Lakewood Public Cinema

See a film at Lakewood Public Library every Saturday evening at 6:00 p.m. These free events take place in the cozy confines of the Main Library Basement Auditorium on a digitally-projected big screen. Be sure to pick up a Film Calendar on your next visit. As always, the programs at Lakewood Public Library are free and open to the public.

The Great Gatsby (2013) Directed by Baz Luhrmann

Would-be writer Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) moves to New York City during the roaring twenties in order to pursue the American dream. His new neighbor is the mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), who is known for his lavish parties. It turns out that Nick’s own cousin Daisy (Carey Mulligan) is the inspiration behind Gatsby’s […] Read More

The Color Purple (1985) Directed by Steven Spielberg

An uneducated woman named Celie (Whoopi Goldberg) lives in the rural American south. For black women in the early twentieth century the era was marked by domestic violence, poverty and racism. Celie embodies all of these struggles and more. After being raped by her father and giving birth to two children as a result, Celie […] Read More

The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) Presented by Terry Meehan

Josey Wales (Clint Eastwood) is a Missouri farmer who fought on the side of the South during the Civil War. As the conflict comes to an end, his family is murdered by a band of pro-Union renegades, called Jayhawkers. When he and his unit are offered amnesty if they surrender, everyone but Wales turns in […] Read More

Film – Only Angels Have Wings (1939) Presented by Barbara Steffek-Hill

A ship with passenger Bonnie Lee (Jean Arthur) aboard docks at a stop-over South American trading port where Geoff Carter (Cary Grant) runs Barranca Airlines. Her main priority becomes Carter. Getting mail deliveries to their destinations on time tops his list. The pilots need all the skills at their command for navigating through erratic weather […] Read More