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43 Years of Eye-Opening Experiences

MATRIX:MIDLAND enriches lives through the celebration of art, science and the humanities. Presenting fresh ideas that are both inspiring and thought provoking.

Upcoming Events

Reel Talks: Purple Rain

JUL 29, 7:30 PM
MATRIX:MIDLAND
Hosted by: Jimmy Greene


MATRIX:MIDLAND enriches lives through the celebration of art, science and the humanities. Presenting fresh ideas that are both inspiring and thought provoking. In that spirit we are introducing Matrix Virtual Cinema Discussions. Discussions will occur every other week this summer. Be ready to dive right in at 7:30 pm. The event is free but registration is required. 

About the Movie: In Purple Rain, a young man with a talent for music has begun a career with much promise. He meets an aspiring singer, Apollonia, and finds that talent alone isn't all that he needs. A complicated tale of his repeating his father's self destructive behavior, losing Apollonia to another singer (Morris Day), and his coming to grips with his own connection to other people ensues.

Reel Talks: Hamilton

AUG 12, 7:30 PM
MATRIX:MIDLAND
Hosted by: Dr. Matt Travis
Co-Hosts: Ryan VanDenBoom and Morgan Marcell


MATRIX:MIDLAND enriches lives through the celebration of art, science and the humanities. Presenting fresh ideas that are both inspiring and thought provoking. In that spirit we are introducing Matrix Virtual Cinema Discussions. Discussions will occur every other week this summer. Be ready to dive right in at 7:30 pm. The event is free but registration is required. 

About the Movie: "Hamilton" is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and show tunes, "Hamilton" has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theater--a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education. Captured at the Richard Rodgers Theater on Broadway in June 2016, the film transports its audience into the world of the Broadway show in a uniquely intimate way.

Reel Talks: TBD

AUG 26, 7:30 PM
MATRIX:MIDLAND
Hosted by: Jan & Marty McGuire


MATRIX:MIDLAND enriches lives through the celebration of art, science and the humanities. Presenting fresh ideas that are both inspiring and thought provoking. In that spirit we are introducing Matrix Virtual Cinema Discussions. Discussions will occur every other week this summer. Be ready to dive right in at 7:30 pm. The event is free but registration is required. 

Reel Talks: Seven Years in Tibet

SEP 9, 7:30 PM
MATRIX:MIDLAND
Hosted by: Ken McDonald, President of Northwood University


MATRIX:MIDLAND enriches lives through the celebration of art, science and the humanities. Presenting fresh ideas that are both inspiring and thought provoking. In that spirit we are introducing Matrix Virtual Cinema Discussions. Discussions will occur every other week this summer. Be ready to dive right in at 7:30 pm. The event is free but registration is required. 

Reel Talks: Alone

SEP 23, 7:30 PM
MATRIX:MIDLAND
Hosted by: Zach Green


MATRIX:MIDLAND enriches lives through the celebration of art, science and the humanities. Presenting fresh ideas that are both inspiring and thought provoking. In that spirit we are introducing Matrix Virtual Cinema Discussions. Discussions will occur every other week this summer. Be ready to dive right in at 7:30 pm. The event is free but registration is required. 

About the Zach: As an Executive Producer with over 18 years in the entertainment industry, Zach has wide-ranging experience producing series for both cable and broadcast networks in some of the most remote regions of the planet. Green began his career on CBS’s ‘Survivor’, and has overseen production on projects including Discovery Channel’s ‘American Chopper’ and ‘Out of the Wild’, Animal Planet’s ‘Raw Nature’, as well as History Channel’s ‘Top Shot’.

From Zach Green: "I'm the Executive Producer of the series. I've produced many different shows over my career, but this series is the one I'm most proud of. It's the most authentic storytelling on television in my opinion, and it's an incredible challenge to produce both in the field and in the edit bay."

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MATRIX:MIDLAND Film Series

The MATRIX:MIDLAND Film Series gives patrons the opportunity to experience a world of films – right at our doorstep!

Directions to Midland Center for the Arts

We are just a 2-hour drive from Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Traverse City, with easy access to US-10 and M-20.