Sunday, October 2nd at 2:30 pm
featuring Q & A w/ director Mark Titus
Ithaca Sustainable Seafood Week 2016 kicks off with a special screening of The Breach—discover a trail of human hubris, historical amnesia and potential tragedy looming in Alaska – all conspiring to end the most sustainable wild food left on the planet.
DEATH MAKES LIFE POSSIBLE
Tuesday, October 18 at 7pm
$15 in advance / $20 at the door
Portion of Proceeds to Benefit Hospicare
This groundbreaking film, by Deepak Chopra MD and Marilyn Schlitz PhD, seeks to transform the fear of death into an inspiration for living.
Wednesday, October 19 at 7 pm
featuring Q & A with filmmakers Jesse & Jeremy Veverka
Passfire is an independently produced feature documentary about the world’s most amazing fireworks, the people who make them and the cultures behind them. Don’t miss your 2nd chance to see it on the big screen!
Wharton Studio Presents:
Buster Keaton Shorts
Saturday, Oct 15 at 2 pm
$6 General Admission
(12 & under free)
The Flying Ace
w/ intro and Q & A by historian Barbara Tepa Lupack
Saturday, Oct 22 at 2 pm
Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA
Monday, October 24 at 7 pm
screening followed by presentation by NYS Assemblywoman, Barbara Lifton
The screening originally promoted as occurring at Cinemapolis has changed venues to Textor Hall on the Ithaca College campus.
Tuesday, November 1 at 7 pm
In 2016, nearly 250,000 people are legally paid less than the minimum wage, on average, less than $2 an hour. “Bottom Dollars” is an hour long documentary that exposes the exploitation of people with disabilities through personal stories and expert interviews.
PuppHitz presents Heather Henson’s Handmade Puppet Dreams
Tuesday, November 8 at 7 pm
Handmade Puppet Dreams showcases the fresh voices of independent puppeteers who embrace film to explore a spectrum of live-action puppetry styles. Volumes in the series have toured since 2005, screening throughout North America as well as in the Czech Republic, India, the United Kingdom, Israel, and Prague.
Ithaca Fantastik will unleash its fifth annual film festival Nov. 9–13 in Ithaca, NY. The IF team has carefully crafted a lineup to offer something for every fantastic film lover.
Tuesday, November 29 at 7 pm
Screening of PBS Series “First Peoples”
co-presented by WSKG
Part of a 3 month community wide exploration of human origins and what it means to be human, presented by Tompkins County Public Library and the Paleontological Research Institute
Cinemapolis celebrates its 30th Anniversary this fall! Throughout the month of November, we’ll feature special one-night only screenings of key movies from the past three decades.
Queen of Katwe
Special ONE DAY ONLY Screening
Saturday, December 3rd at 2 pm
General Admission – $7, Youth/Students – $5
Panel discussion to follow facilitated by Dr. Nia Nunn, with special guests including Thia Harriet (SSCC) and students from Ithaca City School District and Ithaca College.
CITIZEN CLARK…A LIFE OF PRINCIPLE
Sunday, December 4 at 2 pm
featuring Q & A with director Joseph C. Stillman
General Admission – $10
This feature documentary details Ramsey Clark’s lifetime commitment to justice and human rights. As the highest law enforcement officer of the land under LBJ, Clark supervised the drafting and the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Civil Rights Act of 1968, two key milestones in the history of the United States.
After TWO SOLD OUT performances, it’s back!
Tuesday, December 6 at 7 pm
General Admission – $10
Writer/director Sue Perlgut presents two multi-media performances of her celebration of women’s advice and wisdom.
This summer, we continue our tradition of live theater events on screen with the launch of a new season of productions from Shakespeare’s Globe and a special season of encore productions from National Theatre Live. Combined, the two programs give cinema-goers from Ithaca and beyond a chance to see world-class theatre without the pesky intercontinental airfare!
Free Screening of Years of Living Dangerously Episode on Bipartisan Climate Solutions (*Followed by Discussion with Ithaca’s Citizens’ Climate Lobby Chapter)
Wednesday, December 14, 2016, from 7-9 pm
The Family Classics Picture Show finishes its 2nd year on Sunday, December 18th at 2pm with a screening of It’s A Wonderful Life. Discounted tickets for these special Sunday events are just $3 for adults, $2 for kids, or $10 for an entire family. FCPS is made possible by lead sponsor Wells Fargo Advisors, with additional support from Mama Goose.
