There's nothing else. Just us, and the cameras, and those wonderful people out there in the dark. All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my closeup.
Just two months shy of its 80th birthday, the Main Art Theatre has gone dark.
The Main surfed sea changes in cinema – opening as a single, 800-seat theater the same week as 1941's iconic Lady Scarface and shortly before the lesser-known Citizen Kane.
Rosebuds abound for generations of moviegoers who embraced the Main's studio spectaculars, B movies and independent fare.
Whatever the future holds, we heard you – as loud and clear as the the MGM lion – and your picks for the unforgettable flicks that lit up the Main's screens.
Here they are, in chronological order – with the caveat that many lived on as midnight movies, including a screening of The Room "with Tommy Wiseau himself in attendance."
Let us know (in the comments below or firstname.lastname@example.org) if there are any major motion pictures you want to add to the list.
Robin Hood (1938)
101 Dalmations (1961)
The Tin Drum (1971)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
The Cowboys (1972)
Blade Runner (1982)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Father of the Bride (1991)
Dead Alive (1992)
Schindler's List (1993)
Before Sunrise (1995)
The English Patient (1996)
Chasing Amy (1997)
Deconstructing Harry (1997)
The Red Violin (1998)
American History X (1998)
Being John Malkovich (1999)
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Dancer in the Dark (2000)
Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Musical Episode Sing Along (2001)
Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
Bowling for Columbine (2002)
The Room (2003)
Garden State (2004)
Kung Fu Hustle (2005)
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
No Country for Old Men (2007)
The Aristocrats (2008)
The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
I Am Love (2009)
Black Swan (2010)
The Human Centipede (2010)
The Imitatiom Game (2014)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Don't Think Twice (2016)
National Theatre London: Hamlet (2016)
National Theatre London: Fleabag (2019)
Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)
The Lighthouse (2019)
I am big. It's the pictures that got small.