Revival Series

Each week repertory films will be presented on 35mm prints and DCP in The Charles’ original 362 seat theatre. There are three showings of a movie each week.


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Star Wars: Episode VI – The Return of the Jedi Thursday, March 30
Stormy Weather Saturday, April 1
Daisies Thursday, April 6
Una Vita Difficile Saturday, April 8
Deep Red Thursday, April 20
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Saturday, April 22
Alien Thursday, April 27
Forbidden Planet Saturday, April 29
Fantastic Planet Thursday, May 4
North By Northwest Saturday, May 6
Flamingo Road Saturday, May 13
Zardoz Thursday, May 18
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles Saturday, May 20
Funeral Parade of Roses Thursday, May 25
Baby Face Saturday, May 27
Female Saturday, May 27
Aliens Thursday, June 1
Charley Varrick Saturday, June 3
The Lost Boys Thursday, June 8

Stormy Weather

What a treat. This trailblazing all-Black musical not only immortalized the title standard, delivered onscreen by Lena Horne, it delivers a cavalcade of similarly dazzling performances. Loosely based on the life of tap-dance legend Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, who stars, the film features Fats Waller, Cab Calloway, and the Nichola more »



Imagine if a woman making films in Czechoslovakia in the 1960s wanted to make a film satirizing the way women in a Communist country (and elsewhere) were expected to behave and still get it seen. Věra Chytilová succeeded marvelously, putting manic pixies Jitka Cerhová and Ivana Karbanová into a series of absurd scenarios that am more »


Una Vita Difficile

You probably know a guy like Slivio (Alberto Sordi)—smart but not wise, principled but self-serving, stubborn for good and ill. As a couple of decades of Italian postwar turmoil roil around him in Dino Risi’s wry socio-political comedy, Silvio stays on the right side of history and on the wrong side of just about everybody else, more »


Deep Red

Dario Argento’s proto-slasher is as much twisty whodunnit as hair-raising horror. A musician (David Hemmings) randomly witnesses a grisly murder and finds himself drawn into the search for the black-gloved serial killer. Between the ghastly homicidal set pieces, style trumps sense. Fortunately, Argento’s restless camera work and more »


Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Exiled into the dangerous forest by her wicked stepmother, a princess is rescued by seven dwarf miners who make her part of their household. more »



How good is Alien? So good that, except for the computer interfaces on the Nostromo, it looks like it could have been shot yesterday (it looks better than that, because no cruddy CGI). So good that countless films and TV series are still ripping it off to this day. So good that everything—everything—still plays. So good that you more »


Forbidden Planet

It would be easy to take in the primitive special effects and upright ‘50s types barking made-up space jargon and write off 'Forbidden Planet' as kitsch. But it remains a classic for good reason. Based loosely on Shakespeare’s The Tempest, it grapples with, among other things, technology that takes our worst impulses and magnifi more »


Fantastic Planet

“Fantastic” is an understatement. René Laloux’s animated cult classic tells the story of the tiny human-like Oms, who are both pet and pest to the giant blue Draags, and the war that ultimately breaks out between them. The imagery of a hippie/Art Nouveau universe pulsing across the screen is worth the admission alone, but Lalo more »


North By Northwest

Alfred Hitchcock’s most action-packed classic is also possibly his horniest. Cary Grant stars as Hitch’s most iconic wrong man, who gets dragged into a mish-mash of previous Hitch plots smeared between set pieces. But what set pieces! And every now and then, Grant’s gray-suited sophisticate and Eva Marie Saint’s half-his-age blo more »


Flamingo Road

A fascinating curio from Michael Curtiz that mixes politics and class consciousness with melodrama and noir elements. Joan Crawford plays a carnival dancer stranded in a small Southern town who tries to leave her tawdry past behind with a new love, only to run afoul of the plans of the local sheriff and petty political boss, pla more »



In the far future, the bitchy and effete 1 Percent rule the world from inaccessible luxury and dispatch hairy brutes in red diapers to kill everyone else, until one brute (Sean Connery) rises up and rocks their sexless, deathless, joyless world. But mere synopsis doesn’t do John Boorman’s drug- addled vision justice. One mustn't more »


Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

The greatest film of all time, according to the 2022 Sight & Sound critics’ poll, has a reputation for being boring. But that perception says more about the viewer than the work. Chantal Akerman foregrounds things not usually prioritized in cinema—domestic work, women’s inner lives—to create a strangely gripping immersion in the more »


Funeral Parade of Roses

Toshio Matsumoto’s queer masterpiece is like an oyster—impossibly, impeccably fresh and cool. Japanese gay icon Peter stars in his breakout role as a young trans girl caught in a triangle with the transwoman who runs the bar where she works and the boss’s gangster boyfriend. Matsumoto toggles between documentary interviews with more »


Baby Face

A pre-Code career-woman double-feature. Ruth Chatterton’s tough auto executive has a problem in Female: She doesn’t much care for the available men, and the one man she’s interested in isn't quite available. In Baby Face, Barbara Stanwyck turns the tables on all the men who’ve exploited her and sleeps her way to the top of the c more »



A pre-Code career-woman double-feature. Ruth Chatterton’s tough auto executive has a problem in Female: She doesn’t much care for the available men, and the one man she’s interested in isn't quite available. In Baby Face, Barbara Stanwyck turns the tables on all the men who’ve exploited her and sleeps her way to the top of the c more »



Even back in the early days of the tentpole sequel business, there was no reason to expect the Alien sequel to turn out as well as it did. But James Cameron not only brought his blockbuster swagger to the game, he upped the stakes by playing to the hitherto unsuspected mama-bear potential of heroine Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) and more »


Charley Varrick

You’ve probably heard film nerds go on about the flinty, economical power of Don Siegel as a filmmaker, seen a few Clint Eastwood flicks, and shrugged. This is Siegel at his brawny best. Walter Matthau is a revelation as a low-rent crop duster-turned-bank robber who inadvertently makes off with a pile of mob money. With both cop more »


The Lost Boys

Joel Schumacher made an exemplary ‘80s popcorn flick, to be sure.  But it lingers in the pop-culture memory because those blood-sucking symbols at its heart are always good for a little immortality, plus it’s ultimately a story of growing up and making choices about what kind of life you’re going to live (maybe forever). Plus, s more »