At noon, on Christmas Day (Sunday, December 25th), join other Cinemapolitans for a special Thai brunch and movie to benefit the theater’s Annual Fund.
The experience of award-winning film is great for everyone on your holiday shopping list, and we’re offering some easy ways to give the gift of cinema this year.
As a benefit for Ithaca City of Asylum, Cornell’s Middle Eastern Music Ensemble will perform a concert of music from Turkey, Greece, Egypt, and Iran at Cinemapolis on Thursday, February 9th at 7pm.
The community is invited to a celebration showcasing Vitamin L’s new video of its iconic song “Walk a Mile.”
Saturday, February 11 at 2 pm
Tickets – $7 suggestion donation
Sunday, February 12 at 2 pm
Tickets – $7 General Admission
Join the Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) for a screening of the 1960 film Inherit the Wind, a fictionalized account of the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial.
Saturday, Feb 18 at 2pm
in conjunction with the New Jim Crow Community Book Read and in anticipation of director Dawn Porter’s appearance at the State Theater on Tuesday, Feb 21st.
Talkback led by Eric Kofi Acree, Director of the John Henrik Clarke Africana Library at Cornell University
On February 26th, Cinemapolis is celebrating another year of great cinema and hosting Hollywood’s biggest award ceremony on the big screen.
Lots of fun with Food, Drink, Raffles, Silent Auctions, and a “Guess the Winners” Contest for our signature fundraising event!
Starting at 7:30pm until best picture is announced!
Thursday, March 2nd at 7 pm
Presented by BikeWalk Tompkins
Free popcorn to the first 75 through the door
An evening of eclectic inspiring short bike-themed films! Be inspired! Help build a community where biking and walking are normal and fabulous ways to get around!
Thursday, March 9, 7:30 pm
The Ithaca Native Landscape Symposium is sponsoring a benefit presentation by Prospect Park Alliance Vice-President and Landscape Architect Christian Zimmerman, FASLA, about the restoration of Prospect Park.
March 10 & 11, 2017
The Ithaca Native Landscape Symposium was founded in 2009 by Rick Manning, L.A., and Dan Segal, Owner of The Plantsmen Nursery. The purpose of INLS is to educate professionals from various fields, as well as enthusiastic homeowners and gardeners, about native plants in the wild, and their role in sustainable landscapes.
Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines
Wednesday, March 22 at 7 pm
General Admission – $7 • Students – $5
As part of their Centennial Celebration, Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes presents WONDER WOMEN! Panel discussion to follow the screening, led by Ithaca College Professor Katharine Kittredge and including I.C. Professor Chrissy Guest, comics creator Ten Van Winkle, and author Pete Sandifer.
Evil Cycborg Sea Monsters!
Wednesday, March 29th at 9 pm
$8 in advance • $10 at the door
Comedian + Cartoonist, Mike Capozzola’s multimedia live stand up comedy show about superheroes, action movies, sci-fi, monsters and secret agents.
The Zookeeper’s Wife
Special Screening w/ discussion & book signing
featuring Diane Ackerman
Friday, March 31st at 4:15 pm
Celebrate the Ithaca premiere of The Zookeeper’s Wife with the author herself!
Fool’s Day Flicks
a full day of comedians and comedy!
Saturday, April 1
sponsored by C.S.P. Management
Join us for the 1st Annual Fool’s Day Flicks Marathon, featuring great films of and about comedians. PLUS the night wraps up with some LIVE stand up comedy, courtesy of our friends from Groundhog Comedy.
VIDEOS AND VOICES: An Abortion Speak Out
presented by EAS (Eliminating Abortion Stigma)
Sunday, April 9 at 2 pm
$10 General Admission • $7 Student/Senior
Multicultural Resource Center Film Series
Negroes with Guns: Rob Williams and Black Power
Tuesday, April 18 • 7 pm
Ithaca Pan Asian American Film Festival
Thursday, April 20 – Saturday, April 22
The Ithaca Pan Asian American Film Festival is now in its third year of showcasing the beauty and diversity of the Asian American experience through film screenings, academic panels, and live performances. This student-founded and primarily student-organized festival addresses the shortage of Asian American stories in mainstream popular culture.
