The Belcourt Theatre Announces Heist

The Belcourt Theatre announces Heist!, a 16-film series, Sept. 3 – Oct. 10, featuring a selection of the genre’s most enduring classics, alongside more recent favorites that flip that genre on its head.

We’ve hatched a plan. From the ritzy Riviera to the Windy City, the crew’s all here…and the heist is on!

NASHVILLE, TENN. (Aug. 19, 2021) — From September 3 through October 10, 2021, the Belcourt Theatre presents Heist!, a 16-film series that includes classics, recent, and unexpected selections from one of cinema’s most loved and pervasive genres. With films that span from 1955 to 2019, the series also includes four films that will be shown on rarely-screened 35 millimeter film prints.

Tickets are now on sale for all films in Heist! series, as well as full series passes. Passes are $112 ($80 for Belcourt members) and provide one (1) ticket to each film in the series.

“Every year around this time we attempt to conjure up a fitting way to bid adieu to the dog days of summer,” said Zack Hall, education and programming associate at the Belcourt.  “What better way to celebrate the joy of going to the movies again than to bring an amazing collection of films that define and push the boundaries of such a tonally rich genre as the heist film?

“There truly is something for everyone here: the first feature from master animator Hayao Miyazaki, Christopher Nolan’s mind-bendingly surreal dreams within dreams within dreams sci-if blockbuster, a story ripped from the headlines that pits sex workers against white collar criminals, a throwback fun-for-the-whole-family song-filled featuring the muppets and our dearly departed Dame Diana Rigg and Charles Grodin, career-defining performances by some of our greatest actors and whizz-bang directing by a handful of impressive filmmakers inspired by the incredible lineage of heist films they grew up watching.”

Special thanks for assistance in programming Heist! to: Jack Durwood (Paramount), Kristie Nakamura (Warner Bros.), Chris Chouinard (Park Circus), Neil Calderone (Chicago Cinema Society), Eitan Frysh (Resurgence Media), Ryan Kane and Chance Huskey (GKids), Brian Darwas (Atomichotrods), Eric Di Bernardo (Rialto Pictures), David Jennings (Sony Pictures), Frank Viadero (STX), Randy Andrews (Swank Motion Pictures), Jason Jackowski (Universal).

The Heist! series films are:

JACKIE BROWN Fri, Sep 3 | Mon, Sep 6
Dir. Quentin Tarantino | USA | 1997 | 154min | R | 35mm

TO CATCH A THIEF Sat-Sun, Sep 4-5 | Wed, Sep 8
Dir. Alfred Hitchcock | USA | 1955 | 106min | PG | 4K DCP

HEAT  Mon, Sep 6 | Thu, Sep 9
Dir. Michael Mann | USA | 1995 | 170min | R | 4K DCP

DOG DAY AFTERNOON  Tue, Sep 7 | Sun, Sep 12
Dir. Sidney Lumet | USA | 1975 | 125min | R | 35mm

Dir. Hayao Miyazaki | Japan | 1979 | 102min | NR | 4K DCP
In Japanese with English subtitles

POINT BREAK  Fri, Sep 10 | Tue, Sep 14
Dir. Kathryn Bigelow | USA | 1991 | 122min | R | 35mm

RIFIFI  Sat-Sun, Sep 11-12
Dir. Jules Dassin | France | 1955 | 118min | NR | DCP
In French with English subtitles

WIDOWS  Wed, Sep 15 | Sun, Sep 19
Dir. Steve McQueen | UK/USA | 2018 | 129min | R | DCP

BOTTLE ROCKET  Fri, Sep 17 | Tue, Sep 21
Dir. Wes Anderson | USA | 1996 | 91min | R | DCP

THE LADYKILLERS  Sat-Sun, Sep 18-19
Dir. Alexander Mackendrick | UK | 1955 | 91min | NR | 4K DCP

HUSTLERS  Mon, Sep 20
Dir. Lorene Scarfaria | USA | 2019 | 110min | R | DCP

INCEPTION  Fri, Sep 24 | Tue, Sep 28
Dir. Christopher Nolan | USA | 2010 | 148min | PG-13 | 4K DCP

THE ITALIAN JOB  Sat-Sun, Sep 25-26
Dir. Peter Collinson | UK | 1969 | 99min | G | 4K DCP

Dir. Joseph Sargent | USA | 1974 | 104min | R | 35mm

THE GREAT MUPPET CAPER  Sat, Oct 2 | Tue, Oct 5
Dir. Jim Henson | USA | 1981 | 97min | G | DCP

LE CERCLE ROUGE  Fri-Sun, Oct 8-10
Dir. Jean-Pierre Melville | France | 1970 | 140min | NR | 4K DCP
In French with English subtitles

More information on the Heist! series, its films, showtimes and tickets can be found on the Belcourt’s website at

About the Belcourt Theatre

The Belcourt Theatre is Nashville’s nonprofit film center, a cultural institution with a mission to engage, enrich and educate audiences through innovative film programming. Housed in Nashville’s only neighborhood theatre, the Belcourt has presented the best of independent, documentary, world, and repertory, while promoting visual literacy and providing opportunities for people of all ages to experience the power of film. First opened in 1925 as a silent movie house, the theatre was home to the Grand Ole Opry from 1934-35. The theatre reopened as a nonprofit art house in 1999. In July 2016, the Belcourt opened after a seven-month renovation, the first major work on the theatre in 50 years.

The Belcourt is currently maintaining 50% capacity in all its screening spaces. See all our current health and safety precautions here.

The Belcourt Theatre is funded in part by Metro Arts: Nashville Office of Arts & Culture, the Tennessee Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, and is grateful for their support of our nonprofit mission.

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