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

    • Alien (1979)

    • Date: 8/5 | Starts at: 7pm

      Director: Ridley Scott | Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt

      Plot: Many have tried and failed to repeat its success, but nothing can beat the masterpiece that is Alien. Unleashed at cinemas in 1979, the film is a flat-out classic sci-fi horror flick, using extreme moments of suspense to build up the scary scenes. Directed by Ridley Scott, the film is a ground-breaking classic that still holds up amazingly well today, and made an international superstar if Sigourney Weaver.

    • Bringing up Baby (1938)

    • Date: 8/12 | Starts at: 7pm

      Director: Howard Hawks | Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant

      Plot: By far one of the best screwball comedies ever made. Cary Grant is at his hysterical best as a stuffy professor commissioned by a museum to solicit a donation from a wealthy widow. While he is doing so he meets a madcap heiress (played by Hepburn) who falls for him - and she just happens to be the widow's niece. The film is side-splitting from start to finish.

    • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

    • Date: 8/19 | Starts at: 7pm

      Director: Richard Brooks | Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives

      Plot: This dynamic and commanding adaptation of Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning play focuses on a troubled Southern family and the discord over their dying father's millions. This intelligently written and acted film covers such topics as infertility, adultery, and alcoholism that were still considered taboo in the 1950s. Newman brings depth and feeling to the role as Brick, while Taylor succeeds brilliantly in portraying Maggie as a passionate and understanding woman despite her own real-life emotional turmoil over the death of her husband at the time, producer Mike Todd.

    • Double Indemnity (1944)

    • Date: 8/26 | Starts at: 7pm

      Director: Billy Wilder | Cast: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson

      Plot: Directed by Billy Wilder and adapted from a James M. Cain novel by Wilder and Raymond Chandler, Double Indemnity represents the high-water mark of 1940s film noir urban crime dramas in which a greedy, weak man is seduced and trapped by a cold, evil woman amidst the dark shadows and Expressionist lighting of modern cities. Movie veterans Stanwyck, MacMurray, and Robinson give some of their best performances, and Wilder's cynical sensibility finds a perfect match in the story's unsentimental perspective, heightened by John Seitz's hard-edged cinematography. Double Indemnity ranks with the classics of mainstream Hollywood movie-making.


To Benefit


Main Street Landing Film House
Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center
60 Lake Street, Burlington, Vermont 
Every Tuesday night at 7PM
Mariah Riggs
(802) 540-3018