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Beginning June 4

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Movies & Concerts

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Terror Tuesdays: The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (1962, NR)

$2 Terror Tuesdays are back!

The Brain That Wouldn’t Die is a 1962 American science fiction horror film directed by Joseph Green and written by Green and Rex Carlton and focuses upon a mad doctor who develops a means to keep human body parts alive. He keeps his fiancé’s severed head alive for days,

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The Muses Creative Artistry Project Presents Broadway Cabaret

Don’t miss an evening of choice selections from favorite musicals performed by the Muses Professional Troupe of world class singers, dancers and instrumentalists, along with outstanding young artist performers. *Tickets are free, but space is limited. Call 501-609-9811 for more information.

To learn more, visit www.themusesproject.org.

Co-sponsored by the Central Arkansas Library System,

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Terror Tuesdays: Horrors of Spider Island (1960, NR)

$2 Terror Tuesdays are back!

Horrors of Spider Island is a 1960 West German horror film directed by Fritz Böttger from his screenplay, and produced by Gaston Hakim and Wolf C. Hartwig. The film stars Alexander D’Arcy as a talent agent who invites several girls to a club in Singapore. Their plane ride ends abruptly when they crash-land into the ocean.

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Stephen King Rules! Book Club presents: Cujo (1983, R)

Cujo, a 1983 American horror film directed by Lewis Teague, was based on the 1981 psychological horror novel by American writer Stephen King. In this tale of a killer canine, man’s best friend turns into his worst enemy. When sweet St. Bernard Cujo is bitten by a bat, he starts behaving oddly and becomes very aggressive.

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“Stonewall Uprising”

CALS presents “Stonewall Uprising

When police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City on June 28, 1969, the street erupted into violent protests that lasted for the next six days.

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Terror Tuesdays: The Terror (1963, TV-PG)

$2 Terror Tuesdays are back!

The Terror is a 1963 Independent American Vistascope horror film produced and directed by Roger Corman and starring Boris Karloff and Jack Nicholson. The plot concerns a French officer who finds an intriguing woman who is believed to be the ghost of a baron’s long departed wife.

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Terror Tuesdays: Teenagers from Outer Space (1959, NR)

$2 Terror Tuesdays are back!

Teenagers from Outer Space is a 1959 independently made American black-and-white science fiction film released by Warner Bros. The film was produced, written, and directed by Tom Graeff. In the film, alien teenager Derek abandons his crew to search for a new life on Earth, while one of his crewmates is sent to kill him while they attempt to eradicate human life in order to farm Earth with giant lobster-like livestock they call Gargons.

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Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace

Stranded on the desert planet Tatooine after rescuing young Queen Amidala from the impending invasion of Naboo, Jedi apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Jedi Master discover nine-year-old Anakin Skywalker, a young slave unusually strong in the Force. Anakin wins a thrilling Podrace and with it his freedom as he leaves his home to be trained as a Jedi.

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“Do The Right Thing”–A Spike Lee Tribute

CALS presents “Do The Right Thing

We’re celebrating the works of Spike Lee in the CALS Ron Robinson Theater and you’re invited!

Join us on Friday July 12 as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of “Do The Right Thing

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The Rodney Block Collective–A Spike Lee Tribute

CALS presents The Rodney Block Collective

We’re celebrating the works of Spike Lee in the CALS Ron Robinson Theater and you’re invited!

Join us on Saturday July 13 as we host The Rodney Block Collective for a performance featuring the music from all of Spike Lee’s films.

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Terror Tuesdays: The Wasp Woman (1959, NR)

$2 Terror Tuesdays are back!

The Wasp Woman is a 1959 American science fiction horror film, produced and directed by Roger Corman. A cosmetics queen is transformed into a murderous monster after she uses an insect chemical to preserve her beauty.

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Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones

Ten years after the The Phantom Menace, the galaxy is on the brink of civil war. Under the leadership of a renegade Jedi named Count Dooku, thousands of planets threaten to secede from the Galactic Republic. When an assassination attempt is made on Senator Padmé Amidala, the former Queen of Naboo, twenty-year-old Jedi apprentice Anakin Skywalker is assigned to protect her.

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Butler Center’s Annual Genealogy Workshop

CALS Ron Robinson Theater, Library Square (doors open at 9 am)

Free and open to the public; no registration required.

