UPDATE: The Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) Ron Robinson Theater is open for rentals; but is suspending its own August reopening plans until further notice due to the rise in COVID-19 cases across the state. We do plan to be open by April 2022 for our (currently) next scheduled event.
The Ron Robinson Theater is a 315-seat multi-purpose event venue. Part of the Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) Main Library campus, it is designed to provide programs for all ages including films, music performances, plays, readings, lectures, speakers, and children’s activities. The theater is equipped with a state-of-the-art DCI-compliant Barco digital cinema projection system and 32′ wide retractable screen; and, a versatile sound system capable of Dolby 7.1 surround audio for movies, with a CL3 digital mixing console with ample inputs for traditional music concerts.
As with other CALS meeting spaces, the theater may be used by the public for a fee, based on availability. Contact Mary Osteen for more information.
Little Rock voters approved a bond issue in 2012 that provided funding for the Arcade Building. Through a public-private partnership between CALS, Clinton-Commerce LLC (which includes Moses Tucker Real Estate), Monroe Cache, retail stores, offices, and a restaurant are housed in the Arcade Building, a three-story, 60,000 square foot structure.