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.

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The Paley Center presents a fabulous afternoon of fun-filled, family-friendly fare.
Members can reserve seats by emailing in NY: or in LA: at least 24 hours in advance.

Winter Is Here!
Saturdays from 12:15 to 4:00 pm
January 13, 20, 27

The best way to experience winter? Comfy and cozy in our giant-screen theater, watching these frosty-themed shows.

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

Pingu and the Snowball Fight
Pingu on a Sled Race
Pingu Goes Tobogganing
Babar: Child in the Snow
The Woman Who Raised a Bear as Her Son

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

The Adventures of Tintin: Tintin in Tibet
Boy Meets World: Stormy Weather
Sabrina the Teenage Witch: Mars Attracts




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

The Road to BroadwayCon: From the Comfort of Your Living Room – Treasures of Network TV 
In New York: Sundays, January 14 & 21, 2018
12:15 to 4:00 pm

The Paley Center copartners with BroadwayCon to offer some of musical theater’s best moments on television. Come watch these TV treasures that introduced millions of Americans to the joys of Broadway musicals—and spurred many a theater lover to visit the Great White Way! The third annual BroadwayCon, the premier convention for Broadway fans and theatre lovers, will take place from January 26 to 28, 2018, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. (For more information or tickets, go to

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Carousel (1967)
The Armstrong Circle Theatre presentation of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic musical stars Robert Goulet as Billy Bigelow, Mary Grover as Julie Jordan, Marlyn Mason as Carrie, Patricia Neway as Nettie, Jack DeLon as Mr. Snow, and Pernell Roberts as Jigger, with Charlie Ruggles as the Starkeeper. Paul Bogart directed the telecast. (ABC, 2 hours)

2:15 pm
Carousel Roundtable Discussion (2013)  
From the Paley Archive, a 2013 Paley Center discussion with Ted Chapin of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, Mary Grover (“Julie” in the 1967 telecast of Carousel), and dancers Bambi Linn (“Louise” in the original Broadway production of Carousel) and Gemze de Lappe, who both had a long association with the show’s original choreographer, Agnes de Mille; includes 1945 film footage of Ms. Linn dancing Carousel’s Act II “Ballet.” (45 min.)

3:00 pm
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1972)
Pippin was featured prominently on the November 23, 1972, installment of The Tonight Show—a month after the Stephen Schwartz musical opened on Broadway. Included are Johnny Carson’s interviews with Ben Vereen and John Rubinstein, and three complete numbers featuring Vereen, Rubinstein, and other cast members performing Bob Fosse’s ingenious choreography: “Simple Joys,” “With You,” and “On the Right Track.” (NBC, 25 min.)


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Brigadoon (1966)
An Armstrong Circle Theatre telecast of the beloved Lerner & Loewe musical starring Robert Goulet as Tommy Albright, Sally Ann Howes as Fiona MacLaren, Peter Falk as Jeff Douglas, Marlyn Mason as Meg Brockie, and Edward Villella as Harry Beaton. This excellent adaptation won five Emmy Awards including Best Musical Program and Best Director for Fielder Cook. (ABC, 90 min.)

1:45 pm
South Bank Show: The Andrew Lloyd Webber Story (1986)
The Phantom of the Opera opened on Broadway on January 26, 1988. To mark this milestone thirtieth anniversary, the Paley Center will screen an episode of the award-winning British arts series The South Bank Show. The program traces the career of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. Interspersed with host Melvyn Bragg’s interview with the composer are reminiscences by Lloyd Webber’s family members and by lyricist Tim Rice, actress Elaine Paige, and director Hal Prince. Excerpts from the original productions of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Song and Dance, Evita, and Cats are seen. The program concludes with Prince rehearsing the West End production of Phantom of the Opera with Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman—who perform “The Point of No Return.” (LWT, 80 min.)



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.