Flashback Cinema



Premiere:The Dark Crystal (1982)
March 25 & 28
Premiere:The Dark Crystal (1982)(2018)
This fantasy adventure from legendary puppeteers Jim Henson and Frank Oz is a cult favorite. In a magical world ruled by an evil race (the “Skeksis”) it falls to the elf-like Jen, a “Gelfling,” to challenge their power. Groundbreaking in its use of animatronics, it paved the way for Henson and Oz’s collaboration on Labyrinth. The Skeksis dinner scene is a classic combination of artistry and humor…you’ll believe these puppets are real. ("Ah, roast Nebrie, my favorite!")

Easter Parade (1948)
April 1 & 4
Easter Parade (1948)(1948)
Judy Garland and Fred Astaire, two of the greatest stars from Hollywood’s Golden Age, team up in this joyous holiday musical from composer Irving Berlin (White Christmas). One of the most successful of all MGM musicals, with some of Berlin’s best songs, including “Shakin’ the Blues Away” (performed by Ann Miller), “Steppin’ Out with My Baby,” “A Couple of Swells” and, of course, the title song. ("Oh, I could write a sonnet about your Easter bonnet…”)

Saturday Night Fever (1977)
April 8 & 11
Saturday Night Fever (1977)(1977)
The blockbuster that made John Travolta a star (and disco music a phenomenon) returns in a digitally restored director’s cut. The dazzling dance floor action (set to chart-topping songs from the Bee Gees) looks better than ever on the big screen. Travolta earned an Oscar nomination for his performance as Tony Manero, whose streetwise demeanor hides his yearning for a better life. ("I'll dance with you, but it's not like you're my dream girl or nothin'.”)

Back to the Future
April 15 & 18
Back to the Future(1985)
One of the most popular films of the 1980's, this time-travel comedy directed by Robert Zemeckis stars Michael J. Fox as average American teenager Marty McFly. Through a chance encounter with mad scientist Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd), Marty finds himself transported to the year 1955 with no means to get "back to the future." Their time machine is a plutonium-powered DeLorean car. ("Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads!")

Wayne's World
April 22 & 25
Wayne's World(1992)
“Party on!” with Wayne (Mike Myers) and Garth (Dana Carvey) in this highly quotable 90’s comedy about two slackers with their own cable access show (“Excellent!”). This most successful of all movies based on Saturday Night Live sketches (“Schwing!”) co-stars Tia Carrere (“She’s magically babelicious”). The Bohemian Rhapsody scene is a classic, as is the one where Wayne and Garth meet their idol Alice Cooper. (“We’re not worthy, we’re not worthy!”)

Notebook, The
April 29 & May 2
The Notebook(2004)
Grab the Kleenex for this touching romance (and fan favorite) based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks. Framed as a story told by a man (James Garner) to a woman (Gena Rowlands) about young lovers living in the 1940’s. Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams won critical acclaim for their break-out performances as the young couple whose relationship is tested by war and class distinctions. (“I wrote you 365 letters…I wrote you every day for a year…”)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail
May 6 & 9
Monty Python and the Holy Grail(1975)
British Comedy troupe Monty Python applies their unique brand of off-the-wall humor to the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. The actors play multiple parts, with Graham Chapman (“I am Arthur, King of the Britons!”), Terry Gilliam as the Bridgekeeper (“What…is your quest?”), Eric Idle as the Dead Collector (“Hang on, he says he’s not dead!”), and John Cleese as the incredibly determined Black Knight. (“It’s just a flesh wound!”)