Since any New York 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.


Throw on your suede and pastels and prepare for the music-filled, light-streaked “Dim All the Lights: Disco and the Movies.”

Nicolas Roeg‘s Roald Dahl adaptation, The Witches, plays on Saturday morning; a print of Abel Ferrara‘s King of New York screens throughout the weekend; Oscar Micheaux‘s Ten Minutes to Live shows this Sunday.

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Get a crash course in Sergei Eisenstein with both parts of his masterpiece, Ivan the Terrible, on Friday; Battleship Potemkin and Strike on Saturday; and, this Sunday, October screening alongside The General Line (a.k.a. Old and New).


A full-career Joe Dante retrospective has begun. Gremlins and Gremlins 2 (the latter with a secret screening included) play on Friday and Saturday, respectively. His great Matinee plays on the latter day, and The Second Civil War screens alongside Idiocracy this Sunday. Many showings are introduced by Dante.

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A free, outdoor, 16mm screening of Sarah Maldoror‘s Sambizanga — an “unequivocal masterpiece” of Third World cinema — is being held in Brooklyn tonight, and details can be found here.

Museum of the Moving Image

70mm showings of Kubrick‘s Spartacus and Khartoum are being held this weekend.

Toy Story 3-D continues its afternoon-showing run.

Museum of Modern Art

The great “Gaumont: Cinéma pour tout le monde” continues, and with two Pialat films on Sunday.

elevator-to-the-gallows-movie-poster-1958-1020350700Film Forum

A restoration of Louis Malle‘s Elevator to the Gallows screens throughout the weekend.

IFC Center

A print of Fellini‘s Ginger and Fred plays before noon this weekend.

My Neighbor Totoro, The Shining, and Men in Black have late-night screenings.

Nitehawk Cinema

Jean Rollin‘s Fascination screens near midnight; The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly plays around noon with brunch and a pre-show musical performance included.

Sunshine Cinema

The French Connection and The Room have midnight showings.

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