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Do you know a lot about movies? Then join the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington for Movie Trivia Night: At Home Edition on Monday, Jan. 3 at 8 p.m. hosted by Daniel French. Tickets are $10, $7 members. To sign up, visit www.cinemaartscentre.org.

How do I play? 
It’s simple! When you purchase your ticket, you will provide a valid email address for admission. This email address will receive a Zoom meeting code and password.
What do I need to play? 
You will need two electronic devices – preferably a computer/laptop/iPad and a smartphone. We will use the computer to stream the trivia over Zoom and we will use the smart phone to answer the questions (using the program AHASlides). This will be explained in more details when we get going, but for now, please know that you will need two devices to play.
Who can I play with?
Your ticket of $10 ($7 Members) gets your team access to Trivia. Your team will consist of whomever you are physically with right now. We will not be able to combine efforts with people you are not physically with. If you would want to play against the people you are with, that’s allowed as well.
What do I get if I win?
Well, we’re all winners when we play trivia and now you get to support the Cinema Arts Centre that you know and love. But in a more real way, the winning team will get up to four (4) CAC Gift Cards (1 Per Team Member) and bragging rights!
Is this anything like the monthly trivia?
Yes and no. Yes in that it is trivia hosted by Daniel French. No in that it will be structured a bit differently and will not have any other links to the monthly trivia (no sneak peeks, tournament of champions, etc.).
For any questions please email Daniel French at [email protected]
Sign up here.

Image from ‘Seasons of Change on Henry’s Farm’. Photo credit: Ines Sommer

Throughout this summer, Huntington’s Cinema Arts Centre has been offering free pop-up film screenings around Long Island in order to bring attention to local agriculture. Presented in partnership with Suffolk County Department of Economic Development & Planning, the local economic development initiative, Choose LI, the Cinema’s new ‘LI AgriCULTURE’ series has offered a unique look at farming on Long Island.

This October, the Cinema Arts Centre is partnering with Fink’s Country Farm, a family-owned and operated farm in Wading River, for a free day of fun and a screening of the independent documentary film, ‘Seasons of Change on Henry’s Farm.’

Image from ‘Seasons of Change on Henry’s Farm’. Photo credit: Ines Sommer

The LI AgriCULTURE series engages the local community in Long Island’s rich landscape of sustainable food production through the power of documentary film, helping to foster pride in our shared agricultural and aquacultural heritage, and inspiring Long Islanders to choose more local foods. Presenting dynamic documentary screening and discussion programs, virtually and in a variety of locations, this program will connect audiences to local food producers and encourage and empower the community to include more locally and sustainably produced foods in their daily diets. Learn more at: https://cinemaartscentre.org/li_agriculture/

The October event of the LI AgriCULTURE series will take place on Friday, October 1st at Fink’s Country Farm in Wading River. The program will be presented in partnership with Fink’s Farm, and planned with guidance from the Suffolk County Department of Economic Development & PlanningChoose LI, and Peconic Land Trust. The free program will feature a day of fun including a petting zoo, hay rides, a corn maze, pumpkin picking, food and refreshments, a discussion with a panel of experts, and a screening of the independent farming documentary, Seasons of Change on Henry’s Farm.

Seasons of Change on Henry’s Farm: Surrounded by GMO-heavy industrial farms in Central Illinois, for a quarter-century Henry Brockman has successfully operated a small family vegetable farm based on principles of organic cultivation and biodiversity. But farming takes a toll on his aging body and Henry dreams of scaling back. While his former apprentices run the farm, Henry spends a “fallow year” with his wife Hiroko in Japan. But things don’t turn out as planned, and Henry must grapple with the future of farming in a changing climate on personal, generational, and global levels.

This program is made possible with support from the Long Island Community Foundation.