About the Speaker

Angela Y. Walton-Raji is known nationally for her genealogical and historical research, particularly her work on African American genealogy, the Civil War west of the Mississippi,

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Delia Owens: Where the Crawdads Sing

Where the Crawdads Sing is a mystery, a love story and a courtroom drama, but it is primarily a sociobiological drama about self-reliance, survival and how isolation affects human behavior. The #1 best-selling novel has been on the New York Times Best-seller list for 26 weeks.

Delia Owens is the co-author of three internationally best-selling nonfiction books about her life as a wildlife scientist in Africa – Cry of the Kalahari,

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Terror Tuesdays: House on Haunted Hill (1959, NR)

$2 Terror Tuesdays are back!

House on Haunted Hill is a 1959 American horror film directed by William Castle. The film was written by Robb White and stars Vincent Price and Carol Ohmart. Price plays an eccentric millionaire, Frederick Loren, who, along with his wife Annabelle, has invited five people to the house for a “haunted house”

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Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith

Three years after the onset of the Clone Wars, the noble Jedi Knights have been leading a massive clone army into a galaxy-wide battle against the Separatists. When the sinister Sith unveil a thousand-year-old plot to rule the galaxy, the Republic crumbles and from its ashes rises the evil Galactic Empire. Jedi hero Anakin Skywalker is seduced by the dark side of the Force to become the Emperor’s new apprentice –

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Chesley Bonestell: A Brush With The Future

Chesley Bonestell: A Brush With The Future, is a feature length documentary about the life, work, and influence of “The Father of Space Art.”

Long before spacecraft would journey to the planets or deep-space telescopes photographed distant galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters, there was an artist whose dazzling visions of space would capture the imaginations of all who beheld them.

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Space Cinema: Hidden Figures

The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.

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Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope

Nineteen years after the formation of the Empire, Luke Skywalker is thrust into the struggle of the Rebel Alliance when he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi, who has lived for years in seclusion on the desert planet of Tatooine. Obi-Wan begins Luke’s Jedi training as Luke joins him on a daring mission to rescue the beautiful Rebel leader Princess Leia from the clutches of the evil Empire.

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Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back

Three years after the destruction of the Death Star, Imperial forces continue to pursue the Rebels. After the Rebellion’s defeat on the ice planet Hoth, Luke journeys to the planet Dagobah to train with Jedi Master Yoda, who has lived in hiding since the fall of the Republic. In an attempt to convert Luke to the dark side,

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Trae Crowder Live! with Drew Morgan and Corey Ryan Forrester

CALS presents Trae Crowder Live! with Drew Morgan and Corey Ryan Forrester 

Trae Crowder (The Liberal Redneck) gained immediate social media viral fame from his series of topical rants as “The Liberal Redneck”. With over 165 Million views and appearances on Nightline,

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Trae Crowder Live! with Drew Morgan and Corey Ryan Forrester

CALS presents Trae Crowder Live! with Drew Morgan and Corey Ryan Forrester

Trae Crowder (The Liberal Redneck) gained immediate social media viral fame from his series of topical rants as “The Liberal Redneck”. With over 165 Million views and appearances on Nightline,

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Trae Crowder Live! with Drew Morgan and Corey Ryan Forrester

CALS presents Trae Crowder Live! with Drew Morgan and Corey Ryan Forrester

Trae Crowder (The Liberal Redneck) gained immediate social media viral fame from his series of topical rants as “The Liberal Redneck”. With over 165 Million views and appearances on Nightline,

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Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi

As an epic battle for the fate of the galaxy approaches, the Empire quickly finishes construction on another Death Star battle station, and the Emperor himself soon arrives to personally oversee the operation. Rescuing Han Solo from his captor Jabba the Hutt, Princess Leia helps organize the Rebel attack and Luke Skywalker prepares for final confrontation with Darth Vader to prove himself a Jedi and perhaps bring out the good within his father’s soul.

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Hot Club of Cowtown

CALS Arkansas Sounds presents Hot Club of Cowtown

Since 1998, the Western swing-gypsy-jazz trio Hot Club of Cowtown has traveled the world bringing their magical musical chemistry to audiences. Violinist Elana James, guitarist Whit Smith, and bassist Jake Erwin are equal partners in this original marriage of gypsy and jazz inspired by the music of Django Reinhardt—which accounts for the “Hot Club” portion of their name—with the hoedowns,

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.

TODAY'S HOURS

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