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The Luminal Theater

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Contact Info
  1. Website
  2. Phone : 347-560-3379
  3. Address : PO Box 25281, Brooklyn, NY 11202
Primary Contact
Curtis Caesar John,

The Luminal Theater provides fully curated film and media screening services to the local film community with an emphasis on exhibiting cinema of the African diaspora.

Centered in Brooklyn, NY, our primary mission is to make Black films and their filmmakers accessible beyond film festivals and web-based services as cinema is best utilized as a shared audience experience.

From July-September 2015, The Luminal operated out of a pop-up space in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, providing daily screenings of independent films and media such as Darius Clark Monroe’s award-winning “Evolution of a Criminal,” multimedia artist Shani Peters’ “Re:Program,” and the film classic “Black Orpheus,” to name a few of many exceptional and atypical film fare exhibited. In 2016 we focused on filmmaker-community establishment with our 'Beyond The Cut' interview series on Bed-Stuy film creatives, and in 2017 began our outdoor screening series, the Cinema Garden Party, and in the Fall, weekly screenings at and in partnership with Richard Beavers Gallery.

The search for a permanent Central Brooklyn based home for our Theater is currently underway.


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