Gremlins

Gremlins

SUNDAY & WEDNESDAY

OCTOBER 13 & 16

“Mogwais” are cute, cuddly creatures that make great pets…so long as the rules are followed. They’re not, of course, and soon malicious “gremlins” are wreaking havoc. Executive produced by Steven Spielberg from a script by Chris Columbus (The Goonies). Billed as a comedy horror movie, some violent scenes prompted the creation of the PG-13 rating for future films.  (“Never feed him after midnight.”) 

1984

Rated PG

Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice

SUNDAY & WEDNESDAY

OCTOBER 20 & 23

“It’s showtime!” Michael Keaton stars as Beetlejuice (“the ghost with the most, babe”) in this supernatural comedy from director Tim Burton. Ghosts Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis need help scaring off an unwanted family, so they hire “freelance bio-exorcist” Beetlejuice, whose bizarre behavior is more than they bargained for. (“THAT is why I won't do two shows a night anymore. I won't.”)

1988

Rated PG

A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Nightmare on Elm Street

SUNDAY & WEDNESDAY

OCTOBER 27 & 30   

“Whatever you do, don’t fall asleep.” The ORIGINAL horror classic from master of terror Wes Craven. A group of teenagers is being terrorized in their dreams (and in reality?) by Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund), a hideous maniac with blades for fingers. Featuring Johnny Depp in his film debut and Heather Langenkamp as the teenage girl who takes on Freddy (“I’m your boyfriend now, Nancy.”)

1984

Rated R

Planes, Trains And Automobiles

Planes, Trains And Automobiles

SUNDAY & WEDNESDAY

NOVEMBER 3 & 6

It’s Thanksgiving and stressed-out advertising exec Steve Martin just wants to get home to his wife and kids. Weather-related cancellations force him to pair up with good-natured (but somewhat annoying) shower curtain ring salesman John Candy. John Hughes (Ferris Bueller) wrote and directed this holiday comedy about mismatched strangers who become unlikely buddies. (“Those aren’t pillows!”)

1987

Rated R

Clue

Clue

SUNDAY & WEDNESDAY

OCTOBER 6 & 9

“Was it Colonel Mustard in the library with the lead pipe?” 80’s comedy based on the popular board game, presented with all three of its original alternate endings. Murder is on the menu at a mysterious mansion! The quirky suspects include Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Tim Curry, and Eileen Brennan. (“I have absolutely no idea what we're doing here, but I am determined to enjoy myself!”)

1985

Rated PG

Die Hard

Die Hard

SUNDAY & WEDNESDAY

NOVEMBER 10 & 13

“Yippee-ki-yay…!” A wildly entertaining action thriller starring Bruce Willis as New York cop John McClane, in LA during Christmas to visit his wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia). When the skyscraper where Holly works is taken over by a murderous gang it falls to McClane to save the day. Alan Rickman is superbly sinister as the chief villain. (“Do you really think you have a chance against us, Mr. Cowboy?”)

1988

Rated R

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Breakfast at Tiffany's

SEPTEMBER 29 & OCTOBER 2

Romantic comedy/drama starring Audrey Hepburn as the stylish and free-spirited Holly Golightly, on her own in New York City where she is befriended by her neighbor (George Peppard). Hepburn’s dresses by French designer Givenchy helped make the star a fashion icon, and the song Moon River, by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer, won an Academy Award®. ("Moon River, wider than a mile…")

1961

Not rated.

The Polar Express

The Polar Express

SUNDAY & WEDNESDAY

NOVEMBER 17 & 20

“All aboard!” On Christmas Eve a boy takes a mysterious train bound for the North Pole, in this adaptation of the heartwarming children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. The performance capture animation used by director Robert Zemeckis made it possible for Tom Hanks to play six roles, including the conductor (“Tickets, please!”) and Santa Claus. ("The true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart.”)

2004

Rated G

Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone

SUNDAY & WEDNESDAY

NOVEMBER 24 & 27

Re-live (or experience for the first time) the MAGIC of Harry Potter’s first adventure on the big screen. (“You’re a wizard, Harry!”) Daniel Radcliffe stars as 11-year-old Harry, in his first year at Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft & Wizardry (“Keep an eye on the staircases. They like to change.”) Rupert Grint and Emma Watson are his best friends Ron & Hermione. (“She needs to sort out her priorities!”)

2001

Rated PG

Home Alone

Home Alone

SUNDAY & WEDNESDAY

DECEMBER 1 & 4

Christmas comedy about an 8-year-old boy (Macaulay Culkin), who is mad at his family and is glad when they accidentally leave for Christmas vacation without him (“I made my family disappear!”). But being “home alone” isn’t all fun and games (well, maybe it is) when two bungling burglars (Joe Pesci & Daniel Stern) force him to defend his house. (“You guys give up? Or are you thirsty for more?”) 

