Class of 1999: Nine Movies from 1999 @ Central Cinema

I just wanna go back, back to 1999 📼

📸: 10 Things I Hate About You, screening at Central Cinema as part of “Class of 1999”

📆 June 28th – July 31st, 2024
🎟 General admission $12
📍 Central Cinema: 1411 21st Ave, Seattle

A rarely disputed argument is that 1999 is one of the great years of cinema. Also true: It was a full 25 years ago, which also means you’re getting old. What was so special about 1999, you yung ‘uns ask. I’m not sure I can be objective about it, as I was the impressionable age of 16/17 during this mix of indie playfulness, internet age paranoiac dread, and jittery, television-influenced aesthetics, so I’m glad books are being written about that resounding year in which weirdo filmmakers went buckwild with huge studio budgets before corporate interests got wise to their games.

Central Cinema in the Central District has nine films playing over their featured month, and it’s a bit of everything:

🍿 The Matrix
📅 Friday, June 28th – Tuesday, July 2nd
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A prescient and kickass philosophical pastiche by our most noted trans filmmakers.

🍿 The Mummy
📅 Friday, July 5th – Wednesday, July 10th
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🍿 Cruel Intentions
📅 Friday, July 12th – Tuesday, July 16th
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🍿 But I’m a Cheerleader
📅 Wednesday, July 17th – Wednesday, July 24th
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Three bisexual awakenings for my peer group in the form of a monster movie (The Mummy), Catholic high school sleaze (Cruel Intentions), and high-camp romantic comedy (But I’m a Cheerleader).

🍿 Fight Club
📅 Wednesday, July 24th – Wednesday, July 31st

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David Fincher’s guide on how to blow $63 million of Fox’s money mocking masculinity.

🍿 10 Things I Hate About You
📅 Friday, July 12th – Wednesday, July 17th
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The locally shot midpoint of the “let’s teen movie-fy a classic” subgenre.

👀 Take a tour of the high school in 10 Things…
👀 Visit other iconic Seattle locations featured in movies

🍿 Audition
📅 Friday, July 5th – Wednesday, July 10th
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1999’s “oh my god you have to see this crazy sh*t” foreign film.

🍿Deep Blue Sea hosted by Baron Von Terror
📅 Thursday, July 11

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A special screening of the “what if sharks were smart?” CGI grossout with Deep Blue Sea, presented by Baron Von Terror.

🍿The Iron Giant
📅 Wednesday, July 17th – Wednesday, July 24th

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My beloved The Iron Giant, a personal favorite and in the running for Top 10 Animated Films of the Past 50 Years.

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Marcus Gorman

Marcus Gorman is a Seattle-based playwright and film programmer. He once raised money for a synagogue by marathoning 15 Adam Sandler movies in one weekend. You can find him on Instagram and Twitter @marcus_gorman.