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Welcome To The Central Theater

 Home of the Hot Springs Arts and Film Institute

The Hot Springs Arts and Film Institute is a nonprofit organization, founded by filmmakers for filmmakers.
 We proudly support  Arts & Film through education and exhibition.
We offer opportunities through screenings, participation, special programs,
workshops, festivals, independent films, forums, and more...


The Hot Springs Arts and Film Institute Presents the
Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival

Hot Springs Arts & Film Institute 
in association with Cinevue Entertainment presents the
2nd annual Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival
October 23rd-26th 2014



2013 was the kickoff to the first annual Hot Springs Horror Film Festival. HSHFF made a positive impact on hundreds of filmmakers, while entertaining attendees and inspiring community participation. The 2013 festival was a huge success and brought incredible films and filmmakers together on an International level. We were lucky enough to have some big names and players from the film industry attend our festival. Some of last years’ guests included:

  Actor Tyler Mane, known for his roles as Michael Myers in Rob Zombieʼs “HALLOWEEN” films and Sabertooth in the Marvel Comicʼs Movie “X-MEN”. Tyler also premiered his new film “COMPOUND FRACTURE” and gave away a “walk on role” in his next film to a lucky festival attendee. 

Actress Eileen Dietz, known for her roles in the “EXORCIST, PLANET OF THE APES and CONSTANTINE”.

 Director Jeff Burr, a legend in Horror Cinema, Jeff has directed movies like “CHAINSAW MASSACRE 3 LEATHER FACE, PUMPKINHEAD II, RESURRECTION, DEVILS DEN, STEPFATHER II” and many more… 

Director David Schmoeller, creator of the “PUPPETMASTER” franchise, Currently David is Professor of Film and Television at UNLV. He also premiered his newest feature film “LITTLE MONSTERS” at the festival.

 Arkansas’s own Eric England, Director of “MADISON COUNTY” Eric screened his newest film “CONTRACTED”

 Director Patrick Rea, Director of “NAILBITER”, and the fan favorite short film, “GET OFF MY PORCH”, now showing on FEARNET.

 Andy Van Roon, Finance and Distribution CEO for FILM-COM/Nashville.

 Bart Mastronardi, Currently teaches cinematography at the prestigious New York Film Academy, Bart premiered his newest film "TALES OF POE" at the festival.

All Press/Media: Please contact:

              Bill Volland :501-538-0766  or email  director@hotspringshorrorfilmfestival.com

The Theater of horror 
will leave you screaming!


plan you private showing of
Hot Springs Then and Now"
The Story of Hot Springs 
The Documentary

Fly over Hot Springs pristine lakes, visit little known attractions and learn about the interesting history of Hot Springs, AR. 

The documentary, just under an hour, will take you back in time to experience the elegance and excitement of old Hot Springs.


The Central Theater
1008 Central Avenue
Hot Springs, AR. 71901  
Phone: 501-859-9418

Email:  info@hotspringscentraltheater.com