Past Films

The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride

MAY 19 & 22

Adventure! Comedy! Romance! (And oh, so quotable!) The dashing Westley (Cary Elwes) is intent on rescuing lovely Buttercup (Robin Wright) from an unhappy fate as the bride of Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon).  Mandy Patinkin is a fencing master (“My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”) and Billy Crystal is Miracle Max, a medicine man with a talent for treating the “mostly dead.” (“Have fun storming the castle!”) 

1987

Rated PG

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

MAY 12 (MOTHER’S DAY) & 15

“The hills are alive” with the sound of the most popular musical of all time. Based on a true story, this Academy Award-winning Best Picture stars Julie Andrews as governess to the seven lively children of Captain von Trapp (Christopher Plummer). Shot on location in Austria, the majestic Alps look awesome on the big screen and the unforgettable score by Rodgers and Hammerstein is full of favorite tunes. ("Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens...”)

1965

Rated G

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

MAY 5 & 8

British Comedy troupe Monty Python applies its unique brand of off-the-wall humor to the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.  The actors play multiple parts, with Graham Chapman (“I am Arthur, King of the Britons!”), Terry Gilliam as the Bridgekeeper (“What…is your quest?”), Eric Idle as the Dead Collector (“Hang on, he says he’s not dead!”), and John Cleese as the incredibly determined Black Knight.  (“It’s just a flesh wound!”) 

1975

Rated PG

WHEN HARRY MET SALLY

WHEN HARRY MET SALLY

APRIL 28 & MAY 1

Heartwarming romantic comedy starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan as friends who can’t imagine being in love. He is too opinionated about male/female relationships, and thinks she is too “high maintenance.” (“‘On the side’ is a very big thing for you.”) Harry Connick, Jr. provides the songs (“It had to be you…”) and director Rob Reiner’s mom makes a memorable cameo appearance during the famous delicatessen scene. (“I’ll have what she’s having.”)

1989

Rated R

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN

APRIL 21 (EASTER) & 24

#1 on the American Film Institute’s list of the greatest movie musicals of all time, this delightful comedy teams Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor with newcomer Debbie Reynolds in the role that made her a star.  Jean Hagen received an Oscar® nomination for her performance as a squeaky-voiced silent movie queen. The scene where Kelly is singing—and dancing—in the rain is alone worth the price of admission. (“What a glorious feeling, I’m happy again…”)

1952

Rated G

WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

APRIL 14 & 17

The ORIGINAL movie version of Roald Dahl’s cherished children’s book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, has an Oscar-nominated score that includes the hit song “Candy Man.” Gene Wilder plays an eccentric candy maker who opens his mysterious and magical factory to a few golden ticket winners. Wilder is full of fun as Wonka, a man whose confectionary imagination is matched only by his sense of mischief. (“The suspense is terrible…I hope it’ll last!”)

1971

Rated G

THE BLUES BROTHERS

THE BLUES BROTHERS

APRIL 7 & 10

Music, comedy, and manic car chases through the streets of Chicago, all rolled into one 80’s cult classic. Original Saturday Night Live cast members John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd star as Jake and Elwood Blues, brothers who are getting the band back together to save the orphanage where they grew up. Filled with show-stopping numbers from such musical icons as Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and James Brown. (“We’re on a mission from God.”)

1980
Rated R

The Philadelphia Story

The Philadelphia Story

MARCH 31 & APRIL 3

A classic romantic comedy with A-list movie stars. Katharine Hepburn is Tracy Lord, a Philadelphia socialite whose ex-husband (Cary Grant) shows up on the eve of her wedding. James Stewart won a Best Actor Oscar® for his performance as a journalist assigned to cover the event. Hepburn sparkles as the vivacious heiress who learns some surprising lessons about herself and the men in her life. (“The time to make up your mind about people is never.”)

1940

Not Rated

The Godfather Part II

The Godfather Part II

MARCH 24 & 27

The continuation of the Corleone family saga, and the first sequel to win the Oscar® for Best Picture. Al Pacino was nominated for his performance as Michael (“Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer”) and Robert DeNiro won Best Supporting Actor as the young Vito. Famed acting coach Lee Strasberg plays the grandfatherly but ruthless Hyman Roth. ("I didn’t ask who gave the order…because it had nothing to do with business!”)

1974

Rated R

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