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800 lb film festival

DATE: May 12
TIME: 7:00-9:00 pm

Tickets: $8 at the Door
LOCATION: Santikos Northwest 14 Theatre

Cinema North East celebrates 17 years of the 800 Lb. Film Festival in May 2015. This festival is held to feature the program's most heart pounding, jaw dropping, tear jerking, and laugh inducing films.

The festival name was derived when an individual at an awards ceremony noted the number of awards that cinema students were receiving at a particular competition. They referred to members of the program as the "eight-hundred pound gorilla in the room." The term had a certain ring to it and shortly after, the 800lb. Film Festival was born.

These films are not rated by the MPAA but most movies would be rated G to PG-13. The festival will take place at Santikos Northwest Cinema located at 7600 IH-10 West San Antonio, TX 78230. Tickets will be available for $8 at the door, children 5 and under are free.

Cinema North East Presents 800 LB Film Festival


The North East School of the Arts is a gifted and talented program in the arts, structured as a magnet program on the campus of Robert E. Lee High School. NESA provides a rigorous academic environment, with a sequential, customized curriculum designed to encourage artistic excellence, integration with multiple arts disciplines, and authentic assessment. NESA students study daily with our unique staff of professional educators who are also working artists with significant training and experience in their individual disciplines. NESA students also participate in master classes and seminars with professional artists, and have multiple opportunities to showcase their talents.

For more information, contact Konise Millender at 210-356-1036.

Posted on May 7, 2015