School of Rock (2003)

2018 Off the Wall Film Series: Summer Cinema Mixtape
This year the Library’s FREE Off-the Wall rooftop summer film series includes an eccentric playlist of comedies with song-centric storylines. Music-filled movies feature prep-school rockers, gangsta rappers, collegiate a cappella competitors, a young couple scouring the city for an elusive band, and a golden-throated carnivorous plant.
Friday, May 18, 2018
Program: 
8:00 pm

Doors open: 8 pm • Program: 8:45 pm

Dewey (Jack Black) is between Rock & Roll and a hard place. He’s been kicked out of his own band. He’s broke, jobless, and living with Ned, a musician friend (Mike White) who now substitute teaches. When Dewey intercepts a call from a private school about a job, he pretends to be Ned and accepts. Unprepared for the classroom, he discovers the fifth graders have musical talents, and he devises a plan for the schoolhouse rockers to help him win a Battle of the Bands -- and the $10,000 in prize money -- while avoiding the suspicious Principal Mullins (Joan Cusack).

This year the Library’s FREE Off-the Wall rooftop summer film series includes an eccentric playlist of comedies with song-centric storylines. Music-filled movies feature prep-school rockers, gangsta rappers, collegiate a cappella competitors, a young couple scouring the city for an elusive band, and a golden-throated carnivorous plant.

MAY 18: School of Rock (2003, 1 h 49 m, PG-13)
JUNE 15: CB4 (1993, 1 h 29 m, R)
JULY 20: Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008, 1 h 30 m, PG-13)
AUGUST 17: Little Shop of Horrors (1986, 1 h 43 m, PG-13)
SEPTEMBER 21: Pitch Perfect (2012, 1 h 52 m, PG-13)


Some tips and notes about how best to enjoy an evening of downtown KC skyline cinema on the Central Library's Rooftop Terrace:

  • Bring your own 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 KC Bier Co.
  • You may bring outside food and non-alcoholic beverages (no glass containers, please!)
  • Doors open at 8 p.m. (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 Young Friends of the Library.