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Friday, September 23 at 9:30 pm    93 NR
Saturday, September 24th- ALL DAY   
Sunday, September 25 at 2pm    93 NR
Fri: 4:40 PM
Sat & Sun: 4:40 PM
Mon - Wed: 4:40 PM
Thurs: 2:20, 4:40 
Fri: 5:00, 8:00
Sat: 2:00 PM
Sun: 2:00, 5:00, 8:00
Mon - Wed: 5:00, 8:00
Thu: 11:20 AM, 2:00, 5:00, 8:00
Crybaby Cinema Thursday: 11:20 AM 
  129 NR
Fri: 7:05, 9:20
Sat & Sun: 7:05, 9:20
Mon - Wed: 7:05, 9:20
Thurs: 11:20 AM, 7:05, 9:20
Crybaby Cinema Thursday: 11:20 AM 
  106 R
Fri: 4:40, 7:10
Sat & Sun: 2:30, 4:40, 7:10, 9:15
Mon - Wed: 4:40, 7:10, 9:15
Thurs: 11:20 AM, 2:30, 4:40, 7:10, 9:15
Crybaby Cinema Thursday: 11:20 AM 
  88 PG-13
Fri: 5:00, 7:15, 9:30
Sat & Sun: 2:40, 5:00, 7:15, 9:30
Mon - Wed: 5:00, 7:15, 9:30
Thurs: 11:20 AM, 2:40, 5:00, 7:15, 9:30
Crybaby Cinema Thursday: 11:20 AM 
  90 R
Fri: 4:30, 6:50, 9:25
Sat & Sun: 2:15, 4:30, 6:50, 9:25
Mon: 4:30, 6:50, 9:25
Tue: 4:30, 9:25
Wed: 4:30, 6:50, 9:25
Thurs: 11:20 AM, 2:15, 4:30, 9:25
Crybaby Cinema Thursday: 11:20 AM
Closed Captioning Available 
  102 R

Showtimes: Friday, September 23 at 9:30 pm

Ithaca Fantastik presents FANTASTIC FILM FRIDAY - Sept 23 @ 9:30 pm

Ronnie runs a Disco walking tour with his son, Brayden. When a sexy woman takes the tour, it begins a competition between father and son for her love. It also signals the arrival of an oily strangler who stalks the streets at night.

Director: Jim Hosking
Writers: Toby Harvard, Jim Hosking
Stars: Michael St. Michaels, Sky Elobar, Elizabeth De Razzo

Showtimes: Saturday, September 24th- ALL DAY

Art House Theater Day celebrates the legacy of independent theaters as advocates for cinema arts.Several film distributors are offering exclusive programs that you will only be able to see on Art House Theater Day.

4:30 pm - TIME BANDITS
7:00 pm - DANNY SAYS

Showtimes: Sunday, September 25 at 2pm

FAMILY CLASSICS PICTURE SHOW - Sunday, Sept 25 at 2 pm

A sly business manager and two wacky friends of two opera singers help them achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies.

Directors: Sam Wood, Edmund Goulding (uncredited)
Writers: George S. Kaufman, Morrie Ryskind
Stars: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx

Showtimes: Fri: 4:40 PM
Sat & Sun: 4:40 PM
Mon - Wed: 4:40 PM
Thurs: 2:20, 4:40

One of the world's best restaurant, the Copenhagen based NOMA and its renowned chef-owner René Redzepi relocate the restaurant and its entire staff to Tokyo.

Director: Maurice Dekkers
Writer: Maurice Dekkers
Stars: Thomas Frebel, Dan Giusti, Kim Mikkola

Showtimes: Fri: 5:00, 8:00
Sat: 2:00 PM
Sun: 2:00, 5:00, 8:00
Mon - Wed: 5:00, 8:00
Thu: 11:20 AM, 2:00, 5:00, 8:00
Crybaby Cinema Thursday: 11:20 AM


A compilation of found footage featuring music, interviews and stories of the Beatles 250 concerts from 1963 to 1966.

Director: Ron Howard
Writers: Mark Monroe, P.G. Morgan (story consultant)
Stars: Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon

MIA MADRE  (106  R)
Showtimes: Fri: 7:05, 9:20
Sat & Sun: 7:05, 9:20
Mon - Wed: 7:05, 9:20
Thurs: 11:20 AM, 7:05, 9:20
Crybaby Cinema Thursday: 11:20 AM

Margherita, a director in the middle of an existential crisis, has to deal with the inevitable and still unacceptable loss of her mother.

