Movies

Event

Relocation, Arkansas

Relocation, Arkansas, a film by Vivienne “Lie” Schiffer chronicling the effect of the Japanese American incarceration experience in Arkansas during WWII on the generation that was born after the camps closed. A discussion will follow with Schiffer and several people who are featured in the film. Co-sponsored by the Clinton School of Public Service and the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies.

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$2 Terror Tuesday Movies

This week’s movie: The Last Man on Earth (1964), NR

When a disease turns all of humanity into the living dead, the last man on earth becomes a reluctant vampire hunter.

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CALS Ron Robinson Theater has $2 horror movies starting June 5 as part of the Terror Tuesday Summer Series.

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$2 Terror Tuesday Movies

This week’s movie: The Vampire Bat (1933), NR

When corpses drained of blood begin to show up in a European village, vampirism is suspected to be responsible.

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CALS Ron Robinson Theater has $2 horror movies starting June 5 as part of the Terror Tuesday Summer Series.

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$2 Terror Tuesday Movies

This week’s movie: The Little Shop of Horrors (1960), NR

A clumsy young man nurtures a plant and discovers that it’s carnivorous, forcing him to kill to feed it.

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CALS Ron Robinson Theater has $2 horror movies starting June 5 as part of the Terror Tuesday Summer Series.

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Concerts

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Celebration of the Mighty 1090 KAAY

We celebrate radio station KAAY, the Mighty 1090, and its storied history with pictures, audio clips, and a panel discussion featuring original KAAY on-air personalities Bob Robbins, Sonny Martin, Clyde Clifford, Bob Steele, David B. Treadway and Barry Mac with moderator Tom Wood. This event is part of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies’ Arkansas Sounds music series.

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Michael Burks Tribute

This tribute to the late Arkansas blues legend Michael Burks, including recollections and stories by family and friends, will be followed by a live performance. This event is part of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies’ Arkansas Sounds music series.

Image: Olikristinn, CC BY-SA 3.0, Original

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The Roots of American Music Concert

An all-star acoustic band of Danny Dozier, Tim Crouch, Irl Hess, Ken Loggains, and Gary Gazaway trace the roots and branches of American music. They explore country, blues, swing, and pop music, performing songs by a variety of artists including Jimmy Driftwood, Grandpa Jones, Merle Travis, Bob Wills, Bill Monroe, Nat King Cole, Stevie Wonder,

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Books, Bourbon & Boogie, Featuring Arlo Guthrie

The nonprofit Oxford American, “A Magazine of the South,” is excited to announce its annual fundraising gala, Books, Bourbon & Boogie, featuring Arlo Guthrie. Guthrie is doing a special 50th anniversary celebration tour of Alice’s Restaurant. Proceeds from the event, which is made possible in part by Dabbs &

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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 space, the theater may be used by the public, 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

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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