Trinity College campus Independent cinema. Single large screen, 70 mm film projection capability, classic movie palace atmosphere, gold curtain, balcony seating, lion insignia. Premier area film-lover destination; daily screenings of arthouse, independent and foreign films. Second Thursday OUTFilm.
Showing movies from a mix of newer films and classics or some of the most popular flicks from recent festivals that you may have missed or want to watch again. See upcoming screening schedules at:
Ongoing: OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE by Ric Burns: filmed interviews, 6 decades of thinking/ writing about the brain, life, work, and wonder at the natural world/ human beings within it. NATIVE SON, by Pierre Chenal (1951) - The original adaptation of the classic novel (first published 1940) by Richard Wright. FREE TIME (2019), Manfred Kirchheimer - 16mm b+w footage shot in 1958-1960 NYC.
Ongoing. The 88-year-old Kirchheimer meticulously restored and constructed 16mm b/w footage he and Walter Hess shot in 1958-1960 NYC. A lustrous evocation of a different rhythm of life capturing in-between moments - kids playing, window washers, folks reading newspapers on their stoops - and urban space architectural beauty, set to music of Ravel, Bach, Eisler, and Count Basie.
Ongoing through May 6, 2021, 7:30-10pm Every Thursday. 7:30pm RuPaul Drag Race Viewing Party Followed By Open Stage.
May 1, 2021, 7:30-11pm. A fabulous evening of drag, comedy, and a whole lot of fun! Going full on comedy this month, with some of the funniest performers around, booked by the Queen of Mean, with a roast in the middle of the show - hosted by Kiki Lucia.
May 13 - July 15, 2021, 8pm. 9pm Show. Message Mia E Z'Lay. $50 cash prize and a spot in the finale on Saturday July 31st. Winner will receive Gift Cards from Infinite Nutrition; Steve From Milner Pest Control; Photo Package From Rahvisions Photography; Sephora From Domingo of DCJR Events; Custom Jewels From NeedForBling.com; and ShopWillBeauty. Paid Bookings at The Chez + $250 cash.
May 23, 2021, 12-3pm. Drag Queens In Outer Space - Featuring Loosey LaDuca, Amethyst, Kalysta, and Xiomarie. Doors at noon. Brunch 12-3pm. Showtime at 2pm. Ticket price does not include food.
June 5, 2021, 8pm-2am.Shows 11pm + 12am. Host: Ms. Chez Est 2019 Mz. October May Lay, with Mx Chez 2021 Natalia Fierce, Kenya Mone Heart, and Xiomarie Labeija. Celebrate the beginning of PRIDE month with some of CT finest and brightest drag performers, and enjoy so amazing food and signature cocktails at The Chez Est.
May 29, 2021, 7-10pm. Featuring the one and only George Hicks-Richards aka “Frat Daddy.” You are going to get more ball play than you bargained for!
June 4-13, 2021. The nine-day Connecticut LGBTQ Film Festival has been presented annually in early June since 1988. This event, Connecticut’s longest-running film festival, holds a special place in our state’s cultural landscape, bringing the community together to introduce, celebrate and rediscover the ideas and values that make the LGBTQ community unique.
August 16-22, 2021 at Ocean Beach Park in New London, CT See updates for 2021.