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Mars Attacks

August 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT

2019 Off-the-Wall Film Series:  Well (Multi)versed

Doors open: 8 pm • Program: 8:45 pm

Neighbors from the Red Planet arrive under a pretense of peace, but it soon becomes clear their real intent is to colonize and conquer. Maybe vaporizing Congress was the first clue. Tim Burton directs an all-star cast including Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, and Sarah Jessica Parker. Slim Whitman upstages them all.

(1996, PG-13)

Co-presented by the Young Friends of the Library. Enjoy complimentary popcorn provided by Velvet Creme.

Some tips and notes about how best to enjoy an evening of downtown KC skyline cinema on the Central Library’s Rooftop Terrace:

  • Bring your own blankets and folding chairs for seating.
  • You may bring outside food and non-alcoholic beverages (no glass containers, please!)
  • Doors open at 8 p.m. (Note: The Central Library closes at 5 p.m. on Fridays, but the doors reopen at 8 p.m. for Off-the-Wall audiences.)
  • All movies begin at dusk (approximately 8:45 p.m.)
  • In case of bad weather, screenings are moved indoors.
  • Complimentary parking is available in the Library District parking garage at 10th and Baltimore. Bring your parking ticket for validation.
  • Transit options: take KC Streetcar to the Library stop at 9th / Main or Ride KC buses to 10th / Main transit plaza.


August 16, 2019
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Central Library Branch
14 West 10th St.
Kansas City, 64105 United States
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