Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Film Forum

Cinema’s holy trinity — Ed Wood (technically Burton-Wood), Malick, and Chaplin — have two-for-one double-billings this weekend.

Howards End continues its run.

Inherent-Vice-posterMuseum of the Moving Image

“See It Big! The 70mm Show” concludes with Kenneth Branagh‘s Hamlet and Inherent Vice.

If you missed it in theaters, see the great Kaili Blues when it shows multiple times this Saturday and Sunday.


Revisit or discover Akira Kurosawa the way he’s meant to be seen: projected on a big screen. A handful of classics play this weekend alone.

A 35mm print of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory plays on Saturday and Sunday. Frank Capra‘s Dirigible screens on the latter day.

the decalogue kieslowskiIFC Center

The first two parts of the restored Dekalog begin their week-long run.

A print of  screens before noon.

Blue Velvet, El Topo (on 35mm), and The Thing have midnight showings.

Anthology Film Archives

Voyeurism, Surveillance, and Identity in the Cinema” presents films from Jim McBride, Shirley Clarke, and a shorts program.


Meet Me In St. Louis plays throughout the weekend, and March of the Wooden Soldiers screens on Sunday.

the dreamers posterNitehawk Cinema

The Dreamers (on 35mm) and Ichi the Killer have midnight showings on Friday and Saturday. The French Connection screens on Saturday and Sunday afternoon, with brunch included.

Museum of Modern Art

The great Gaumont series has its last weekend, with showings of Rififi and Pialat’s Police, among others.

Sunshine Cinema

I Drink Your Blood and The Room have midnight showings.

What are you watching this weekend?

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