DIE HARD, Directed by John McTiernan
Rated R ,1988
Facing Christmas 3,000 miles from his estranged wife and two children, New York policeman John McClane flies to Los Angeles bearing presents and hoping to patch up his marriage. He then becomes the only hope for a small group of hostages, one of whom is his estranged wife, trapped in a Los Angeles high-rise building when it is seized by terrorists on Christmas Eve.
The inaugural Made in Arkansas Film Festival hosted by CALS Ron Robinson Theater is devoted to showcasing films made in The Natural State from a wide variety of filmmakers in all corners of the state and to giving local filmmakers the opportunity to have their films shown at the beautiful state-of-the-art CALS Ron Robinson Theater.
The Made in Arkansas Film Festival is a flagship event of Made in Arkansas. We cannot wait to share with our audience all of the amazing films being created in the state of Arkansas!
30TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING!!
WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S, Directed by Ted Kotcheff
Rated PG-13 ,1989
This is an outrageous comedy about two office employees who uncover a scheme of fraud and embezzlement within their company. The boss Bernie gives Richard and Larry an invitation to his beach house in Long Island as a reward. Bernie plans to have them both killed, Bernie was the one who embezzled the company money. Richard and Larry discover Bernie's body at the beach house and worry they are next on the killer's list. They decide to stay at the beach house and enjoy the weekend but avoid death.
INDEPENDENCE DAY Directed by Roland Emmerich
Rated PG-13 ,1996
Strange phenomena surface around the globe. The skies ignite. Terror races through the world's major cities. As these extraordinary events unfold, it becomes increasingly clear that a force of incredible magnitude has arrived; its mission: total annihilation over the Fourth of July weekend. The last hope to stop the destruction is an unlikely group of people united by fate and unimaginable circumstances to save the planet. The filmmakers behind 1994's smash science fiction hit Stargate have revolutionized and redefined the way big-event movies are produced through a new level of groundbreaking effects, techniques and spectacular, never-before-seen images in this epic science fiction tale.
35th ANNIVERSARY SCREENING!!
REVENGE OF THE NERDS, Directed by Jeff Kanew
Rated R, 1984
Robert Carradine and Anthony Edwards are lovable, brainy, but socially inept freshmen. Along with other campus nerds, they are mocked and persecuted by the school's Alpha Beta football players and scorned by the beauties of Pi Delta Pi. When the intelligent misfits join forces and strike back at the Beautiful People, mayhem breaks loose on the peaceful campus. Viewers will cheer as the odd get even in this delightful film.
Returning for the 4th season, "A Night of Micro-Shorts" (shorts between 1 to 5 mins) remains a very popular film event with our film-loving crowd.
This year our "A Night of Micro-Shorts" moves to Crush Wine Bar, which hosts our very popular Crush Classics on the Patio Film Series. Throughout that Film Series, we will be selecting some micro-shorts to be screened before classic films such as The Princess Bride, Die Hard, Weekend at Bernie's, Independence Day, and Revenge of the Nerds. Then we will have our annual A Night of Micro-Shorts on Wednesday, Sept 11, 2019.
MY COUSIN VINNY, Directed by Jonathan Lynn
Rated R, 1992
Bill Gambini and Stan Rothenstein are a couple of 21-year-old college guys taking a cross-country road trek to UCLA via the back roads of the deep South. They should be having the time of their lives, except for one small mishap: They are wrongfully arrested in Wahzoo City, Alabama, for murdering a convenience store clerk. At best, they face long-term jail sentences; at worst...the electric chair. Their only hope is legal representation from Bill's cousin Vinny, a Brooklyn lawyer who took six years to pass the bar and only made it six weeks ago. This is not only his first murder trial it's his first case. Refusing help from his fiery Brooklyn girlfriend, Lisa, the novice lawyer must wrestle with legal procedures in an alien environment under the intimidating eye of Chamberlain Haller, a tough country judge with an obsession for the letter of the law and a powerful dislike for Vinny.
SPECIAL HALLOWEEN EDITION!!
45th ANNIVERSARY SCREENING!!
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, Directed by Mel Brooks
Rated PG-13, 1974
Gene Wilder is the professor who creates a new zippernecked monster. Marty Feldman is his assistant; Cloria lady of the castle; and Madeline Kahn is Dr. Frankenstein's fiancee!
THE PRINCESS BRIDE, Directed by Rob Reiner
Rated PG ,1987
A kindly grandfather sits down with his grandson and reads him a bedtime story. The story is one that has been passed down through from father to son for generations. As the grandfather reads the story, the action comes alive. The story is a classic tale of love and adventure as the beautiful Buttercup is kidnapped and held against her will in order to marry the odious Prince Humperdinck, and Westley (her childhood beau, now returned as the Dread Pirate Roberts) attempts to save her. On the way he meets an accomplished swordsman and a huge, super strong giant, both of whom become his companions in his quest to rescue Buttercup.
MIA Presents is happy to host the premiere of “Unscripted,” a feature-length documentary directed by L. Tanner Smith who will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A at CALS Ron Robinson Theater on Friday, March 8!
UNSCRIPTED presents a year in the campus lives of University of Central Arkansas film students making their undergraduate thesis films and on the pathway to achieving their dreams.
Tickets are only $5 and are now available to purchase here.