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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

Thin Man

6/18- The Thin Man (1934)

Few Hollywood franchises were as successful as "The Thin Man" series, featuring William Powell and Myrna Loy as sophisticated, witty detectives Nick and Nora Charles, solving crimes with a martini in one hand and their little wire-haired fox terrier Asta’s leash in the other. Nora is a classy society dame, while Nick's work puts him in touch with the world of cops and crooks, touts, safecrackers, and ex-cons, and they're never far from a shaker of dry martinis. The pair made 14 movies together but are best known for the six "The Thin Man" movies. Many of the franchise’s recurring tropes can be traced back to its first and best entry, 1934’s The Thin Man. Shot over a mere two weeks, on a fairly shoestring budget, the film was conceived by MGM as a B-movie. Director W.S. Van Dyke, who would return to helm three of the five sequels, reportedly fought to cast Powell and Loy, who had appeared together in the previous year’s Manhattan Melodrama (otherwise known as the film John Dillinger watched at Chicago’s Biograph Theater before cops gunned him down). Van Dyke’s casting coup paid off when The Thin Man became a surprise smash, thanks in no small part to its quip-firing stars. Also integral were screenwriters Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich, a husband-and-wife team who infused the central relationship with an authentically playful, affectionate spirit. (Whether they modeled the film’s marriage on their own is unclear, but there’s no denying Nick and Nora talk like the platonic ideal of evenly matched life partners. There was no one quite like them gracing Hollywood screens at the time—or now, really.) Over the years thier have been countless homages, parodies, and ripoffs that have been made in the characters’ honor. The first of the franchise The Thin Man casts a shadow, all right. It’s a long one.


6/25 -Goonies (1985)

22 sq ft 22 gross/month

The Goonies is an absolute classic. In a time of extreme '80s nostalgia, there aren't many movies from that decade held in higher regard than this Steven Spielberg-produced flick. Many of its stars went on to have great careers, from Sean Astin and Corey Feldman to Joe Pantaliano and even a young Josh Brolin. Before helming the project, director Richard Donner had made The Omen and Superman, and somehow The Goonies combines elements of both into an exciting story that people of all ages can enjoy.


To benefit: Our Communitee Cares Camp

22 sq ft 22 gross/month


Creating a caring, nourishing community for Chittenden East children where every child can find success.



Developing a rich culture of community that includes health, safety, happiness, gratitude and citizenship that the campers carry with them throughout their lives.


Core Values: 

Nutrition:  Fresh food, well prepared, is an opportunity for education.

Community:  Fostering an inter-generational community of inclusiveness and diversity and service.  Encouraging campers to continue service in their greater community.

Opportunity:  Access to a variety of activities such as art, music, sports, creative play, gardening and cooking.

Discovery:  Each child discovers new talents.  Each child glimpses their potential.

Encouragement:  Positive support from caring adults, reinforcing good choices in food and behavior.

Empowerment:  Inspiring children to envision their future and work for the common good.


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