10 Years - 100 Movies | 2019 Movies on the Roof

Movies on the Roof is a private movie festival run by Laura Lanford and Thomas Rammer. We screen classic American cinema Tuesday evenings during summer on a rooftop in Printer's Row.


Hello Moviegoers!

Here at Movies on the Roof, we strive to provide both cinematic education and entertainment. This week, nestled in with the Top Movies on All Time, is a delightful gem of a movie that doesn't get nearly as much credit it deserves. It's one of our favorite comedies, and a perfect move to watch with a happy crowd.

Con artist Lawrence Jamieson (Michael Caine) is a longtime resident of a luxurious coastal resort, where he enjoys the fruits of his deceptions -- that is, until a competitor, Freddy Benson (Steve Martin), shows up. When the new guy's lowbrow tactics impinge on his own work, Jamieson resolves to get rid of him. Confident of his own duplicitous talents, Jamieson challenges Benson to a winner-takes-all competition: whoever swindles their latest mark first can stay, while the other must leave town.

The weather has been vacillating between beautiful and a touch thunderstorm-y, but we're assuming the best and will keep an eye on the weather. If it doesn't cooperate, Movies on the Roof always has the option of transitioning to Movies on the Couch - keep an eye on the website to stay informed!

MotR 2019