PIECES OF APRIL
Thursday, April 27 at 7 pm
$10 General Admission
Free popcorn for the first 50 through the door
The Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes presents their 3rd Annual Movie night with a special screening of Pieces of April. Staff from CRCFL will be on hand with info on all the services they provide to our community.
Friends of Stewart Park present
Wild in Stewart Park: Sights and Sounds from the Park We Love
Tuesday, May 9. 7:00 – 9:00pm
$20 Suggested Donation ($10 – 100 sliding scale)
Multicultural Resource Center presents
Tuesday, May 16th at 7 pm
FREE ADMISSION (Donations Welcome)
Post-Show Discussion w/ Jay Smith
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE
presented by Family & Children’s Services of Ithaca
Wednesday, May 17 at 6:30 (w/ panel discussion)
Thursday, May 18 at 7 pm
To honor May is Mental Health Month, Family & Children’s Service will again host an educational film at Cinemapolis.
“I create small scale revolutions”
Saturday, May 20th at 4 pm
featuring an intro by the filmmaker LIVE from Cannes
$8 General Admission
Ithaca Coalition for Unity and Cooperation in the Middle East (ICUC-ME) presents
Israeli Citizens of Color: From Ethiopia to Chicago
Mekonen: The Journey of an African Jew
Wed, April 26 @ 7 pm
Village of Peace
Wed, May 10 @ 7 pm
8 Borders, 8 Days
Tuesday, June 6 at 7 pm
Talkback to Follow
A fierce single mother of two from Syria decides risking their lives in a raft is safer than staying behind on land. This film is an immersive experience of their eight-day journey to safety.
Wednesday, June 14 at Noon & 7 pm
FREE ADMISSION ($5 donations welcome)
TOMORROW is not just a film, it is the beginning of a movement seeking to encourage local communities around the world to change the way they live for the sake of our planet.
Thursday, June 15th at 7 pm
presented by Congregation Tikkun v’Or
discussion to follow w/ Rabbi Brian Walt
Thursday, June 22 at 7 pm
featuring Q & A w/ director Hilary Linder
$8 General Admission
Thursday, July 13 at 7 pm
$5 General Admission (free for Johnson Museum Members)
featuring rare “Dinny the Dinosaur” videos by Robert Goodnough from the Museum’s collection
RADICAL ACTS OF LOVE
Sneak Preview Fundraiser Event
Tuesday, July 18 at 6:30 pm
$40 General Admission (includes pre-show reception)
Museum of the Earth presents:
Thursday, July 27 at 7 pm
To celebrate Shark Week, the Museum of the Earth presents a screening of the 1975 classic JAWS. The screening is held in conjunction with their current exhibit: The Buzz Saw Sharks of Long Ago.
ONE NIGHT ONLY SCREENING EVENT
Featuring Q & A w/ Nick Sagan
Tuesday, August 22 at 7 pm
THE FARTHEST tells the captivating tales of the people and events behind one of humanity’s greatest achievements in exploration: NASA’s Voyager mission, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this August.
National Theatre Live is the groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre live from the London stage to cinemas across the UK and around the world, giving cinema-goers from Ithaca and beyond a chance to see world-class theatre without the pesky intercontinental airfare!
CRESCENDO: THE POWER OF MUSIC
Thursday, September 7 at 7 pm
Screening in conjunction with the upcoming Catalyst Quartet concert at Barnes Hall.
presented by Alcohol & Drug Council of Tompkins County
Thursday, September 14 at 5 pm
Followed by Panel Discussion
A LIFE IN WAVES
Saturday, September 23 at 4:30
presented by Ithaca Fantastik
featuring panel discussion w/ musicians and experts
Art House Theater Day
Sunday, September 24
Cinemapolis is excited to take part in the SECOND annual Art House Theater Day. We’re joining hundreds of community cinemas around the country to celebrate the legacy of independent theaters as advocates for cinema arts.
Tuesday, September 26 at 7 pm
featuring Q & A and book signing with Drew Harvell and Producer David O. Brown
General Admission – $10
in conjunction with the Johnson Museum exhibit, “From The Darkness Of The Sea: The Cornell Collection Of Blaschka Glass Invertebrate Models”
Finger Lakes Comedy Festival
Sept 28 – Sept 30
The Finger Lakes Comedy Festival is a 3 – day comedy festival that takes place in the heart of Downtown Ithaca.
