Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
As the summer of 1981 comes to an end at Camp Firewood, the counselors and campers are in a state of chaos. Romantic entanglements. An all-or-nothing talent show. And a piece of NASA’s Skylab is hurtling towards the camp. The comedic cast includes Janeane Garofalo, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Michael Ian Black, and Bradley Cooper.
Tunes: Jefferson Starship, Rick Springfield, KISS, Foreigner, and more kickin’ campfire acts.
This title is Rated R and is recommended for adult audiences only.
This year the Library’s FREE Off-the-Wall rooftop summer film series highlights quirky characters fighting the status quo. These madcap movie escapades are set to memorable soundtracks ideally produced to serve up shenanigans.
MAY 12: Wayne’s World (1992, PG-13, 1 hr 34 min.)
JUNE 9: To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995, PG-13, 1 hr 49 min.)
JULY 14: Wet Hot American Summer (2001, R, 1 hr 37 min.)
AUGUST 11: Harold & Maude (1971, PG, 1 hr 31 min.)
SEPTEMBER 8: Spice World (1997, PG, 1 hr 33 min.)
Some tips and notes about how best to enjoy an evening of downtown KC skyline cinema on the Central Library's Rooftop Terrace:
Bring 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 Kansas City Bier Company.
You may bring outside food and non-alcoholic beverages (no glass containers, please!).
Doors open at 8 pm. (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 Pitch and the Young Friends of the Library.