Movies at the Library
Movies are very popular here at the East Greenbush Community Library. And why not? Movies – much like books – transport us to new worlds and introduce us to new ways of being. The library is proud to be a destination for watching great movies as well as providing an extensive collection of films that you can take home with you. If you ever note anything missing from our collection, simply head over to the Suggestion page and let us know!
Refer to this page for information on upcoming Free Monthly Movies, Special Movie events, and of course, all the information regarding the Day Before the Awards Film Festival. PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are required for Film Festival films, BUT NOT REQUIRED for Free Monthly Movies. Registration is required for both.
Free Monthly Movies for Summer 2019
June Monthly Movie – The Upside
June 19 @ 6:30
Inspired by a true story, this film is a heartfelt comedy about a recently paroled ex-convict (Kevin Hart) who strikes up an unusual and unlikely friendship with a paralyzed billionaire (Bryan Cranston). Directed by Neil Burger and written by Jon Hartmere, The Upside is based on the hit 2011 French film The Intouchables.
June Family Movie – WonderPark
July 2 @ 6:30
Free movie and popcorn! Watch Wonder Park (rated PG, 85 minutes). Wonder Park tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive. One magical day, June is running through the woods to find her way home where she discovers an old rollercoaster car and climbs inside. She suddenly finds herself in Wonderland, an amusement park she had created in her mind and put aside. All of her rides and characters are brought to life but are falling into disarray without her. Now, with the help of her fun and lovable park characters, June will have to put the wonder back in Wonderland before it is lost forever.
Registration is required, please register the CHILD ONLY. Registration for East Greenbush and Schodack residents begins Monday, June 24. Non-resident registration beings Friday, June 28.
July Monthly Movie – The Best of Enemies
July 24 @ 6:30
Based on a true story, this film centers on the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater, an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, a local Ku Klux Klan leader, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the racially-charged summer of 1971. The incredible events that unfolded would change Durham and the lives of Atwater and Ellis forever. Starring Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell.
Registration for this event will begin on June 19.
August Monthly Movie – Breakthrough
August 21 @ 6:30
This film is based on the inspirational true story of one mother’s unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds. When Joyce Smith’s adopted son John falls through an icy Missouri lake, all hope seems lost. But as John lies lifeless, Joyce refuses to give up. Her steadfast faith inspires those around her to continue to pray for John’s recovery, even in the face of every case history and scientific prediction. Incorporates many elements of Christian belief. From producer DeVon Franklin (Miracles from Heaven) and adapted for the screen by Grant Nieporte (Seven Pounds) from Smith’s book of the same name.
Registration for this event will begin on July 24.