OUTER DOCS FILM FESTIVAL
Sunday, October 8th – 2 pm to 10 pm
The Outer Docs Awards is an annual documentary awards festival presented by Veverka Bros. Productions LLC. Veverka Bros. believes that different is not just a counterpoint to conventional, but synonymous with outstanding. That’s why they’ve worked hard to ensure that Outer Docs is an award festival way outside the herd.
4th Annual Cine con Cultura Latin@ American Film Festival
Sept 19 – Oct 15
Screenings at Cinemapolis & Other Locations throughout Ithaca
$8.50 each film / $50 season pass (includes all 12 films)
Students/seniors: $6 each film/ $40 season pass
THE MANHATTAN FRONT
Tuesday, October 17th at 7:00pm, FREE
presented by Wharton Studio Museum, Polyvinyl Films and Community Arts Partnership
Featuring Q&A with the director
Tuesday, October 24 at 7 pm
followed by discussion with political scientist Miram Elman and Women Wage Peace organizer Inbal Shlosberg
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT TUGG.COM
Wednesday, October 25th at 7 pm
featuring Q & A w/ scientists from Boyce Thompson Institute & Cornell University
co-presented by BTI and the Cornell Alliance for Science
October is officially Silent Movie Month in Ithaca! In spring of 2012, October was officially proclaimed Silent Movie Month in the City of Ithaca by Mayor Svante Myrick. Each October, silent film and the role Ithaca’s Wharton, Inc. Studio played in early American filmmaking is highlighted through screenings, presentations and exhibits throughout Ithaca.
This year’s festivities include FOUR events here at Cinemapolis
6th Annual Ithaca Fantastik Festival
Friday, November 3 – Sunday, November 12
Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes presents
How to Survive a Plague
Thursday, November 30 at 7 pm
WILD & SCENIC ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL
Sunday, December 3 at 2 pm
General Admission – $12 • Students/Seniors – $10
Proceeds Benefit Notre Dame High School’s Environmental Mission/Expedition to Mexico City
CITIZEN CLARK: A LIFE OF PRINCIPLE
Tuesday, December 5 at 6:45 pm
featuring Q & A w/ director Joe Stillman
General Admission – $15 • Senior/Student – $10
A Fundraiser for the documentary on the life of former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, featuring NEW FOOTAGE with Alice Walker!
Park Center for Independent Media presents
All Governments Lie
Thursday, December 7 at 7 pm
featuring Q & A with the film’s producer, Jeff Cohen
The Family Classics Picture Show continues its 3rd year on Sunday, December 10th at 2 pm with a screening of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. Discounted tickets for these special Sunday events are just $3 for adults, $2 for kids, or $10 for an entire family. FCPS is made possible by lead sponsor The Ainslie Reilly Group at Morgan Stanley, with additional support from Mama Goose.
At noon, on Christmas Day (Monday, December 25th), join other Cinemapolitans for a special Thai brunch and movie to benefit the theater’s Annual Fund.
Press Play is a new joint program between the Kitchen Theatre Company and Cinemapolis that puts a currently running play in conversation with a film that explores similar themes. This 3-part series will include screenings of select films paired with the Kitchen’s productions of Ironbound (January 21-February 4; screening: Tuesday, January 30), Bright Half Life (March 4-18; screening Tuesday, March 13), and Matt & Ben (May 27-June 10; screening Tuesday, June 5). Following each screening, audiences are invited to stay for a conversation led by Kitchen Theatre artists.
From Extreme to Mainstream: Conversations on Living and Dying
Extremis – Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Tuesday, February 6 4:30 pm
BACKPACK FULL OF CASH
Thursday, February 8, 6:30 pm
Darwin Days 2018
EXTREME DOUBLE FEATURE
COSMOS (Some of the Things Molecules Do) & LIFE IN HELL (Survivors of Heat)
Sunday, February 11 at 2 pm
UNDERNEATH THE SOUND
Sat, Feb 17 at 4:30 pm
featuring Q & A w/ director Olga Nikulina
GENERAL ADMISSION – $8