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Daily Screenings from the Paley Archive

Wednesdays to Sundays, 12:00 to 6:00 pm
The Paley Museum, 25 W 52 Street, NYC
Experience the magic of community as you watch compelling programming on our impressive big screens! Our daily screenings foster an intimate atmosphere that brings television to life, expertly curated from our vast collection spanning a century of television and radio, chosen just for you. No matter what is showing, The Paley Museum offers an unforgettable experience for TV enthusiasts and history buffs alike.
When your favorite television shows aren’t showing on the big screen, the Paley Archive grants you unlimited access to our extensive programming catalog. Immerse yourself in television history with just a few clicks and enjoy your favorite shows and iconic moments in our intimate library space.
Current screening schedules for our theaters are listed below.
Paley Members enjoy free admission to The Paley Museum, including all screenings. Become a Member now for this and many other benefits.

Super Bowl Screenings

Black History Month Programs

On Wednesday, Feb. 28, there will be no screenings in the Bennack Theater.
On Thursday, Feb. 29, the Bennack Theater will close at 3:00 pm.
On Wednesday, Mar. 13, the Second Floor theater screenings will end at 4:00 pm.
On Thursday, Mar. 21, there will be no screenings in the Bennack Theater.

Daily Screenings from the Paley Archive

Super Bowl Screenings

Wednesday, February 14 to Sunday, February 25, 2024
Bennack Theater

New York Giants Second Super Bowl

Wednesday, February 14 to Sunday, February 18, 2024

12:10 pm
Super Bowl XXV: New York Giants Vs. Buffalo Bills
Experience with Giants Nation, the New York Giants beat the Buffalo Bills 20-19 as Bills’ kicker Scott Norwood misses a last-minute field goal attempt. This Super Bowl is also memorable for Whitney Houston’s thrilling rendition of “The Star Bangled Banner.” (ABC; 1991; 253 min.)

4:25 pm
The Paley Center Presents Memorable Super Bowl Commercials
(52 min.)

New York Giants Fourth Super Bowl

Wednesday, February 21 to Sunday, February 25, 2024

12:10 pm
Super Bowl XLVI: New York Giants Vs. New England Patriots
Experience on the large screen the New York Giants upsetting once again the New England Patriots 21-17 as MVP Eli Manning leads his team to victory in Indianapolis. Madonna’s stunning halftime performance is viewed by 114 million people throughout the world. (NBC, 2012; 252 min.)

4:25 pm
The Paley Center Presents Memorable Super Bowl Commercials
(52 min.)

Daily Screenings from the Paley Archive

Super Bowl Screenings

Thursday, February 29 to Sunday, March 3, 2024
Bennack Theater

Super Bowl Commercials

Thursday, February 29

12:10 pm and 1:05 pm
The Paley Center Presents Memorable Super Bowl Commercials
(52 min.)

 

The Beginning of the Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes Dynasty

Friday, March 1 to Sunday, March 3, 2024

12:10 pm
Super Bowl LIV: Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Francisco 49ers
In honor of the Kansas City Chiefs' 2024 victory over the San Francisco 49ers, the Paley Center is replaying the Super Bowl in 2020 where quarterback Patrick Mahomes and coach Andy Reid began their so-called “Dynasty." Experience on the large screen the Chiefs coming back from 10 points down in the fourth quarter against the 49ers to secure a 31-20 victory, with touchdowns by Travis Kelce and Damien Williams. This FOX broadcast of the Super Bowl from Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, features a rousing halftime performance by headliners Shakira and Jennifer Lopez, along with special guests Bad Bunny and J Balvin. (2020; 278 min.)

4:50 pm
The Paley Center Presents Memorable Super Bowl Commercials
(52 min.)

Daily Screenings from the Paley Archive

Honoring the Genius of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X on TV

Friday, February 2 to Sunday, March 3, 2024
Second Floor Theater

In conjunction with our exhibit MLK/X: Two Minds, One Movement, the Paley Center is pleased to screen some noteworthy programs from the Paley Archive focusing on the life and legacies of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.

Images (left to right): The Boondocks; The Lost Tapes: Malcolm X

12:30 pm
The Boondocks: "Return of the King"
This Peabody Award–winning animated episode imagines Dr. Martin Luther King surviving his assassination attempt and awaking from a coma to return to the United States in 2000. The episode written by Aaron McGruder, creator of The Boondocks, is a thought-provoking and irreverent way to remind us of Dr. King’s bravery and why his message is always relevant. (2006)

12:55 pm
American Playhouse: The Meeting: A Fictional Account
In this episode of American Playhouse writer Jeff Stetson potently envisions a fictional meeting between Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, two iconic leaders who only met briefly in real life. This production, which received a NAACP Image Award, dramatizes the conflict between these two charismatic activists and their opposing points of view, speculating on the events that might have occurred had the two joined forces during the civil rights movement. (1989)

2:10 pm
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X on TV, June 1963
While Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X only met briefly in real life and were never on television together, the Paley Center preserves two separate rare interviews with Dr. King and Malcolm X broadcast just days apart in June 1963. We have selected highlights from Dr. King’s interview on Open End with David Susskind (June 9) and Malcolm’s interview in a roundtable discussion on The Open Mind (June 12) to juxtapose how these two leaders were approaching the civil rights struggle in June 1963. You will see at this point in history Dr. King and Malcolm X had divergent views on using violence to combat racism, showcasing the movement's complexity. Dr. King's nonviolent commitment and Malcolm X's assertive stance both contributed significantly as they used the parlance of the times trying to convince a national television audience that substantial change was needed to ensure justice and freedom for all. (1963)

2:35 pm
The Lost Tapes: Malcolm X
This insightful program illuminates the intellectual journey of the dynamic Malcolm X through his speeches, newscasts, and rare archival footage. The viewer experiences the rise of Malcolm, who gained fame in Harlem for his galvanizing speeches, to his embrace and then break from the Nation of Islam. The documentary also explores his complicated relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King. (2018)

3:30 pm
The Oprah Winfrey Show: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King
This moving episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show episode honors the career of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his struggles to achieve equality for African Americans. Oprah shows rare archival footage as she explores Dr. King’s inspirational life as a leader, husband, and father. (2002)

4:15 pm
Genius: MLK/X: “Graduation”
The Paley Center presents the first episode of National Geographic’s new Genius series focusing on Dr. Martin Luther King (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) and Malcolm X (Aaron Pierre). MLK/X explores the iconic leaders’ formative years, where they were molded by strong fathers and traumatic injustices, to their rich, parallel stories as they shaped their identities and became the change they wished to see in the world. In this episode, young Martin and young Malcolm are groomed to embrace racial pride and develop their purpose. (2024)

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