Movies at Main Street Landing

Main Street Landing

Movies at Main Street Landing

Main Street Landing’s weekly movie series brings great classic cinema to the Burlington area. It is a free event open to the public on a first come first served basis. We accept donations at the door to benefit a local non-profit. Movies at Main Street Landing offers the non-profit organization the platform to raise money, to receive advertising exposure, and to promote their cause.  Movies at Main Street Landing culturally enriches the Burlington community with free classic films presented weekly on our big 25 foot movie screen, with Dolby surround sound. Every Tuesday Night at 7 p.m. at the Main Street Landing Film House, Third Floor of the Lake and College Building, at Sixty Lake Street, in Burlington, Vermont.  More info? Call Mariah Riggs, Director of the Performing Arts Center, 802-540-3018,or contact her by e-mail at Mariah@mainstreetlanding.com.

    • Mrs. Doubtfire

    • Date: 9/2 | Starts at: 7pm

      Director: Chris Columbus | Cast: Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan

      Plot: In 1993, Chris Columbus directed one of the funniest films that Robin Williams has ever starred in: "Mrs. Doubtfire". Based upon the novel "Alias Madame Doubtfire" written by Anne Fine. This film, of course, 'belongs' to Robin Williams. It's a veritable tour-de-force for Robin many gifts here, as he manages to juggle two different roles, seemingly with ease. A remarkable "two-for-the-price-of-one" performance. He literally "becomes" Mrs. Doubtfire when he dons that wardrobe and make-up for one of the great transformations in film history.

    • The Fisher King

    • Date: 9/9 | Starts at: 7pm

      Director: Terry Gilliam | Cast: Robin Williams Jeff Bridges

      Plot: Director Terry Gilliam returns to his favorite thematic territory: the thin boundary between reality and fantasy. New York shock DJ Jack Lucas (Jeff Bridges) has his success pulled out from under him when one of his snide remarks is taken too seriously and results in a killing spree. Jack is interrupted in an attempted suicide dive into the East River by a couple of street punks looking to burn bums and is rescued from the punks by Parry (Robin Williams). Once a college professor specializing in Arthurian legend, Parry is now homeless, crazy, and convinced that Jack is the key to acquiring the Holy Grail from a rich businessman's home. Appropriately enough, Jack's story mirrors the ancient tale of the Fisher King, related by a naked Parry in the middle of Central Park. Themes of guilt, romance and alienation are mixed with rich visual imagery and a deep dark sense of humor that may remind the viewer of Gilliam's Monty Python roots.

    • Good Morning Vietnam

    • Date: 9/16 | Starts at: 7pm

      Director: Barry Levinson | Cast: Robin Williams Forest Whitaker

      Plot: The film begins in 1965, when disc jockey Adrian Cronauer (Robin Williams) is assigned to take over the AFR's Saigon radio broadcasts. In contrast to the dull, by-rote announcers that have preceded him, Cronauer is a bundle of dynamite, heralding each broadcast with a loud "Goooooood morning, Vietnaaaaam," playing whatever records tickle his fancy (even those not officially sanctioned by his hidebound superiors), and indulging in wild flights of improvisational fancy. Cronauer's immediate superior Lt. Hauk (Bruno Kirby), whose own notions of humor are puerile and pathetic, jealously attempts to dethrone Vietnam's favorite rock jock. Fortunately, Cronauer's popularity is such that he enjoys the full protection of the higher-ups.

    • Dead Poets Society

    • Date: 9/23 | Starts at: 7pm

      Director: Peter Weir | Cast: Robin Williams Robert Sean Leonard Ethan Hawke

      Plot: Robin Williams toned down his usually manic comic approach in this successful period drama. In 1959, the Welton Academy is a staid but well-respected prep school where education is a pragmatic and rather dull affair. Several of the students, however, have their thoughts on the learning process (and life itself) changed when a new teacher comes to the school. John Keating (Williams) is an unconventional educator who tears chapters of his textbooks and asks his students to stand on their desks to see the world from a new angle.  Keating urges his students to seize the day and live their lives boldly; but when this philosophy leads to an unexpected tragedy, headmaster Mr. Nolan (Norman Lloyd) fires Keating, and his students leap to his defense. Dead Poets Society was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Williams; it won one, for Tom Schulman's original screenplay.

    • Good Will Hunting

    • Date: 9/30 | Starts at: 7pm

      Director: Gus Van Sant | Cast: Matt Damon Robin Williams Ben Affleck Minnie Driver Stellan Skarsgård Casey Affleck

      Plot: Matt Damon and Ben Affleck co-scripted and star in this drama, set in Boston and Cambridge, about rebellious 20-year-old MIT janitor Will Hunting (Damon), gifted with a photographic memory, who hangs out with his South Boston bar buddies, his best friend Chuckie (Affleck), and his affluent British girlfriend Skylar (Minnie Driver). After MIT professor Lambeau (Stellan Skarsgard) stumps students with a challenging math formula on a hallway blackboard, Will anonymously leaves the correct solution, prompting Lambeau to track the elusive young genius. As Will's problems with the police escalate, Lambeau offers an out, but with two conditions -- visits to a therapist and weekly math sessions. Will agrees to the latter but refuses to cooperate with a succession of therapists. Lambeau then contacts his former classmate, therapist Sean McGuire (Robin Williams), an instructor at Bunker Hill Community College.Williams finally won the Academy Award for this role.

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Where:
Main Street Landing Film House
Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center
60 Lake Street, Burlington, Vermont 
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When:
Every Tuesday night at 7PM
Contact:
Mariah Riggs
(802) 540-3018
mariah@mainstreetlanding.com