Cinefest Film Theatre at Georgia State University


The Cinefest Film Theatre is a student-run movie theater at Georgia State, featuring independent, classic, foreign & cult films.
For a number of years, this was their website.
Content is from the site's archived pages providing a glimpse of what the site offered its readership.

The current website for the Cinefest Film Theatre at the Georgia State University where you will find all the latest information for events is found at

Address: 66 Courtland St SE
Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
Phone: +1 404-413-1798


Regular Hours

  • Concessions open 30 minutes open
  • Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 1-9 p.m.

Food and Beverages
Outside food or beverages are not permitted inside the theater. Popcorn, beverages, candy and snack items will be offered for purchase (cash only) from the theater concession stand prior to and during movie operations.





We are very lucky to announce the acquisition via the alumni association of one very well known sponsor. In addition to a cash donation, The North Face will donate a number of North Face Osito jackets as door prizes to be awarded via sweepstakes held during the first hour of every night of the festival. The Osito jackets are for both men and women and are both fashionable and serviceable - they are incredibly warm and lightweight. Thank you North Face!


Thursday, October 8th - Italian Film Series

Swept Away

Swept Away (1974)

Showtimes: Thursday 7pm

114 minutes, DVD, Rated R

A rich woman, Raffaella, and some friends rent a yacht to sail the Mediterranean Sea during summer. The sailor, Gennarino, who is a communist, does not like this woman but has to bear with her bad mood. One day she wakes up late in the afternoon and asks to be taken to the land where everyone had gone earlier, but during the trip the boat breaks down.



Monday, October 3rd - Sunday, October 9th




Kidnapped (2011)

Showtimes: Monday - Friday: 11am, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm

Saturday: 3pm

Sunday: 1pm, 7pm

85 minutes, 35mm, Unrated

Jaime and Marta are a middle-aged couple with a teenage daughter named Isa. The family is in the process of moving into a big new house. Marta wants to gather the family for dinner at home to celebrate. Isa has her own plans; she wants to go out with her boyfriend. Jaime is stuck in the middle of it all. Everyone's evening is ruined when a gang of masked hoodlums pay a visit to the home.

There will be no screening on Thursday, October 8th at 7pm



Saturday, October 8th - One Night Only! Rare 35mm Print!



Deep Red

Deep Red (1974)

Showtimes: Saturday 1pm, 8pm

98 minutes, 35mm, Rated R

A psychic who can read minds picks up the thoughts of a murderer in the audience and soon becomes a victim. An English pianist gets involved in solving the murders, but finds many of his avenues of inquiry cut off by new murders, and he begins to wonder how the murderer can track his movements so closely. A Dario Argento classic!



Monday, October 10th - Sunday, October 16th



Page One

Page One: Inside The New York Times (2011)

Showtimes: Monday - Friday: 11am, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm

Saturday: 3pm, 5pm

Sunday: 1pm, 7pm

85 minutes, 35mm, Unrated

Unprecedented access to the New York Times newsroom yields a complex view of the transformation of a media landscape fraught with both peril and opportunity.

There will be no 5pm or 7pm screeing on Tuesday, October 11th. There will be no 7pm or 9pm screening on Wednesday the 12th. Also, no screening on Thursday the 13th at 7pm.

Monday, October 17th - Monday, October 24th

The Silent House
  The Silent House - Official Trailer [HD]

The Silent House (2011)

Showtimes: Monday - Friday: 11am, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm

No Weekend Screenings

Monday the 24th: 11am, 1pm

86 minutes, 35mm, Unrated

Laura and her father settle down in a cottage which seems to be off the beaten track in order to update it since its owner will soon put the house on sale. They will spend the night there in order to start the repairs the following morning. Everything seems to go on smoothly until Laura hears a sound that comes from outside and gets louder and louder in the upper floor of the house.

There will be no screening on Thurday, October 19th, at 7pm as well as no screenings after 3pm on Friday the 20th, through the rest of the weekend. There will be screeings the following Monday at 11am and 1pm.




