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Movies at 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.

 

Movies at Main Street Landing

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Very Merry Theatre

22 sq ft 22 gross/month

he Very Merry Theatre began as an exciting idea many years ago as summer camps in Charlotte and Burlington and soon after grew into productions at Edmunds Elementary School where Executive Director, Don Wright, had three boys attending. Soon after we began annual productions at Edmunds Middle School and Orchard Elementary School and experienced the exciting creative possiblities of a whole school community working together to support their children's theaterical efforts. These early original productions served as stepping stones for us to become what we are today: a theater company for children that performs one-of-a-kind plays at schools all over Northwest Vermont, at our own 333 Stage Performing Arts Studio in Burlington’s Old North End, and through our Travelling Theater Summer Camps. Our organization has grown over the years and we believe that we are promoting the growth of a vibrant community by providing children of all ages and backgrounds with the opportunity to practice theater. At Very Merry Theatre, we are fostering literary and theater skills, self-confidence, and pride through the work and play that goes into creating theater. We cast without concern for race or ethnicity and often even gender! For most of our productions and camps children are given character groupings from the play and can pick their top three choices. Everyone gets one of these choices and all children eligible by grade for speaking roles get dialogue. The oldest age group in school productions and all children in our camps get the opportunity for a singing solo if they desire one. Our shows are chosen from the classics, mostly, and we adapt a great many ourselves. This allows us to create many meaningful roles rather than just a few starring roles and allows for exploration of the story through themes, ideas, relationships, genres, etc.

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8/8- What About Bob? (1991)

22 sq ft 22 gross/month

In 1991, Bill Murray introduced us to the phobia-prone Bob Wiley, diagnosed with “multi-phobic personality characterized by acute separation anxiety and extreme need for family connections.” Bob follows his therapist, Dr. Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfuss), on vacation to Marvin’s lakefront home in Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire (actually filmed at Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia). Bob gets along splendidly with Marvin’s wife and kids but clashes with Marvin, and hijinks ensue.

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8/15- Top Hat (1935)

22 sq ft 22 gross/month

Top Hat is one of the great 30s dance musicals, and possibly the best, most characteristic and most profitable Astaire and Rogers musical ever. A Hollywood golden age gem with wonderful, magical dance and song numbers shot with straight-on, full-length views of the dancers without a lot of camera cuts or unusual camera angles. The greatest dance team in movie history in their best film!

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8/22- Stand By Me (1986)

22 sq ft 22 gross/month

Rob Reiner's classic film Stand by Me is a staple of youthful nostalgia for its deft straddling of the line between childhood and adulthood. The movie (and the Stephen King story its based upon) takes place at a juncture with which everyone is intimately familiar, where the last days of naïveté start to give way to the terrible truths of the grown-up world. The film splits the difference between a carefree kid-friendly adventure and a drama grappling with early knowledge of how unkind the world can be while giving us some of the better performances by kids in a generation.

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8/29- Roman Holiday (1953)

22 sq ft 22 gross/month

Roman Holiday is a delightful, captivating fairy-tale romance shot entirely on location in Rome, and produced and directed by one of Hollywood's most skillful, distinguished, professional and eminent directors - William Wyler.The film's bittersweet story is a charming romantic-comedy, a kind of Cinderella storybook tale in reverse. A runaway princess named Princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn), during a goodwill tour of Europe, rebels against her sheltered life and royal obligations. She escapes the insulated confines of her royal prison to find a 'Prince Charming' commoner - an American journalist-reporter (Gregory Peck) covering the royal tour in Rome. The story was reportedly based on the real-life Italian adventures of British Princess Margaret.

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