One of the best parts of living in Downtown Fort Wayne is having so much great art and culture right outside your door. This includes the Cinema Center on Clay and Barry Streets. Walking in feels like you're back to the movie houses we grew up with. The Cinema Center embraces you, welcomes you, and offers you perfectly popped popcorn for the show in a cozy lobby. The theater evokes the movie experience I remember growing up that leaves you in awe but not overwhelmed. Seeing a film there is delightful.
Cinema Center is more than just a movie house though. It is a not-for-profit film society dedicated to bringing Northeast Indiana the best in independent, foreign, classic, and specialty films. This is the place you'll find that movie you've wanted to see but can't ever find in the big theater. This is the place you'll learn about movies you didn't know existed that will become your favorites. For me it was Milk starring Sean Penn, the biopic on the life of activist Harvey Milk. I still remember the intense emotion the movie brought out in me. What a great film and one that was only available in our area because of the great work of the Cinema Center.
The Cinema Center also includes event space that is available for rent at very reasonable prices. Their downtown location is perfect for your next event and provide a unique venue. Membership to Cinema Center is a great way to show your support for the organization, although you do not need to be a member to see a movie there. Check out their schedule of upcoming movies and events online and drop by. You wont be sorry!
Michelle Merritt moved to Fort Wayne in 2008 and has found it to be one of the most warm and welcoming cities she's ever lived or worked in. She and her husband Jason live and work in downtown Fort Wayne. Together they are blending their big city urban experiences into life in America's biggest small town. Michelle writes and manages The Momish Blog and the Merrfeld Manor Blog. She is also a contributor to Moms Fort Wayne and The Paperblog where she writes about the joys and challenges of step parenting. Michelle also works as a professional career coach and recruiter.