Spaceballs (1987)

2019 Off-the-Wall Film Series: Well (Multi)versed
The Library launches a new series of summer rooftop film screenings with Mel Brooks’ classic Star Wars parody Spaceballs (1987, PG, 96 min.). Pitch a blanket or folding chair. There’s free popcorn, and you can sample local brews courtesy of KC Bier Co.
Friday, May 17, 2019 to Saturday, May 18, 2019
8:00 pm
Doors open: 8 p.m.  •  Program: 8:45 p.m.

The fate of the galaxy is at stake in Mel Brooks’ classic Star Wars parody. Reluctant hero Lone Starr (Bill Pullman) teams up with trusty sidekick Barf (John Candy), Princess Vespa (Daphne Zuniga), and robot Dot Matrix (Joan Rivers) to fight the ineptly evil forces of Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis). May the Schwartz be with them.

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.