Stop worrying and learn to love the bomb with Stanley Kubrick’s black (& white) comedy Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. It will be shown this evening at 7pm at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater.
This 1964 film both satirizes and foreshadows Cold War mentality and decisions. It stars George C. Scott and Peter Sellers (who essays three roles including the title Edward Teller-inspired character). Others in the cast include Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynne, Peter Bull, James Earl Jones and Slim Pickens – who has the ride of his life.
The film was produced and directed by Kubrick from a script he wrote with Terry Southern and Peter George. Kubrick was nominated for three Oscars (producer, director and adapted screenplay). The film’s fourth Oscar nomination went to Sellers as Best Actor.
In 1989, the United States Library of Congress included it in the first group of films selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
Admission is $5, with refreshments available for purchase.
The Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) Ron Robinson Theater is making use of it’s state-of-the-art technology in a space that produces the feeling of an old-time grand movie theater. The movies and special events scheduled in the upcoming months celebrate everything from kid flicks, great directors, and classic movies to independent and documentary films. We’ll celebrate holidays with paranormal theater and seasonal films and rewind back to special anniversaries.
Special events include the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the films Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Rocky Horror Picture Show. A Harry Potter marathon will celebrate Harry Potter’s July 31 birthday by showing all eight movies in seven days, and special Harry Potter-themed concessions.
Tickets are $5 each, with the exception of the Harry Potter marathon. Potter marathon tickets are $7 each or a pass for all eight movies for $40. Concessions will be available for purchase at every showing. Beer and wine are available at screenings scheduled after 5 p.m.
Friday, June 26, 10 p.m.: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (PG) (40th Anniversary)
Saturday, June 27, 2 p.m.: The Goonies (PG)
Saturday, June 27, 7 p.m.: Psycho (R)
Friday, July 10, 10 p.m.: Mad Max the Road Warrior (R)
Saturday, July 11, 2 p.m.: Song of the Sea (PG)
Harry Potter Marathon
Sunday, July 26, 6PM – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (PG)
Monday, July 27, 7PM – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (PG)
Tuesday, July 28, 7PM – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azcaban (PG)
Wednesday, July 29, 7PM – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (PG-13)
Thursday, July 30, 7PM – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (PG-13)
Friday, July 31, 7PM – Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (PG)
Saturday, August 1, 2PM – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Pt. 1 (PG-13)
Saturday, August 1, 7PM – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Pt. 2 (PG13)