When it’s cold outside, there’s nothing like a trip to the movies. With popcorn and Junior Mints in hand, we sink into those plush seats as the lights dim around us and the film begins to roll. For just a moment, we forget about the day—the weather, the work, those bills—and let the bold sound and big screen immerse us in another world.
Baltimore has a number of great theaters—from historic cinemas to massive movieplexs—and this month, they’re featuring the new Oscar buzz as well as some of the best oldie-but-goodies. Take a date for Valentine’s Day. Show the kids a classic they’ve never seen. Either way, get out of the cold and cozy up with a fountain soda and a friend at one of these favorite flicks.
FEB. 4: FUNNY GIRL (1968)
Cinemark Towson, 111 East Joppa Rd., Towson. 2 & 7 p.m. $8.25-11. 410-828-1217. cinemark.com. This Oscar-winning, romantic musical stars the legendary Barbra Streisand in her one of her most famous movie roles as a young actress climbing the Broadway ranks in New York City.
FEB. 5: BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S (1961)
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. 7:30 p.m. $9-12. 410-276-1651. creativealliance.org. The Creative Alliance and Wear It Out Baltimore are putting on an all-out affair for this Audrey Hepburn classic. Dress like the iconic Holly Golightly and enjoy a cocktail hour before the film.
FEB. 7: STAND BY ME (1986)
The Senator Theatre, 5904 York Rd. 10 a.m. $5. 410-323-4424. thesenatortheatre.com. Based on a novel by Stephen King, this Rob Reiner film tells the nostalgic, coming-of-age story about four best friends who set off on an adventure in search of a dead body.
FEB. 10: LA DOLCE VITA (1960)
The Senator Theatre, 5904 York Rd. 8 p.m. $9-11.50. 410-323-4424. thesenatortheatre.com. This Oscar-winning Italian dramedy features a series of stories about a paparazzi journalist in Rome.
FEB. 11: LADY AND THE TRAMP (1955)
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. 6 p.m. $5-15. 410-276-1651. creativealliance.org. This screening of Disney’s classic canine cartoon is fun for the whole family, as the Creative Alliance offers kid-themed food like mac ‘n’ cheese, pigs in a blanket, and fish sticks.
FEB. 14, 16: THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (1946)
The Charles Theatre, 1711 N. Charles St. Sat. 10:30 a.m., Mon. 7 p.m. $7.50-9.50. 410-727-3464. thecharles.com. William Wyler’s seven-time Oscar-winning film tells the tale of three World War II veterans returning home to their families and small-town American life.
FEB. 14: THE CLOCK (1945)
Enoch Pratt Central Library, Wheeler Auditorium, 400 Cathedral St. 10:30 a.m. Free. 410-396-5430. prattlibrary.org. Grab a date and a box of peanut M&Ms and head to the Enoch Pratt Library for this Valentine’s daytime screening of this 1945 Manhattan romance, starring Judy Garland and Robert Walker.
FEB. 15: GIANT (1956)
Cinemark Towson, 111 East Joppa Rd., Towson. $8.25-11. 410-828-1217. cinemark.com. The legendary James Dean and Elizabeth Taylor star in this Oscar-winning epic drama about the life of a Texas cattle rancher.
FEB. 25: THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS (2001)
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. 7:30 p.m. $9-12. 410-276-1651. creativealliance.org. Enjoy a newer “oldie” with Wes Anderson’s 2001 cult comedy about an estranged family forced to reconcile with one another, starring Ben Stiller, Luke Wilson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Bill Murray, Gene Hackman, and more. Like Breakfast at Tiffany’s, dress as your favorite character. Best costume wins a prize.
FEB. 28: IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934)
Enoch Pratt Roland Park Branch, Meeting Room, 5108 Roland Ave. 10:30 a.m. Free. 410-396-6099. prattlibrary.org. Ride over to the Roland Park branch of the Enoch Pratt Library for this breakfast screening of Frank Capra’s Oscar-winning comedy about a runaway heiress and a dogged reporter, starring Clark Gable.