Aperture Cinema - Winston-Salem
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311 west fourth st.winston salem nc          tel. 336-722-8148
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old or new, classy or cult, scary or camp- films to stay up late for...

Click here to visit (and "like") our Night Shift Facebook page! 

Newly updated screening times: 
Fridays at 10:30PM
Encore presentation on Saturdays at 10:30AM
All tickets $10 (unless otherwise noted)- including free popcorn and fun film-themed giveaways at each screening! 

NOLD-Plan 9October 16th (one night only): Cult Classic Double Feature- NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE (all tickets $15)
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We're bringing the dead back to life with a n/ight shift double feature! We're screening two cult film favorites- the original 1968 version of Night of the Living Dead and Ed Wood's cult favorite Plan 9 From Outer Space!  Ticket price includes a free popcorn for each feature, and a free film-themed souvenir! 

Night of the Living Dead: A disparate group of individuals takes refuge in an abandoned house when corpses begin to leave the graveyard in search of fresh human bodies to devour. The pragmatic Ben (Duane Jones) does his best to control the situation, but when the reanimated bodies surround the house, the other survivors begin to panic. As any semblance of order within the group begins to dissipate, the zombies start to find ways inside -- and one by one, the living humans become the prey of the deceased ones.
Plan 9 from Outer Space: Space aliens reanimate the dead as prelude to an invasion of Earth in what is often acclaimed as one of the worst films of all time. This hilarious low-budget camp classic features wooden acting, appallingly bad special effects, stunning leaps in logic, and a tacked-on final appearance by Bela Lugosi.


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Kids at Heart is a/perture’s family-friendly film series, and a great opportunity for parents to share some of the films they themselves enjoyed as children with a new generation of film-goers!

We've also included advisory content information below (courtesy of Common Sense Media), so parents can determine what age is best suited to each film!

Screening times:

Saturdays- 10:00am
Sundays- 10:00am 

Film Schedule:
the witches still1October 24-25: THE WITCHES (rated PG, 91min)

A young boy and his wise grandma go on vacation along the English coast. Unbeknownst to them, they run into his grandma's most feared enemy- the Grand High Witch- who is leading a convention of witches at the same hotel. When Luke accidentally crosses paths with the Grand High Witch and her Witch minions, it is up to him, a new friend named Bruno Jenkins, and his grandma to save all the children of England.

Parents need to know that this story has a genuinely twisted flavor that some children will love and others will find disturbing. Luke is exceptionally brave and enjoys being a mouse (in the movie, he is changed back, but in the book, he stays a mouse). Children may be upset not only by the witches, but also by the death (offscreen) of Luke's parents and his seeming indifference to it.


Alternative Content- experience other art forms at a/perture!
Special events: $24 general admission, $20 for a/v society members, $18 for college students

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Broadcasts from the Royal Opera House in London
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Just announced: the fall/spring season of the Royal Opera House and Royal Ballet screenings will take place on Sunday evenings starting at 7PM! 

Click here to watch the trailer for the 2015-2016 season! 

The Marriage of Figaro- Sunday, November 1st at 7:00PM
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Figaro and Susanna are looking forward to their wedding day – but Figaro’s master Count Almaviva has designs on Susanna.

Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci- 
Sunday, January 10th at 7:00PM
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Pagliacci- The hunchback clown Tonio loves Nedda, wife of Canio, who leads their acting troupe. Nedda rejects Tonio, and in revenge he brings Canio to spy on Nedda with her lover Silvio – though Silvio escapes before Canio can identify him. 

La Traviata- 
Sunday, March 16th at 7:00PM
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Alfredo and the courtesan Violetta fall passionately in love. But Alfredo’s father, Giorgio Germont, disapproves of their relationship. 

Lucia di Lammermoor- Sunday, May 22nd at 7:00PM
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The Lammermoor fortune is in danger unless Lucia makes a good marriage. Her brother Enrico is horrified to learn she has fallen in love with his sworn enemy Edgardo. Edgardo leaves to fight in France; before leaving he and Lucia privately exchange rings. Meanwhile, Enrico hastily arranges Lucia’s marriage to Arturo.

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Broadcasts of performances from the world-famous Royal Ballet! 

Romeo and Juliet-
 Sunday, October 18th at 7:00PM
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Romeo and Juliet fall passionately in love, but their families are sworn enemies. The lovers marry in secret before Romeo kills Juliet’s cousin Tybalt in a fight and is banished from the city.

Rhapsody/The Two Pigeons- 
Sunday, February 14th at 7:00PM
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Rhapsody: Rhapsody closely follows the movement of Rachmaninoff’s score – by turns playful, romantic, elegiac and elegant.
The Two Pigeons: The Young Man, a painter, feels trapped by the Young Girl, his model and mistress. His eye is caught by a Gypsy Girl, and he takes up his sketch-pad to follow the gypsy troupe.

Giselle- Sunday, May 1st at 7:00PM

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Giselle, a peasant girl, has fallen in love with Count Albrecht, who has told her he is a villager named Loys. Her discovery of his true identity has devastating consequences.


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We're thrilled to be a part of Second Sundays on 4th for the third year in a row! The goal of SSO4 is to bring great music and free family-friendly fun to downtown Winston-Salem, and in the process support local businesses and nonprofits that make Winston-Salem a happier, more prosperous and vibrant community! 
Click here to visit the SSO4 site! 

Each SSO4, we'll be featuring a program of vintage cartoon classics beginning at 2PM- all tickets will be just $5! And we're thrilled to have our friends from SECCA here this year after our films with fun, free, cartoon-inspired art projects for the kids! 

These shorts will include names you know (and a few extra surprises), including Betty Boop, Felix the Cat, Baby Huey, Merrie Melodies (featuring Bugs, Daffy, Porky,and more), 1930s Superman cartoons, and many more! Each cartoon program varies in length from 1-2 hours, and is suitable for all ages! 
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October's Cartoon Program includes: 

  • Bugs Bunny “Case of the Missing Hare”  (8mins.)
  • Daffy Duck, Porky Pig “Yankee Doodle Daffy” (7mins.)
  • Bugs Bunny “Wabbit Who Came to Supper” (8mins.)
  • UB Iwerks Cartoon- “Humpty Dumpty” (7mins.)
  • Casper the Ghost: “A Haunting We Will Go” (8mins.)
  • Baby Huey “Pest Pupil” (6mins.)
  • Max Fleischer “Playful Polar Bears” (8mins.)
  • Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd “A Fresh Hare” (8mins.)
  • Bugs Bunny “Wackiki Wabbit” (6mins.)
  • Betty Boop “Poor Cinderella” (10.5mins.)
  • Superman “Arctic Giant” (8.5mins.)
  • Woody Woodpecker “Pantry Panic” (7mins.)
  • Max Fleischer Color Classic “Play Safe” (8mins.)
  • “Popeye Meets Ali Baba” (17mins.)



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