The Cinema



Central Florida Art House & Retrospective Cinemas

  • AMC Altamonte Mall 18 – This AMC Theatres location will often play a limited selection of current independent, art house cinema as well as an occasional classic film.
  • Amstar 12 Lake Mary – This Amstar Cinema location will often program a limited selection of retrospective cinema during weeknights.
  • Cinematique of Daytona – The Cinematique of Daytona is a non-profit, arts organization with the mission to bring international, national and local independent film to the citizens of Daytona Beach and the surrounding area. For 20 years they have been bringing the best and hardest-to-find independent and foreign films to the Sunshine State. For the last 10 years the Cinematique has held the Daytona Beach International Film Festival, hosting the best and newest filmmakers from around the world as well as giving local filmmakers and student filmmakers a place to show their work.
  • Enzian – As Central Florida’s only full-time, non-for-profit alternative cinema, Enzian exists to entertain, inspire, educate, and connect the community through film. For more than 25 years Enzian has championed the belief that “Film Is Art.” Along with first-run independent features, Enzian offers a variety of special events, such the nationally-recognized Florida Film Festival.
  • Miller Auditorium – Featuring the International Cinema Series which presents critically acclaimed and important films from around the world (including independent and artistic American films) every week at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg. They show restorations of honored classics as well as contemporary films that have captured the attention of critics at recent film festivals.  In a given semester, the ICS screens documentaries, narrative feature films, as well as the occasional experimental work. While tending to avoid “blockbuster” films of the sort you might find at the local movieplex, the series aims to create a balance between artistry and innovation in cinema, on the one hand, and appealing and accessible styles and important subjects, on the other. The ICS is coordinated by Nathan Andersen, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Christina Petersen, Assistant Professor of Film Studies.
  • Regal Winter Park Village 20 – This Regal Cinema location will often play a limited selection of current independent, art house cinema as well as classic films.
  • Tampa Theatre – A catapult for the imagination since 1926, the Tampa Theatre is a symbol of Tampa’s glorious past and bright future. Tampa Theatre is a passionately protected landmark and one of America’s best-preserved examples of grand movie palace architecture. The Tampa Theatre Foundation’s mission is to preserve the Tampa Theatre as a dynamic cultural institution.

Central Florida Drive-In Cinemas

  • Ocala Drive-In – Open for more than 60 years, it is one of the last remaining drive-ins in the Central Florida region.
  • Silver Moon Drive-In – The Silver Moon Drive-In Theatre opened on April 14, 1948 and was the first drive-in theatre to open in Lakeland, Florida. It is one of the few drive-in movie theaters still operating in the Central Florida region.

Film Print & Video Tape/Disc Distribution

  • Canyon Cinema – An unrivaled collection of more than 3500 films traces the history of the experimental and avant-garde filmmaking movement from the 1930s to the present. Canyon’s primary activity is the rental distribution of Super 8mm,16mm, and 35mm films (and their DVD transfers) by independent film artists.
  • The Criterion Collection – Since 1984, the Criterion Collection, a continuing series of important classic and contemporary films, has been dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world and publishing them in editions that offer the highest technical quality and award-winning, original supplements.
  • Drafthouse Films – Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, is a curated brand of provocative, visionary and artfully unusual films new and old from around the world.
  • Facets Multi-Media – A non-profit, 501(C)3 and a leading national media arts organization. Facets mission is to preserve, present, distribute, and educate about film.
  • Kino International – While continuing to distribute classic films in their original 35mm format, Kino also focuses on the distribution (in all media) of high-quality contemporary world cinema, American independents, and documentaries — usually by up-and-coming directors.
  • Video Out Distribution – A non-profit, artist-run distribution centre that has distributed artists’ tapes to festivals, galleries, educational institutions, broadcasters, and individuals since 1980.

Streamable Content

  • Fandor – Fandor makes it easy for anyone to navigate the world of independent film.
  • FilmStruck – FilmStruck gives you instant access to critically acclaimed films, hard-to-find gems and cult favorites from the world’s greatest independent film libraries.
  • Hulu – Hulu offers a vast variety of streamable content, most notably, its large selection of Criterion and Janus films.
  • Netflix – Netflix members can instantly watch unlimited movies and TV episodes streamed over the Internet to PCs, Macs and TVs.
  • MUBI – An online movie theater where you watch, discover, and discuss auteur cinema.
  • Shudder – Shudder is the diabolical new streaming service devoted exclusively to things that go bump in the night.
  • UbuWeb – Present hundreds of avant-garde films & videos for your viewing pleasure as well as concrete poetry, ethnopoetics, papers, articles, and much more.