Cinema Arts Theatre


What is Film Club?

Film lovers gather on selected Sunday mornings for the purpose of screening and critiquing independent or foreign films not yet in release in the Washington area. Gary Arnold will host and introduce each film in the series and will lead a post screening discussion with the audience. No, we don’t tell you what is being screened ahead of time.




10AM Sunday,  June 16, June 30, July 14, August 11, September 15 & October 20  

Whats the deal?

The cost of Film Club is $100 
Individual tickets are available at the box office on the day of the screening for $18

How do I Join?

Bring cash, check or a card to the boxoffice.
Special note: any unused ticket can be exchanged to see any regularly scheduled show at Cinema Arts
through December 31, 2024. 

Cool Fact!

We distribute survey cards and tally results that are used to determine if we should bring in the film
for a theatrical run!! The Film Club has become an accurate predictor of a movie’s success at Cinema Arts!!! 

Our Host

As noted above, our host for the 2024 Film Club will again be Gary Arnold. Gary Arnold served as senior movie critic for the Washington Times from March, 1989 until his retirement at the end of 2005. Prior to his service with the Times, Gary was a film critic for The Independent Film Journal, The Washington Post, and The Reston Connection. Along with local film critic Jane Horwitz, Gary co-hosted “The Moviegoing Family,” first on Northern Virginia’s public access television and later on National Public Television channel WETA-TV from 1985 – 1990. He has been a member of the National Society of Film Critics since 1971. Several reviews have been anthologized in Society collections: `Film 70/71,’ `Film 71/72,’ `Film 72/73,’ `Film 73-74,’ `Foreign Affairs,’ `Love and Hisses,’ `They Went Thataway,’ `Flesh and Blood,’ `The A List.’ Gary remains a freelance columnist for The Washington Times, contributing work for the paper’s Weekend section and it’s “From the Vaults” and “Beyond Hollywood” columns.

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