Central Cinema is Knoxville's neighborhood moviehouse located in the heart of Happy Holler.
Central Cinema is East Tennessee's home for classic & independent film!
Our screen is lit up year-round with everything from crowd-pleasing throwback blockbusters to first-run indie, international genre films, plus a healthy dose of cult cinema and a wide variety of monthly screening series. Ticket prices top out at $10, and we've got the most affordable movie snack bar in town to boot, from canned beer & cider to popcorn often remarked to be Knoxville's best. (More officially, voters in the 2019 Blank Newspaper "Knoxville's Finest" poll named us the city's Best Movie Theater and Best New Business!)
Founded in 2018 by the team behind the long-running Knoxville Horror Film Fest, Central Cinema is run by local movie lovers and programmed to reach an ever-expanding audience of fun-savvy Knoxvillians. Our mission is to preserve the theatrical experience in the streaming age, and to offer an affordable, inclusive venue for community-minded film & social events.