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

“Star Presence on Screen” offers one of the better weekends in recent memory. Josef von Sternberg‘s Blonde Venus starts off Saturday, playing with Dreyer‘s Day of Wrath and Ford‘s The Searchers. The screenings for Sunday are Au Hasard Balthazar, The King of Comedy, and Masculine Feminine.

Chuck Jones cartoons screen on 35mm this Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday, the Muppets Take Manhattan.

dead_man_ver1Nitehawk Cinema

Under “Summer of Surrealism,” a print of Dead Man plays Friday and Saturday at midnight. On the same nights and times, “Burn N’ Rubber” brings The Road Warrior.

That latter label brings The Driver on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

From Russia with Love screens outdoors, on Sunday at sunset, with 50 Kent serving as the central location.

Anthology Film Archives

Elmore Leonard” and “James Benning & Richard Linklater,” oh my!

maltese_falconFilm Forum

“Femmes Noirs” double features, on Friday bringing Murder, My Sweet and The Maltese Falcon. Saturday offers Kiss Me Deadly and Kubrick‘s The Killing, while Sunday hosts Gun Crazy and Detour.

A Hard Day’s Night, still.

Museum of Modern Art

A treasure trove plays under “Lady in the Dark: Crime Films from Columbia Pictures, 1932–1957.”

pp31453-raiders-of-the-lost-ark-posterIFC Center

Back to the Future Part II and Raiders of the Lost Ark have midnight engagements.

Raoul Walsh‘s High Sierra plays before noon.

Film Society of Lincoln Center

A print of Stan Winston‘s Pumpkinhead plays near midnight all weekend.


Space Jam on 35mm, just as you’ve always wanted to see it.

What are your weekend watching plans?

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