Movies: anytime, any location, all ages

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.

Sunday, June 21, 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.


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.


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.)


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.