Big Screen Classics

This summer, experience ten cinematic masterpieces the way they were meant to be seen.

From white-knuckle thrillers, to swooning romances, to epic science fictions, these films look, sound and feel larger than life with the immense power of the Amherst Cinema big screen.

Stanley Kubrick’s dazzling, Academy Award®-winning achievement is a compelling drama of man vs. machine, a stunning meld of music and motion.
Sun, 7/14
Tue, 7/16
In this intensely stylized masterpiece from director Nicholas Ray, Vienna (Joan Crawford), a savvy saloon owner in frontier Arizona, partners with semi-retired gunslinger Johnny Guitar (Sterling Hayden) to stand against the angry locals.
Sun, 7/21
Tue, 7/23
One of the most electrifying heroes of the twentieth century receives an appropriately sweeping screen biopic, rich in both historical insight and propulsive cinematic style, courtesy of visionary director Spike Lee.
Sun, 7/28
Tue, 7/30
This feel-good charmer that charts the escapades of Parisian good samaritan Amélie Poulain (Audrey Tautou) remains the highest-grossing French language film ever released in North America.
Sun, 8/4
Tue, 8/6
In the night skies near his Muncie, Indiana home, power repairman Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) experiences something out of this world. His close encounter sets into action an amazing chain of events.
Sun, 8/11
Tue, 8/13
A vivid time capsule of gritty ‘70s Manhattan, this detective story is studded with indelible elements, from the late Richard Roundtree’s sleek leather fashions to the iconic funk score by Isaac Hayes.
Sun, 8/18
Tue, 8/20
Gloria Swanson, as Norma Desmond, an aging silent-film queen, and William Holden, as the struggling young screenwriter who is held in thrall by her madness, created two of the screen's most memorable characters in SUNSET BOULEVARD. Winner of three Academy Awards®, director Billy Wilder's powerful orchestration of the bizarre tale is a true cinematic classic.
Sun, 8/25
Tue, 8/27
In this defining work of 1990s cinema, two heartsick Hong Kong cops cross paths at the Midnight Express take-out restaurant stand where the ethereal waitress Faye works.
Sun, 9/1
Tue, 9/3
Roy Scheider plays a getaway driver who leads a team transporting two trucks of nitroglycerin across dangerous Latin American jungle. William Friedkin’s follow-up to THE FRENCH CONNECTION (1971) and THE EXORCIST (1973) was a critical and commerical dud on release, but has since been embraced as a thrilling feat of on-location filmmaking.
Sun, 9/8
Tue, 9/10
Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman star in a compelling drama of hope, friendship and atonement behind the walls of a maximum-security prison in THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION.
Sun, 9/15
Tue, 9/17