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

    • Kumiko: The Treasure Hunter

    • Date: 1/29 | Starts at: 7pm

      Director: David Zellner | Cast: Rinko Kikuchi, Nobuyuki Katsube, Shirley Venard


      A jaded Japanese woman discovers a hidden copy of Fargo (1996) on VHS, believing it to be a treasure map indicating the location of a large case of money.

    • The 39 Steps (1935)

    • Date: 2/3 | Starts at: 7pm

      Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Cast: Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim

      Plot: Movie thrillers may come and go, but after half a century, Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps still reigns supreme. And not only for the sheer, breathless excitement of the story; the seamless construction; the chilling, beautifully realized atmosphere; and the constant, startling stream of plot twists. Nor for its historical importance, though almost every chase and spy thriller since 1935 copies it slavishly. Nor for its actors—despite a truly excellent ensemble: Madeleine Carroll as Pamela, the cool Hitchcockian blond; Lucie Mannheim as a seductive lady of mystery; Godfrey Tearle as an urbane master criminal; Peggy Ashcroft and John Laurie as a moody farming couple on the barren Scottish moors; Wylie Watson as that Proustian prodigy, Mr. Memory—and, at the center, Robert Donat as the endlessly suave and resilient Richard Hannay, a fugitive who keeps his quiet wit and brilliant resources, no matter what dangerous curve Fate (and Hitchcock) manage to throw him.

    • Fargo (1996)

    • Date: 2/10 | Starts at: 7pm

      Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Cast: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi

      Plot: The films of Academy Award Winners Joel Coen and Ethan Coen are breathtakingly bold, stunningly original and marvelously entertaining. Thier film Fargo is one of thier classics and is also one of the best films of the 1990's. It revolves around a bizzarre kidnapping scheme that unexpectedly leads to murder. Filled with cold settings, quirky characters, and excellent performances, Fargo is an excellent film. Nominated for seven Oscars and winner of two, this darkly amusing thriller combines a first-rate cast, "a dazzling mix of mirth and malice" (Rolling Stone) and a bizarre kidnapping plot that unravels the Midwest like only the Coen Brothers could.

    • How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

    • Date: 2/17 | Starts at: 7pm

      Director: Jean Negulesco | Cast: Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall, and William Powell

      Plot: This film, remade several times and turned into a short-lived television series starring Barbara Eden, is truly a wonderful film. Monroe, although she didn't want to wear the glasses required for the part, gives a wonderful performance as Pola, who, without her glasses, can't see her own hand in front of her face. Monroe really proves her comic talent in this film.Bacall plays Schatzie, the brains behind the gold-digger plot. She is a first in her first major comedy. In fact, with this film, she opened up a whole new career for herself. Grable, in her first non-musical role in years, plays, Loco, who brings the men back to the Sutton House penthouse.  It was the last movie she made under contract with Twentieth Century Fox after a long starring career beginning in 1940. Monroe, who was being groomed to take Grable's position as top glamour girl of the Twentieth Century Fox lot, was purposely teamed up with Grable in hopes of fireworks between the two, which would boost ticket sales. Studio bosses were foiled, however, when the two hit it off immediately and became fast friends who visited each other often and always had a kind word to say about the other.

    • High Sierra (1941)

    • Date: 2/24 | Starts at: 7pm

      Director: Raoul Walsh | Cast: Ida Lupino, Humphrey Bogart, Alan Curtis

      Plot: This film in many ways is the culmination of the Golden Age of the gangster film. At the same time it is the true beginning of Humphrey Bogart's star career. After a string of gangster films in the thirties, all demonstrating graphically that crime really didn't pay, we get this great film, in which it not only doesn't pay, but doesn't lead to happiness, either.


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