Movies & Concerts

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Date Night Tuesdays: The Notebook (PG-13)

A poor yet passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman, giving her a sense of freedom, but they are soon separated because of their social differences. Based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks.

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Valentine’s Day Bromance & Besties Double Feature: Wayne’s World (PG-13) and Clueless (PG-13)

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a double feature of two classic friendship movies, picked by our followers on Facebook and Instagram: Wayne’s World (1992, PG-13) and Clueless (1995, PG-13). Doors open at 6:00 p.m., Wayne’s World begins at 7:00 p.m., and Clueless begins at 9:00 p.m. Beer, wine,

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Date Night Tuesdays: The Princess Bride (PG)

While home sick in bed, a young boy’s grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love.

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Movies of a Movement: Selma (PG-13)

This movie is a part of our Movies of a Movement: the Civil Rights & Social Change Collection.

A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.

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The Legacy of the Legendary KOKY

We honor the legacy of KOKY, Arkansas’s first radio station devoted to all-black programming aimed toward an African American audience, with photos, audio clips, and a panel discussion featuring KOKY on-air personalities such as Sonta Jean “The KOKY Queen,” Mark “Chillin’” Dylan, and Billy St. James, with moderator Broadway Joe Booker.

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Arkansas Filmmaker Spotlight: Dr. Jesse Burks

As part of the Arkansas Filmmaker Spotlight Series, the Arkansas Cinema Society will screen his shorts One Please and Cured as well as a preview screening of Odd Happenings in a Tiny Tent.  The mission of the Arkansas Filmmaker Spotlight Series is to not only highlight the work of the local talent in Arkansas but also allow them the opportunity to screen the films that inspired their work and share their inspirations with their community.

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Date Night Tuesdays: Crazy Rich Asians (PG-13)

This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family.

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Johnny Cupcakes: A Blueprint for Brand Loyalty & Global Domination

No one understands the mindset of customers like Johnny Cupcakes. Entrepreneur Johnny Earle, founder of Johnny Cupcakes apparel and stores, created a brand from scratch. From selling T-shirts out of the trunk of his car, Earle has grown Johnny Cupcakes into a retail empire with devoted fans who tattoo his company logo on themselves and camp out for new products and store openings.

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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.

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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Theater Info

501-320-5715

Book Events

501-320-5709

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