Tim Blake Nelson May 8, 2009 

Circle Cinema hosts a wide variety of special programs, including the following:

Opera in Cinema: Presented approximately once a month with Tulsa Opera.

National Theatre Live from London: Live plays broadcast from London’s famous west-end National Theatre.

Chuck’s Concert Ceries: Monthly music series featuring all types of concert films and documentaries.

Community Cinema: A groundbreaking public education and civic engagement initiative featuring free monthly screenings of films from the Emmy Award-winning series Independent Lens. Community Cinema is on location in more than 95 cities nationally, bringing together leading organizations, community members, and public television stations to learn, discuss, and get involved in key social issues of our time.

Screenings will be held in the Quad Theatre of the Circle Cinema. Seated is on a first come first serve basis.

Midnight Movies: Cult classic films presented the last weekend of every month, Friday and Saturday at Midnight.


The Circle Cinema Foundation also hosts free screenings of films of special interest for school groups.

The University of Tulsa Film Studies program students and faculty often take advantage of the screening facilities in the Circle 2 and the Quad.

Circle Cinema and Tulsa Public Schools participates together in Journeys in Film, founded in 2003 to promote international education, cultural understanding, diversity learning, media literacy and civic engagement among middle-school students. The program combines the viewing of foreign language films with innovative lesson plans and facilitated, interactive discussion that creates an immersive, high-impact experience for students.  The Tulsa project includes 18 teachers in 8 schools with at total of 1,800 students participating. Students see the films THE CUP (Tibet/Bhutan), THE WAY HOME (Korea), CHILDREN OF HEAVEN (Iran), and WHALE RIDER (New Zealand).  To find out more about Journeys In Film, visit Journeys in Film.