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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.

The Final Season - Week 5: Superman

Welcome to the fifth week of our 10th and final season of Movies on the Roof! We hope to see you this Tuesday, August 6th, for Richard Donner's immortal classic, Superman

Dick Donner (a new and popular director after his first smash success with The Omen) had a vision of a superhero movie that was more meaningful than the campy, self-aware pulp associated with Batman and previous Superman work. Starting with a massive 500-page screenplay by Mario Puzo (author of The Godfather) and originally reworked by Bonnie and Clyde scribes Robert Benton and David Newman, Donner enlisted James Bond writer Tom Mankiewicz to create a work that captured the scale and Americana of Superman, making audiences believe that a man truly could fly.

There might be some light rain in the afternoon, but the evening looks clear. If things change we'll post to the website and Facebook, and we look forward to seeing you!

The days are getting shorter and sunset is earlier in the back half of the season. You're welcome anytime after 6pm, the show will start around 8:00pm. We're really looking forward to sharing this with you!

MotR 2019