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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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Burlington Dismas House

22 sq ft 22 gross/month

 

The mission of Dismas of Vermont, Inc. is to reconcile former prisoners with society and society with former prisoners.

Community is fundamentally about relationship and it is precisely the relationship between the person who has committed a crime and their community that is broken, first by the real harm done by the crime committed and subsequently by the alienation that results from incarceration.  In reconciliation, wholeness is restored to the former prisoner and to society.

If we hold people accountable for their actions as a matter of justice, then reconciliation is a completion of that justice. For a former prisoner to be reconciled to their community that person needs to overcome the sense of alienation –that sense of being an outsider and unwanted and they must become participating members of their community, they must be returned to full citizenship with all its responsibilities and rights.

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10/10- Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)- 25th Anniversary

22 sq ft 22 gross/month

With dizzying cinematic tricks and astonishing performances, Francis Coppola's 1992 version of the oft-filmed Dracula story is one of the most exuberant, extravagant films of the 1990s. Gary Oldman and Winona Ryder, as the Count and Mina Murray, are quite a pair of star-crossed lovers. She's betrothed to another man; he can't kick the habit of feeding off the living. Anthony Hopkins plays Van Helsing, the vampire slayer, with tongue firmly in cheek. Tom Waits is great fun as Renfield, the hapless slave of Dracula who craves the blood of insects and cats. Sadie Frost is a sexy Lucy Westenra. And poor Keanu Reeves, as Jonathan Harker, has the misfortune to be seduced by Dracula's three half-naked wives. There's a little bit of everything in this version of Dracula: gore, high-speed horseback chases, passion, and longing.

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10/17- Motel Hell (1980)

22 sq ft 22 gross/month

Motel Hell is the true definition of a Drive-in classic. Movies this great are few and far between, and nothing like this is made anymore.  In Motel Hell People come from far and wide to sample Farmer Vincent's distinctively flavored dried, smoked sausages, but one might well ask why there are so few people staying at his nearby motel. This horror comedy provides the graphic answer. It seems that the good farmer only uses the highest quality, specially processed human meat in his treats. To prepare the meat, he first harvests healthy tourists from his hotel.

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10/24- Psycho (1960)

21 sq ft 33 gross/month

While Vertigo is my own personal favorite, no Hitchcock film better walked the line of art-house masterpiece and mainstream rollercoster than Psycho. Immortal for its contribution to cinema, notorious for pushing the boundary of what's accepted in mainstream movies, Psycho is constantly hailed as one of the greatest achievements in the history of filmmaking. In Psycho, Hitchcock not only created a blazing masterpiece, he spawned a new cinematic genre – the slasher. How many slasher films have had scenes where an attractive female character takes a shower? How many involve out-of-the-way places where the hospitable locals turn out to be dangerous? How often have you cringed as someone made the foolish decision to go into the basement, or thrown up your hands in frustration as the local police proved ineffective? These modern horror cliches all trace their roots back to Psycho. It’s hard to imagine a movie that will ever change horror history the way the Master of Suspense did when he invited us into the rooms of the Bates Motel to have tea in the raptor room with our host Norman Bates and then left us afraid to shower ever again.

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10/31- Halloween Evil Dead Marathon

22 sq ft 22 gross/month

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7pm- Evil Dead II (1989)

22 sq ft 22 gross/month

Sam Raimi's "Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn" is a scream of consciousness, a goremonger's nightmare, and so what if it's an almost exact replica of its predecessor. It still is one of the most successful (and, believe it or not, critically acclaimed) films in the horror-gore genre- ever. With their virtually nonstop geysers of blood, dismemberments and ghastly ugliness (the Evil Dead are not high on personal hygiene), these films are not for the faint-hearted or lily-livered -- and definitely not for children-- but a must see for everyone else. In my humble option it doesn't get much better then this.

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9pm- Army of Darkness (1992)

22 sq ft 22 gross/month

Officially “Part 3” of the wild and wacky Evil Dead series, Raimi’s Army of Darkness is an outrageous, action-fueled comedy with monsters – a film designed to make you laugh more than scream, at least if you have a really sick sense of humor. Bruce Campbell returns as Ash, a hardware-store clerk who is magically transported – along with his beat-up Oldsmobile and a chainsaw attachment for his severed left forearm – to the brutal battlefields of the 14th century. He quickly assumes power (who else in the Middle Ages packs a shotgun and a chainsaw?), and unites his ragtag band of medieval knights against the demonic Deadites, aka The Army of the Dead. Cue the vicious winged harpies, sword-wielding skeletons and mischievous bite-sized Ash clones. It’s The Three Stooges meet Jason and the Argonauts on adderall, and proof positive that no one else does it quite like Sam Raimi.

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