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Rooftop

Our sizzling Summer Rooftop Series is presented by Rohrbach Associates PC Architects featuring well-loved classics, beneath the stars and above the streets of Iowa City.

Upcoming Screenings

THE MATRIX

1999 / US / Lana Wachowski +

Sun, Jul 218:00pm

“Woah.” A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

FIGHT CLUB

1999 / USA / David Fincher

Sun, Aug 48:00pm

“The first rule of Fight Club is…” An insomniac office worker and a devil-may-care soapmaker form an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more.

JURASSIC PARK

1993 / USA / Steven Spielberg

Sun, Aug 188:00pm

“Must go faster…!” During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.

BACK TO THE FUTURE

1985 / USA / Robert Zemeckis

Sun, Sep 18:00pm

“Great Scott!” Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.

BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II

1989 / USA / Robert Zemeckis

Sun, Sep 158:00pm

“Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.” After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985…without interfering with his first trip.

BACK TO THE FUTURE PART III

1990 / USA / Robert Zemeckis

Sun, Sep 298:00pm

“I’m back…I’m back *from* the future!” Enjoying a peaceable existence in 1885, Doctor Emmet Brown is about to be killed by Buford “Mad Dog” Tannen, unless Marty McFly travels back in time to save his friend.

THE WOLFMAN

1941 / USA / George Waggner

Sun, Oct 138:00pm

“It isn’t a wolf…it’s a werewolf!” A practical man returns to his homeland, is attacked by a creature of folklore, and infected with a horrific disease his disciplined mind tells him can not possibly exist.

BEETLEJUICE

1988 / USA / Tim Burton

Sun, Oct 278:00pm

“I myself am strange and unusual.” The spirits of a deceased couple hire a malicious spirit to drive out the unbearable family that has moved into their home.

FARGO

1996 / USA / Joel Coen +

Sun, Nov 108:00pm

An annual tradition, we close our Rooftop series with the Coen Brothers comic-crime classic. Bottomless hot chocolate and coffee with your ticket? You betcha!

Previous Screenings

LA LA LAND

2016 / USA / Damien Chazelle

“I’m always gonna love you.” While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future.

THE TERMINATOR

1984 / USA / James Cameron

“Come with me if you want to live.” A seemingly indestructible android is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs.

SAY ANYTHING

1989 / USA / Cameron Crowe

“I wanna get hurt!” A noble underachiever and a beautiful valedictorian fall in love the summer before she goes off to college.

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA

1986 / USA / John Carpenter

“The check is in the mail.” Rough-and-tumble truck driver Jack Burton helps rescue his friend’s fiance from an ancient sorcerer in a supernatural battle beneath Chinatown.

FARGO

1996 / USA + / Joel Coen +

An annual tradition, we close the Rooftop Series with a special screening of the Coen Bros. comic-crime classic. Bottomless hot chocolate and coffee with your ticket? You betcha!