CARMINE STREET GUITARS Opening at the Cinema Art Theater

May 24th, 2019 - 6:00 pm

CARMINE STREET GUITARS Opening at the Cinema Art Theater

Starting on May 24, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present a portrait of a fading New York and a unique way-of-life with the documentary “Carmine Street Guitars.” Lovers of music and New York history will want to see this film.

Once the center of New York bohemia, Greenwich Village is now home to luxe restaurants and clothing stores catering to the nouveau riche. But one shop remains resistant to the encroaching gentrification: Carmine Street Guitars. There, custom guitar-maker Rick Kelly and his young apprentice Cindy Hulej build handcrafted guitars out of reclaimed wood from old hotels, bars, churches and other local buildings. Nothing looks or sounds quite like a Rick Kelly guitar, which is the reason they are embraced by the likes of Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Patti Smith and Jim Jarmusch, just to name a few. Featuring a cast of prominent musicians and artists, the film captures five days in the life of Carmine Street Guitars, while examining an all-too-quickly vanishing city. [2019, Canada, 80 minutes, Rated: Not Rated].

“‘Carmine Street Guitars’ is a one-of-a-kind documentary that exudes a gentle, homespun magic,” says Owen Gleiberman of “”. John DeFore of “The Hollywood Reporter” adds, “A little gem for both guitar heads and lovers of old New York.”

Screening times are 6 pm on Friday (May 24), 3 pm on Saturday (May 25), 1 pm on Tuesday (May 28), 3 pm on Wednesday (May 29), and 6 pm on Thursday (May 30). Admission is $8 for members and $11 for future members. Customers are encouraged to purchase tickets online. If seats are available, tickets can be purchased at the theater starting 30 minutes prior to each screening.


The mission of the RBFS is promoting cinematic arts and providing education, cultural enrichment, and opportunities for engagement for our diverse communities and audiences. The Film Society sponsors ongoing screenings, special events, and the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (October 31 – November 10, 2019). Having met all the requirements for best practices in nonprofit management, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society is accredited by the Standards for Excellence Institute®. The Film Society is funded, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, visit the Rehoboth Beach Film Society website at or call 302-645-9095.


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