Be Downtown Film Festival


  • Rialto Center for the Arts 80 Forsyth Street Northwest Atlanta, GA, 30303 United States

The Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University and the Atlanta Film Society with Central Atlanta Progress present the BE DOWNTOWN FILM FESTIVAL on Friday July 22 and Saturday July 23, 2016.

This year, the Rialto celebrates 100 years in Downtown Atlanta and 20 years with Georgia State University while the Atlanta Film Society celebrates 40 years. Join us for a joint birthday weekend of movies the way they were meant to be seen!

The schedule features something for everyone, with several movies that played at the Rialto back in the day.

Tickets for each film are $9 adults; $5 children. Get tickets online at the Rialto Box Office or by calling (404) 413-9849.


Friday - July 22

Both #FlashbackFriday Features Will Be Presented in Glorious 35mm FILM!

7:30 PM
SHAFT

Rare 35mm Print. Dress up in your best 70s outfit! Introduction by Morehouse College's Dr. Stephane Dunn. Isaac Hayes III scheduled to attend. 

Starring Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Charles Cijoffi. Directed by Gordon Parks.
 

10:00 PM
ENTER THE DRAGON


In Beautiful Wide-Screen CINEMASCOPE! Screenwriter Michael Allin scheduled to attend!

Starring Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly. Directed by Robert Clouse.


Saturday - July 23

12:30 PM
Walt Disney’s ALADDIN

Bring the whole family for an audience Sing-along!

Starring Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin. Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker.
 

3:00 PM
SPACE JAM

In Glorious 35mm! Atlanta Hawks Flight Crew pre-show, with special giveaways!

Starring Michael Jordan, Bugs Bunny, Wayne Knight. Directed by Joe Pytka.
 

5:30 PM
THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY

50th anniversary presentation. Original Wide-Screen Director's Cut, Remastered 5.1 Surround Stereo! Nerf gun duels prior to the screening!

Starring Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef. Directed by Sergio Leone.
 

10:00 PM
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD

EXTREMELY RARE Original 35mm Print at Wide-Screen 1.66:1! Pre-show festivities begin at 8:30 PM on Forsyth Street (a block featured in Season 1 of "The Walking Dead"), professional make-up artists and photo-ops with zombies! After-show ZOMBIE WALK on Poplar Street!

Starring Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman. Directed by George A. Romero.