“The Cinema Arts Centre has always used the power of film to educate, inspire, and mobilize the Long Island community,” says David M. Okorn, executive director of the Long Island Community Foundation. “We are proud to support this film initiative that will connect residents to Long Island farms and fisheries and help them understand the importance of locally-grown food.”

Event Information:

Date: Friday, October 1st 4:00 – 9:00 PM (A rain date is scheduled for October 7th)

Location: Fink’s Farm, 6242 Middle Country Road, Wading River, New York 11792

Fees: FREE to attend. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP on the Cinema Arts Centre website: www.cinemaartscentre.org. Or by visiting the event page: https://bit.ly/SeasonsofChange


4:00 – Pumpkin picking, hayrides, corn maze, animatronic chicken show, animal feedings, food, and tabling with local organizations

7:00 – Screening of the documentary film ‘Seasons of Change on Henry’s Farm’

8:00 – A panel discussion with local experts

Green Thumb

Would you like to try eating some delicious, fresh, local, certified organic vegetables, herbs and fruit? How about getting all this, and organically grown flowers too, at the Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington before or after seeing a movie? (The Cinema will be announcing a reopening date soon)

Green Thumb Community Support Agriculture (CSA) – Huntington is coming to the Cinema Arts Centre’s Sky Room Café starting Thursday, June 3 (and every Thursday till December 10th), between 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Green Thumb CSA

And for first-time CSA members, who are members of the Cinema, Green Thumb CSA – Huntington is offering $55 off the initial sign-up cost of joining! (Plus, if you make an appointment just to visit the CSA at the Cinema, you’ll leave with an edible parting gift (a sample from the CSA share for that week). Join by May 30 to be able to begin picking up your organic veggies on June 3rd. There just might be some strawberries!

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture and it’s a great way for a group of people (Community) to support (Supported) a local farm family (Agriculture), while also getting fresh, local, certified organic produce at a fair price. Green Thumb CSA – Huntington is great for families (kids that come to the CSA are more likely to eat veggies THEY pick out), great for seniors (if you’re interested in eating healthy on a budget this is a mighty good investment), great for singles (if you want to share a CSA share with someone we provide a matchmaking service), and great for everyone who’s interested in eating better (and tastier), saving money, keeping our Long Island agricultural heritage going strong, and helping to clean up our environment.

All the food in the CSA share is from Green Thumb Farm in Water Mill, NY. They are an 11th generation family farm that’s been farming on Long Island since the 1640s. Almost half of what they grow is sold to CSA members so CSA helps keep this family doing what they love, and what they’re very good at doing.

Join now and tour the farm and come Strawberry picking on June 26 (free and for CSA members only)!

For more information, and to make an appointment to visit Green Thumb CSA – Huntington for some free organic produce, call 631-421-4864, or email [email protected]

‘Anything But Silent’ event

Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington presents a virtual Anything But Silent event on Tuesday, April 20 at 7 p.m. Enjoy a virtual screening of “Tumbleweeds” (1925) starring silent film Western legend William S. Hart with live piano accompaniment by Ben Model from home! Directed by King Baggot, and co-directed by Hart, Tumbleweeds follows a cowboy in 1890s Kansas, Don Carver (Hart), a drifter or “tumbleweed” by nature who meets and falls in love with Molly Lassiter (Barbara Bedford) after accidentally lassoing her. General admission is pay-what-you-want. To register, visit www.cinemaartscentre.org.

A scene from 'Soldier Man'

Join Cinema Arts Centre and silent film accompanist Andrew Simpson for a live stream presentation of four short films from the silent era with live musical accompaniment on Wednesday, March 10 at 7 p.m. This program will present a showcase of comedies featuring stars Harry Langdon and Charley Chase.

‘Too Many Mammas’

TOO MANY MAMMAS (1924, 8 min, with Charley Chase)

Charley agrees to serve as the alibi for his philandering boss, but things soon get out of hand.

