When I was in college, one of my favorite pastimes was going to the indie theater down the street from my college. There was always something offbeat playing. It was a welcome diversion from my coursework. Now, years later I still look forward to my moviegoing experience--this time at the Cinema Center.
Located in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne, this place is a film buff’s dream come true. From a foreign flick, to the latest indie film, there is always something engaging playing. I have seen everything from more mainstream films (like Midnight in Paris) to more esoteric titles (like Paris Je t'aime). The variety is what I appreciate about it the most. Rarely do they show the same films you'll find at a standard theater. There's something to be said for being among the movie-going elite.
But there's more! The theater recently got an upgrade, with the addition of a new digital projector. The non-profit recently raised the funds to purchase the $50,000 a digital projection system, in effect saving it from going under due to obsolesce. Friends of the theater breathed a collective sigh of relief when they made their goal.
Speaking of money, bargain hunters will appreciate the discounted weekday shows: $6 General Admission, $4.50 Seniors/Students, $3 Members, $2 Senior/Student Members. They also offer several events throughout the year.
Bottom line: this place is awesome. Why would you ever want to go to the multiplex again?
Lauren Caggiano was raised in Fort Wayne, and returned in 2007 upon graduation from the University of Dayton. (Go Flyers!) The president of WriteOn LLC, she specializes in writing, marketing, and French translation. In her spare time she enjoys working out, thrifting and volunteering.