1990

Rated PG

White Christmas

White Christmas

SUNDAY & WEDNESDAY

DECEMBER 8 & 11

With comedy, romance, and of course, Bing Crosby singing White Christmas, this musical favorite is full of wonderful Irving Berlin songs (“Snow…snow…snow!”). Crosby and Danny Kaye star as World War II vets and Broadway performers who stage a show at a Vermont inn, with Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen as the singing Haynes Sisters.  (“Lord help the mister who comes between me and my sister…”)

1954

Not Rated

THE MALTESE FALCON

THE MALTESE FALCON

SEPTEMBER 22 & 25

Classic detective story from famed mystery writer Dashiell Hammett.  Humphrey Bogart, in his star-making role as private eye Sam Spade, is hired by a mysterious woman (Mary Astor) to find her missing sister. The plot thickens with the emergence of unsavory characters dying to get their hands on a priceless statuette of a Falcon. (“The stuff that dreams are made of...”)

1941

Not rated

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

SUNDAY & WEDNESDAY

DECEMBER 15 & 18

Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) is determined to a have a “good old-fashioned family Christmas,’’ but Cousin Eddie (Randy Quaid) and a house full of wacky relatives don’t make it easy. Chase and Quaid are joined by fellow Saturday Night Live alumni Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Brian Doyle-Murray. Beverly D’Angelo is Clark’s always supportive wife, Ellen. (“We checked every bulb, didn’t we?”)

1989

Rated PG-13

It's A Wonderful Life

It's A Wonderful Life

SUNDAY & TUESDAY

DECEMBER 22 & 24 (Christmas Eve)

Frank Capra’s classic is a cherished Christmas tradition for countless families. Building & loan owner George Bailey (James Stewart) is all that stands between the good people of Bedford Falls and the wicked miser Mr. Potter (Lionel Barrymore). When misfortune strikes on Christmas Eve, George realizes, with the help of an angel, that he truly has a “wonderful life.”  ("No man is a failure who has friends.”)

1946

Rated PG

THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY: part three

THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY: part three

SEPTEMBER 15 & 18

Director Peter Jackson’s landmark trilogy based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic fantasy novels, set in the mythological world of Middle Earth. (“In the land of Mordor, in the fires of Mount Doom…”) A ring, lost for centuries, must be found and destroyed to prevent the dark lord who created it from enslaving the world. Collectively the winners of 17 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture (The Return of the King), presented on the big screen with additional footage not seen in the original theatrical versions. (“One ring to rule them all…”)

LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (2003)

EXTENDED EDITION Rated PG-13

THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY: part two

THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY: part two

SEPTEMBER 8 & 11

Director Peter Jackson’s landmark trilogy based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic fantasy novels, set in the mythological world of Middle Earth. (“In the land of Mordor, in the fires of Mount Doom…”) A ring, lost for centuries, must be found and destroyed to prevent the dark lord who created it from enslaving the world. Collectively the winners of 17 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture (The Return of the King), presented on the big screen with additional footage not seen in the original theatrical versions. (“One ring to rule them all…”)

LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS (2002)

EXTENDED EDITION Rated PG-13

THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY: part one

THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY: part one

SEPTEMBER 1 & 4

Director Peter Jackson’s landmark trilogy based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic fantasy novels, set in the mythological world of Middle Earth. (“In the land of Mordor, in the fires of Mount Doom…”) A ring, lost for centuries, must be found and destroyed to prevent the dark lord who created it from enslaving the world. Collectively the winners of 17 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture (The Return of the King), presented on the big screen with additional footage not seen in the original theatrical versions. (“One ring to rule them all…”)

LORD OF THE RINGS: FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (2001)

EXTENDED EDITION Rated PG-13

SOUTH PACIFIC

SOUTH PACIFIC

AUGUST 25 & 28

Romantic musical set in the South Seas during World War II, filled with glorious Rodgers & Hammerstein songs (“Bali Ha'i may call you…”) that will make you feel “younger than springtime.” Navy nurse Mitzi Gaynor is “ a cockeyed optimist” who’s “in love with a wonderful guy” (French plantation owner Rosanno Brazzi). (“Some enchanted evening, you may see a stranger...”)

1958

Not rated

The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski

AUGUST 18 & 21

“The Dude abides.” Jeff Bridges is Jeffrey (“The Dude”) Lebowski in this comedy about mistaken identity, kidnapping and bowling. Written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen and co-starring, Steve Buscemi (“Walter, what’s your point?”), John Goodman (“You cannot drag this negative energy into the tournament.”) and Julianne Moore. And yes, that rug really tied the room together.

1998
Rated R

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA

AUGUST 11 & 14

Kurt Russell is Jack Burton, a trucker helping his friend (Dennis Dun) rescue his fiancée from the clutches of an evil sorcerer in San Francisco’s Chinatown. (Yes! It has comedy, romance, martial arts AND special effects!). Kim Cattrall gives an assist to Russell, who is delightfully inept as an action hero who only wishes he were Indiana Jones. (“Sooner or later I rub everybody the wrong way.”)

1986

Rated PG-13