Enjoy movies, Liverpool Public Library-style

I think the way we show movies at the Liverpool Public Library is pretty cool.

We have a big screen in the Carman Community Room.

Fairly comfortable chairs.

No charge.

No charge.

Popcorn and beverages at no charge. And did I mention that there are no ticket-takers. Yes, the movies are free of admission charges as well.

I went down to the CCR Tuesday to take photos of the crowd at an afternoon performance of Now You See Me 2.

Waiting for the show.

The patrons were enjoying that classically packaged popcorn, assuredly.

Closed-captioned in the afternoon.

Closed-captioned in the afternoon.

This adventure-thriller-mystery was part of the Newly Released Movies Series. They run once a month, with two showings. The afternoon screening, always on a Tuesday starting at 1:30 p.m., includes closed-captioning for the hearing impaired. There are also headsets available for anybody who requests one. The evening screening, always on a Thursday at 6:30 p.m., does not include the closed-captioning. That’s the way patrons prefer it.

The LPL.org schedule includes three other series: Foreign and Independent Films on Monday evenings, Movies Based on Books on Friday evenings and a Family Movie that rotates days. The movies are all out on Blu-Ray or DVD. That’s the format used to show them at the LPL.

Chinese film Coming Home screens at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow. It will have English subtitles.

Popular romantic comedy Me Before You will be shown at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9. I liked the movie based on the novel by Jojo Moses.

Ghostbusters: Answer the Call screens at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, and 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 15. I thought in this sequel, Kate McKinnon’s work overshadowed more established stars Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig.

If you live around these parts and haven’t visited on movie day or night yet, come on by.

And everybody is welcome to join the LPL Film club by clicking this link. You can win prizes, or simply write reviews of the movies you watch on the LPL.org site.

When’s the last time you’ve gotten free popcorn, and where was it? When’s the last time you saw a free movie out, and where was it? Which movie listed here would you most like it see, and why?

20 thoughts on “Enjoy movies, Liverpool Public Library-style

  1. I wish our library had this, bro Mark. I spend a lot of time there when the weather is nice. Drive my wheels over down the alley–about three blocks from home.
    Can’t remember if I forgot to tell you this or not. My oldest great-grandson, Eli, 8, has been diagnosed with leukemia. He is Don’s grandson, his sidekick, partner in crime, best friend, 4-wheelin’ buddy, and needless to say, Don is devastated. I’ve been asking everyone I know to add a prayer for them, so if you could, would you please? I’m also going to find out the P.O. box that has been set up for him and post that to my blog later today so maybe folks will send Eli some sunny thoughts during his ongoing ordeal. I’m still in shock. How a strong, healthy kid could be struck down like this—


  2. Last time I got free popcorn was at Home Depot last year during the Christmas season. It’s been a few years since I’ve seen a free movie courtesy of my work, but I now have two free movie tickets to use that I won in a Halloween contest. 🙂


  3. Alas, popcorn is one of the many things I can no longer eat, and I used to love it with extra butter. I do love movies, though, and that’s something I haven’t had to give up. If it weren’t such a long drive, and I didn’t have to work, I would come to your library to watch a movie or two. It’s a great idea.


  4. The last time I got free popcorn was last Tuesday, when my friend Kathy brought some to the movie theater in Dedham, where we both watched Benedict Cumberbatch in “Hamlet.” Thanks for asking, Mark, and thanks for this great post.


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