Ginger Rogers is a salesgirl who, seeing an abandoned baby on the steps of an orphanage, picks it up as it's about to fall from the steps. The playboy son of the store's owner sees her, thinks it's her child, and then chaos ensues as he tries to make her keep the child, and at the same time hide it from everyone. Notable for making hay over what was, at the time, a very serious subject (especially in the movies), Bachelor Mother is a sassy, sexy romp that is at turns touching, even as it flaunts convention.
A young man is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence.
David Lean was already well known throughout the world as a director of beautiful and romantic black-and-white films, typically based on cozy theatrical productions. But he burst onto the international scene as a master of the full-color epic with the multiple Academy Award-winner The Bridge on the River Kwai. Trapped in a Japanese POW camp in Burma, obsessive British Lieutenant Colonel Nicholson (Alec Guinness, in an Oscar-winning role) wants order and a strict adherence to the rule of law, so much so that he is blind to the Japanese commander's request to build the eponymous bridge--an act that Nicholson believes will instill discipline on his men, while ignoring the fact that it will help the enemy. Meanwhile, American Commander Shears (William Holden) escapes the same camp, eventually leading a commando force to return and destroy Nicholson's engineering miracle. At once a gorgeous, sweeping epic, director Lean's experience with intimate romances also brings us close to the pain and humanity of the men in the POW camp. Not to be missed on the big screen!
The very definition of screwball, Howard Hawks' Bringing Up Baby throws loony socialite Susan Vance (Katherine Hepburn) at uptight paleontologist Dr. David Huxley (Cary Grant), who's engaged to be married to someone else. There's a leopard, there's an 'intercostal clavicle', there's Cary in a house dress, Katherine in a torn, bottomless evening gown, and more laughs per frame than just about any movie in Hollywood history. Don't miss this rare 35mm screening
In the long and storied history of film noir, Billy Wilder's Double Indemnity shines as perhaps its greatest incarnation. Based on the bleak novel by James M. Cain, and adapted by the master crime writer Raymond Chandler, Wilder's story is of an insurance agent (Fred MacMurray) caught in the web of the most fatale of the femme fatales (Barbara Stanwyck) who wants her husband dead, and the double indemnity clause invoked, which doubles the life insurance money. Enter Barton Keyes (Edward G. Robinson), a dogged insurance inspector, whose instincts and nose for trouble spell doom for the deadly pair.
Before the smash success of the Broadway musical, Hairspray opened in cinemas in 1988, wowing critics but earning only a modest box office. However, its reputation grew and grew to become regarded as one of John Waters' best movies, perhaps his most charming and accessible film. Set in Waters' home town of Baltimore, where "pleasantly plump" Tracy Turnblad (Ricki Lake in a star turn) auditions and wins a role as a dancer on The Corny Collins Show. This gives her a growing confidence to confront bigoted parents, bad hair, mean upper class girls, quack psychiatrists, and weird high school principals. Featuring Divine's last great role as Tracy's loving mother. Don't miss this rare 35mm screening!
Loosely based on an Alexandre Dumas novel, inspired by Bollywood and featuring music from Madonna, Cole Porter, Nirvana, David Bowie, Elton John, Labelle and more, Moulin Rouge! is like no musical before or since, an instant classic that has delighted--and confounded--critics and audiences since its arrival in 2001. The story of an English poet at the turn of the last century (Ewan McGregor), slumming in Paris and trying to write, who falls in with the bohemians and madly in love with the star courtesan of the Moulin Rouge, Satine (Nicole Kidman). This kaleidoscopic fantasy was a box office smash, nominated for eight Academy Awards, and comes to us in a brilliant 35mm print from a private collector. Don't miss this rare screening.
Examining the drive to the suburbs that exploded after the war, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House sees hapless ad exec James Blandings (Cary Grant), exasperated wife Muriel (Myrna Loy), and their baffled lawyer friend Bill (Melvyn Douglas) as they decide to move from a cramped apartment into a massive colonial home for which they paid way too much money. And which is condemned. And which gets replaced by an even bigger monstrosity that threatens their marriage and their sanity! The mounting financial and structural issues drive this couple into some of the most uproarious escapes of home ownership, trials and tribulations that are sure to reverberate with home owners today as much as they did 70 years ago. Some things just never change!
