85 Years of Film Series

85 Years of Film Series

In autumn of 1929, a modest movie cinema opened its doors on East Avenue. At that time, George Eastman lived a few blocks away and Herbert Hoover lived in the White House. Red Wing Stadium had been open for about five months and Prohibition was still in effect. 85 years later, The Little is still here, we’re still growing, and we’re ready to celebrate.

After giving it some thought, we decided a great way to celebrate 85 years of independent film was to have a six-day event during which we screen a film from every decade The Little’s been around. Earlier this year, we polled patrons online and on paper about what movies they would like to see. They spoke out, and we’re delivering.

We have a schedule of cinematic giants (see below for schedule), ranging from “Rules of the Game” from the 1930s to “Mulholland Drive” from the early 2000s.

The celebration starts Friday, August 8 and will continue to Wednesday, August 13. 

Tickets go on sale Monday August 4th!

Upcoming films for this Series

This series does not have anything scheduled right now.

Past films from this Series

Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Aug 13, 2014
Duration: 110 min.
Rating: Not Rated
Aviator André Jurieux has just completed a record-setting flight, but when he is greeted by an admiring crowd, all he can say to them is how miserable he is that the woman he loves did not come to...
Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Aug 12, 2014
Duration: 119 min.
Rating: Not Rated
A group of reporters who are trying to decipher the last word ever spoke by Charles Foster Kane, the millionaire newspaper tycoon: "Rosebud." The film begins with a news reel detailing Kane's life...
Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Aug 11, 2014
Duration: 207 min.
Rating: Not Rated
A veteran samurai, who has fallen on hard times, answers a village's request for protection from bandits. He gathers 6 other samurai to help him, and they teach the townspeople how to defend...
Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Aug 10, 2014
Duration: 106 min.
Rating: PG
Ben has recently graduated college, with his parents now expecting great things from him. At his "Homecoming" party, Mrs. Robinson, the wife of his father's business partner, has Ben drive her home,...
Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Aug 10, 2014
Duration: 93 min.
Rating: PG
Romantic adventures of neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer and his equally neurotic girlfriend Annie Hall. The film traces the course of their relationship from their first meeting, and serves as...
Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Aug 9, 2014
Duration: 132 min.
Rating: R
Sam Lowry is a harried technocrat in a futuristic society that is needlessly convoluted and inefficient. He dreams of a life where he can fly away from technology and overpowering bureaucracy, and...
Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Aug 9, 2014
Duration: 98 min.
Rating: R
A homespun murder story brought to you by the Coen brothers. Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant...
Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Aug 8, 2014
Duration: 147 min.
Rating: R
After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a bright-eyed Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a spiraling conspiracy beyond...