Past Films

The Quiet Man

The Quiet Man

MARCH 17 (ST. PATRICK’S DAY) & 20

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the classic love story, set in Ireland, that earned director John Ford his fourth Academy Award. John Wayne plays a former American boxer who falls in love with fiery redhead Maureen O’Hara, but her obstinate brother (Victor McLaglen) stands in their way. Wayne and McLaglen come to blows in a rousing climax peppered with witty trash talk and grudging respect. ("Your widow—me sister—she could’ve done a lot worse.”) 

1952

Rated G

The Wizard of OZ

The Wizard of OZ

MARCH 10 & 13

Follow the yellow brick road with Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion, in the 80th anniversary presentation of this beloved musical. Based on the children's book by L. Frank Baum, this groundbreaking Technicolor production won an Oscar® for best original song for Over the Rainbow. With Judy Garland in her star-making role and Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch of the West. ("I’ll get you, my pretty…and your little dog too!") 

1939

Rated PG

MOULIN ROUGE!

MOULIN ROUGE!

MARCH 3 & 6

Baz Luhrmann (The Great Gatsby) directed this dazzling spectacle, which won Oscars® for art direction and costumes. Ewan McGregor is a young writer who falls in love with charismatic cabaret performer Nicole Kidman at Paris’s legendary Moulin Rouge. Though set at the turn of the 20th century, the music performed is modern, with covers of songs by David Bowie, Queen and Elton John. (“And you can tell everybody that this is your song…”) 

2001

Rated PG-13

Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump

FEBRUARY 24 & 27

This winner of 6 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, stars Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump, a kind-hearted soul who manages to cross paths with some of the leading figures of the 20th century. With Robin Wright as his childhood friend (“Jenny and me was like peas and carrots”) and Gary Sinise as “Lieutenant Dan.” Hanks won a Best Actor Oscar® for his performance. (“Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.”)

1994

Rated PG-13

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

FEBRUARY 17 & 20

Gregory Peck won an Oscar® for his portrayal of Atticus Finch, a courageous lawyer defending a black man (Brock Peters) in a small southern town in the 1930’s. Atticus’s relationship with his young daughter Scout (Mary Badham) is the heart of this touching and powerful film, based on Harper Lee’s novel. (“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view...until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”)

1962

No rating

CASABLANCA

CASABLANCA

FEBRUARY 10 & 13

One of the most romantic movies ever. This World War II drama and Best Picture Oscar® winner stars Humphrey Bogart as a cynical cafe owner who is more of a romantic than he lets on. When long-lost love Ingrid Bergman shows up in Casablanca, sparks fly. Claude Rains is Captain Renault (“Round up the usual suspects!”) whose approach to law enforcement is, well, flexible. (“I’m shocked, SHOCKED, to find that gambling is going on in here.”)

1943

Rated PG

Oklahoma!

Oklahoma!

FEBRUARY 3 & 6

A Rodgers & Hammerstein musical as big as the sky, and looking better than ever in a 4K digital restoration.  Set at the turn of the 20th century, this wide-screen romance stars Gordon MacRae as a cowboy who woos farm girl Shirley Jones (in her film debut). Filled with great songs like “People Will Say We’re in Love,” “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning” and, of course, the title song. (“Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain!”)

1955

Rated G

HARRY POTTER & THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN

HARRY POTTER & THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN

JANUARY 20 & 23

“Something wicked this way comes.” Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) returns for his third year at Hogwarts School, where escaped prisoner Sirius Black (Gary Oldman) is on the loose. Black is said to be after Harry, and complicating the situation is the presence of terrifying soul-eating creatures called dementors. To solve the mystery Harry and his friends employ a magical “Marauder’s Map” of Hogwarts. (“I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.”)

2004

Rated PG

My Cousin Vinny

My Cousin Vinny

JANUARY 27 & 30

Joe Pesci stars as New York attorney Vincent LaGuardia Gambini in this classic fish-out-of-water comedy.  Two young men traveling through rural Alabama are falsely accused of murder, so who are they going to call? Cousin Vinny, of course! Fred Gwynne plays the no-nonsense judge who can’t quite figure out Vinny’s accent (“What is a YUTE?”) and Marisa Tomei won an Oscar for her performance as Vinny’s wise-cracking girlfriend. (“Oh, yeah. You blend.”)

