Comedian Amy Poehler doesn’t just star in movies, she creates festivals for them! The Saturday Night Live star put together a film festival that runs from July to September on the McKittrick Hotel’s rooftop.
Each film plays for a week before moving on to the next feature listed. There is a wide variety in the films shown, from the Italian neorealism film Bicycle Thieves to the classic horror film Rosemary’s Baby. They are all of Poehler’s favorite films, and some of them are surprising choices, given that most people see her as the bubbly and funny girl.
The McKittrick Hotel’s rooftop garden, called The Farm, is small, allowing only 30 viewers at once. It’s a beautiful green space, not one you would usually think of as a place to watch movies. The price for admission is on $20 and includes popcorn and a specialty cocktail. Considering the price of a normal movie ticket is around $15, this is a pretty great deal.
Below is the list of movies and the dates they are showing:
July 14-20: “The Jerk” (1979)
July 21-27: “Rushmore” (1998)
July 28-August 3: “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Facotry” (1971)
August 4-10: “The Bicycle Thief” (1948)
August 11-17: “Bonjour Tristesse” (1958)
August 18-24: “To Kill a Mockingbird” (1962)
August 25-31: “Sixteen Candles” (1984)
September 1-7: “West Side Story” (1961)
September 8-14: “The Apartment” (1960)
September 15-21: “Hannah and Her Sisters” (1986)
September 22-28: “Rosemary’s Baby” (1968)
For a night of classic movies in a beautiful and private setting, make sure you reserve your tickets to the Amy Poehler Film Festival.
-by Laura Seaman