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.

Movies on the Roof - A History, Year 7: 2016

We leveled up our website for Year 7, transitioning from our homegrown template to a slicker, more responsive modern site.

Interspersed with a couple of strong classics - notably “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest” - were personal favorites we just wanted to share: “Moonstruck” for Laura, “Sullivan’s Travels” for Tom, and “Blues Brothers” for all Chicagoans.

This year included our oldest movie, Buster Keaton’s “The General,” which won out over Chaplin's "The Great Dictator" to avoid hitting too close to home this election year.  Boy - we didn’t know what we were in for, did we?  

Rebecca and Jack gave us their final MotR Trailer this year, which played with overlaying images from the films.  We’re so grateful for their work in elevating Movies on the Roof with their artistry, deep film knowledge, and so many hours of work into these glorious trailers.

We were flattered to be profiled in the Chicago Tribune, who sent a reporter to attend a few times before writing a lovely piece about our little event.

The 2016 List:

70    Lion King

71    Strangers on a Train

72    Moonstruck

73    The General

74    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

75    Sullivan's Travels

76    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

77    Blues Brothers

MotR 2019