Movies on the big screen every Thursday at 6:30 pm. Relax and enjoy classics or recent blockbusters in Main Library’s auditorium. Free parking on weekdays after 6 pm with a voucher from the Library.
March 2, 6:30 PM: The Last Flight (1931)
This overlooked gem is by turns a funny, poignant and tragic tale of the “lost generation,” following a group of pilots in Paris just after the end of WWI, as they aimlessly embark on a drunken binge. An early film by director William Dieterle, with Richard Barthelmess, David Manners, Helen Chandler, and Johnny Mack Brown, 76 min.
March 9, 6:30 PM: Other Men’s Women (1931)
William Wellman helms this drama of railroad workers who are best friends until one falls for the other’s wife. Starring Grant Withers, James Cagney, Mary Astor, and Joan Blondell, 71 min.
March 16, 6:30 PM: Baby Face (1933)
Barbara Stanwyck is a stunner as the ambitious Lily Powers, who is determined to succeed at all costs. Her costumes alone (with gowns by Orry Kelly) are worth a gander. With George Brent, and a very young John Wayne, 71 min.
March 23, 6:30 PM: No More Orchids (1932)
Heiress Carole Lombard flirts with Lyle Talbot on a cruise, only to find herself being forced by her grandfather (C. Aubrey Smith) to marry into royalty in order to save her banker father (Walter Connelly), 78 min.
March 30, 6:30 PM: The Divorcee (1930)
Norma Shearer won a Best Actress Oscar for her role as a wife who decides two can play that game, when she finds out that her husband is unfaithful. Produced by Shearer’s husband, MGM exec Irving Thalberg, with Robert Montgomery, Chester Morris, and Conrad Nagel, 84 min.
Get your parking validation ticket at the Security Desk and then relax in Main Library's 400-seat auditorium.
Contact the Culture & AV Division at 330.643.9015 or email@example.com for more information.
AGE GROUP: | Adults |
EVENT TYPE: | Movies |
TAGS: | WWI | William Wellman | William Dieterle | Robert Montgomery | Richard Barthelmess | Randolph Scott | Pre-Code | Norma Shearer | MGM | Mary Astor | Lionel Atwill | John Wayne | Joan Blondell | James Cagney | Horror | Hollywood | George Brent | Gail Patrick | David Manners | Barbara Stanwyck | 1930's movies |
|Mon, Mar 20||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Tue, Mar 21||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Wed, Mar 22||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Thu, Mar 23||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Fri, Mar 24||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sat, Mar 25||10:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sun, Mar 26||1:00PM to 5:00PM|
Main Library, located in the heart of downtown Akron, combines compelling public space with meaningful and relevant public library services for all members of our community. Since opening in 2004, the downtown library welcomes more than one million visitors each year.
Subject divisions include: Business, Government & Science, Culture & AV, Magazines & Newspapers, Special Collections (local history & genealogy), TechZone@Main, Teen, and a 12,000 square feet Children's Library.
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