MotR

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.

Welcome Moser residents!

Hello Moser Neighbors!  We are thrilled to announce the 2019 Movies on the Roof Season!!

Welcome to the TENTH year of Ramford House's Movies on the Roof!

This season we'll be hitting a major milestone: 100 MOVIES!

And at 10 years and 100 movies, it's with bittersweet pride we share that this will be our final MotR season. The not-so-short-list of candidate movies is as long as ever and it was a lot of high-stakes discussion for what final seven movies would make the cut!

But we did it, and here they are:

  • July 09 - The Princess Bride (1987)

  • July 16 - Psycho (1960)

  • July 23 - Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

  • July 30 - Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

  • August 06 - Superman (1978)

  • August 13 - Pulp Fiction (1994)

  • August 20 - 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

For our final screening, August 27, 2019, we return to the first movie we showed in 2010 - Michael Curtiz's all-time classic, Casablanca.

  • August 27 - Casablanca (1942)

It's been a joy sharing some of the best movies of American cinema with you, our dear friends and neighbors. Let's go out with a bang!

Movies on the Roof is a private movie festival run by Laura Lanford and Thomas Rammer.  

We screen classic American cinema Tuesday evenings during the summer on a rooftop in Printer's Row.  After sunset we start our pre-show and presentation, giving our audience the mood and cultural context for the feature presentation.

Good stuff we're keeping from past years:

  • Curated pre-show with newsreels, shorts, cartoons and/or commercials from the year the movie debuted.

  • The offer to join us anytime after 5:30pm to enjoy the rooftop deck and a playlist of the top hits of the appropriate year.

  • Ice chest and grill available for those who would like to bring grillables or drinkables.

  • A chance to appreciate (and donate, if you feel like it) to our themed charity for each movie.

  • FRESH FREE POPCORN!

And here are some of our resident-focused features:

  1. Residents can reserve seats for themselves and their guests up to a week in advance.

  2. This Resident Portal is not accessible from the main website

  3. As we can no longer put up signage, we’ve supplied guests with a map to avoid people getting lost on their way to the bathrooms (now conveniently located on the Ninth Floor!).

  4. We’re reconfigured our hardware to reduce the volume while still allowing guests to hear the movie.

  5. All amplified sound will be off as soon as practicable and absolutely by 11PM.

  6. As always, the deck will be left as clean or cleaner than we found it.

Movies on the Roof is absolutely free to attend. This is a labor of love: nothing is required beyond your invite and a willingness to have a good time!

Hope to see you soon,

Tom + Laura

MotR 2019