Hocus Pocus (1993, PG)

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2022 Genealogy Workshop

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

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Frankenstein (1931, NR)

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Beetlejuice (1988, PG)

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Rodney Crowell: Word For Word Tour

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Mayoral Forum

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Son of Frankenstein (1939, NR)

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HITCHCOCK-toberfest! Rear Window (1954, PG)

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Nightmare Before Christmas (1993, PG)

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Hocus Pocus (1993, PG)

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

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BingoFlix! Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter (1966, NR)

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HITCHCOCK-toberfest! The Birds (1963, PG-13)

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OCTOBER 21 @ 7:00 PM: Serial Mom (1994, R) -- FREE screening presented by Six Bridges Book Festival

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False Negative: An Evening with John Waters

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CALS Speaker Series: Kimberly Wehle, How to Think Like a Lawyer and Why

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HITCHCOCK-toberfest! Psycho (1960, R)

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OCTOBER 28 @ 8:00 PM: The Exorcist (1973, R) -- FREE screening presented by Six Bridges Book Festival

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George Michael Reborn
featuring Robert Bartko

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OCTOBER 30 @ 4:00 PM: The Shining (1980, R) -- FREE screening presented by Six Bridges Book Festival

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CALS Arkansas Sounds presents: Luenell

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Upcoming Live Events

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Hocus Pocus (1993, PG)

Before you stream the sequel… watch the original on the big screen!

After moving to Salem, Massachusetts, teenager Max Dennison explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani and their new friend, Allison. After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches (played by Bette Midler,

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2022 Genealogy Workshop

CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies PRESENTS

Annual Genealogy Workshop featuring Lori Thornton

This event will be hybrid. Participants can attend in person or participate virtually via Zoom the day of the event.

THIS EVENT WILL NOT BE RECORDED AND WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE TO VIEW LATER.

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

Join CALS Ron Robinson Theater for an unforgettable interactive screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show! After a newly-engaged couple’s car breaks down they seek shelter at the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, and through elaborate dances and rock songs,

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Frankenstein (1931, NR)

Considered one of the most definitive monster-horror films of all time, director James Whale’s Frankenstein is an adaptation of Mary Shelley’s gothic 1818 novel of the same name, Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus. The mad, obsessed scientist Dr. Henry Frankenstein experimentally creates an artificial life – an “unnamed monster” (played by Boris Karloff) – that ultimately terrorizes the Bavarian countryside after being mistreated by his maker’s assistant Fritz,

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Beetlejuice (1988, PG)

Thanks to an untimely demise, a young couple end up as poltergeists in their New England farmhouse, where they fail to meet the challenge of scaring away the insufferable new owners, who want to make drastic changes. In desperation, the undead newlyweds turn to an expert frightmeister, but he’s got a diabolical agenda of his own.

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Rodney Crowell: Word For Word Tour

Audience members are invited to a rare experience as Rodney reads from his brand new book, Word For Word, shares stories, and performs the songs that have made him a renowned and prolific songwriter.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the event starts at 8:00 p.m. Beer, wine, and concessions will be available.

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Mayoral Forum

The Central Arkansas Library System, KUAR, and the League of Women Voters of Pulaski County will host a forum of candidates running for the position of Little Rock mayor at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 10, in the Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Avenue. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

All four candidates currently on the ballot will be in attendance: Incumbent Mayor Frank Scott Jr.,

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Son of Frankenstein (1939, NR)

Returning to the ancestral castle long after the death of the legendary monster, the son of Dr. Frankenstein meets a mad shepherd who is hiding the comatose creature. To clear the family name, he revives the creature and tries to rehabilitate him.

Tuesday, October 11. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Film starts at 7:00 p.m.

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HITCHCOCK-toberfest! Rear Window (1954, PG)

HITCHCOCK-toberfest returns! Join us on Thursdays this October for one-night-only screenings of Rear Window, The Birds, and Psycho!

A newspaper photographer with a broken leg passes time recuperating by observing his neighbors through his window. He sees what he believes to be a murder and decides to solve the crime himself.

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Nightmare Before Christmas (1993, PG)

Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, is bored with doing the same thing every year for Halloween. One day he stumbles into Christmas Town, and is so taken with the idea of Christmas that he tries to get the resident bats, ghouls, and goblins of Halloween Town to help him put on Christmas instead of Halloween – but they can’t get it quite right.

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Hocus Pocus (1993, PG)

THREE showtimes to choose from!

1:30 p.m. (doors open at 12:30 p.m.)
4:00 p.m. (doors open at 3:00 p.m.)
6:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)

After moving to Salem, Massachusetts, teenager Max Dennison explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani and their new friend,

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Event

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

Join CALS Ron Robinson Theater for an unforgettable interactive screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show! After a newly-engaged couple’s car breaks down they seek shelter at the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, and through elaborate dances and rock songs,

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BingoFlix! Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter (1966, NR)

Continue the Frankenstein fun with a game of BingoFlix! Play bingo along to the cheesy movie cliches in Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter for your chance to win a prize.

Legendary outlaw of the Old West Jesse James, on the run from Marshal MacPhee, hides out in the castle of Baron Frankenstein’s granddaughter Maria,

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HITCHCOCK-toberfest! The Birds (1963, PG-13)

HITCHCOCK-toberfest returns! Join us on Thursdays this October for one-night-only screenings of Rear Window, The Birds, and Psycho!

A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people.

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False Negative: An Evening with John Waters

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

We hope to release more tickets. Please add your name to the wait list here. Available tickets will be offered on a first come-first served basis.

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CALS Six Bridges Book Festival has announced that tickets are now on sale for False Negative: An Evening with John Waters,

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CALS Speaker Series: Kimberly Wehle, How to Think Like a Lawyer and Why

Honoring Rabbi Ira Sanders

What does the average person have in common with lawyers? From the mundane to the game-changers, decisions need to be made every day. But a key way in which the everyday person differs from a lawyer is how each goes about making decisions. A non-lawyer often searches for answers to validate or solidify a pre-conceived decision,

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HITCHCOCK-toberfest! Psycho (1960, R)

HITCHCOCK-toberfest returns! Join us on Thursdays this October for one-night-only screenings of Rear Window, The Birds, and Psycho!

A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer’s client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.

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George Michael Reborn
featuring Robert Bartko

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On Oct. 29, the night before the 35th anniversary of the historic Faith album, the Six Bridges Book Festival transports you to The Edge of Heaven for a one-night-only performance of George Michael Reborn. This amazing must-see tribute to Wham! & George Michael stars Robert Bartko,

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CALS Arkansas Sounds presents: Luenell

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the two Luenell performances originally scheduled for 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater have now been postponed to Saturday, June 10, 2023.

All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the two new performances at 7:00 p.m.

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

MASKS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT BEEN FULLY VACCINATED.

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 Mary Osteen for more information.

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