(Kansas City, Missouri) - Released in the summer of 1982, Tron was lauded for its groundbreaking computer technology and visual brilliance. The film spawned multiple video games, comic books, an animated television series, and a big-screen sequel.
Continuing its 2015 Off-the-Wall Film Series—themed Down the Rabbit Hole—in partnership with The Pitch, the Library screens the neo-noir science fiction classic on Friday, June 19, 2015, on the Rooftop Terrace of the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Doors open at 8 p.m., and the movie starts at 8:45.
Tron stars Jeff Bridges as a spare-time video game programmer, Kevin Flynn, whose most popular and profitable program is stolen by his boss. When Flynn tries to break into the company computer to find evidence of the theft, he's transported through a pixel portal into the dazzling digital world he created.
The movie's real calling card is its cutting-edge visual effects. "Here's a technological sound-and-light show that is sensational and brainy, stylish, and fun," critic Roger Ebert wrote in his thumbs-up review for the Chicago Sun-Times.
This year's Off-the-Wall series, running through September, focuses on strangers cast into strange, through-the-looking-glass lands. Films are screened on the Rooftop Terrace on the third Friday of the month, and a selection of locally brewed ales and lagers is provided by Kansas City Bier Company.
Admission is free. Attendees are welcome to bring blankets and folding chairs. In cases of inclement weather, screenings will be moved indoors to the Library's fifth-floor Helzberg Auditorium.
RSVP at kclibrary.org or call 816.701.3407. Free parking is available in the Library District parking garage at 10th and Baltimore.