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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


11/16-SPECIAL EVENT!! The Complete Metropolis with The Astral Projector Orchestra

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Main Street Landing Presents: Silent Cinema with the Astral Projector Orchestra- The Complete Metropolis

• FREE with $5/10 suggested donation
• Newly restored to its original full length theatrical form
• With original live music accompaniment by local musician Randal Pierce and The Astral Projector Orchestra.
• Cash Bar- Sponsored by The Skinny Pancake

Whether you're a movie buff or casual movie fan, you owe it to yourself to witness the true cinematic power of the classic silent film Metropolis. Almost a century later, it is the jaw-dropping visual spectacle of Metropolis that has transformed the human imagination: the super-sized Expressionist skyscrapers that predicted a century of thrusting urban architecture; the uniformed worker-slaves marching in zombie-shuffle unison; the cyborg Maria emerging from a pulsing tower of Saturn-like electrical rings; the lone worker crucified on the giant clock face controls of his monstrous industrial machine; the Tower of Babel dream sequence that brings Brueghel's canvas to life. Shot on an epic scale over 16 months, with 36,000 extras (according to director Fritz Lang) and an ever-ballooning budget, Metropolis still looks amazing. You only have to look at Blade Runner or Star Wars (C3PO anyone) to see how much its lasting impact on the visual history of cinema has been, and why it is one of the great masterpieces.

The event is free to the public with a recommended donation of $5/$10 and a cash bar by The Skinny Pancake. This is sure to be an outstanding evening!


11/19- Spellbound (1945)

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Alfred Hitchcock’s Spellbound was a film originally conceived as a favour of sorts to producer David O. Selznick. Hitchcock and Selznick had had contract disagreements, and the making of Spellbound was largely due to the latter’s enthusiasm: the producer wanted to make a film that promoted psychoanalysis, having experienced its benefits himself, and put a great deal of money behind the project when Hitchcock showed interest in buying the film rights to The House of Dr Edwardes, the 1927 novel on which the film is based.

When Dr. Anthony Edwardes arrives at a Vermont mental hospital to replace the outgoing hospital director, Dr. Constance Peterson, a psychoanalyst, discovers Edwardes is actually an impostor. The man confesses that the real Dr. Edwardes is dead and fears he may have killed him, but cannot recall anything. Dr. Peterson, however is convinced his impostor is innocent of the man’s murder, and joins him on a quest to unravel his amnesia through psychoanalysis.


11/25- Stop Making Sense (1984)

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Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the groundbreaking 1984 concert film Stop Making Sense!

Director Jonathan Demme captures the frantic energy and physical presence/performance art of Talking Heads in this seminal concert film shot at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in 1983. The audience watches David Byrne who first appears on an empty stage, armed with only an acoustic guitar, and is gradually joined by bassist Tina Weymouth, drummer Chris Frantz, keyboardist Jerry Harrison and a cadre of backup singers as they perform the band’s hits, culminating in an iconic performance featuring Byrne in an enormous suit. Byrne later commented that the goal was to “show how a concert gets made,” as it was happening. Demme worked with Bryne to create a concert movie unlike any other–using shots from the crowd’s point-of-view, avoiding crowd reaction shots, and creating the sense that the viewer is a part of the band and not the audience.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

To benefit: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

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