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Monday at the Movies: A Christmas Story

Monday, 19 December 2016 - 2:00pm
Based on the humorous writings of author Jean Shepherd, this beloved holiday movie follows the wintry exploits of youngster Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley), who spends most of his time dodging a bully (Zack Ward) and dreaming of his ideal Christmas gift, a "Red Ryder air rifle." Frequently at odds with his cranky dad (Darren McGavin) but comforted by his doting mother (Melinda Dillon), Ralphie struggles to make it to Christmas Day with his glasses and his hopes intact.

PG | 1 hr 34 minutes

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LIBRARY THEATRE
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Monday at the Movies: A Christmas Story

Monday, 19 December 2016 - 6:30pm
Based on the humorous writings of author Jean Shepherd, this beloved holiday movie follows the wintry exploits of youngster Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley), who spends most of his time dodging a bully (Zack Ward) and dreaming of his ideal Christmas gift, a "Red Ryder air rifle." Frequently at odds with his cranky dad (Darren McGavin) but comforted by his doting mother (Melinda Dillon), Ralphie struggles to make it to Christmas Day with his glasses and his hopes intact.

PG | 1 hr 34 minutes

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LIBRARY THEATRE
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The National Parks: America's Best Idea - Part 1 - documentary screening

Tuesday, 27 December 2016 - 2:00pm
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, join us for a marathon screening of the Emmy Award-winning film by Ken Burns!

Part 1, The Scripture of Nature (1851-1890), follows the creation of Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks and shows how John Muir became their eloquent defender.

Free admission and refreshments! (2009, 2 hours) 205-444-7840
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The National Parks: America's Best Idea - Part 2 - documentary screening

Tuesday, 27 December 2016 - 6:30pm
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, join us for a marathon screening of the Emmy Award-winning film by Ken Burns!

In Part 2, The Last Refuge (1890-1915), John Muir leads a failed conservation movement to secure protection for the national parks, and President Theodore Roosevelt establishes a number of National Monuments, including Devil's Tower, Crater Lake, and the Grand Canyon.

Free admission and refreshments! (2009, 2 hours) 205-444-7840
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The National Parks: America's Best Idea - Part 3 - documentary screening

Wednesday, 28 December 2016 - 2:00pm
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, join us for a marathon screening of the Emmy Award-winning film by Ken Burns!

Part 3, The Empire of Grandeur (1915-1919), covers the creation of the National Park Service.

Free admission and refreshments! (2009, 2 hours) 205-444-7840
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The National Parks: America's Best Idea - Part 4 - documentary screening

Wednesday, 28 December 2016 - 6:30pm
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, join us for a marathon screening of the Emmy Award-winning film by Ken Burns!

Part 4, Going Home (1920-1933), focuses on the time when America embraced the automobile, setting off an explosion in the number of park visits. Also, the Rockefellers begin quietly buying up land in the Teton Mountain Range, with plans to donate it to the government as a park.

Free admission and refreshments! (2009, 2 hours) 205-444-7840
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The National Parks: America's Best Idea - Part 5 - documentary screening

Thursday, 29 December 2016 - 2:00pm
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, join us for a marathon screening of the Emmy Award-winning film by Ken Burns!

In Part 5, Great Nature (1933-1945), Franklin D. Roosevelt creates the Civilian Conservation Corps to battle unemployment during the Great Depression, spawning a "golden age" of park renovation projects. Also, the President is pressured to open the parks to mining and lumbering during World War II.

Free admission and refreshments! (2009, 2 hours) 205-444-7840
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The National Parks: America's Best Idea - Part 6 - documentary screening

Thursday, 29 December 2016 - 6:30pm
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, join us for a marathon screening of the Emmy Award-winning film by Ken Burns!

In Part 6, The Morning of Creation (1946-1980), the parks are overwhelmed as visitation reaches 62 million people a year after World War II. A new billion-dollar campaign is created to build facilities and infrastructure that can accommodate the flood of visitors.

Free admission and refreshments! (2009, 2 hours) 205-444-7840
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Edison - documentary screening

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 - 2:00pm
Edison explores the complex alchemy that accounts for the enduring celebrity of America's most famous inventor, offering new perspectives on the man and his milieu, and illuminating not only the true nature of invention, but its role in turn-of-the-century America's rush into the future (2015, 112 minutes). Free admission and refreshments! ⁠444-⁠7840
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Edison - documentary screening

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 - 6:30pm
Edison explores the complex alchemy that accounts for the enduring celebrity of America's most famous inventor, offering new perspectives on the man and his milieu, and illuminating not only the true nature of invention, but its role in turn-of-the-century America's rush into the future (2015, 112 minutes). Free admission and refreshments! 444-⁠7840
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Noche de Pelicula en Espanol

Thursday, 19 January 2017 - 6:30pm
Movie night for Spanish-speaking families.

Free Admission and Free refreshments!
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Monday at the Movies: Singin' in the Rain

Monday, 30 January 2017 - 2:00pm
Singin' in the Rain

A spoof of the turmoil that afflicted the movie industry in the late 1920s when movies went from silent to sound. When two silent movie stars', Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont, latest movie is made into a musical a chorus girl is brought in to dub Lina's speaking and singing. Don is on top of the world until Lina finds out.

103 minutes | Rated G

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Monday at the Movies: Singin' in the Rain

Monday, 30 January 2017 - 6:30pm
Singin' in the Rain

A spoof of the turmoil that afflicted the movie industry in the late 1920s when movies went from silent to sound. When two silent movie stars', Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont, latest movie is made into a musical a chorus girl is brought in to dub Lina's speaking and singing. Don is on top of the world until Lina finds out.

103 minutes | Rated G

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Monday at the Movies: The Soloist

Monday, 27 February 2017 - 2:00pm
February: The Soloist

Los Angeles columnist Steve Lopez (Robert Downey Jr.) has reached an impasse in his life. His marriage is on the rocks, and he's disillusioned with his job. Then, while wandering through L.A.'s Skid Row, he spots a homeless man (Jamie Foxx) playing a two-stringed violin with a virtuoso's skill. Lopez initially thinks of the man, named Nathaniel Ayers, as just a story idea. But as he begins to unravel the mystery of Ayers' strange fate, Lopez realizes that a change is happening within himself.

117 minutes | Rated PG-13

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Monday at the Movies: The Soloist

Monday, 27 February 2017 - 6:30pm
February: The Soloist

Los Angeles columnist Steve Lopez (Robert Downey Jr.) has reached an impasse in his life. His marriage is on the rocks, and he's disillusioned with his job. Then, while wandering through L.A.'s Skid Row, he spots a homeless man (Jamie Foxx) playing a two-stringed violin with a virtuoso's skill. Lopez initially thinks of the man, named Nathaniel Ayers, as just a story idea. But as he begins to unravel the mystery of Ayers' strange fate, Lopez realizes that a change is happening within himself.

117 minutes | Rated PG-13

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