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
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