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Movie Nights

What could be better than relaxing with some friends and watching a movie in a lovely theatre?  Sounds pretty good, eh?  Now what if that movie was free?  Well,  things just got even better!  Here at the JMCPL, we host no-cost Movie Nights from the fall to the spring in the Mahon Auditorium.  Just follow the signs downstairs to take advantage of this free service and enjoy some cinematic storytelling.  We screen a wide range of films so there’s something for everyone.  Check this page or the calendar on the Adult programming page to find out what’s playing.  See you at the movies!

 

 

Wednesday Movie
Wednesday, April 17, 7:00
The Wife (100 min., R)

For almost 40 years, Joan has been the spouse of prolific American writer, Joe Castleman. She has played the part of the good and charming wife, giving Joe her unwavering support as he pursued his writing aspirations. After a long career and an extensive body of work, Joe Castleman has been chosen to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. While the couple makes the journey to Stockholm, tensions begin to rise as Joan starts to reflect on her own life, including the sacrifices made and the secrets kept to ensure Joe achieved his dreams.

 

Wednesday Movie
Wednesday, April 24, 6:45
If Beale Street Could Talk (120 min., R)

A young couple is happy to begin their life together as husband and wife. They unexpectedly find themselves pregnant before the nuptials, and are happy to begin two new journeys together. Unfortunately, when the fiance is accused of a heinous crime, it’s up to his partner to prove his innocence. The only problem is whether this can be accomplished before they were planning to tie the knot, or welcome their child into the world.

 

Wednesday Movie
Wednesday, May 1, 6:45
Instant Family (120 min., PG13)

A couple is figuring out how to survive marriage and move on to the next step in their lives when they suddenly become parents. But, traditional parenthood isn’t how they became parents. Instead, they become an instant family when they find themselves the adopted parents of three children. The children are less than enthused about their new situation, which makes everything worse. The couple have to figure out how to be a parent to children who need one and keep their marriage intact too.

 

French Movie Night
Thursday, May 2, 6:30
Café de Flore (117 min., 14A)

In 2011, Antoine has a girlfriend, Rose, and is raising two daughters. However, Rose is not Antoine’s first love, and he’s still infatuated with his ex-wife Carole, the mother of his children. Carole hopes he’ll someday return to her, though despite his feelings there’s little evidence to suggest he will. In 1969, Jacqueline is a single mother raising a seven-year-old son with Down Syndrome who is not expected to live past 25. We learn that Jacqueline and Carole share a special connection.

Co-sponsored by French Canadian Society of Prince Albert.

 

Wednesday Movie
Wednesday, May 8, 6:30
Bohemian Rhapsody (135 min., PG13)

Freddie Mercury leads Queen to become one of the greatest rock bands in history. The unique band has unprecedented success despite Freddie’s hectic life choices. Then Freddie becomes tragically ill with a terminal disease. He gives his all at a performance for Live Aid, which will go down in history as one of the most memorable music events of all time. Even after Freddie’s early death, Queen will go on to inspire millions of people.

 

Wednesday Movie
Wednesday, May 15, 6:45
The Favourite (119 min., R)

It’s the early 1700s, and England is at war with France. One young woman, Abigail, decides to take advantage of the tumultuous times and forge a friendship with Lady Sarah. A woman who has been tasked with basically running the country while dealing with her mercurial queen’s demands, Sarah is a force to reckon with. She quickly sees some of herself in Abigail, and it’s not long before Abigail is faced with her biggest challenge yet-befriending Queen Anne, getting back into her graces and restoring her status as an aristocrat.

 

Sexual Assault Awareness Week Movie Event
Thursday, May 16, 6:30
Trust (106 min., R)

When a young girl is assaulted by an older man she meets on the Internet, her family’s bonds are ripped apart as her father searches across the country in an effort to track down her attacker and exact revenge.

Co-sponsored by Prince Albert Mobile Crisis Unit.

 

Wednesday Movie
Wednesday, May 22, 6:30
Vice (132 min., R)

Dick Cheney served as the Vice President for the United State’s 43rd president George W. Bush. Prior to that, Cheney spent years moving up the ranks in terms of his political career, and ultimately oversaw 1991’s Operation Desert Storm. During the eight years he spent in office as VP, Cheney became known as one of the most powerful Vice Presidents in the history of the country. An examination of Dick Cheney’s rise to power and his policies show that they had wide-reaching effects, changing the world in many ways.

 

Wednesday Movie
Wednesday, May 29, 7:00
Bumblebee (114 min., PG13)

It’s 1987 and the transforming robot car Bumblebee is looking for a place to take refuge on earth. The damaged car hides out at a California junkyard where a teenaged girl named Charlie eventually discovers the Transformer. However, she also learns that Sector 7, a government agency, is trying to hunt them down. In addition, she finds that there are other Transformers on Earth besides Bumblebee. Unfortunately, those others may have evil intentions during their stay on the planet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note: not all films are suitable for a family audience; viewer discretion is advised.