‘The First 100 Years’

THE FIRST 100 YEARS (1924, 14 min, with Harry Langdon)

From romantic hero to domestic hubby, Langdon stars in a domestic comedy turned old-dark-house mystery.

‘The Poor Fish’

THE POOR FISH (1924,10 min, with Charley Chase)

Charley has a crash course in housework when he and his wife agree to trade jobs for a week.

‘Soldier Man’

SOLDIER MAN (1926, 32 min, with Harry Langdon)

Langdon plays double roles as the last American soldier left in Europe after World War I and the (usually-inebriated) King Streudel XIII.

Andrew Simpson

Andrew Earle Simpson is an acclaimed composer of opera, silent film, orchestral, chamber, choral, dance, and vocal music based in Washington, DC.  His musical works make multi-faceted, intimate connections with literature, visual art, and film, reflecting his own interest in linking music with the wider world, an approach which he calls “humanistic music.”

General Admission is Pay-What-You-Want!  Visit www.cinemaartscentre.org to register.

Ticket-buyers may register in advance any time prior to the start of the event. A private YouTube link to the live stream is provided in an email order confirmation sent to the customer’s email address on file immediately upon completing your order. Be sure to check your spam or junk mail if you do not see it.

CAC  recommends using the most updated version of the Google Chrome browser to stream online content. This program may be streamed on a computer, mobile device, or a smart TV with an HDMI cable connection.

Thank you for your support of the Cinema Arts Centre at this time. If you need assistance with any step of your ticket purchase, please reach out to [email protected] and a customer service representative will be in touch.

A scene from 'Bagpipes Are Calling!' Image from CAC
Photo from CAC

In anticipation of St. Patrick’s Day, the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington will present a virtual screening of “Bagpipes Calling!” on Thursday, March 4 at 7 p.m. Less than a year ago, the cinema hosted the world premiere of the short music documentary celebrating the Celtic spirit as it lives on through the members of a Long Island cultural institution, the Northport Pipe and Drum Band. They are now partnering with filmmaker Andrea Wozny and the Northport Pipe and Drum Band once again for this special live screening and a post-film discussion with director, cast, and crew!

Watch host Andrea Wozny and the Northport Pipe & Drum Band as they celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at their favorite pub in Bayport-Bluepoint, Long Island – the legendary Grey Horse Tavern. Weaving together music, history and culture, the film captures a behind the scenes experience of life in the band during this festive piping season.
Featuring the extraordinary talents of Luke Powers on the Uilleann pipes and the Great Highland Bagpipes, Tom Falco on guitar, Long Island’s own Northport Pipe & Drum Band, and Linda Ringhouse, beloved owner of the Grey Horse Tavern.
The post-film Q&A will feature panelists Andrea Wozny, Luke Powers, Tom Falco, Linda Ringhouse, and Kate Best.
Fee is $12, $10 members. To register, visit www.cinemaartscentre.org. For further information, email [email protected]

Image from CAC
Host Dan French

Are you a movie buff? Think you know more showbiz facts than everyone else? Test your knowledge and enjoy a fun night of film trivia at a Virtual Movie Trivia Night with the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington on Monday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. Hosted by Dan French, the winning team will get up to four CAC Gift Cards (1 per team member).

To purchase tickets, register at this link with a valid email address. You’ll receive a Zoom meeting code and password in the order confirmation that will be delivered to that email. You can also find information about the event and links to ticket ordering on the Cinema Art Centre’s Facebook page.

Tickets are $10 for the public and $7 for Cinema Arts Centre members. Tickets are limited to one per order. Registration for virtual trivia is per team, not per player. Your team will be whomever you will be physically with at your location.

Playing requires two electronic devices – preferably a computer/laptop/iPad and a smartphone. They will use the computer to stream the trivia over Zoom and the smartphone will be used to answer the questions with the program Aha Slides. The details will be explained before the game begins.

The Cinema Arts Centre (CAC) showcases independent and international films year-round and is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit community cinema. It is located at 423 Park Avenue in Huntington.

