:00, 9:00, & 11:00

Also, on Thursday, January 4th, Anything After Ten will be hosting a comedy open mic at 10:00 pm. As always, it's free.

Anything After Ten then has another show on Thursday, Feb. 1st, this time both a sketch show at 10:00, and then the usual half-hour open mic to follow. This show will be their 'Season Finale' so to speak, since it will be their 'last' show for the time being.

Tues., Nov. 7, 2006

At long last we're getting back to updating our website. We've simplified the choices in our main menu at left, have made sure what's there works, and we're beginning to update information more regularly. See also our new "New in Video" page for the latest arrivals to The Cinemat's video rental collection.

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