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.

The Fourth Annual Day Before the Awards Film Festival

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Saturday, March 3 – All Day!

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Theatre 1 Line Up


Dunkirk movie poster10:20a Dunkirk (PG-13)Sign Up Here

8 total nominations, including: Best Picture, Best Director

Acclaimed auteur Christopher Nolan directs this World War II thriller about the evacuation of Allied troops from the French city of Dunkirk before Nazi forces can take hold. Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh and Mark Rylance co-star, with longtime Nolan collaborator Hans Zimmer providing the score.



Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri poster 1:00p Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri (R) Sign Up Here [This movie has a wait list]

7 total nominations, including: Best Picture, Best Actress (Frances McDormand)

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (IN BRUGES). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson), the town’s revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing’s law enforcement is only exacerbated.


Darkest Hour poster3:50p Darkest Hour (PG-13)Sign Up Here [This movie has a wait list]

6 total nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Gary Oldham)

As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman). Churchill must maneuver his political rivals at the same time as he confronts the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds. Directed by Joe Wright, this is the dramatic and inspiring story of four weeks in 1940 during which Churchill’s courage to lead changed the course of world history.


Theatre 2 Line Up


Wonder poster10:30a Wonder (PG)Sign Up Here

Nominated for Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.



Roman J. Israel, Esq. poster1:05p Roman J. Israel, Esq. (PG-13)Sign Up Here

Nominated for Best Actor

Roman J. Israel, Esq. is a dramatic thriller set in the underbelly of the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system. Denzel Washington stars as a driven, idealistic defense attorney whose life is upended when a turbulent series of events challenge the activism that has defined his career. Colin Farrell costars as the ambitious, monied lawyer who recruits Roman to his firm.



The Florida Project poster3:45p The Florida Project (R) – Sign Up Here

Nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Willem Dafoe)

The Florida Project tells the story of a precocious six year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times.


This year we have two locations!

Showing at Rensselaer Public Library:

Coco poster9:00am Coco (G)Sign Up Here

2 nominations including Best Animated Feature; Best Original Song

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.


The Rensselaer Public Library is at 676 East Street in Rensselaer, NY (very near the Amtrak Train Station).


You must be at a computer that can print your ticket once you choose the Sign Up button on the event calendar. You get a single opportunity to print your ticket. No screenshots/photocopies will be accepted as tickets.
One person per ticket. Every attendee MUST HAVE THEIR OWN TICKET.