September Special Movie Showings

photo – Sterling Poole

Sept 2: Experience a Night of Independent Film
Two new films, both directed by local filmmaker J.L. Jarvis, will premiere in the new, state of the art student union theater on the UNF campus. The short documentary, WAITING FOR SAMUEL BECKETT, and the feature film, FOCAL POINT, utilized the talents of current and past UNF students as well as actors from the Jacksonville area. Both films will screen on the same night, beginning at 7:30 pm. Jarvis wanted to be sure that the UNF and Jacksonville communities would be the first to see this groundbreaking new film Focal Point. “This is truly a Jacksonville film, with scenes being shot everywhere from Five Points to Atlantic Beach, from Downtown to the Southside.” After the screening, director J.L. Jarvis will be on hand to answer any questions. Screenings are free and open to the public. New Film Screening Room at the UNF Student Union, Building 58 West (Parking available in the North Parking Garage near the Arena).

5 Points Theatre
The 5 Points Theatre will not only be showing films, children’s movies and midnight movies, but live college football games. 8/31 to 9/2 – IN THE LOOP – 7 pm, 8/31 to 9/2 – THE HURT LOCKER – 9 pm, 9/1 and 9/5 – BABE – 11 am, 9/4 – Theatre Open House (Free Admission) – 7 pm, 9/4 – PUMPING IRON – 9 pm, 9/4 – FREAKS – midnight, 9/6 – MOULIN ROUGE – 9 pm. Admission to the football game screenings is free, and they’ll be expanding the food lineup. 9/3 – South Carolina vs. NC State – 7 pm, 9/5 – Georgia vs. Oklahoma State – 3:30 pm, 9/7 – Miami vs. FSU – 8 pm. For more info on the 5 Points Theatre call 359-0047 or visit

MOCA Fall Film Series
This fall, Cafe Nola will be hosting a special series of films hand picked by Cafe Nola staff. Each month will carry a theme and each night will feature a special menu as well as drink specials at the bar. All films start at 8:30 pm. $5 MOCA members/ $7 non-members; $2 discount for dining in Cafe Nola @ MOCA before the show. Sept 10- KYMATICA We must look at the world not as a big ball of space but as the living body that contains us. If we continue to destruct the earth, it would be like cancer degrading a human body. There are also a lot of political views within the documentary which you may or may not agree with but still very interesting. Sept 24- ZEITGEIST: ADDENDUM Director Peter Joseph attempts to locate the root causes of this pervasive social corruption, while offering a solution. The work advocates a new social system that is updated to present day knowledge, highly influenced by the life long work of Jacque Fresco and The Venus Project. Museum of Contemporary Art, 333 N. Laura Street.

Not Just for Baby Boomers Film Series
Enjoy free showings of Boomers’ favorite films on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays each month at 5:45 p.m. in the Main Library’s Hicks Auditorium. Sept 10 – FROM HERE TO ETERNITY and Sept 24 – BULLITT Info: (904) 630-1741.

Movies in the Park
Presented by JaxParks. Movie begins at dusk. Sept 11- HOTEL FOR DOGS Beachwood Park, 11758 Marina Dr. Sept 18- Flick and Float – BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA Family fun, walter relays and other games, free refreshements and movie at dusk. Cecil Aquatics Center, 13611 Normandy Blvd. Sept 25- THE LION KING J.S. Johnson Park, 1112 Jackson St. 630-2489

Night Owl Cinema
Doors open at 6:30 pm and movies begin at 8 pm. Food is available from local restaurants. Sept 12 – ENDLESS SUMMER (PG), Sept 18 – FIELD OF DREAMS (PG), Sept 25 – THE GREAT OUTDOORS (PG-13). The St. Augustine Amphitheatre, A1A South in St. Augustine.

Sept 14: Monthly meeting of the Leave ’em Laughing Tent
Laurel & Hardy movie to be screened: Utopia (1950). Pablo Creek Branch Library, 13295 Beach Blvd. (between Kernan and Hodges Blvds.), 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Info: Steve Bailey, 246-0312

Sept 17: The Vans Warped Tour 15th Anniversary Celebration
This one-night event is a first in movie theaters and will feature two-hours of all-star headliner performances recorded in Los Angeles including exclusive, theater-only appearances from several top acts who have kick-started their careers on the Vans Warped Tour, as well as red carpet clips and special behind-the-scenes access footage. 8 pm at AMC Regency Square 24, 725-4614 and Tinseltown USA, 4535 Southside Blvd, 998-2208. Tickets at