Movies: anytime, any location, all ages

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Not everybody was keen on the idea of Father’s Day when a Washington state woman, Sonora Smart Dodd, began campaigning for an equivalent to Mother’s Day in the early 1900s. Some saw it as mushy and unmanly. Others deemed it a commercial grab. But it caught on and finally became a federal holiday—observed the third Sunday in June—in 1972.

In observance, the Library screens four films this month that offer a lighthearted look at fatherhood.


Saturday, June 27, 2015

42 starring Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford.

History was made in 1947 when Jackie Robinson broke the professional baseball race barrier to become the first African American MLB player of the modern era. 42 tells the life story of Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey.

This 2013 film is rated PG-13 for thematic elements including language and runs 128 minutes.

Come join us in the Ruiz meeting room for a great movie and light refreshments.


Sunday, June 28, 2015
1:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Comedian Bob Hope appeared in six dozen feature films over a professional career that stretched more than 60 years, most often playing the part of the brash, blustering coward. The Library screens four of them—curated by Time magazine theater critic and Kansas City native Richard Zoglin—on Sundays in June.

The series coincides with Zoglin’s discussion of his new biography Hope: Entertainer of the Century on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at the Plaza Branch.


Thursday, July 2, 2015
2:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Come join us as we watch the animated movie, Cars. It is rated G and is 116 minutes long.


Thursday, July 16, 2015

Please join us as we enjoy a movie on our big screen.


Friday, July 17, 2015

Doors open: 8 p.m. • Program: 8:45 p.m.

The Library’s annual summer Off-the-Wall film series takes filmgoers Down the Rabbit Hole, celebrating movies about people cast into strange, through-the-looking-glass lands. In Labyrinth, a girl (Jennifer Connelly) braves a magical maze of muppets to rescue her baby brother from a glam-rock Goblin King (David Bowie.)


Thursday, July 23, 2015
2:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Come join us as we watch Disney's Hercules. It is rated G and is 93 minutes long.


Wednesday, July 29, 2015
2:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Come join us as we watch the live-action movie, Underdog. It is rated PG and is 82 minutes long.


Thursday, July 30, 2015
2:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Come join us as we watch the movie, Sky High, which is about teenage superheroes. It is rated PG and is 100 minutes long.


Friday, August 21, 2015

Doors open: 8 p.m. • Program: 8:45 p.m.

The Library’s annual summer Off-the-Wall film series takes filmgoers Down the Rabbit Hole, celebrating movies about people cast into strange, through-the-looking-glass lands.

The fate of the world lies in the hands of a couple of truant air-guitar enthusiasts whose partnership is destined to bring about world peace. Bill and Ted might just save the future—if they can pass high school history class. They have the ultimate study aid, though: a time-traveling phone booth. Starring Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves.