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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


Movies at Main Street Landing

National MS Society

Cathedral Square

22 sq ft 22 gross/month

Cathedral Square Corporation is a nonprofit organization founded in Burlington, Vermont, in 1977. We are a national leader in the development of affordable, service-enriched housing communities for seniors and individuals with special needs. For 40 years, we have been unwavering in pursuit of our mission to advance “healthy homes, caring communities and positive aging.”

Cathedral Square owns and/or manages nearly 30 senior housing communities in Vermont and administers the nationally recognized SASH® (Support and Services at Home) program, which CSC created and piloted in 2009 (see below). In 2011 SASH became available statewide and is now in place in every county in Vermont.


5/9- North by Northwest (1959)

22 sq ft 22 gross/month

Alfred Hitchcock’s spy thriller classic North by Northwest set the tone for many of the subsequent spy films of the 1960s and beyond. The story is about a Madison Avenue advertising executive Roger O. Thornhill (Cary Grant) who is mistaken for a fictional US government agent named George Kaplan by a gang of spies. Kidnapped and then framed for the murder of a United Nations diplomat, Thornhill goes on the run across America in order to clear his name and to expose the activities of the foreign spies.


6/16-Trainspotting (1996)

33 sq ft 33 gross/month

Danny Boyle’s supercharged heroin drama Trainspotting based on Irvine Welsh’s book of the same name kicks off at a run, panting and pithy. Upon its release in 1996, the film was met with hype and hysteria and not a little scorn. It was condemned by critics and Daily Mail crusaders who deemed it irresponsible and accused it of glamorising drug use. But Trainspotting is a horse of a different color, a film that uses electrifying style, unflinching empathy and coruscating language to give voice to a generation trapped in the margins. In navigating between electrifying style and terrible squalor, Trainspotting ignited a massive fanbase. It came to represent a specific time and place, becoming the voice for an alienated generation and an attempt to contextualize addiction and disease as byproducts of an ecosystem. Of course, it also became the film most quoted in American college dorms. At least, until the release of Fight Club, three years later.


5/23-Rocky (1976)

33 sq ft 33 gross/month

The original Rocky film, from director John G. Avildsen, was the most accessible, popular and identifiable of the lot of Rocky films, and it packed movie houses. The action-packed story, shot mostly on location, tells of the rise of a small-time, has-been Philadelphia boxer against insurmountable odds in a championship bout. Its screenwriter and major star, Sylvester Stallone, was an unbankable unknown at the time - a failure actor/writer in the film industry (with 32 previously-rejected scripts) similar to the boxing 'bum' in the film. Stallone supposedly wrote the script for the sports comeback film over a three-day period. The million-to-one underdog film was awarded three Academy Awards from its ten nominations: Best Director, Best Film Editing, and Best Picture, and it beat out formidable competition for the top prize: All the President's Men, Bound For Glory, Network, and Taxi Driver - all excellent films about other aspects of the American experience in 1970’s America.


5/30- Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

33 sq ft 33 gross/month

Steven Spielberg's 1981 movie Raiders of the Lost Ark, which starred Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones, remains one of the classic thrilling action adventure films beloved by millions of fans. Prior to the production's start date in May 1980, Lucas and Spielberg set up shop in the old Lucasfilm corporate headquarters—located at 3855 Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood—to begin the casting process. For Indy, Lucas and Spielberg eventually settled on actor Tom Selleck. But when CBS got wind of what the two were up to, the network legally barred Selleck—the lead of the hit show Magnum, P.I.—from appearing in the film. Spielberg then suggested Harrison Ford as a quick replacement, but Lucas was reluctant to cast Ford because he was already Han Solo in his Star Wars films. But Spielberg’s quick thinking prevailed, and Ford was added to the cast just two weeks before principal photography began.