Since any New York City cinephile has an almost 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

The museum’s excellent new series, “See It Big! The American Epic,” begins Friday (7/5) with a screening of Citizen Kane, followed by Saturday (7/6) presentations of F.W. Murnau‘s Sunrise and Erich von Stroheim‘s Greed. On Sunday (7/7), the John Ford-directed Grapes of Wrath precedes Gregory Nava‘s El Norte. All are on 35mm.

As always, the admittance if first-come, first-served.

Museum of Modern Art

Though you thought it might never happen, “Allan Dwan and the Rise and Decline of the Hollywood Studios” has reached its end, Friday (7/5) bringing Most Dangerous Man Alive and Tennessee’s Partner to screens. Saturday (7/6), viewers have three hard-to-beat options: Sands of Iwo Jima, Silver Lode, and Slightly Scarlet — while, on Sunday (7/7), Enchanted Island wraps up the lengthy series.

Nitehawk Cinema

Have you ever wanted to see an anime reworking of Metropolis? Well, this is your weekend: midnight on Friday (7/5) and Saturday (7/6), head to Brooklyn for a 35mm presentation of the 2001 feature, which will be accompanied by a live musical performance from Party Supplies.

Something of the saucier variety will play those dates and around that time, when ’80s sex comedy Hardbodies shows up on a film print of its own as part of “Nitehawk Naughties.”

On film, too, is Walter Hill‘s The Longriders, which can be seen Saturday and Sunday (7/7) morning in the “Country Brunchin'” line. On the latter day, Ghostbusters kicks off “The Works: Bill Murray.”

Film Society of Lincoln Center

On a repertory side of things, the New York Asian Film Festival presents A Life of Ninja, Never Too Late to Repent, and Woman Revenger for this coming weekend.

Film Forum

12 Angry Men will run for a week at Film Forum, while another recent Criterion addition, Rosemary’s Baby, continues its showings.

IFC Center

This Terry Gilliam retrospective brings the title most have been waiting for: Brazil, playing Friday (7/5) and Saturday (7/6) at midnight.

Five minutes after each of those screenings kick off, Jurassic Park — the non-3D edition! — can be seen, if you’ve yet to experience it on a big screen for yourself.

All three days of the weekend, Mel Brook‘s Young Frankenstein is to screen.


If you missed its lengthy stay at the IFC Center, 2001: A Space Odyssey holds a week-long engagement at BAM.

Though the Kubrick picture isn’t on 35mm, Tarkovsky‘s Nostalghia makes a brief return for Friday (7/5) showings; also playing in the preferred format this Sunday (7/7) is war classic The Dirty Dozen.

Landmark Sunshine

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom can be seen this Friday (7/5) and Saturday (7/6) at midnight. That latter day, meanwhile, brings back The Room.

What are your weekend watching plans?

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