Director: Nanni Moretti
Writers: Nanni Moretti (story), Valia Santella (story)
Stars: Margherita Buy, John Turturro, Giulia Lazzarini

THE HOLLARS  (88  PG-13)
Showtimes: Fri: 4:40, 7:10
Sat & Sun: 2:30, 4:40, 7:10, 9:15
Mon - Wed: 4:40, 7:10, 9:15
Thurs: 11:20 AM, 2:30, 4:40, 7:10, 9:15
Crybaby Cinema Thursday: 11:20 AM

A man returns to his small hometown after learning that his mother has fallen ill and is about to undergo surgery.

Director: John Krasinski
Writer: James C. Strouse
Stars: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Anna Kendrick, John Krasinski

Showtimes: Fri: 5:00, 7:15, 9:30
Sat & Sun: 2:40, 5:00, 7:15, 9:30
Mon - Wed: 5:00, 7:15, 9:30
Thurs: 11:20 AM, 2:40, 5:00, 7:15, 9:30
Crybaby Cinema Thursday: 11:20 AM

When a member of a popular New York City improv troupe gets a huge break, the rest of the group - all best friends - start to realize that not everyone is going to make it after all.

Director: Mike Birbiglia
Writer: Mike Birbiglia
Stars: Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Mike Birbiglia

Showtimes: Fri: 4:30, 6:50, 9:25
Sat & Sun: 2:15, 4:30, 6:50, 9:25
Mon: 4:30, 6:50, 9:25
Tue: 4:30, 9:25
Wed: 4:30, 6:50, 9:25
Thurs: 11:20 AM, 2:15, 4:30, 9:25
Crybaby Cinema Thursday: 11:20 AM
Closed Captioning Available

A divorced dad and his ex-con brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's farm in West Texas.

Director: David Mackenzie
Writer: Taylor Sheridan
Stars: Dale Dickey, Ben Foster, Chris Pine

Upcoming Events
Art House Theater Day 2016
Tickets on sale soon

Art House Theater Day celebrates the legacy of independent theaters as advocates for cinema arts. In an age where media has become more digital than tangible, more solitary than social, art house theaters remain the physical spaces where film lovers congregate and connect with intrepid, creative filmmaking. They are the beating heart for new and exciting cinema that is shaping the future of the medium.


Several film distributors are offering exclusive programs that you will only be able to see on Art House Theater Day. Here's the line-up at Cinemapolis:


Come visit A TOWN CALLED PANIC, with two award-winning new specials from the Academy Award-nominated directors of ERNEST & CELESTINE. Cowboy and Indian are always up to some hare-brained scheme, with Horse left to clean up the mess. In THE CHRISTMAS LOG, their out-of-control antics lead Horse to call Santa and cancel their presents. In BACK TO SCHOOL, a class assignment yields a special prize, but only Pig knows the answer.

Limited number of special edition back to school pencil cases available to ticket buyers!

Time Bandits4:30 pm - TIME BANDITS
New 2K digital restoration, supervised by director Terry Gilliam, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack! 

 First 30 ticket buyers will receive a limited edition 14” x 18” reproduction of the Time Portal Map used in the film, designed by Terry Gilliam!

Danny Says7:00 pm - DANNY SAYS
Theatrical Premiere!
Danny Says is a documentary on the life and times of Danny Fields. Since 1966, Danny Fields has played a pivotal role in music and "culture" of the late 20th century: working for the Doors, Cream, Lou Reed, Nico, Judy Collins and managing groundbreaking artists like the Stooges, the MC5 and the Ramones. Danny Says follows Fields from Phi Beta Kappa whiz-kid, to Harvard Law dropout, to the Warhol Silver Factory, to Director of Publicity at Elektra Records, to "punk pioneer" and beyond. Danny's taste and opinion, once deemed defiant and radical, has turned out to have been prescient. Danny Says is a story of marginal turning mainstream, avant garde turning prophetic, as Fields looks to the next generation.

Screening will be followed by a live-stream Q&A with special guests! 

Highly-anticipated 4K restoration and remaster of this legendary independent horror film, restored by J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot.

Screening will be followed by a live-stream Q&A with director Don Coscarelli and original cast members!


