Films

War of the Worlds: 1938 Radio Broadcast

Unrated (1938) 59 mins, Audio
War of the Worlds, the 1938 radio broadcast directed and narrated by Orson Welles.

We're kicking off the "Universe of Stories" Adult Summer Reading Program with the original 1938 radio broadcast of War of the Worlds, as delivered by Orson Welles. There will be a brief historical lecture by librarian Doug Swiszcz before the broadcast, and a discussion afterwards. 

Sci-Fi Matinee - Moon

Moon
Rated R (2009) 1 hr 37 mins

Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year solitary stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems. Starring Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, and Dominique McElligott.

Sci-Fi Matinee - The Day the Earth Stood Still

The Day the Earth Stood Still
Rated G (1951) 1 hr 32 mins in black & white
Includes pre-film commentary by librarian Doug Swiszcz

An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets. Stars Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, and Hugh Marlowe. 

Our Salem Family Auditorium provides a full featured movie theatre experience with a 20 foot screen, premium stadium seating including handicapped access, 5.1 channel surround sound, and a hearing loop system.

Documentary Film: The Last Man on the Moon

The Last Man on the Moon 
No Rating (2014) 1 hr 35 mins

When Apollo astronaut Gene Cerman stepped off the moon in December 1972 he left his footprints and his daughter's initials in the lunar dust. Only now is he ready to share his epic but deeply personal story of fulfillment, love, and loss. Directed by Mark Craig and winner of five awards, including Best Documentary and Audience Winner from the Newport Film Festival in 2015.

Documentary Film: Apollo 11

Apollo 11
Rated G (2019) 94 mins

Join us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, with a recently released documentary that features never-before-seen footage of NASA's first mission to the Moon. Directed and produced by Todd Douglas Miller with CNN Films.

Our Salem Family Auditorium provides a full featured movie theatre experience with a 20 foot screen, premium stadium seating including handicapped access, 5.1 channel surround sound, and a hearing loop system.

Free and open to all

Movie Shorts

Join us for classic, family-friendly movie shorts based on popular children's picture books. Bring your favorite blanket and get comfy with your kids. Drop-in, free.

Jazz on Film: A 3-Week Short Course

Jazz on Film is a new short course for fans of music and film to explore these mediums in-depth with Dr. Tom Shaker, a retired professor who has focused his career on music and pop culture. This three-week course will take place on Tuesdays, January 29, Feb 5 and Feb 12 from 4 to 6:30 pm. Free and open to all. Space is limited. Register by phone or online using the form below.

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