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
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

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.