Family Classics Picture Show returns for a 2nd Year of Family Fun at the Movies
The Family Classics Picture Show introduces the magic of cinema to parents and kids with a year-long series of 10 fun and affordable Sunday matinees. The program continues its 2nd year on Sunday, September 25th at 2pm with a screening of A Night at the Opera

To get families excited about the magic of the movies, each matinee will feature an introduction by actor, magician, and movie buff David Moreland and will include custom enrichment guides to help continue the conversation after the credits roll. Discounted tickets for these special Sunday events are just $3 for adults, $2 for kids, or $10 for an entire family. The Family Classics Picture Show at Cinemapolis is made possible by lead sponsor Wells Fargo Advisors, with additional support from Mama Goose.

The series is the brainchild of Ithaca City School District teacher Allison Andersen. After developing an educational series of similar screenings at Cinemapolis for the K-5 classes at Fall Creek Elementary, Anderson wanted to open up the concept for the entire community. "As a teacher and parent, I've long been interested in the idea of growing literacy," says Andersen. "The understanding of timeless themes and characters' motivations are critical to understanding both film and literature, but these ideas are perhaps more easily introduced to children through the visual power of films. Our Family Classics Picture Show develops literacy by presenting classic films that express universal themes such as friendship, adversity, and family loyalty-- themes which students will visit time and again in literature as well as film."

Working with Cinemapolis staff and a dedicated committee of volunteers, Andersen has crafted a line-up of films that will lead families through American cinema’s exciting early years and into the modern age: 

  • January 24th - Wizard of Oz (1939) - BUY TICKETS
  • February 21st - Roman Holiday (1953) - BUY TICKETS
  • March 20th - Mad Hot Ballroom (2005) - BUY TICKETS 
  • April 17th - Born Free (1966) - BUY TICKETS
  • May 15th - The In-Laws (1979) - BUY TICKETS
  • June 19th - Abbott & Costello Meet the Mummy (1955) - BUY TICKETS
  • September (date TBA)  - A Night at the Opera (1935)
  • October 23rd - The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966) - BUY TICKETS
  • November 20th - Rear Window (1954) - BUY TICKETS
  • December 18th - The Music Man (1962) - BUY TICKETS
All shows will begin at 2 pm and will conclude with the distribution of guides that highlight facts about the film, feature excellent books that explore similar themes, and provide a list of additional movies that families can enjoy.

As emcee of the Family Classics Picture Show, David Moreland brings his own family’s love of cinema along with his experience in the movie business. Before moving to Ithaca in 2002, Moreland worked as a character actor in Hollywood and appeared in dozens of television shows and the films Legally Blonde, Donnie Darko, One Hour Photo, and City of Angels. “I don’t think classic films are inherently better than the best of current Hollywood releases, but today’s kids see the current releases over and over, and if we don’t make a special time for the classics, young people will never see them. That’s what the Family Classics Picture Show is all about,” says Moreland. “I’ve shown many of the films in this year’s line-up to my daughters. They’ve asked to see them again and again, and have even chosen them as their birthday party movie, so their friends could see them too.”

The Family Classics Picture Show at Cinemapolis is presented by Wells Fargo Advisors, While staff and committee members have vetted the films in the Family Classics Picture Show, only parents can decide which films are the right fit for their family. Cinemapolis encourages parents to read about each film at before deciding to attend.

Ithaca Sustainable Seafood Week 2016 Screening
Sunday, October 2nd at 2:30 pm
featuring Q & A w/ director Mark Titus

Ithaca Sustainable Seafood Week 2016 is a celebration of sustainable seafood with a week of delicious food and exciting events!

The week 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.

Followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Mark Titus!

More about the film at

More about Ithaca Sustainable Seafood Week here.


¡CULTURA! Ithaca presents Cine con CULTURA 2016
September 20 - Oct 15

In celebration of Latin@ Heritage Month, CULTURA Ithaca announces its third annual Cine con CULTURA Latin@ American Film Festival! Events will be happening all over Ithaca, with special screenings at Cinemapolis every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm from September 20 through October 11. Feature films are preceded by short Latino films with connections to Ithaca, and followed by community conversations on the topics of the films.

Tickets are $7.50 for general admission ($6.00 for students) or season passes may be purchased for all nine films for $50 general admission ($40 for students).

The Cine con CULTURA Film Festival is sponsored by the Latino Civic Association of Tompkins County, the Tompkins County Tourism Program, the Community Arts Partnership, Cornell University's Latina/o Studies Program, Cornell University's Latin American Studies Program, Cornell University's Department of Performing & Media Arts, Cornell University's Department of Romance Studies, Cornell University's Department of Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies, the A.D. White House at Cornell University, the Public Service Center at Cornell University, the Latin American Studies Program at Ithaca College, the LGBT Center at Ithaca College, the Ithaca College Dept. of Modern Languages & Literatures, and the Office of International Programs at Ithaca College.

