Movies: anytime, any location, all ages

Saturday, November 22, 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.


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Philomena - starring Judi Dench. In 1952, a young Philomena was sent to the convent of Roscrea in Ireland after giving birth to her first child. When her son became a toddler, the nuns sent him to America for adoption. Philomena then spent the next fifty years seeking for him in vain.

This 2013 movie is rated PG-13 for some strong language, thematic elements and sexual references. It runs 98 minutes. Come join us in the Ruiz meeting room for a great movie and light refreshments.


Friday, November 28, 2014
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Kick off the holiday season with a great movie on the big screen: 2004’s magical, visually stunning The Polar Express starring Tom Hanks.

Recommended for all ages.


Saturday, November 29, 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.


Sunday, November 30, 2014

Please join us this afternoon for our Sunday family movie. (Parents with children)


Friday, December 5, 2014
2:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Come enjoy a holiday classic, "The Bishop's Wife", starring Cary Grant, David Niven, and Loretta Young (1947 B&W). Christmas bells are ringing, but Bishop Henry Brougham is missing the spirit as he desperately tries to raise funds for a new cathedral to the point of neglecting his wife. Only divine intervention can salvage the marriage. This witty and sentimental film will delight any audience.


Saturday, December 6, 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.


Friday, December 12, 2014

Come join us in the spacious Westport Meeting Room for a great movie and light refreshments.


Friday, December 12, 2014
2:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Sit back and enjoy a modern holiday classic, "A Christmas Story" starring Darren McGavin. (1983) This film is both heartwarming and side splitting as nine-year-old Ralphie tries to convince his parents that an air rifle would be the perfect Christmas gift from Santa only to hear the refrain, "You'll shoot your eye out!"


Saturday, December 13, 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.