Flashback Cinema




Space Jam
June 10 & 13
Space Jam(1996)
SPACE JAM (1996)
Aliens from outer space want to force Bugs Bunny and his looney tunes friends to work in their amusement park. So naturally Bugs challenges the aliens to a basketball game (don’t ask), but to win they’ll need the help of the world’s greatest athlete, Michael Jordan. Where else but in this classic live action animation comedy can you see Larry Bird, Daffy Duck, and Charles Barkley all in the same movie, not to mention Bill Murray. (“Whoa, I don’t play defense!”) Rated PG

Raiders of the Lost Ark
June 17 & 20
Raiders of the Lost Ark(1981)
Maybe the greatest adventure movie ever made, directed by Steven Spielberg from an idea from George Lucas. This summer blockbuster introduced audiences to archeology professor/action hero Indiana Jones (“Trust me”), who is searching for the legendary lost Ark of the Covenant. The Ark is said to contain enormous power, and “Indy” (Harrison Ford) and Marion (Karen Allen) must find it before the Nazis do. (“Snakes. Why’d it have to be snakes?”) Rated PG

Dirty Dancing
June 24 & 27
Dirty Dancing(1987)
You’ll have “the time of your life” at this romantic crowd-pleaser, set at a Catskills summer resort in 1963. Jennifer Grey (Ferris Bueller’s sister) plays Baby, a rich girl who finds herself attracted to a working-class dance instructor (Patrick Swayze). Primarily known for tough-guy roles, Swayze’s experience with the Joffrey Ballet (who knew?) prepared him for the role. We dare you to sit still during the film’s big finish. ("Nobody puts Baby in a corner.”) Rated PG-13

July 1 & 4
JAWS (1975)
A killer shark is terrorizing the vacationers at Amity Island in this adaptation of Peter Benchley’s best-selling novel. Jaws dominated the box office throughout the summer of ‘75 and made director Steven Spielberg a household name. And composer John Williams turned two ominous notes into an Academy Award-winning score. It’s been over 40 years and folks still think twice about going into the water. (“You’re going to need a bigger boat.”) Rated PG

Heaven Can Wait (1978)
July 8 & 11
Heaven Can Wait (1978)(2018)
This hit comedy stars Warren Beatty as a pro quarterback who, through a heavenly mix-up, leaves earth before his time. He returns in a millionaire businessman’s body and resumes his football ambitions. Nominated for 9 Oscars, including Picture. Co-starring Julie Christie, Dyan Cannon (hilarious as the millionaire’s scheming wife) and Jack Warden as the exasperated trainer. (“This isn't going to work. You're playing football with a bunch of butlers!”) Rated PG

Top Gun (1986)
July 15 & 18
Top Gun (1986)(2018)
Tom Cruise stars in this celebration of the heroism of Navy pilots, with some of the best aerial scenes ever filmed. The soundtrack album, with songs by Kenny Loggins and Berlin, including the Academy Award-winning Take My Breath Away, went platinum 9 times. Val Kilmer co-stars as “Iceman” and Kelly McGillis plays a flight instructor romantically drawn to the reckless “Maverick” (Cruise). (“I feel the need…the need for speed!”) Rated PG

Dark Knight, The
July 22 & 25
The Dark Knight(2008)
From director Christopher Nolan, the most successful and most critically acclaimed of all the Batman movies. Christian Bale plays millionaire Bruce Wayne, who moonlights as Gotham City’s masked vigilante. The cast, including Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Aaron Eckhart, as Harvey Dent, is first-rate. But Heath Ledger steals the movie with his chilling Oscar-winning performance as the Joker. (“Why so serious?”) Rated PG-13

Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan
July 29 & August 1
Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan(1982)
Considered by many to be the best of the original Star Trek movies, presented in a 4K digitally restored director’s cut. William Shatner stars as Captain James T. Kirk and Leonard Nimoy plays Spock. (“I am a Vulcan. I have no ego to bruise.”) Ricardo Montalban gives a memorable performance as the villain Khan, a part he originated in the TV episode “Space Seed.” (“Do you know the Klingon proverb that tells us revenge is a dish that is best served cold?”) Rated PG

Big Trouble in Little China
August 5 & 8
Big Trouble in Little China(1986)
An 80’s cult classic from director John Carpenter. Kurt Russell plays Jack Burton, a trucker who helps his friend (Dennis Dun) rescue his fiancée (Kim Cattrall) from the clutches of an evil sorcerer in San Francisco’s Chinatown. (Yes! It has action, comedy, special effects AND martial arts!) Russell is delightfully inept as an action hero who’s about as far from Indiana Jones as you can get. (“Sooner or later I rub everybody the wrong way.”) Rated PG-13