MONTHLY SERIES & SPECIAL PROGRAMS
Family Matinees presented by The Ballengee Foundation
We want parents and grandparents to pass down the love of movies to their kids. Through our monthly Family Matinees, we screen classic family films where parents can introduce their children to the films they loved as kids. RFC presents the series on the second Saturday and Sunday of each month. The movie begins at 12:30 p.m. At the Saturday screening, an interactive preshow with trivia, prizes and special guests begins at 12:15. Select months include brunch at Abby Singer’s Bistro. All tickets: $5.50. Brunch (select months): $14, adults; $9, children 12 and under
Silver Screenings presented by LSU Health, School of Allied Health Professions
This matinee and luncheon for senior citizens showcases a classic film and provides an opportunity to explore the best of Hollywood’s past. Silver Screenings aims to offer a place for moviegoers to both celebrate classic film and discuss its value to their personal lives. Selections are drawn from the Hollywood classics generally made before 1975. RFC presents the series on the third Tuesday of each month. The movie begins at 10:30 a.m. and is followed immediately by a buffet lunch. Tickets: $15, luncheon and movie for seniors ($14, RFC members).
Book Lovers Supper Club
What’s better than a good meal? A great book. Or is it vice versa? You don’t have to argue, because we’re combining both loves. Read a great book then talk about it while we enjoy a great meal. RFC offers Book Lovers’ Supper Club for readers who want to explore the movies, the arts and our connected world through literature. RFC presents the series on a Thursday every other month. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. Tickets: $22, dinner and discussion ($15, RFC members).
Centenary Film Series
Since opening in 2008, RFC has partnered with Centenary College to present Centenary Film Society’s Film Series. This showcase of independent, international and documentary cinema has been a part of Centenary College’s culture since 1983. In the past, Centenary Film Society has teamed with the college's Frost School of Business to present films examining business and energy, the Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum to present films on art and artists, as well as Centenary's Department of Foreign Languages and the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France to present French cinema.
Faith on Film
Faith on Film brings together area clergy members from different religions and denominations to have a conversation about film through the lens of their faiths. Guest clergy members at Faith on Film screenings have included B’nai Zion Congregation Rabbi Jana De Benedetti, Simple Church Pastor Justin Haigler, Rev. Kathy Wafer of Broadmoor United Methodist Church, and Sr. Sharon Rambin of Sisters for Christian Community. Tickets: $5.50-$9.50.
This series showcases emerging and talented independent filmmakers from Louisiana and the South. It also highlights the growth of Louisiana’s indigenous independent film industry. The guest filmmaker shows his or her work to RFC members and patrons and participates in a Q&A session. Screenings are presented six times throughout the year. Tickets: $5.50-$9.50.
Food for Thought
Robinson Film Center’s audience members are fine connoisseurs of both great film and great food. This series brings together the best of both worlds with movies about food and drink, paired with delicious dinners from the staff at Abby Singer’s Bistro.
Heels and Reels presented by ACE
This monthly dinner-and-a-movie series for women presents a popular movie and offers an elegant buffet dinner with a cash bar. The evening also features trivia and prize giveaways. Providing a casual atmosphere for film appreciation, the series offers diverse title selections. RFC presents the movie on the last Tuesday of each month. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m., and the movie begins at 6:30. Tickets: $28, dinner and a movie ($21, RFC members).
Heels and Reels will return in December with a holiday screening!
Science on Screen
Science on Screen creatively pairs screenings of classic, cult, and documentary films with lively introductions by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine. Each film is used as a jumping off point for the speaker to reveal current scientific research or technological advances, providing the perfect combination of entertainment and enlightenment. Tickets: $5.50-$9.50.
The national series is presented at art houses throughout the U.S. and funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Coolidge Corner Theater Foundation.
Be it a cult classic or a superhero gem, a Rewind movie has earned its place in history by cultivating a passionate fanbase and putting a strange and wonderful mark on cinema. Movie-lovers gather to celebrate uniquely memorable movies – from Alien to Batman, Jaws to Gremlins – at a 10 p.m. Friday screening. As a bonus, local partners Heliopolis, Moviesauce and Maccentric team up at 8:30 p.m. to present a free trivia contest and fan photo booth. RFC’s Abby Singer’s Bistro provides food and drink specials. Tickets: $9.50 ($7.50, RFC members).