Spice World (1997)
As ‘90s Brit supergroup The Spice Girls gear up for the biggest concert of their career, the trappings of fame and their grueling performance schedule are taking a toll. Amid the stress, the pop singers must deal with outside forces conspiring to put the brakes on Girl Power – a tawdry tabloid publisher, an opportunistic documentary crew, a pair of tenacious Hollywood writers, and an eccentric record company owner. Supporting cast includes Roger Moore, George Wendt, Jennifer Saunders, Alan Cumming, and Meat Loaf.
Tunes: Do you really need to ask?
This year the Library’s FREE Off-the-Wall rooftop summer film series highlights quirky characters fighting the status quo. These madcap movie escapades are set to memorable soundtracks ideally produced to serve up shenanigans.
MAY 12: Wayne’s World (1992, PG-13, 1 hr 34 min.)
JUNE 9: To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995, PG-13, 1 hr 49 min.)
JULY 14: Wet Hot American Summer (2001, R, 1 hr 37 min.)
AUGUST 11: Harold & Maude (1971, PG, 1 hr 31 min.)
SEPTEMBER 8: Spice World (1997, PG, 1 hr 33 min.)
Some tips and notes about how best to enjoy an evening of downtown KC skyline cinema on the Central Library's Rooftop Terrace:
Bring blankets and folding chairs for seating.
Enjoy complimentary popcorn provided by the Friends of the Library. Sample some locally brewed ales and lagers courtesy of Kansas City Bier Company.
You may bring outside food and non-alcoholic beverages (no glass containers, please!).
Doors open at 8 pm. (Note: The Central Library closes at 5 p.m. on Fridays, but the doors reopen at 8 p.m. for Off-the-Wall audiences.) All movies begin at dusk (approximately 8:45 p.m.). In case of bad weather, screenings are moved indoors.
Complimentary parking is available in the Library District parking garage at 10th and Baltimore. Bring your parking ticket for validation. Transit options: take KC Streetcar to the Library stop at 9th/Main or Ride KC buses to 10th/Main transit plaza.
Co-presented by The Pitch and the Young Friends of the Library.
SPICE JAM: Cardio Dance, Spice Girls Style - AT CAPACITY
Join Thrive Pilates & Movement Studio and the Young Friends of the Kansas City Public Library for a night of Girl Power! Before the Library's public screening of Spice World, the final movie in the 2017 Off-the-Wall Film Series, Thrive will lead a FREE cardio dance class on the Central Library's Rooftop Terrace set to all your favorite Spice Girls tunes. Space is limited and registration is required.
This class is now at capacity.