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Central Cinema

1205 North Central Street
Knoxville, TN 37917

1205 North Central Street
Knoxville, TN 37917
(865) 951-2447
Region: North

Central Cinema is a community moviehouse located in the heart of North Knoxville's Happy Holler neighborhood.

Central Cinema was founded by the creators of the Knoxville Horror Film Fest, who have been programming local film events for more than a decade. Years of sustained cultural momentum convinced us Knoxville deserves the type of eclectic film venue so many less-cool cities already enjoy. Hundreds of generous fans proved us right, contributing more than $30,000 to a GoFundMe campaign. After a year of fundraising and fine-tuning, we opened our doors in August 2018.

Every weekend we present a selection of classic films and/or first-run independents. This standard programming is complemented during the week by special film & arts events of all sorts.