Looking for a more exclusive way to enjoy movies in Huntington? The Cinema Arts Centre has just the fix.
The Preview Club is a new program opening in March that will allow a select amount of people to attend advance screenings of new films before their New York release dates.
David Schwartz, chief curator of the Museum of the Moving Image in Manhattan, will be curating the program and will also design the program from audience feedback. After every show, a guest speaker — for example, the producer of the movie — will lead a discussion with the audience related to the film shown. The audience will also be given cards for comments, which will aide Schwartz in his development of the program going forward.
There is a maximum of 270 members allowed in the club, and Raj Tawney, director of publicity and promotions at the Cinema Arts Centre, said the club already has about one hundred members after just announcing the program last week.
“The exciting part of it is you as an audience member won’t know what you’re seeing until you sit down in the theater,” Tawney said in a phone interview.
The films shows will be a range of major independent and international movies and will be shown about once or twice a month.
The first showing is Mar. 16, and the following few include April 16 and 27.
The Preview Club is not only a ticket to new movies but also a social club meant for fellow film lovers to interact.