For many of us, summer means communing with nature to explore the wonders that abound on the land, in and on the sea, and in the sky. While we hope you’ll enjoy the summer outdoors, we’ve programmed a diverse selection of films designed to lure you into the Dryden this July and August.
This series embraces all genres: drama, comedy, animation, documentary, sci-fi, horror, and fantasy. Clash of the Titans and Batman kick it off with flights of fantasy that defy gravity. Next, a polluted river produces a destructive monster in The Host, and the sea is a battleground in Peter Weir’s magnificent Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. Terror flies out of the sky in Hitchcock’s The Birds; the Antarctic sea and ice-covered land are the settings for The March of the Penguins; and the frozen Arctic yields a chilling alien in The Thing from Another World. Howard the Duck lands in Cleveland, and the ocean is too big for a little lost fish in Finding Nemo. The sky brings another kind of terror in The Day the Earth Stood Still, but hold on and you’ll feel like you’re flying with birds in Winged Migration. Finally, venture to another land altogether—Middle-earth, to be precise—as we present our archival original release 35mm prints of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. No passports required!

Thursday, July 10, 8 p.m.
Clash of the Titans
(Desmond Davis, US 1981, 118 min., 35mm)

Friday, July 11, 8 p.m.
Batman
(Tim Burton, US/UK 1989, 126 min., 35mm)

Thursday, July 17, 8 p.m.
The Host
(Gwoemul, Bong Joon-ho, South Korea 2006, 119 min., Korean and English w/ subtitles, 35mm)

Thursday, July 24, 8 p.m.
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
(Peter Weir, US 2003, 138 min, 35mm)
Members admitted free!

Friday, July 25, 8 p.m.
Sunday, July 27, 2 p.m.
The Birds
(Alfred Hitchcock, US 1963, 120 min., 35mm)

Thursday, July 31, 8 p.m.
March of the Penguins
(La marche de l’empereur, Luc Jacquet, France/US 2005, 80 min., 35mm)

Saturday, August 2, 8 p.m.
The Thing from Another World
(Christian Nyby and Howard Hawks, US 1951, 87 min., 35mm)

Thursday, August 7, 8 p.m.
Howard the Duck
(Willard Huyck, US 1986, 110 min., 35mm)

Saturday, August 9, 8 p.m.
Sunday, August 10, 2 p.m.

Finding Nemo
(Andrew Stanton, US 2003, 100 min., 35mm)

Thursday, August 14, 8 p.m.
The Day the Earth Stood Still
(Robert Wise, US 1951, 92 min., 35mm)

Thursday, August 21, 8 p.m.
Winged Migration
(Le peuple migrateur, Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud, and Michel Debats, France/Germany/Spain/Italy/Switzerland 2001, 89 min., English and French w/ subtitles, 35mm)

Thursday, August 28, 8 p.m.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
(Peter Jackson, New Zealand/US 2001, 178 min., 35mm)

Friday, August 29, 8 p.m.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
(Peter Jackson, New Zealand/US 2002, 179 min., 35mm)

Saturday, August 30, 8 p.m.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
(Peter Jackson, New Zealand/US 2003, 201 min., 35mm)