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.

Museum of the Moving Image

“See It Big! 70mm” brings West Side Story on Friday and Saturday, while Lawrence of Arabia screens this Saturday and Sunday.

A retrospective celebrating the work of Alex Ross Perry offers a print of his rarely screened debut, Impolex, this Saturday; The Color Wheel and Listen Up Philip play on Sunday. Read our interview with the writer-director here.

cat_people_xlgMuseum of Modern Art

Renoir, Tourneur, Franju, and Melville pictures are made available via “Scorsese Screens.”

Anthology Film Archives

Corman-produced madness in the “American International Pictures” series continues.

For Essential Cinema: The General plays on Friday; shorts from Keaton and Laurel and Hardy are scheduled for Saturday; and Dimitri Kirsanoff‘s Rapt shows on Sunday, as does a program of work from Peter Kubelka and Len Lye.


“Indie 80s” continues with Wild Style and The Evil Dead on Friday. Roger & Me and My Dinner with Andre are Saturday’s selections; Spike Lee‘s feature debut, She’s Gotta Have It, plays alongside work from St. Clair Bourne, including an hour-long documentary about the making of Do the Right Thing. All except one Bourne feature are on 35 or 16mm.

IFC Center

A print of Ozu‘s Tokyo Twilight plays before noon.

Alien, Blue Velvet, Let the Right One In (on 35mm), and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have midnight showings.

Museum of Art and Design

The Sacrifice continues the all-35mm Tarkovsky retrospective this Friday.

quay-brothersFilm Forum

Christopher Nolan‘s Quay Brothers retrospective, including his short film, is playing on 35mm.

Nitehawk Cinema

A print of Gordon Liu‘s Shaolin and Wu Tang plays Friday and Saturday as part of “August Midnite: Kung Fu Theater.”

Tickets are still available for Sunday brunch screenings of The Mummy.

Sunshine Cinema

Burton‘s Batman plays at midnight this Friday and Saturday.

What are you watching this weekend?

No more articles