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

    • The Hustler (1961)

    • Date: 8/4 | Starts at: 7pm

      Director: Robert Rossen | Cast: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason

      Plot: Paul Newman heads a superb cast featuring Jackie Gleason, George C. Scott and Piper Laurie in the riveting film that received an Academy Award nomination as Best Picture of 1961 and brought all four of its Oscar nomination.Newman (Best Actor nominee) is electrifying as "Fast" Eddie Felson, an arrogant, amoral hustler who haunts backstreet pool rooms fleecing anyone who'll pick up a cue. Determined to be acclaimed as the best, Eddie seeks out the legendary Minnesota Fats (Gleason, Supporting Actor nominee), who's backed by Bert Gordon (Scott, Supporting Actor nominee), a predatory gambler. Eddie can beat the champ, but virtually defeats himself with his low self-image. The love of a lonely woman (Laurie, Best Actress nominee) could turn Eddie's life around, but he won't rest until he beats Minnesota Fats, no matter what price he must pay. Voted one of the year's ten best by "The New York Times" and "Time," and distinguished by 2 Academy Awards- Cinematography, Art Direction-Set Decoration (B&W), The Hustler is a dazzling cinematic triumph.

    • The Sea Hawk (1940)

    • Date: 8/11 | Starts at: 7pm

      Director: Michael Curtiz | Cast: Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains

      Plot: "The Sea Hawk" is one of the definitive swashbuckling tales of the golden age of hollywood. It captures the legendary actor Errol Flynn at his most dynamic. He was an actor born for these type of romantic action roles as seen in the earlier classics "Captain Blood", and "The Adventures of Robin Hood". This film reveals Flynn in a tailor made role when he was at the peak of his physical fitness, and athletic prowess and he brings a new maturity and depth to his character here after 5 years of top stardom at Warner Brothers. "The Sea Hawk", is everything a good high seas adventure should be with eye filling adventure, exotic locations, romance, dashes of intrigue and superb swordplay.

    • All About Eve (1950)

    • Date: 8/18 | Starts at: 7pm

      Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Cast: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders

      Plot: From the moment she glimpses her idol at the stage door, Eve Harrington is determined to take the reins of power away from the great actress Margo Channing. Eve maneuvers her way into Margo's Broadway role, becomes a sensation and even causes turmoil in the lives of Margo's director boyfriend , her playwright  and his wife. Only the cynical drama critic sees through Eve, admiring her audacity and perfect pattern of deceit. Thelma Ritter and Marylin Monroe co-star in this acclaimed classic, which won six Academy Awards and received the most nominations (14) in film history.

    • Airplane! (1980)

    • Date: 8/25 | Starts at: 7pm

      Director: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker , Jerry Zucker | Cast: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen


      Anyone who has ever seen one of a host of abysmal 1970's disaster flicks could have predicted that they were ripe for a satire, but I doubt anyone could have predicted that "Airplane" would have set the gold standard for the spoof becoming one of the the most beloved comidies in film history. In fact, it is almost remarkable how much is packed into this film. Literally every scene contains a joke or a sight gag or a double entendre. There's so much going on that in spite of dozens of viewings, I still find something new more often than not and it still is one of the funniest films you will ever see:

      Rumack: Can you fly this plane, and land it?

      Ted Striker: Surely you can't be serious. 

      Rumack: I am serious... and don't call me Shirley.


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