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Tropic Cinema’s Cinematheque Series specializes in historically important, experimental, avant-garde, and Art House films. It is part of the Tropic Cinema’s commitment to support independent cinema and the filmmakers who create it. We seek to bring you the best, smartest and most creative independent films every week.



Mondays in October mean classic chillers and thrillers.

The Tropic is celebrating modern horror classics on the way to Halloween -- join us every Monday in October for a special scary-movie screening. All showings are at 6:30 pm; admission is just $10 ($7 for members).



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August 23, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Cinematheque Series - This delicious documentary explores the remarkable life of chef Jeremiah Tower, one of the most controversial and influential figures in the history of American gastronomy.

August 30, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Cinematheque Series - SIDEMEN is an intimate look at the lives and legacies of piano player Pinetop Perkins, drummer Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith and guitarist Hubert Sumlin, all of whom were sidemen for blues legends Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf.

September 6, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Cinematheque Series - Replete with Abel and Gordon's signature antics and intricately choreographed slapstick, LOST IN PARIS is a wondrously fun and hectic tale of peculiar people finding love while lost in the City of Lights.

September 13, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Cinematheque Series - Based on Tatiana de Rosnay's bestselling 2006 novel, MOKA is a moody, riveting psychological thriller, showcasing the tremendous talents of two of France's best actresses.

September 13, 2017 - 8:30 pm

One-Night Exclusive- For one night only, you can experience DAVID GILMOUR: LIVE AT POMPEII in cinemas worldwide.

September 20, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Cinematheque Series - Two of French cinema's biggest stars (Catherine Frot, Catherine Deneuve) shine in this sharp character study from the César-award winning director Martin Provost (Séraphine).

September 27, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Cinematheque Series - In his 1992 documentary "Compassion in Exile", filmmaker Mickey Lemle created a groundbreaking portrait of the 14th Dalai Lama. His new film takes a fresh look  at His Holiness, focusing on what matters to him in his 80s.

September 21, 2017 - 6:30 pm

ROOTED IN PEACE challenges viewers to examine their values as Americans and human beings, urging us to take notice, stop the cycle of violence and proactively seek ways to find personal and geopolitical balance.

October 2, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Classic Fright Nights - Two American college students in Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

October 4, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Cinematheque Series - This immersive documentary offers insight into the life, mind and creative heart of maverick fashion designer Dries Van Noten.

October 5, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Concert Film Series - In 2006, the Rolling Stones took time off from their stadium tour to play New York City's legendary, intimate Beacon Theater. Academy Award-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese was there to capture it all.

October 9, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Classic Fright Nights - A man decides to turn his life around by winning back his ex, reconciling with his mother, and ridding London of its plague of zombies.

October 11, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Cinematheque Series - This powerful documentary about the role of Native Americans in contemporary music reveals how indigenous musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.

October 16, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Classic Fright Nights - In Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson's meta-horror masterpiece, the "rules" of horror movies suddenly start to apply to real life.

October 18, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Cinematheque Series - The passionate affair of a young Victorian woman trapped in a marriage of convenience unleashes a maelstrom of murder and mayhem on a country estate.

October 23, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Classic Fright Nights - Freddy Krueger was burned to death years ago. Now he's back to haunt the dreams (and take the lives) of his killers' children.

October 25, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Cinematheque Series - Released in conjunction with the Pulitzer Centennial, this unique documentary is told through the riveting stories of the artists that have won the prestigious prize.

October 30, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Classic Fright Nights - Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again.

November 1, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Cinematheque Series - Matt Schrader's documentary brings Hollywood's elite composers together to give viewers an insider's look at the musical challenges and creative secrecy of the world's most international music genre.



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