An excellent early ’70s Walter Matthau double-bill at the Aero on Thursday, March 6thDon Siegel‘s Charley Varrick and Joseph Sargent‘s The Taking of Pelham 123.

Every now and then I rouse myself and just drive over there and line up and buy a ticket to these shows because the Aero has very high-level sound and projection standards. On top of which these films looked gritty and run-down when they were new so there won’t be any of the disappointment I always find when I go to showings of newly struck or restored films at theatres like this — disappointing because they always look much better on a DVD or Blu-ray flat-screen presentation.