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

    • Pather Panchali

    • Date: 8/27 | Starts at: 7pm

      Director: Satyajit Ray | Cast: Kanu Bannerjee, Karuna Bannerjee,


      To live without seeing the films of the Indian director Satyajit Ray, said Akira Kurosawa in 1975, “means existing in the world without seeing the sun or the moon.” Though Ray was 11 years his junior, Kurosawa sopke of him that day in Moscow as a master. “I can never forget the excitement in my mind after seeing it,” he recalled of Ray’s debut Pather Panchali, 20 years after that film’s success at Cannes helped to usher in a new era of cinematic globalism—one that would eventually make it possible for a Japanese filmmaker to praise an Indian one in a speech being translated for a Russian audience. “It is the kind of cinema that flows with the serenity and nobility of a big river.” THis year—now 60 years since Pather Panchali’s release—Kurosawa’s simple words remain the best Ray criticism heard and, really, all the recommendation his films require. Pather Panchali, along with its two sequels, Aparajito (1956) and The World of Apu (1959)—the three together are known as “the Apu Trilogy,” after their main character—has just been re-released by Janus Films and is coming to Burlington- A must see event!

    • The French Connection (1971)

    • Date: 9/1 | Starts at: 7pm

      Director: William Friedkin | Cast: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider

      Plot: New York City detectives Popeye Doyle (Gene Hackman) and Buddy Russo (Roy Scheider) hope to break a narcotics smuggling ring and ultimately uncover The French Connection. But when one of the criminals tries to kill Doyle, he begins a deadly pursuit that takes him far outside the city limits. Based on a true story, this action-filled thriller, with its renowned chase scene, won five Academy Awards in 1971, including Best Picture, Best Director (William Friedkin) and Best Actor for Hackman.

    • Shanghai Express (1932)

    • Date: 9/8 | Starts at: 7pm

      Director: Josef von Sternberg | Cast: Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, Anna May Wong

      Plot: One of the most famous and influential star-director collaborations in the history of cinema, Marlene Dietrich and Josef von Sternberg made seven features together which immortalized the actress as a glamorous and enigmatic movie siren while confirming the director's reputation as a supreme stylist of mood, atmosphere and eroticism through his dazzling command of the medium. Set against the backdrop of a Chinese civil war, SHANGHAI EXPRESS is an opulent romantic adventure that focuses on a diverse group of passengers traveling by express train from Peking to Shanghai.

    • An American in Paris (1951)

    • Date: 9/15 | Starts at: 7pm

      Director: Vincente Minnelli | Cast: Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant

      Plot: inner of six Oscars, including Best Picture, this musical triumph stars hoofer Gene Kelly as a struggling American artist torn between a wealthy American womanand a French dancer.

    • The Untouchables (1987)

    • Date: 9/22 | Starts at: 7pm

      Director: Brian De Palma | Cast: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro

      Plot: Federal agent Elliot Ness assembles a personal team of mob fighters to bring Chicago crime boss Al Capone to justice using unconventional means during the mob wars of the 1920s. This fictionalized account of the arrest of Al Capone is heavy on style and gunfire. The end shootout combines a baby carriage and stairs with a nod to Eisenstein's _The Battleship Potemkin

    • Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

    • Date: 9/28 | Starts at: 7pm

      Director: Frank Capra | Cast: Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane

      Plot: Oscar-winner Cary Grant stars as a drama critic whose life is turned upside down when he discovers that his two spinster aunts have taken to poisoning their gentlemen house guests.


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