Movies: anytime, any location, all ages

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)


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

Travel back to the old west with stars John Wayne and Robert Mitchum, in "El Dorado." In this 1958 follow up to "Rio Bravo" John Wayne portrays a gunslinger who rides into Sheriff Robert Mitchum's town to meet up with an old buddy. PG


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.


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

"Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" is a delightful mix of live action mingled with cartoon animation to make a movie enjoyable for all ages. A hard-boiled detective takes on a baffling case of possible cartoon marital infidelity. There is plenty of laugh material. Join us for the fun! PG


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
2:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Really more fantasy than hard-core science fiction, and a bit of a romance as well, "Groundhog Day" is a story that asks you to suspend reality-thinking and just enjoy the story about an obnoxious newscaster, with TV crew and producer, going to report on what the remainder of the winter season will be in the eyes of the famous groundhog. Played by Bill Murray, the newscaster is forced to relive Groundhog Day in an endless loop of the exact same encounters with the same people until he learns a valuable lesson. PG


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.