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BingoFlix: The Horror of Party Beach (1964, NR)

Join us for BingoFlix! Play bingo to some of the most hilarious movie cliches during a screening of one of the worst films ever made, The Horror of Party Beach! Win prizes including free movie and event tickets to upcoming shows at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater!

A drag race between hot rodders and bikers winds up at a swingin’’ rock-and-roll beach party.


Beth Macy, Dopesick

The Oxford American is excited to announce a special addition to its 2019-2020 South Words readers series with Beth Macy, author of Dopesick, Factory Man, and Truevine. Moderating the discussion is Dr. Angela L. Scott, a professor at UAMS College of Medicine. Doors open at 6:00 PM,


Ain’t in it For My Health: a film about Levon Helm (2010, NR)

Celebrate and remember Arkansan Levon Helm on his 80th birthday week with a screening of the documentary Ain’t in it For My Health!

Mark Lavon “Levon” Helm was born in Phillips County, Arkansas, and achieved fame as the drummer and one of the vocalists for The Band. Helm was known for his deeply soulful,


Jaws (1975, PG)

When a young woman is killed by a shark while skinny-dipping near the New England tourist town of Amity Island, police chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) wants to close the beaches, but mayor Larry Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) overrules him, fearing that the loss of tourist revenue will cripple the town. Ichthyologist Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) and grizzled ship captain Quint (Robert Shaw) offer to help Brody capture the killer beast,


The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975, R)

“Let’s do the TIME WARP again!” Join the CALS Ron Robinson Theater for an INTERACTIVE SHOWING of The Rocky Horror Picture Show!

Probably the oddest, most off-the-wall cult film ever made, this kinky rock’n’roll science fiction horror satire is everybody’s favorite midnight show. A young couple stumbles into a castle inhabited by weirdos from the planet Transylvania including Dr.


Tom Llamas, Anchor, ABC News “World News Tonight”

Tom Llamas has spent his career chasing breaking news, hurricanes, and Donald Trump. Llamas set the record for most air time by a network correspondent during the 2016 election. Having worked in newsrooms since the age of 15, both in English and Spanish, he’s the very definition of an intrepid reporter.

He spent the early 2000s covering politics,


David Treuer, The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee

David Treuer is Ojibwe from the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota.  The author of four previous novels, most recently Prudence, and two books of nonfiction, he has also written for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Esquire, Slate, and The Washington Post,

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.

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.


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Library Square Parking Rates

Two off-street parking areas are available to CALS patrons. If you are visiting the Main Library ask staff to validate your parking ticket to receive an extended free parking period.

An open-air parking lot is situated on the east side of Rock St., directly opposite the Main Library. And, a multi-story parking garage is located immediately north of the Main Library on the corner of Rock St. and President Clinton Ave. In both cases, the parking rates are as follows:

0 – 30 minutes: FREE
31 – 1 hour: $2.00
1 hour 1 minute – 2 hours: $4.00
2 hours 1 minute – 3 hours: $6.00
3 hours 1 minute – 4 hours: $8.00
4 hours 1 minute – 5 hours: $10.00
5 hours 1 minute – 6 hours: $12.00
6 hours 1 minute – 7 hours: $14.00
8+ hours : $16.00

Overnight: $16.00