Movies: anytime, any location, all ages

Saturday, October 25, 2014

An offshoot of KC FilmFest’s annual Reel Spirit youth film competition, this all-day family event screens award-winning shorts and a free family feature and offers interactive filmmaking workshops on important storytelling principles.

Making a special appearance is Hallmark Cards artist and head of character development Pedro Martin, who works with the animated hoops&yoyo characters and created Asteroid Andy. He discusses and shows clips of his work, including the conception of new Hallmark character Penny Paperheart, and introduces the animated movie hoops&yoyo’s Haunted Halloween.


Saturday, October 25, 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.


Monday, October 27, 2014
6:00pm @ Plaza Branch

PG-13 horror movies still manage to pack in a lot of thrills and chills! Not for the faint of heart!

Mondays at 6 p.m. - Truman Auditorium at the Plaza Library

October 6, 2014 - When a Stranger Calls (2006)
October 13, 2014 - Insidious
October 20, 2014 - Drag Me To Hell
October 27, 2014 - Gremlins


Friday, October 31, 2014

If trick-or-treating isn’t your thing, join us a screening of Tim Burton’s 1993 classic animated film.

Bored with the same old scare-and-scream routine, Jack Skellington – the Pumpkin King – longs to spread the joy of Christmas. But his merry mission puts Santa in jeopardy and creates a nightmare for good little boys and girls everywhere.

Rated PG, the movie is recommended for ages 8 and up.


Saturday, November 1, 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, November 7, 2014
2:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Relive the drama, conflict and power of one of the greatest anti-war films ever made: "All Quiet on the Western Front." Academy Award winner for Best Picture, this is the original version from the '30s.


Saturday, November 8, 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 15, 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, November 20, 2014

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


Friday, November 21, 2014
2:00pm @ Waldo Branch

This month's film offering is "The Amazing Spiderman 2." Peter Parker finds himself battling evil once again to save New York City from the menacing Electro.