From classic horror director James Whale (Frankenstein) comes a dark, terrifying... and utterly zany comedy/horror hybrid. Two sets of couples, a husband and wife team and a upper class twit and his chorus girl date, seek shelter in a most grim mansion, staffed by cackling old ladies and a Boris Karloff sporting a giant scar and a menacing look that will send shivers up your spine. Genuinely frightening, The Old Dark House manages to be a send up of the films that made its director famous, while crafting new and exciting methods of gothic horror. Newly restored and rarely seen in cinemas, The Old Dark House is the perfect October treat.
PGfor some thematic elements and language.
At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans - until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg's exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and co-produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films.
Like the Beatles before them, The Ramones were capturing the hearts and souls of teenagers, this time in the late 70s. What else to do but make a great, essentially plotless movie showing the band's influence? The Ramones here are so influential, they make the principals of Vince Lombardi High School go crazy. When one tries to burn the band's records, the teens take over!
In the heart of New York City, in one of its most high-end apartments, lurks an evil that sent filmgoers into a frenzy fifty years ago. Rosemary's Baby captured America's attention in 1968, a horrifying distraction from one of the most turbulent years in our history. The story of Rosemary Woodhouse (Mia Farrow), who moves into The Bradford Apartments with her actor husband Guy (John Cassavetes), only to discover a nightmare world of suicide, cults, and Satanism. At once a disturbing look at motherhood and power, Rosemary's Baby is also simply one of the most entertaining scary movies ever made.
Do we really need to explain this one? Perhaps no movie musical is as beloved as Singin' in the Rain, which has sold out the Heights Theater three times in the last four years, and this year will be presented in 35mm! What a wonderful feeling!
The trials and tribulations of a set of Broadway-dreaming young women are in full display in RKO's Stage Door. Katherine Hepburn is stuffy socialite who moves into the Footlight Club, a rooming house for ladies trying to make it on Broadway. There, she runs afoul of Ginger Rogers, a more down-to-earth hoofer who won't take any guff from the nose-in-the-air Hepburn. A hilarious and moving look at following one's dreams to Broadway, Stage Door is a great showcase for the very different styles of acting in Hepburn, Rogers, and newcomers Lucille Ball, Eve Arden and Ann Miller.
Forget the cold CGI of modern dinosaur movies, you haven't seen anything until you've witnessed the stop-motion animated beasts from Harry O. Hoyt's 1925 long-lost silent classic The Lost World. Based on the novel by Sherlock Holmes author Arthur Conan Doyle, The Lost World is the story of the eccentric Professor Challenger, convinced that dinosaurs roam in Venezuela, who forms an expedition that finds itself trapped on an enormous plateau, surrounded by the ancient beasts. Willis O'Brien's special effects are so remarkable that they even fooled Harry Houdini, who believed the creatures to be real.
35MM TECHNICOLOR DYE-TRANSFER PRINT!!
Like Singin' In The Rain, The Wizard of Oz is one of our most popular events and sells out year after year, which is no surprise because you may never see OZ look so amazing on the big screen than in this rare 35mm TECHNICOLOR DYE TRANSFER presentation!! Has there ever been a more essential piece of movie magic than the journey of Dorothy and Toto? Probably not.
When timid botany professor (Jimmy Stewart) meets and falls in love and suddenly marries a nightclub singer (Ginger Rogers), he finds himself in a world of trouble back home. Too afraid to announce the news to his domineering father who runs the college and his former fiancee, what can he do but... put his wife into a women's boarding house and pretend she's a new student. The chemistry between Stewart and Rogers is more explosive than a shot glass of nitro glycerin!
PG-13For some thematic elements and language.
Fred Rogers led a singular life. He was a puppeteer. A minister. A musician. An educator. A father, a husband, and a neighbor. Fred Rogers spent 50 years on children’s television beseeching us to love and to allow ourselves to be loved. With television as his pulpit, he helped transform the very concept of childhood. He used puppets and play to explore the most complicated issues of the day—race, disability, equality and tragedy. He spoke directly to children and they responded by forging a lifelong bond with him—by the millions. And yet today his impact is unclear. WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? explores the question of whether or not we have lived up to Fred's ideal. Are we all good neighbors?