After 400 days of darkened screens, Film at Lincoln Center’s theaters finally reopened last Friday, welcoming moviegoers back to our theaters for the first time in over a year. Though we were able to connect our cinema community to Film at Lincoln Center programming through the launch of our FLC Virtual Cinema, which will continue to provide access to films nationwide, there’s nothing quite like seeing a movie with fellow patrons illuminated only by the glow of the big screen.
In the spirit of reconvening in theaters with friends and strangers, our Community Corner question last week focused on films featuring a favorite movie theater scene. Some of the films most often cited included Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Amelie, Tsai Ming-liang’s Goodbye, Dragon Inn, Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds, and Giuseppe Tornatore’s Cinema Paradiso, while the most frequently mentioned director was Martin Scorsese (films cited included Taxi Driver, Cape Fear, The Departed, and Hugo).
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Climbing into the screen in Sherlock, Jr. (& congrats on reopening!) pic.twitter.com/rVMzz0VxYn
— Dana Stevens (@thehighsign) April 17, 2021
The first scene that came to mind was from Roma. I saw it in 70mm at my local theater and this shot in particular was so very striking and immersive. pic.twitter.com/WLb0K0l1pP
— Trev (@TX_Trev) April 16, 2021
Bonnie Parker watching Golddiggers of 1933 in Bonnie and Clyde pic.twitter.com/qdztJEbMVv
— Siobhan Hubbard (@Siobhan0787) April 16, 2021
Spirit of the Beehive (Victor Erice, 1973) pic.twitter.com/EiFX0O3GAh
— D. A. Masullo (@MasulloUsn) April 16, 2021
From It Follows:
"How about the girl in the yellow dress?"
"…Can we go? I…don't feel well." pic.twitter.com/sYXhzsG3KE
— Chelsea Davis (@UnrealCitoyenne) April 16, 2021
— Papaya Films (@PapayaFilms) April 17, 2021
I think this was briefly shown in Moonwalker… I'll count it either way. pic.twitter.com/EaIgfkXCD4
— Tuff (@tuff_commander) April 16, 2021
An American Werewolf in London
— Mouphbreaver (@Mouphbreaver1) April 17, 2021
The whole of the film Shirin is about women watching a film. pic.twitter.com/8EXvO7HNCG
— Tony Dowson (@TonyDowson5) April 16, 2021
Not a movie theater per se, but a screening room. Close enough. pic.twitter.com/ak3EWHPUvW
— Ken Munch (@kenmunch2) April 17, 2021
Always loved Charleton Heston watching "Woodstock" alone in a theatre, after the world ends, and quoting every line perfectly because he'd watched it so many times. pic.twitter.com/UhsN0EDdbO
— David Sheedy (@Devilish21ca) April 16, 2021