Upcoming Live Events

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Caddyshack (1980, R)

Caddyshack is a 1980 American sports comedy film directed by Harold Ramis, written by Brian Doyle-Murray, Ramis and Douglas Kenney, and starring Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, Michael O’Keefe and Bill Murray.

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Exhibition on Screen - Hopper: An American Love Story

Presented by Exhibition on Screen, this new film takes a deep look into Edward Hopper’s art, his life, and his relationships.

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Interactive Screening! The Rocky Horror Picture Show (R, 1975)

It’s an otherworldly sensational dream! It’s cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Ron Robinson Theater! This special screening will include a pre-show featuring wacky games, trivia, and costume contests sure to tantalize and tease.

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To Kill a Mockingbird (1962, PG)

To Kill a Mockingbird is a 1962 American coming-of-age legal drama crime film directed by Robert Mulligan. The screenplay by Horton Foote is based on Harper Lee’s 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name.

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Space Jam (1996, PG)

Space Jam is a 1996 American live-action/animated sports comedy starring basketball player Michael Jordan as a fictional version of himself.

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Arkansas Sounds Presents: Power 92 Tribute and Family Reunion

Join us Saturday, February 24, at 7:00pm for a tribute to The People’s Station in Central Arkansas.

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Rustin (2023, PG-13)

Join us for a free showing of Rustin at the Ron Robinson Theater on Monday, February 26. The movie will be followed by a panel discussion about the importance of allyship and inclusion in movements for social change.

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Driving Miss Daisy (1990, PG)

Driving Miss Daisy is a 1989 American comedy-drama film. The story defines Daisy and her point of view through a network of relationships and emotions by focusing on her home life, synagogue, friends, family, fears, and concerns over 25-years.

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Aliens (1979, R)

After floating in space for 57 years, Lt. Ripley’s (Sigourney Weaver) shuttle is found by a deep space salvage team.

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The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928, NR)

Spiritual rapture and institutional hypocrisy come to stark, vivid life in one of the most transcendent masterpieces of the silent era.

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Thelma and Louise (1991, R)

Meek housewife Thelma (Geena Davis) joins her friend Louise (Susan Sarandon), an independent waitress, on a short fishing trip.

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Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991, R)

In this sequel set eleven years after “The Terminator,” young John Connor, the key to civilization’s victory over a future robot uprising, is the target of the shape-shifting T-1000, a Terminator sent from the future to kill him.

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Arkansas Sounds Presents: Songwriters Showcase

Join us on Saturday, March 9, at 8:00PM when Arkansas Sounds presents four uniquely talented Arkansas singer-songwriters with deep musical roots in folk, blues, rock, and country, as they swap songs in an intimate and personal concert.

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Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958, PG)

Nancy Archer is a rich socialite who is unhappily married to husband Harry, who left her once but came back to her when he needed money.

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Made in Arkansas Film Festival Presents, Femme Flicks: Arkansas Women in Film

Join the Made in Arkansas Film Festival for a monthly night of screenings in the CALS Ron Robinson Theater. This month, we’re thrilled to present an evening celebrating Arkansas women in film!

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Gravity (2013, PG-13)

Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a medical engineer on her first shuttle mission. Her commander is veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney), helming his last flight before retirement.

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Exhibition on Screen Presents, "Easter in Art"

Easter in Art is a stunning film on one of the most significant events in history – the death and resurrection of Jesus.

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Interactive Screening! The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975, R)

It’s an otherworldly sensational dream! It’s cult classic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at the Ron Robinson Theater! This special screening will include a pre-show featuring wacky games, trivia, and costume contests sure to tantalize and tease.

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The Wasp Woman (1959, NR)

The head of a major cosmetics company experiments on herself with a youth formula made from royal jelly extracted from wasps, but the formula’s side effects have deadly consequences.

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The Fifth Element (1997, PG-13)

In the 23rd century, a New York City cabbie, Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis), finds the fate of the world in his hands when Leeloo (Milla Jovovich) falls into his cab.

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Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003, R)

After awakening from a four-year coma, a former assassin wreaks vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her.

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Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004, R)

The Bride continues her quest of vengeance against her former boss and lover Bill, the reclusive bouncer Budd, and the treacherous, one-eyed Elle.

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The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981, PG)

Pat Kramer (Lily Tomlin) leads the typical “American Dream” lifestyle, with husband Vance (Charles Grodin) making the money while she raises their two kids in suburban California.

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A League of Their Own (1992, PG)

As America’s stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey (Garry Marshall).

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BingoFlix! Barbarella (1968, PG)

The president of Earth sends space adventurer Barbarella on a mission to retrieve a scientist. She crash lands on a planet and explores its strange customs after a man rescues her from captivity.

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National Theatre Live Presents: Best of Enemies

National Theatre Live presents the best of British theatre broadcast from the London stage to cinemas around the world.

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Exhibition on Screen Presents, "Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse"

Long considered spaces for expressing color, light and atmosphere, the garden has occupied the creative minds of some of the world’s greatest artists.

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Exhibition on Screen Presents, "Leonardo: The Works"

Many feature films have showcased the genius of Leonardo but none have ever examined in such detail the most crucial element of all: his art.

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National Theatre Live Presents: Vanya

National Theatre Live presents the best of British theatre broadcast from the London stage to cinemas around the world.

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Exhibition on Screen Presents, "Cezanne: Portraits of a Life"

One cannot appreciate 20th century art without understanding the significance and genius of Paul Cézanne.

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Exhibition on Screen Presents, "Sunflowers"

Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers are some of the most iconic paintings in the world. This extraordinary feature-length documentary film brings the spectacular series together on screen as never seen before.

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Exhibition on Screen Presents, "John Singer Sargent: Fashion & Swagger"

John Singer Sargent is known as the greatest portrait artist of his era. What made his ‘swagger’ portraits remarkable was his power over his sitters, what they wore and how they were presented to the audience.

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Exhibition on Screen Presents, "Frida Kahlo"

The definitive film exploring the life and art of a true global icon. Filmed extensively at Kahlo’s home ‘The Blue House’ in Mexico City. Created in collaboration with experts who knew Kahlo, and those that have studied and curated her work.

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Exhibition on Screen Presents, "Munch"

Many know Munch as the man who painted The Scream, but his complete works are remarkable and secure his place as one of the greatest artists to have ever lived.

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Exhibition on Screen Presents, "Young Picasso"

Pablo Picasso is one of the most famous names in art history, his image and his art are everywhere, yet few know the remarkable story of his rise to greatness.

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Exhibition on Screen Presents, "Rembrandt"

This film showcases a landmark exhibition, featuring unprecedented loans from around the world – a unique opportunity to experience the passion and innovation of Rembrandt.

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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 5.1 surround audio for movies, with a CL3 digital mixing console with ample inputs for traditional music concerts.

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.

As with other CALS meeting spaces, the theater may be used by the public for a fee, based on availability. Contact our team for more information.

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