You know what goes great with your movie? Dinner. Fortunately, RFC is your one-stop destination for both. And yes, you can eat at Abby Singer's Bistro or take your meal to the theater.


Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon take a culinary road trip around Italy, reviewing the finest dishes while serving up second (third and fourth) helpings of laughs. We don't recommend sitting through this foodie film on an empty stomach (seriously, you'll be famished -- and hunger hurts more when you're laughing), so Abby Singer's will have cioppino and other fine dishes waiting for you
. The cioppino ($22) is loaded with mussels, clams, scallops, shrimp and cod ... best served with a bottle of red wine.


Pride is based on the true story of gay activists supporting the mining community during the 1984 mineworkers strike in the U.K. Vanity Fair says, "Don't try to resist. Pride will make you cheer!" If some of your favorite British actors (Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West) aren't enough to feed the Anglophiles in the RFC crowd, Abby Singer's fish & chips should do the trick -- hand-battered cod, served with french fries, coleslaw and a side of malt vinegar. Wash it down with Guinness.

7:30 P.M. OCTOBER 23

You like your martinis shaken, not stirred, and you prefer your spies with a license to kill. See Sean Connery in the beginning of James Bond. Bring your fake British accents to the Shaken-Not-Stirred Happy Hour starting at 4:30 p.m. at Abby Singer's Bistro.

7:30 P.M. OCTOBER 23
presented by Centenary Film Society & Algur Meadows Museum

Vivian Maier captured more than 100,000 photographs never to be shared until they were unearthed in a storage unit decades later, a discovery that turned this nanny into one of the 20th century's greatest street photographers.


1 & 3:15 P.M. OCTOBER 25

presented by RFC and The Shreveport Times

Do you remember what life was like at age 11? This new documentary explores this cusp between childhood and adulthood. Local 11-year-olds will share their hopes, worries and passions at two free screenings Oct. 25. Free popcorn to all 11-year-olds in the audience! To reserve tickets: 318.459.4111.

5:30 P.M. OCTOBER 28

Scream: part scary movie, part comedy, 100 percent fun. This film that taught you the rules of horror movie survival ... and maybe made you think twice about answering the phone. Dress up for the costume contest!
Tickets, 318.459.4122: $23, dinner and movie ($19, RFC members)


Read Edgar Allan Poe's "The Black Cat," "The Cask of Amontillado," "The Masque of the Red Death," "The Pit and the Pendulum," "The Raven" and "The Tell-Tale Heart" and join RFC for a night of discussion over dinner on Oct. 30. Tickets, 318.459.4122: $22, dinner and discussion ($15, RFC members)


10 P.M. OCTOBER 31

Leatherface has a visage only a mother could love, but you know you still want to take a picture with him. Dress up on Halloween night and come out for photo booth pictures and trivia, followed by the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre.


See this month's complete programming calendar by clicking here.




For a full list of upcoming films, events and up-to-date showtimes, click here.




Our mission tells you that Robinson Film Center educates, enriches and entertains through the power of film. We have K-12 and adult outreach programs, so you can understand the "educate" part. We show lots of movies, so "entertain" makes sense. But "enrich?" That word deserves attention.

The Shreveport Times is publishing a new weekly movie column written by RFC executive director Alexandyr Kent. (Before coming to RFC, he wrote about movies and the arts for The Times.) The first column -- about his family 'Bond' -- ran today.

"There is nothing 'just a movie' about a movie," Kent promises, explaining his family's love of the secret agent man.

Every Thursday in The Times, Kent will explore how movies enrich us -- as moviegoers, as thinkers, as professionals, as citizens of Louisiana, and, on occasion, as dreamers of faraway places. He hopes he's not alone in believing that movies improve our quality of life by connecting us to experiences outside ourselves.

We invite you to participate in this public dialogue by reading the columns, asking questions, offering online comments, and, if you're game, sharing your stories about moviemaking and moviegoing.
You can contact Alexandyr at or 318.459.4123.


On your next visit to RFC, bring along your old cell phones and help raise money for RFC. For the month of October, we are partnering with Panda Bit to collect recycled phones (from flip phones to smart phones) and old laptops, with all the proceeds going to RFC! Visit the drop off bin in the lobby.

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