Category Archives: Movies

7/2: Paper Moon On the Big Screen

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The Bryant Park Summer Film Festival continues tonight at sunset with a screening of Paper Moon (1973), which won Tatum O’Neal an Oscar, the youngest winner ever.

The film tells the story of a Depression-era Bible salesman and the young girl he takes under his wing and crafts into an accomplice in his scams. Really, not as horrifying as it sounds.Free to the public, get there way early. No chairs or plastic sheets, please.

Monday, July 2nd
starts at sunset

Bryant Park
Sixth Avenue @ 40th St

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Gypsy On the Big Screen!

If you live in Manhattan, you must go to the Chelsea Clearview Cinema tomorrow night for a big screen presentation of Gypsy, starring Rosalind Russell and Natalie Wood.

In case you’ve been under a rock your whole life, the movie tells the story of famed stripper Gypsy Rose Lee and her overbearing stage mother Mama Rose. Maybe a remake vehicle for Linday Lohan and her own crazy mama Dina?

Tickets are only $6.50, but you can’t buy online. Complain about it to Scott, the manager.

Thursday, June 28
7pm and 10pm

Chelsea Clearview Cinema
260 West 23rd Street
(212) 777-FILM

‘The Thing’ At Bryant Park

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The Bryant Park Summer Film Festival continues tonight at sunset with a screening of Howard Hawks’ The Thing (1952).

The film tells the story of scientists fending off a murderous alien creature while snowbound at a remote government outpost. We’ve seen it and its even scarier than the gory remake from 1982.

Free to the public, get there way early. No chairs or plastic sheets, please.

Monday, June 25th
starts at sunset

Bryant Park
Sixth Avenue @ 40th St

Mommie Dearest On the Big Screen! Interactive!

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If you’re not spending your Pride weekend completely tweaked out and you live in Manhattan, you must go to the Chelsea Clearview Cinema tomorrow night for a big screen presentation of Mommie Dearest, starring Faye Dunaway and hosted by local drag queen Hedda Lettuce (she’s a rare funny one). For this special presentation, the film will be interactive. Not sure what that means, maybe more people than usual shouting at the screen.

In case you’ve been under a rock your whole life, the movie tells the allegedly true story of the horrible abuse that author Christina Crawford suffered at the hands of her mother, movie legend Joan Crawford. A virtual goldmine of classic lines to use on your friends. Really, go see it so you understand when that queen next to you shouts “Christina, bring me the ax!”

Tickets are only $7.50, but you can’t buy online. Complain about it to Scott, the manager.

Saturday, June 23rd @ 11pm
Chelsea Clearview Cinema
260 W 23rd St @ Eighth Ave
(212) 777-FILM

Baby Jane On the Big Screen!

If you live in Manhattan, you must go to the Chelsea Clearview Cinema tomorrow night for a big screen presentation of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, starring Joan Crawford and Bette Davis and hosted by local drag queen Hedda Lettuce (she’s a rare funny one).

In case you’ve been under a rock your whole life, the movie tells the story of two movie star sisters, now old spinsters, who live together. Jane (Bette Davis) is completely off her rocker and Blanche (Joan Crawford) is confined to a wheelchair. Hilarity ensues.

Tickets are only $6.50, but you can’t buy online. Complain about it to Scott, the manager.

Thursday, June 21
7pm and 10pm

Chelsea Clearview Cinema
260 West 23rd Street
(212) 777-FILM

Queen Bee On the Big Screen!

If you live in Manhattan, you must go to the Chelsea Clearview Cinema tomorrow night for a big screen presentation of Queen Bee, starring Joan Crawford and hosted by local drag queen Hedda Lettuce (she’s a rare funny one).

In case you’ve been under a rock your whole life, the movie tells the story of a rich Southern matriarch in a loveless marriage with a man who’s completely under her thumb. The Queen’s throne is upset when her pretty, younger (don’t tell Joan!) cousin comes to visit and the husband falls in love with her.

Tickets are only $6.50, but you can only buy at the box office. Complain about it to Scott, the manager.

Thursday, June 14
7pm and 10pm

Chelsea Clearview Cinema
260 West 23rd Street
(212) 777-FILM

Let’s Get Lost

 

After years of the Bruce Weber “look” being commodified and watered-down by the teen retail industry’s ad campaigns, its easy to forget what a talented photographer and filmmaker he is. His singular vision of Americana, youth, nostalgia and sex have defined a generation and influenced artists and tastemakers the world over.

Let’s Get Lost follows what turns out to be the last days of legendary jazzman Chet Baker, as he reminisces about a life lived and lost. Insightful, but never sentimental. The content of the film is as amazing as it looks. Not to be missed.

thru Thursday, June 28
Film Forum
209 W Houston St @ Sixth Ave
Filmforum.org