1992

Rated R

Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind

JANUARY 13 & 16

This epic love story set against the backdrop of the Civil War received 10 Academy Awards® including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress (Hattie McDaniel). Vivien Leigh won Best Actress for her classic portrayal of Scarlett O’Hara, who goes from carefree southern belle (“Fiddle-dee-dee!”) to indomitable heroine (“Tomorrow…is another day!”). Clark Gable plays Rhett Butler, the charming rogue who pursues her. (“Frankly, my dear…”)

1939

Rated G

Aliens

Aliens

JANUARY 6 & 9

Written and directed by James Cameron, this sequel to the 1979 sci-fi thriller Alien is considered by many to be that rarity: a sequel that is a worthy successor to the original.  Special effects wizard Stan Winston won an Academy Award® for Best Visual Effects, which included the creation of the Alien “Queen,” one of the scariest movie creatures ever. Nominated for 7 Oscars® including Best Actress, Sigourney Weaver.  ("So who’s laying these eggs?”)

1986

Rated R

DIE HARD

DIE HARD

SUNDAY & WEDNESDAY

DECEMBER 30 & JANUARY 2

Is it a Christmas movie or isn’t it? Who cares? It’s one of the best action thrillers ever. Bruce Willis is New York cop John McClane, in LA during Christmas to visit his wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia). When the skyscraper in which 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

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

SUNDAY & MONDAY

DECEMBER 23 & 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 named Clarence (Henry Travers), that he truly has a “wonderful life.”  ("No man is a failure who has friends.”)

1946

Rated PG

NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION

NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION

SUNDAY & WEDNESDAY

DECEMBER 16 & 19

The third in the popular vacation series finds Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) 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 

ELF

ELF

SUNDAY & WEDNESDAY

DECEMBER 9 & 12

Will Ferrell stars as Buddy, an elf who is, well, different from the other elves. When Papa Elf (Bob Newhart) informs Buddy that he was adopted, he sets out to find his real father (James Caan). This surprise hit comedy became a modern Christmas classic, thanks to Ferrell’s endearing performance as Buddy (“Son of a nutcracker!”), whose childlike Christmas spirit softens the most cynical of hearts.  (“Santa, HERE? I know him, I know him!”)

2003

Rated PG

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET

SUNDAY & WEDNESDAY 

DECEMBER 2 & 5 

A funny, touching, romantic favorite about the true meaning of Christmas. Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) is a popular department store Santa who claims he really is Santa Claus! His boss (Maureen O’Hara) is skeptical, as is her 8-year old daughter (Natalie Wood). When Kris’s sanity is challenged, it falls to O’Hara’s neighbor (John Payne) to defend him. ("It's not just Kris that's on trial, it's everything he stands for. It's kindness and joy and love…”)

1947

Rated PG

A CHRISTMAS STORY

A CHRISTMAS STORY

SUNDAY & WEDNESDAY

NOVEMBER 25 & 28

We double-dog-dare you not to love this heart-warming comedy from author Jean Shepherd. 9-year old Ralphie (Peter Billingsley) wants only one thing for Christmas: a "Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle.” But no one else seems to think it’s a good idea ("You'll shoot your eye out, kid!"). Darren McGavin plays Ralphie’s dad (“the Old Man”), whose taste in lamps is somewhat unusual. ("Aaah! ‘Fra-GEE-lee!’ It must be Italian!”) 

1983

Rated PG

Home Alone

Home Alone

SUNDAY & WEDNESDAY

NOVEMBER 18 & 21

The smash comedy starring Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, an 8-year-old boy who is mad at his family and wishes they would disappear.  When they accidentally leave for Christmas vacation without him, he gets his wish (“Yes!”). But he finds being “home alone” isn’t all fun and games (well, maybe it is) when two bungling burglars (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern) force him to defend his house. (“You guys give up? Or are you thirsty for more?”) 

1990

Rated PG

PATTON

PATTON

SUNDAY & WEDNESDAY

NOVEMBER 11 (VETERANS DAY) & 14

Our Veterans Day presentation of the Oscar-winning Best Picture about one of World War II’s greatest generals. George C. Scott was named Best Actor for his performance as the colorful General George S. Patton, whose genius on the battlefield was sometimes overshadowed by his outspoken and controversial opinions. Beautifully restored in 4K digital, this widescreen epic is a powerful depiction of a true American original. (“Americans love a winner...”)

1970

Rated PG

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

SUNDAY & WEDNESDAY

NOVEMBER 4 & 7

Before there was Star Wars, there was 2001. Director Stanley Kubrick’s groundbreaking and visually stunning epic, described as “the ultimate trip,” dazzles the eye in this 4K digital restoration. Kubrick and science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke wrote the script about a mysterious monolith, a manned flight to Jupiter, and the HAL 9000, a “perfect” computer that is almost human—and not in a good way.  (“I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.”)

1968

Rated G