Aperture Cinema - Winston-Salem
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old or new, classy or cult, scary or camp- films to stay up late for...

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



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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:
santa claus is comin to town still3December 5-6: Santa Claus is Comin' to Town (unrated, 52mins.) 

The story of how Santa Claus came to be is brought to life through the magic of stop-motion animation in this Christmas-themed production for the family. A friendly postman (voiced by Fred Astaire) explains how friendly Kris Kringle (voice of Mickey Rooney), a foundling taken in by a family of toymakers, took it upon himself to bring some happiness to the children of Sombertown, despite the grumpy opposition of Burgermeister Meisterburger (voice of Paul Frees) and the Winter Warlock (voice of Keenan Wynn). Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town was directed and produced by Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin Jr., who created another popular animated story of the season, Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer.

Parents need to know that this classic holiday movie is a must-see for families. The story is filled with cheery messages about caring for others and sharing our gifts, with a little touch of empowerment by way of Kris's determination to do the right thing, even when it means arguing with a mean and misguided mayor. Parents and kids alike will delight in the story's take on how established Christmas traditions (Santa's red suit, gifts under a tree, and the date of Christmas itself) came to be. There are some tense moments between Kris and Winter before the holiday spirit warms the warlock's heart, but only your littlest tots might be temporarily frightened by them.

RUDOLPHFROSTY1December 19-20: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman (unrated, 83mins. total runtime) 
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: This stop-motion animagic version of the classic Christmas tale adds a bit of a twist when Rudolph encounters an abominable snowman. This was made for TV and features Burl Ives as the narrator.
Frosty the Snowman: Frosty the Snowman is an animated television special based on the classic song about a magic snowman who comes to life and befriends several children. Jimmy Durante narrates the special and sings the title song.  

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Parents need to know that Rudolph's story has a great message about nonconformity: Just be yourself, don't worry if you don't fit in, get the support of other "misfits," and you'll find that there's strength in numbers. Kids older than 4 will likely get the message, and for those younger than that, the cute little reindeer and all the musical numbers -- as cheesy and outdated as they might seem now -- will hold their interest. Even the show's "scary" antagonist, the Abominable Snow Monster (or "Bumble"), seems harmless, especially by today's standards.
Frosty the Snowman: Frosty the Snowman is an animated television special based on the classic song about a magic snowman who comes to life and befriends several children. Jimmy Durante narrates the special and sings the title song.


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! 

Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci- 
Sunday, January 10th at 7:00PM
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Cavalleria Rusticana-The peasant Turiddu sings of his love for Lola. He is overheard by Santuzza, a woman he has seduced. Santuzza tells Lola’s husband Alfio of his wife’s infidelity. Alfio challenges Turiddu to a duel. Turiddu asks his mother Mamma Lucia to look after Santuzza, and dies at Alfio’s hand.
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! 

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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a/perture and Scalawag are partnering to produce a quarterly film series, dedicated to celebrating and examining the American South on screen. The series will highlight films both created in and reflecting on the South, and each screening will be followed by a community conversation.



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