SEMINAR: DID LIFE EVOLVE FROM CHEMICALS? -- TUESDAY JULY 28
Join the Center for Chemical Evolution for snacks, drinks and two talks exploring how life may evolve from chemistry, and some of the most unusual chemistry that comes from life.
What is chemical evolution? Scientists suspect that the first living cells on earth developed through a natural process called chemical evolution. Artist, animator, and science communicator Jon Perry will show us how chemical evolution works, how it differs from biological evolution, and why it appears to be the source for life on earth. See his work at StatedClearly.com
Chemical defenses of insects: The complexity of biology makes it difficult to see living things as chemical systems. Entomologist Nancy Miorelli will help us overcome this challenge by showing the chemical defenses of insects from around the world. See her work at SciBugs.com
SHOWTIMES: 6:00p -- TUE 7/28 | ADMISSION: FREE
BAD MOVIE NIGHT: ROAD TO REVENGE -- TUESDAY JULY 28
Celebrating the very worst that cinema has to offer, Bad Movie Night presents one OF the most earth-shattering trainwrecks ever unleashed via direct-to-video, ROAD TO REVENGE. This staggeringly threadbare vanity project was written, directed, produced, and starred one man clearly in over his head, created to showcase his many talents: singing, joke telling, and love making, to name a few. The barely lucid story is about Rick and Huck, two ex-cops who were betrayed by the leader of a Hollywood devil cult and their prolonged odyssey to seek satisfaction. In pursuit of comeuppance, our heroes get sidetracked with a litany of convoluted scenarios: Shakespeare reciting, utility bill shooting, bleach drinking, dressing like cowboys, baby sacrifices, hot tub sex parties, rambling to a Native American mannequin, founding a Huckleberry Finn-inspired religion, and so on, all while dressed in painfully 90s fashion. Featuring three original songs sung by Rick, including the mesmerizing “Shimmy Slide”, and euphoric performances from B-movie veterans Wings Hauser and William Smith, ROAD TO REVENGE is an indescribable, must-see tour de flop, and it is coming to Bad Movie Night this month!
Beat the heat this summer and catch a cool classic movie on the big screen! This week, the classic series continues with a special 35mm film presentation of A SHOT IN THE DARK! Widely considered the best of all the Pink Panther movies, director Blake Edwards' comedic farce showcases the iconic Peter Sellers in peak form as the bumbling Inspector Clouseau.
With an introduction by longtime Ciné supporter and former AFAI Board President Tony Eubanks on opening night, Thursday July 30 at 8:00p and live music by Dave Marr, Don Chambers, Alan Flurry and Brandon Reynolds in the CinéLab directly following the film. Screenings sponsored by the Boulevard, Cobbham, Pulaski & King Neighbors.
Join sponsor Flying Mule Films on Friday, July 31st at 10:30p for a late show of John Carpenter's ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK. Introduced by local cinephile and Carpenter enthusiast Jeremy Dyson, with a special 8 minute preview of Flying Mule Films' upcoming feature I BED THE DEAD.
Next week: the series wrap up with CASABLANCA! One of the most beloved American films of all time, Michael Curtiz' captivating wartime adventure of romance featuring career-defining performances from Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains. With a "Rick's Cafe" closing party on Thursday August 6th, complete with cocktails, casino games and prize giveaways -- and Jay Gonzalez performing American standards on piano and vocals. Screenings sponsored by Grady Thrasher & Kathy Prescott.
MUSIC: DAVE MARR & FRIENDS -- THURSDAY JULY 30
Following the opening night screening of the summer classic, A SHOT IN THE DARK, join the Boulevard, Cobbham, Pulaski & King neighbors for live music in the lab featuring Dave Marr, Don Chambers, Alan Flurry and Brandon Reynolds.
SHOWTIMES: 10:00p -- THU 7/30 | ADMISSION: FREE
-- JAWS[ JULY 2-5, 10-11] -- 8 1/2[ JULY 9-10 ] -- HIGH NOON[ JULY 11-12 ] -- SOME LIKE IT HOT[ JULY 16-19 ] -- WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER [ JULY 17-18 ] -- THE SOUND OF MUSIC [ JULY 18-19, 25-26 ] -- NORTH BY NORTHWEST[ JULY 23-26 ] -- A SHOT IN THE DARK [ JUL 30 - AUG 2 ] -- ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK [ JUL 31 - AUG 1 ] -- CASABLANCA [ AUGUST 6-9 ]
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LUNCHTIME YOGA -- WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS
Join us for a thoughtfully sequenced, carefully paced yoga class with a sense of levity. Led by certified yoga instructor MARGARET THOMAS. Elements of flow, meditation, and restorative yoga will be used. All levels, abilities, and fitness levels welcome. BYO Mat.
Margaret is 22 year resident of Athens and UGA alum, married to her best friend of 24 years with whom she has three children: 21, 19, 15. She is a registered yoga teacher, with a background in working with athletes. Margaret approaches all her yoga classes with the same philosophy as she approaches her life: with loads of ambition, laughter and (of course!) flexibility. More: margaretdthomasyoga.blogspot.com
LUNCHTIME YOGA: 11:45p - 12:45p -- WEDNESDAYS + FRIDAYS THIS JULY | $5-10
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FREE MEMBER PARKING!
Cine continues to partner with Prestige Parking to offer free parking to Cine Members. The lot directly next door (The Chastain Building Lot) is no longer available for parking as a free member perk, but we are happy to be able to offer THREE NEW FREE MEMBER PARKING LOCATIONS. *
Click HERE to learn exactly when, where and how you can take advantage of this membership perk!
**PLEASE NOTE: This weekend 7/25-26 Athens First Bank & Trust will be treating their parking areas with a chemical sealant, so these lots will be unavailable for use.
MATINEE MONDAYS: $7.50 matinee pricing for all shows
FULL BAR!! -- the BarCafé features a FULL BAR selection so you can enjoy a martini or your favorite cocktail, beer or wine while watching a movie or live performance - open daily @ 4:30p- no movie ticket needed to enter