Calendar of Events

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Pellissippi State celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Category: Festivals, special events, Film, Free event, History, heritage, Lecture, discussion, panel, Music and Virtual

Pellissippi State Community College invites you to join the College in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15. The College’s Hispanic Heritage Month Committee has planned 10 events, all of which are free and open to the public, that will celebrate the rich and beautiful complexity of Latino and Hispanic culture.

Thursday, September 15
Panel Discussion: Refugee and Immigrant Arrival Stories

10:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Division Street Campus
Discussion followed by snacks in the Student Lounge. History Assistant Professor Nick Rummell will moderate.

Keynote Address: DACA, Ten Years On
6-7 p.m. via Zoom
Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law Assistant Professor Arléne
Amarante will give an overview of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
(DACA) statute, especially its impact in Tennessee.

Monday, September 19
Explanation of New Workforce Expansion Law
6 p.m. via Zoom
Luis Mata, policy coordinator of the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition and TIRRC Votes, will discuss how this law allows some immigrants to obtain trade licenses.

Wednesday, September 21
Roundtable discussion with Latino students, staff and faculty
2 p.m. Hardin Valley Campus,
Goins Building Cafeteria Annex (GN 151a)

Friday, September 23
Presentation on “Day of the Dead” exhibit
2 p.m. University of Tennessee McClung Museum via Zoom (Click Here to View)
Curator of Academic Programs Katy Malone will lead this tour

Wednesday, September 28
Band: Candela, with Hispanic food
Noon-2 p.m. Hardin Valley Campus Courtyard

Wednesday, October 5
American Culture is Hispanic Culture
Noon, Strawberry Plains Campus and via Zoom.
Instructor Nathan Widener

Thursday, October 6
Understanding U.S. Immigration Policies in the Past and Present
3:30-4:30 p.m. and via Zoom
Presented by De Ann Pendry, Distinguished Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Thursday, October 13
Film: “Critical Thinking”
The film will run throughout the day at the Magnolia Avenue Campus
Based on a true story from 1998, five Latino and Black teenagers from the toughest underserved ghetto in Miami fight their way into the National Chess Championship under the guidance of their unconventional but inspirational teacher.

Music Faculty Recital: ¡Celebremos el mes de la Hispanidad!
7 p.m. Hardin Valley Campus, Clayton Performing Arts Center

Pellissippi State | 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37933

Central Cinema: Film screenings

  • April 1, 2020 — December 31, 2022

Category: Film and Kids, family

Central Cinema is a community moviehouse located in the heart of North Knoxville's Happy Holler neighborhood, offering a schedule of films, series and special events seven nights a week.

Every weekend we present a selection of classic films and/or first-run independents. This standard programming is complemented during the week by special film & arts events of all sorts.

Central Cinema's single auditorium features digital projection and 88 seats. At the end of the adjoining gallery hallway is our concessions lounge, featuring both inside seating and a deck for good times & discussion before and after film screenings.

Central Cinema offers a popcorn, candy, nachos, bottled soft drinks and a selection of canned beers & ciders... all priced well below what you're used to paying at the concession stand.

Central Cinema, 1205 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information:, (865) 951-2447,