Milestone Movies: the Films of 1984 is back for an Encore week and it's going to rock. By popular demand, we have added screenings of Stop Making Sense and Purple Rain as well Amadeus!

Encore Week!
May 3-9 at the Paris

Amadeus (Director’s Cut) • Q&A with Paul Zaentz, Sat 5/4 at 2:30pm
Purple Rain
Stop Making Sense

What happened in 1984? Reagan vs. Mondale, Evert vs. Navratilova, Bird vs. Magic, and Dallas vs. Dynasty. But on the big screen, Amadeus, Axel Foley, Freddy Krueger and Lynch’s Dune told the story of the year.

Birdy (Archival 35mm print) • Q&A with Matthew Modine, Thu 4/25 at 6:15pm
John Sayles’ The Brother from Another Planet (35mm)
Ingmar Bergman’s Fanny and Alexander (35mm)
John Cassavetes’ Love Streams (35mm)
Sergio Leone’s Once Upon A Time in America (European Theatrical Cut)
David Lean’s A Passage to India (Archival 35mm print)

This spring at the Paris, we’re charting the story of 1984 through the movies that set box office records, launched careers of superstars and firmly established the blockbuster era in Hollywood, with the year’s top ten grossing films inspiring dozens of sequels in the years to come. Beyond the blockbusters, we’ll look at the indies, the auteurs and the epics that thrilled audiences and critics forty years ago.

Don’t miss rare opportunities to see widescreen epics in Manhattan’s last single-screen cinema, with the European Theatrical Cut version of Sergio Leone’s Once Upon A Time in America, an archival 35mm print of David Lean’s A Passage to India, Roland Joffe’s The Killing Fields, and David Lynch’s legendary adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune (conveniently presented as a single feature…)

The indie film scene blossomed in 1984 with vital works from indie auteurs John Sayles (The Brother from Another Planet on 35mm) and John Cassavetes (Love Streams in 35mm), along with that year’s Oscar winner for Best Documentary, Rob Epstein’s The Times of Harvey Milk.

We invite you to turn it up to 11, with special 40th anniversary shows of This is Spinal Tap, Penelope Spheeris’ groundbreaking first fiction feature, Suburbia, and the biggest music movie of the year, Amadeus. Amadeus swept the Oscars, and we’ll be showing Milos Forman’s director’s cut.

Check back for updates as we add special guests to introduce select shows.

Milestone Movies 1984:

April 12-18 at the Paris

Beverly Hills Cop
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
The Muppets Take Manhattan
The Natural
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Romancing the Stone

 Indies & Auteurs
April 19-25 at the Paris

The Ballad of Narayama
Birdy (Archival 35mm print) • Q&A with Matthew Modine, Thu 4/25 at 6:15pm
Body Double
The Brother from Another Planet (35mm)
Last Night at the Alamo
Love Streams (35mm)
Moscow on the Hudson
Places in the Heart
The Times of Harvey Milk

Fantastic Journeys
April 26 - May 4 at the Paris

Amadeus (Director’s Cut) • Q&A with Paul Zaentz, Sat 5/4 at 2:30pm
Fanny and Alexander (35mm)
The Killing Fields
The Neverending Story
Once Upon a Time in America
A Passage to India (35mm)
This Is Spinal Tap

Want to make an even deeper-dive into 1984 cinema, check out the companion collection on Netflix now, including other classics from a half-century ago.