For more information about Virtual Movie Trivia Night, visit the Cinema Arts Centre website or email [email protected] or [email protected].

Amanda Gorman
For there is always light
Amanda Gorman

Presented by Cinema Arts Centre and L.E.A.D. Mentoring Power of Poetry: A Reflection on Amanda Gorman’s The Hill We Climb and Open Mic

Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.
Join the Cinema Arts Centre and L.E.A.D. Mentoring in celebration of Black History Month with a guided discussion of Amanda Gorman’s Inaugural Poem, “The Hill We Climb,” followed by an open mic, where all are invited to participate, including but not limited to favorite poems by Black poets, slam poetry, spoken word, and original creations.
2021 will already be remembered as a historic year for Black Americans. This year, the first female, and first African American and South Asian Vice President took office. At the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, Amanda Gorman inspired millions of Americans when she became the youngest poet to read at a presidential inauguration in US History. Her poem, “The Hill We Climb,” has been praised for its message of unity, reflections on the past, and hope for the future. Shayla Harris writes for Ebony, “Her poignant reflections on the country’s past and her vision for progress were brought to life through masterful delivery. Through this performance Gorman has marked a place for herself in the African American oral tradition.”

Admission is free with RSVP by visiting www.cinemaartscentre.org.Tickets are limit one (1) per order. Advance registration may be made any time prior to the start of the event. Ticket-holders will receive an email order confirmation with the Zoom invitation link and information in the order details. This link will become active at the start of the event. Due to capacity restrictions, admittance to the discussion will be first come, first served at the time of the event – please be on time to secure a spot.

If you need assistance with any step of your ticket purchase, please reach out to [email protected] and a customer service representative will be in touch.

Photos courtesy of CAC

A scene from 'He Who Gets Slapped'

Do you love silent films? The Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington presents a free live-stream screening of He Who Gets Slapped (1924) starring Lon Chaney on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. with live piano accompaniment by Ben Model. After Baron Regnard (Marc MacDermott) steals both his greatest invention and his wife, scientist Paul Beaumont (Chaney) loses all self-regard and joins a circus sideshow to become the most famous clown in France, known as “He Who Gets Slapped” by other clowns. Register at www.cinemaartscentre.org.

A scene from 'Runaway Princess.' Photo from CAC

The Cinema Arts Centre of Huntington has joined forces with Empowerment Collaborative of Long Island (ECLI) to host Runaway Princess: A Hopeful Tale of Heroin, Hooking, and Happiness, an award-winning show about sex trafficking, as part of Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

This free one-night-only event will take place on Tuesday, January 12, and will feature a screening and discussion with a panel of Human Trafficking experts. Runaway Princess, written and performed by Mary Goggin and directed by Dan Ruth, is a true story, laced with wicked humor and much pathos, of Mary’s Irish Catholic upbringing, drug addiction and prostitution, and the multitude of characters she encounters along the way to ultimately find joy.

The discussion and Q&A will include a panel of human trafficking experts: Mary Goggin, survivor, Runaway Princess writer, and performer; James P. Murphy, Detective Sergeant with the Suffolk County Police Department; and Molly England, MSW, Suffolk County Anti-Trafficking Initiative (SCATI) Task Force Coordinator. The event will include a discussion of the Suffolk County Anti-Trafficking Initiative (SCATI) task force’s response to human trafficking, and its work to prevent, identify and support survivors of human trafficking, successfully prosecute traffickers, and to educate the community and raise awareness about human trafficking issues in Suffolk County.
Free but registration is required. The show will be available to watch on Monday, January 11 through Tuesday, January 12. Attendees are encouraged to watch the show at 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, January 12, and immediately join the live Zoom Q&A at 7 p.m. If you’d like to donate and support survivors of human trafficking and the work to combat human trafficking here in Suffolk County, please visit www.empowerli.org/donate.