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 Mariah@mainstreetlanding.com.

    • Rope

    • Date: 11/4 | Starts at: 7pm

      Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Cast: James Stewart John Dall Farley Granger Cedric Hardwicke

      Plot: Rope, Alfred Hitchcock's first color film, was adapted from Patrick Hamilton's stage play Rope's End by no less than Hume Cronyn. Loosely inspired by the Leopold-Loeb case. In Rope, Hitchcock attempted the daunting technical challenge of filming the entire picture in one long, seemingly uninterrupted take. Actually, there are several edits in the movie: since a reel of film was divided into two ten-minute minireels back in 1948, the internal reel-breaks are "fudged" by having a dark object briefly obscure the camera lens, sustaining the illusion that no editing has taken place.

    • Spartacus

    • Date: 11/11 | Starts at: 7pm

      Director: Stanley Kubrick | Cast: Kirk Douglas Laurence Olivier Jean Simmons Charles Laughton Tony Curtis

      Plot: Before there was Gladiator there was the film Spartacus (Kirk Douglas) about a rebellious slave purchased by Lentulus Batiatus (Peter Ustinov), owner of a school for gladiators. Anthony Mann was the original director of Spartacus, eventually replaced by Stanley Kubrick, who'd previously guided Douglas through Paths of Glory. The film received 4 Academy Awards, including Best Supporting Actor for Ustinov. A crucial scene between Olivier and Curtis, removed from the 1967 reissue because of its subtle homosexual implications, was restored in 1991, with a newly recorded soundtrack featuring Curtis as his younger self and Anthony Hopkins standing in for the deceased Olivier.

    • Manhattan Melodrama

    • Date: 11/18 | Starts at: 7pm

      Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Cast: Clark Gable Myrna Loy William Powell

      Plot: Notorious as the movie that gangster John Dillinger attended on the night he was killed, Manhattan Melodrama has weathered the years as one of MGM's finest examples of pure storytelling. The pageant-like story begins in 1904, when the excursion steamer "General Slocum" blows up and burns in the East River. Two young boys are orphaned by the disaster. They are adopted by a kindly Jewish businessman (Harry Green) who has lost his own children. Years later, when he is killed during a anarchist rally, the boys are separated once more. They grow up to be straight-arrow attorney Jim Wade (William Powell) and big-time gambler Blackie Gallagher (Clark Gable). Though the two men still like and respect one another, they are now on opposite sides of the legal fence. The typically stellar MGM supporting cast includes Nat Pendleton as Blackie's faithful stooge, Isabel Jewell as his addled girlfriend, Mickey Rooney as the younger Blackie (a marvelous piece of mimicry here), and blonde singer Shirley Ross, here appearing in blackface in a Harlem nightclub sequence, singing a new Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart tune that would later gain popularity (with different lyrics) as "Blue Moon."

    • Hairspray

    • Date: 11/25 | Starts at: 7pm

      Director: John Waters | Cast: Divine,Ricki Lake,Sonny Bono

      Plot: Easily John Waters' best flick in terms of writing, direction, and mainstream appeal. Forever interested in the kitsch built into past eras, director John Waters chooses the TV dance show craze of the early '60s for his playful focus in Hairspray. Ricki Lake plays Tracy Turnblad, just one of several alliteratively named characters coming of age in 1962 Baltimore, where "The Corny Collins Show" is the most popular American Bandstand-type program, watched by hundreds of young dreamers each day after school.

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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