Movies: anytime, any location, all ages

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Join us each month as we enjoy a movie on our big screen.


Saturday, August 23, 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 26, 2014
6:00pm

Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St.

    PLEASE NOTE:
  • Due to heavy demand, this event has been moved from the Kansas City Public Library’s Plaza Branch to the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St.
  • Free parking will be provided by Broadway Square Partners, LLP at two locations near the theater.
  • RSVPs are now closed. Individuals who submitted RSVPs between 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, 2014, and 12:15 p.m. on Monday, August 4, 2014, have been placed on a waiting list, and will be notified of seat availability.


Twenty-three years after she riveted a nation – sitting before a microphone in a bright blue suit, calmly telling an all-male Senate committee that she once was subjected to sexual harassment by Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas – Anita Hill will appear at a Kansas City Public Library event commemorating that historic event.

The free program features a screening of the documentary Anita: Speaking Truth to Power and a subsequent question-and-answer session with Hill.


Saturday, August 30, 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, August 31, 2014

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


Saturday, September 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, September 12, 2014

Olympus Has Fallen - starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman and Angela Bassett

When the president is kidnapped by a terrorist who seizes control of the White House (Secret Service Code: Olympus), disgraced former presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the national security team rushes to respond, they must rely on Banning's insider knowledge to save the president and prevent an even greater catastrophe.


Saturday, September 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.


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Join us each month as we enjoy a movie on our big screen.


Friday, September 19, 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.

Under the direction of Jonathan Demme, David Byrne and the Talking Heads deliver one of the greatest concert movies ever in Stop Making Sense. Featured are Heads classics like “Take Me to the River,” “Psycho Killer,” “Once in a Lifetime,” and “Burning Down the House.” Not to mention an appearance by Byrne’s “big suit.”

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.