Monday, August 27th - Sunday, September 2nd


Prometheus (2012)

Showtimes: Mon, Tue., Wed., Friday: 11:00am, 1:15pm, 3:30pm, 5:45pm, 8:00pm
Thursday: 11:00am, 1:15pm, 3:30pm, 7:30pm

Weekend: 12:00pm, 2:15pm, 4:30p, 6:45pm

124 minutes, Rated R, 35mm

A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.


Thursday, August 30th - Italian Film Series


Notte Prima Degli Esami

Notte Prima Degli Esami (2006)

Thursday: 5:30pm

100 minutes, Not Rated,
Italian with English Subtitles

Notte prima degli esami unfolds in Italy in the mid-1980s. High school student Luca brazenly insults his literature professor but fails to anticipate the teacher's participation in his oral exams. He thus makes a concerted effort to win the prof over, while pining for the class sex kitten whom he soon realizes, is the offended professor's daughter! Luca will try everything to win back Professor Martinelli's admiration and the two of them begin meeting after school under the excuse that he needs revising for the exams. They eventually start to meet because they have become, well almost, friends.


Thursday, August 30th - Monthly Event


Lady Terminator

Lady Terminator (1989)

Thursday: 9:30pm

82 minutes, Rated R, 35mm

The last Thursday of each month we will be showing the classic film Lady Terminator.

Lady Terminator is the story about the spirit of an ancient evil queen that possesses the body of a young anthropological student, who then goes on a murderous rampage. Why is she robotic like the Terminator? Who cares!?! Come on out and have fun! Do not resist!


Tuesday, September 4th - Sunday, September 9th


Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)

Showtimes: Monday - Friday: 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:00pm

Weekend: 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00p, 7:00pm

101 minutes, Rated R, 35mm

As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.

There will be no 7:00pm screening on Wednesday nor 9:00pm screening on Thursday or Friday night due to special events.


Wednesday, September 5th - Special Screening


The Healthcare Movie

The Healthcare Movie (2011)

Wednesday: 7:00pm

75 minutes, Not Rated

Produced by Canadian/American couple Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg, The Healthcare Movie reveals the personal and emotional impact on Canadians who now have access to universal health care because of the heroism of people who took a stand nearly 50 years ago. It also reveals the continuing struggle in the United States between the fear of government intervention and the right to quality health care for all people.


Thursday, September 6th - Sonic Nitrate Film Series


Instrument (Fugazi Documentary)

Instrument (2003)

Thursday: 9:00pm

115 minutes, Rated R

Instrument is a documentary film directed by Jem Cohen about the band Fugazi. Cohen's relationship with band member Ian MacKaye extends back to the 1970s when the two met in high school in Washington, D.C. The film takes its title from the Fugazi song of the same name, from their 1993 album, In on the Kill Taker.


Friday, September 7th - VHS Nites Film Series


The Street Fighter

The Street Fighter (1974)

Friday: 9:00pm

91 minutes, Rated R, VHS

Terry is a tough, mercenary, master of martial arts. When an important business magnate dies, leaving billions to his daughter, the Mafia and Yakuza try to hire Terry to kidnap the daughter. When they refuse to meet his exorbitant price, then try to kill him to conceal their secret plans, he promptly offers his services to protect her.


Monday, September 10th - Sunday, September 16th


The Raid

The Raid: Redemption (2011)

Showtimes: Monday - Friday: 11:00pm, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:00pm

Weekend: 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm

101 minutes, Rated R, 35mm

A SWAT team becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs.


Thursday, September 20th - Special Screening


Unfinished Spaces

Unfinished Spaces (2011)

Thursday: 7:00pm

86 minutes, Not Rated

In 1961, three young, visionary architects were commissioned by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara to create Cuba's National Art Schools on the grounds of a former golf course in Havana, Cuba. Construction of their radical designs began immediately and the school's first classes soon followed. Dancers, musicians and artists from all over the country reveled in the beauty of the schools, but as the dream of the Revolution quickly became a reality, construction was abruptly halted and the architects and their designs were deemed irrelevant in the prevailing political climate. Forty years later the schools are in use, but remain unfinished and decaying. Castro has invited the exiled architects back to finish their unrealized dream.