Films playing at Cinemapolis
  • Tues, Sep 20 at 7 pm - Una Ultima Y Nos Vamos (Mexico) - presented without subtitles
  • Thurs, Sep 22 at 7 pm - La Hija De La Laguna (Peru)
  • Tues, Sep 27 at 7 pm - Aislados (Colombia)
  • Thurs, Sep 29 at 7 pm - El Clan (Argentina)
  • Tues, Oct 4 at 7 pm - El Acompañante (Cuba)
  • Thurs, Oct 6 at 7 pm - Memories of a Penitent Heart (Puerto Rico)
  • Tues, Oct 11 at 7 pm - Boi Neon (Brasil) 


Deepak Chopra Film Screening to Benefit Hospicare
Tuesday, October 18 at 7pm
Post-show discussion
$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. Interviews with cultural leaders, scientists and health care experts are interwoven with personal stories of people facing their own death as well as those who report encounters beyond death. Film followed by a facilitated discussion by Jennifer Mathews MA.

For more info, please go to

Local Filmmaking Duo return for Encore of Film on Fireworks
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!

New Passfire Trailer - #2 from Veverka Bros. Productions on Vimeo.



PuppHitz presents Heather Henson’s Handmade Puppet Dreams
HMPDPuppHitz presents Heather Henson’s Handmade Puppet Dreams
Volume VII

Tuesday, November 8 at 7 pm

Heather Henson curates this touring festival of short puppet films, which offers new editions annually.

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.

PuppHitz is the brainchild of local writer, theatre artist, and master puppeteer, Scott Hitz. This new organization will be the home of a puppet production company (PuppHitz Productions), a performance company (PuppHitz Puppets), and an education company (P.i.E. Puppets in Education). Scott will provide a brief intro to the screening and be on hand for a Q & A after the show.

Our presentation of Handmade Puppet Dreams Volume VII is specifically for "mature audiences," but don't miss the special program just for families at Cornell Cinema on Sunday, November 5th at 2 pm!

British Stage on Screen with NTL and GOS
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. Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen provides audiences the opportunity to experience the world's most famous stage as if they were there in person, and NTL is the National Theatre's groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre live from the London stage to cinemas across the UK and around the world. Combined, the two programs give cinema-goers from Ithaca and beyond a chance to see world-class theatre without the pesky intercontinental airfare!

The National Theatre encores begin in July. Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the uproarious One Man, Two Guvnors was a runaway hit both in London’s West End and on Broadway. A raucous farce of mistaken, stolen, and misplaced identities, One Man, Two Guvnors screens at Cinemapolis on Thursday, July 7th at 6:30 pm and again on Saturday, July 9th at 1:30 pm.

Later that month, Dame Helen Mirren returns to the screen in her Tony and Olivier award winning role as Queen Elizabeth II. Written by Peter Morgan and directed by two-time Tony Award® winner and Academy Award®-nominated director Stephen Daldry, The Audience will screen on Thursday, July 28th at 6:30 pm and again on Saturday, July 30th at 1:30 pm.

In August, another season of the hugely popular Globe On Screen launches with one of the Bard’s lesser-known works: Measure For Measure. Boasting a superb cast, the play is a wickedly black comedy of secret identities, sexual politics and manipulation. The production features stellar performances from Mariah Gale as Isabella, Dominic Rowan as Duke Vincent and Kurt Egyiawan as Angelo. Measure for Measure screens at Cinemapolis on Sunday, August 28th at 2:00 pm and again Wednesday, August 31st at 7:00 pm.

The NTL encores continue with the production now up for five Tony awards –Arthur Miller’s A View from a Bridge. Featuring an award winning cast led by Mark Strong and direction by visionary Ivo van Hove, this production of Miller’s classic confrontation of the American dream has been called “magnetic, electrifying, and astonishingly bold.” A View from a Bridge returns to Cinemapolis for two screenings: Thursday, September 15th at 6:30 pm and again on Saturday, September 17th at 1:30 pm.

