Movies: anytime, any location, all ages

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
2:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Beat the heat with a fun movie on the big screen!

Today's selection: Frozen* (rated PG)

*Movie selection subject to change: call the Plaza Library Kid Corner at 816-701-3481 to confirm.


Thursday, July 31, 2014
2:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Come watch the movie, Night at the Museum. Rated PG, 110 minutes.


Friday, August 1, 2014
2:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Directed by John Ford, this Oscar winning 1939 film is considered by critics to be the film that made John Wayne a Hollywood star. Claire Trevor costars. Not rated.


Saturday, August 2, 2014

Film critics regard 1939 as the greatest year in Hollywood history, when more memorable movies were released than at any other time. Throughout 2014, the Kansas City Public Library recreates the movie going experience enjoyed by audiences 75 years earlier. Each week, the free series Hollywood’s Greatest Year will present a movie from 1939.

In the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault, Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Tuesday, August 5, 2014
6:00pm @ Plaza Branch

This month, teens are invited to a series of free films based on popular Young Adult novels.

In the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Friday, August 8, 2014

The Words - starring Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid and Zoe Saldana A writer at the peak of his literary success discovers the steep price he must pay for stealing another man's work.

This movie runs 103 minutes and is rated PG-13 for brief strong language and smoking. Come join us in the Westport meeting room for a great movie and light refreshments.


Friday, August 8, 2014
2:00pm @ Waldo Branch

"The Long Long Trailer" starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, and Marjorie Main. An engaged couple dream about having a house, but end up with a trailer that leads to all kinds of mishaps and the comedy that goes with it. 1953, Not Rated.


Saturday, August 9, 2014

Film critics regard 1939 as the greatest year in Hollywood history, when more memorable movies were released than at any other time. Throughout 2014, the Kansas City Public Library recreates the movie going experience enjoyed by audiences 75 years earlier. Each week, the free series Hollywood’s Greatest Year will present a movie from 1939.

In the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault, Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014
6:00pm @ Plaza Branch

This month, teens are invited to a series of free films based on popular Young Adult novels.

In the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Friday, August 15, 2014

The 2014 edition of the long-running Off-the-Wall Film Series, co-presented by The Kansas City Public Library and The Pitch, features musically-themed titles from 1984.

In Repo Man, Young Otto (Emilio Estevez) gets a crash course in repossessing cars from old hand Harry Dean Stanton in this cult effort that mixes anti-social rebellion with black comedy and even a dab of science fiction. Director Alex Cox’s film isn’t technically a musical, but it has a killer soundtrack featuring Iggy Pop, Black Flag, Suicidal Tendencies, the Circle Jerks, and other bands your mother wouldn’t approve of. This title is Rated R and is recommended for adult audiences only.

These five films, presented on one Friday each month from May through September on the Rooftop Terrace of the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., offer a tuneful sampling of what Americans were listening to 30 years ago. Featured are such musical artists as Prince and the Talking Heads, an early cinematic celebration of break dancing, and a classic cult film noted for its innovative musical soundtrack.