Mars Attacks! (1996)

2019 Off-the-Wall Film Series: Well (Multi)versed
This Library’s popular Off-the-Wall rooftop film series continues on its otherworldly summer course, featuring Tim Burton’s star-studded, invasion-of-earth camp comedy Mars Attacks! (1996; PG-13). There’s free popcorn from Velvet Crème, plus local brews courtesy of KC Bier Co.
Friday, August 16, 2019 to Saturday, August 17, 2019
8:00 pm
Doors open: 8 p.m.  •  Program: 8:45 p.m.

Neighbors from the Red Planet arrive under a pretense of peace, but it soon becomes clear their real intent is to colonize and conquer. Maybe vaporizing Congress was the first clue. Tim Burton directs an all-star cast including Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, and Sarah Jessica Parker. Slim Whitman upstages them all.

2019 Off the Wall Films:

May 17:  Spaceballs (1987, PG, 1h 36 min)
June 21:  Coneheads (1993, PG, 1h 28 min)
July 19:  Galaxy Quest (1999, PG, 1h 42 min)
August 16:  Mars Attacks (1996, PG-13, 1h 50 min)
September 20:  Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018, PG, 1h 57 min)

Co-presented by the Young Friends of the Library. Enjoy complimentary popcorn provided by Velvet Creme.  Sample some local brews courtesy of KC Bier Co.

This series is part of the Library's 2019 Summer Reading Program: Dare to Discover.

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.
  • 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.