In October, multi Tony and Olivier Award-winning stage and screen star Jonathan Pryce takes the role of enigmatic Shylock alongside his own daughter Phoebe Pryce, playing Jessica, in the Globe on Screen presentation of The Merchant of Venice. This iconic tale of the battle between greed and love, paired with Pryce’s memorable interpretation, makes this a must- see. The Merchant of Venice screens on Sunday, October 9th at 2:00 pm and again at on Wednesday, October 12th at 7:00 pm.

Later in the month, National Theatre Live adds a NEW production to this year's series. Helen McCrory returns to the National Theatre in Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece,The Deep Blue Sea.  When Hester Collyer is found by her neighbours in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, the story of her tempestuous affair with a former RAF pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court judge begins to emerge.  With it comes a portrait of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion. Behind the fragile veneer of post-war civility burns a brutal sense of loss and longing. The Deep Blue Sea screens at Cinemapolis on Thursday, October 20th at 6:30 pm and again on Saturday, October 22nd at 1:30 pm.

Just in time for Halloween, Danny Boyle’s acclaimed production of Frankenstein returns as part of the National Theater Live encores. Benedict Cumberbatch & Jonny Lee Miller both earned Olivier Awards for their celebrated performances alternating in the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature. Due to unprecedented audience demand, Frankenstein screens again at Cinemapolis on Thursday, October 27th at 6:30 pm (Cumberbatch as Creature) and again on Saturday, October 29th at 1:30 pm (Miller as Creature). 

The Globe on Screen season wraps up in November with one of the great history plays. Bursting with action and comedic irony, Simon Godwin’s Richard II features a tour de force performance from Charles Edwards (Downton Abbey, Philomena) in the title role. A production that delves into the meaning of kingship and the rising powers that can destroy it, the rich colors and lavish costumes of this sumptuous historical masterpiece transfer superbly to the big screen. Richard II screens on Sunday, November 6th at 2:00 pm and again at on Wednesday, November 9th at 7:00 pm

Later in November, National Theatre Live presents another NEW production for this year - a darkly comic new take on Brecht and Weill’s raucous musical, Three Penny Opera. London scrubs up for the coronation. The thieves are on the make, the whores on the pull, the police cutting deals to keep it all out of sight. Mr and Mrs Peachum are looking forward to a bumper day in the beggary business, but their daughter didn’t come home last night and it’s all about to kick off…With Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear as Macheath alongside Rosalie Craig as Polly Peachum and Haydn Gwynne as Mrs Peachum. This bold, anarchic production is brought to you by a creative powerhouse; adapted by Simon Stephens  and directed by Rufus Norris. Three Penny Opera screens at Cinemapolis on Thursday, November 17th at 6:30 pm and again on Saturday, November 19th at 1:30 pm.

National Theatre Live finishes the season of encores in December with the international smash hit, War Horse. Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-size puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage. War Horse screens at Cinemapolis on Thursday, December 8th at 6:30 pm and again on Saturday, December 10th at 1:30 pm.

Tickets for each of these special, high-definition National Theatre Live and Globe on Screen broadcasts are available at the Cinemapolis box office and online at General admission tickets are $22 each, with discounted $18 tickets available for students, seniors and Cinemapolis members.

Cry Baby Cinema at Cinemapolis

• Special Weekly Matinees for Grown Ups w/ Babies
• Each Thursday, Doors Open at 11 am
• Babes-in-Arms, Strollers, and Carriers Welcome
• All Five Regular Movies Screen with Lower Volume and Dimmed House Lights

**Parents should remember that these are NOT "family" films. We are screening our regular slate of films for grown-ups and welcoming babes-in-arms, strollers, and carriers. 

If parents are bringing children old enough to take a seat in the theater and watch the film, they should do so only after reading up on the content of the films and ensuring it meets their own personal criteria for what is appropriate for their child. 

Admission for Children attending to view the film will be our usual child rate of $7. Babes-in-arms, infants in strollers, and carriers will be let in for free.  Adult tickets will be the usual matinee rate of $9. 

New Accessibility Devices Now Available at Cinemapolis
Thanks to the conversion to digital cinema and the recent installation of a new system of accessibility devices, Cinemapolis is now proud to offer additional assistive technology for our patrons with hearing and visual impairments.

Since opening our doors in at the "new" Cinemapolis is 2009, we've offered assistive listening devices for all of our screenings. Many films are now delivered to the theater with special encoding that allows us to expand those offerings to include descriptive narration for the visually impaired and in-seat closed captioning. Wireless headphones and captioning devices can be checked-out at the concession stand prior to the start of each screening.

Currently, only select films take advantage of the technology, so please refer to our listings here at for details.

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