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- including free popcorn and fun film-themed giveaways at each screening! 

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An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more. 

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*part of the "See Her Now" Bechdel Test celebration! 
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"In space, no one can hear you scream." A close encounter of the third kind becomes a Jaws-style nightmare when an alien invades a spacecraft in Ridley Scott's sci-fi horror classic. On the way home from a mission for the Company, the Nostromo's crew is woken up from hibernation by the ship's Mother computer to answer a distress signal from a nearby planet. Capt. Dallas's (Tom Skerritt) rescue team discovers a bizarre pod field, but things get even stranger when a face-hugging creature bursts out of a pod and attaches itself to Kane (John Hurt). Over the objections of Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), science officer Ash (Ian Holm) lets Kane back on the ship. The acid-blooded incubus detaches itself from an apparently recovered Kane, but an alien erupts from Kane's stomach and escapes. The alien starts stalking the humans, pitting Dallas and his crew (and cat) against a malevolent killing machine that also has a protector in the nefarious Company. 


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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 

Our next three features are part of the "Docs Are For Kids" series- click here to visit the Facebook event page

Film Schedule:

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Emperor penguins overcome daunting obstacles in order to return to their breeding grounds for mating season. This tells the story of one year in the life of a flock -- focusing on one couple in particular -- as they trek across the Antarctic on an annual journey that invokes just about every major life experience: from birth to death, from dating to mating, from comedy to tragedy, and from love to fighting for survival.

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 A series of journeys around the world with migratory birds. As the seasons and the climates change, we follow different birds through an assortment of beautiful countries and locales.

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"Arctic Tale" is an epic adventure that explores the vast world of the Great North. The film follows the walrus, Seela, and the polar bear, Nanu, on their journey from birth to adolescence to maturity and parenthood in the frozen Arctic wilderness. Once a perpetual winter wonderland of snow and ice, the walrus' and the polar bear's beautiful icebound world is melting away from underneath them.


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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September's Cartoon Program includes: 

  • Felix Woos Whoopee (1928)
  • Have You Got Any Castles (1938)
  • Betty Boop’s Rise to Fame (1934)
  • Hunky and Spunky (1938)
  • Popeye in “Customer’s Wanted (1939)
  • Superman “The Arctic Giant” (1942)
  • ... and more!



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One Night Only- Wednesday, September 23rd at 8PM
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A fascinating insight into the making of Arcade Fire's crit=ically acclaimed, international #1 album Reflektor. The film recontextualizes the album experience, transporting the viewer into a kaleidoscopic sonic and visual landscape. It charts the band's creative journey as they lay foundations for the album in Jamaica, commence recording sessions in Montreal and play an impromptu gig at a Haitian hotel on the first night of Carnival, before bringing their breath-taking live show to packed arenas in Los Angeles and London.


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