Watch Your Favorite Shows on the Big Screen!

Saturdays and Sundays in New York and Los Angeles
12:15 to 5:00 pm local time • FREE Admission

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Weekend Screenings from the Paley Archive on the Big Screen in NY & LA offer great family entertainment, PLUS programming selected by our Members and screened for the public. You haven't really experienced TV until you've seen it on a movie-size screen with fellow fans.

April Family Screenings
Grounded Pilots
David Bowie: Sound + Vision

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April 2018
Toons at Noon: Easter, Passover, Earth Day

In New York & Los Angeles
Saturdays, April 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2018
12:15 to 4:00 pm

Holidays R Us: Easter, Passover, Earth Day—April is not just springtime, but also holiday time. And just to prove we don’t take ourselves too seriously, we’ve even thrown in an April Fool’s program.

Members can reserve seats by emailing in NY: or in LA: at least 24 hours in advance.

12:15 to 2:00 pm | Suggested Ages 6 to 9

Rugrats: “A Rugrats Passover”
It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown
The Easter Bunny Is Comin' to Town

2:00 to 4:00 pm | Suggested Ages 9 to 12 

The Sun Is a Yellow Giraffe: “The Tree”
Kratts' Creatures: “City Critters”
Turtle World
Eyewitness: “Volcano”
Green Animation: “Avoiding the Issue”/”Balance & Harmony”
Bill Nye the Science Guy: “Erosion”
The Drew Carey Show: “What's Wrong With This Episode?”




April 2018
Grounded Pilots

In New York & Los Angeles
Sundays, April 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2018
12:15 to 4:00 pm

It’s pilot season! Each year dozens of television pilots are produced in hopes of landing on the networks' schedule; a majority of which are never seen by the public. The Paley Center is happy to present some of the weird, the wild, and the wonderful unsold television pilots of the past from our collection. Our selected curios feature stars before they were famous, incredible behind-the-scenes talent, and Gabors galore! Decide for yourself if these programs should have gone on to become long-running hits.

Members can reserve seats by emailing in NY: or in LA: at least 24 hours in advance.

Inside O.U.T. (1971)
Bill Daily, Alan Oppenheimer, Mike Henry, and Farrah Fawcett star in this spy spoof as agents from the Office of Unusual Tactics (O.U.T.). Six years after its initial airing, NBC rebroadcast the pilot in 1977 at the height of “Farrah-mania.” (28 min.)

12:44 pm
The Michele Lee Show (1974)
In this sitcom pitch, Michele Lee stars as an unlucky-in love-newsstand worker. (33 min.)

1:18 pm
The Victor Borge Comedy Theatre (1962)
Desilu Productions created this proposed anthology series to utilize the comedic and musical talents of Victor Borge. Borge introduces comedic scenes; two of which were excerpts from previously unsold Desilu productions. Suzuki Beane stars Katie Sweet as a child beatnik who ends up bonding with a rich classmate (Jimmy Garrett) and The Sound and the Fidelity features Tom Ewell as a Hi-Fi obsessive. A new sketch, directed by Desi Arnaz, stars Lucille Ball as a first time flier on an airplane who drives seatmate Gale Gordon crazy. (41 min.)

2:00 pm
The Zsa Zsa Gabor Show (1969)
Hostess Zsa Zsa Gabor welcomes Lucille Ball, Adam West, and Marty Allen as her guests in this unique talk show pilot. (35 min.)

2:35 pm
Mickey and the Contessa (1963)
A widowed college football coach (Mickey Shaughnessy) hires a housekeeper sight unseen and is surprised when his new employee turns out to be a glamorous Contessa (Eva Gabor). (29 min.)

3:05 pm
The Sheriff and the Astronaut (1983)
Alec Baldwin is the sheriff and Ann Gillespie is the astronaut in this drama about a couple on the hunt for a murderer killing off members of a prestigious family. (51 min.)


May 2018
David Bowie: Sound + Vision 

In New York & Los Angeles
Sundays, May 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2018
12:15 to 4:00 pm

The Paley Center of Media will pay tribute to the extraordinary legacy of David Bowie by reprising its landmark screening exhibition, David Bowie: Sound + Vision. Originally presented in 2002, Sound + Vision was the first retrospective devoted to the groundbreaking career of the ever-changing Bowie. The five-part screening series was culled from archives around the world as well as Bowie’s own library, showcasing the iconic musician’s pioneering work in music video, rarely seen performances, outtakes, documentaries, and interviews.

Members can reserve seats by emailing in NY: or in LA: at least 24 hours in advance.

Sundays, May 6 and 13, 2018

Highlights include the Bowie's television debut at the age of 17 in 1964; his early/pre-MTV videos for songs "John, I'm Only Dancing," "The Jean Genie," and "Life on Mars?"; arrival of Ziggy Stardust on the the BBC's The Old Grey Whistle Test and Top of the Pops; a documentary about Ziggy-mania from 1973 called Nationwide; Bowie’s infatuation with soul music on Cher and Dinah!; Bowie’s electro-experimentation on Germany's Musik Laden Extra; appearances on Saturday Night Live and The Tonight Show; his surreal video collaborations with director David Mallet, and much more.

Sundays, May 20 and 27, 2018

Highlights include Bowie’s MTV hit videos from Let's Dance; his 1984 short film/long music video, "Jazzin' for Blue Jean"; the debut performance of Tin Machine; and his innovative work in the '90s, including "Jump They Say," “Little Wonder," and "Thursday's Child.”


What do YOU want to see on the big screen?

The Paley Center is now offering all Members the opportunity to program our giant-screen theater. You tell us what to screen (provided it is included in our collection of 160,000 programs—we’re sure you’ll find something you like!) and all you have to do is invite your friends, family, officemates, band members, and more to join the fun! You can even request that one of our Curators (aka Television Experts) be available to take questions from the audience.

Members Choice Screenings are open to the public, so swing by and discover hidden treasures!

How do you choose?


Need ideas? Here are some of the awesome programs in the Paley Archive. Let these spark your imagination!
• David Bowie screenings
• Nickelodeon classics (Pete & Pete, Clarissa, Hey Arnold)
• MTV classics (The very 1st hour of programming, Unplugged, Daria)
• Classic Disney animation (Man in Space, Adventures in Fantasy)
• Classic Doctor Who episodes
• Jim Henson on TV (The Muppet Show, The Tonight Show, The Ed Sullivan Show)
• Comedy Cult Classics (Get a Life, SCTV, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Your Show of Shows)

Important Details
• Members Choice Screenings are on Sundays only.
• Current Paley Members can request programming from the Paley Archive to be shown in the theater.
• Requests must be submitted in writing by emailing
• Requests must be submitted at least two weeks in advance. Please give us your top three choices for Sunday screening dates.
• Please make sure we have the program you are requesting first by searching the Paley Archive catalog.
• Not all dates are available; some Sundays may not be available for screenings.
Feeling left out? If you are not a Member, you can JOIN NOW and submit your screening request. But remember, you must be a Member to program a screening.