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.

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Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)

Directed by Stanley Kramer (108 minutes). When Joanna Drayton (Katharine Houghton), a free-thinking white woman becomes engaged to black doctor John Prentice (Sidney Poitier), they travel to San Francisco to meet her parents. Matt (Spencer Tracy) and his wife Christina (Katharine Hepburn) are wealthy liberals who must confront the latent racism the coming marriage brings […] Read More

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North by Northwest (1959)

Hitchcock’s Best (1958-1963): North by Northwest (1959). Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Presented by Terry Meehan (136 minutes). Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant) is mistaken for a government agent and abducted by Phillip Vandamm (James Mason), a master spy. A cross-country chase ensues, including a confrontation with a crop duster, a treacherous trek on Mount Rushmore and […] Read More

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Out of the Past (1947)

Directed by Jacques Tourneur (97 minutes). Presented by Barbara Steffek-Hill. Jeff Bailey (Robert Mitchum) is a former private eye trying to escape a sordid past. His last client paid him to track down Kathie (Jane Greer), an elusive mistress who stole a fortune from her gangster boyfriend. Jeff now leads a low-key life as a […] Read More

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Citizen Kane (1941)

Directed by Orson Welles (119 minutes). Newspaper baron Charles Foster Kane (Orson Welles), one of the richest and most powerful men in America, is dead. Reporter Jerry Thompson (William Alland) digs into his past, seeking the meaning of Kane’s last spoken word: Rosebud. As Thompson investigates, he details the millionaire’s rise from idealistic social service […] Read More