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.

The Day Before the Awards Film Festival Line Up is finally here!


*New for 2019* Please Note:

If you wish to have your tickets printed by the library, please choose the option for WILL CALL tickets. These tickets will be held until the day of the event when they can be picked up at the Will Call table. 

If you DO NOT have an email address – please call the library to sign up for your movies. Your tickets will then be held at Will Call and available on the day of the event. Call the Circulation Desk at 477-7476 option 5. 

No tickets printed by the library will be distributed prior to the day of the event. 

Fifth Annual Day Before the Awards Film Festival

Spend this Saturday watching some of the amazing films that are up for awards at the Annual Academy Awards Ceremony on Sunday, February 24.

We will show six of the nominated films here at the East Greenbush Community Library and one film at the Renssleaer Public library.

Along with films, we will have games, prizes, ballots to test your Oscar knowledge and a snack bar.

10:25AM – The Wife – Theatre 1

After nearly forty years of marriage, Joan and Joe Castleman are complements. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of Great Man’s Wife. Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work. Joe’s literary star has blazed since he and Joan first met in the late 1950. The story interweaves the couple’s youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage, thirty-plus years later–a lifetime’s shared compromises, secrets, betrayals, and mutual love. Starring Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce.

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10:15AM – Can You Ever Forgive Me? – Theatre 2

Melissa McCarthy stars as Lee Israel, the best-selling celebrity biographer (and cat lover) who made her living in the 1970’s and 80’s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estée Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee found herself unable to get published because she had fallen out of step with the marketplace, she turned her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant).

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1:00PM – Bohemian Rhapsody – Theatre 1

A foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Starring Rami Malek.

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12:45PM – First Man – Theatre 2

On the heels of their six-time Academy Award (R)-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar (R)-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures’ First Man, the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost on Armstrong and on the nation of one of the most dangerous missions in history.

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4:00PM – A Star is Born – Theatre 1 

The raw and passionate tale of Jack and Ally, two artistic souls coming together, on stage and in life. Theirs is a complex journey through the beauty and the heartbreak of a relationship struggling to survive with both parties enduring the trials of the music business. In this new take on the iconic love story Jackson Maine discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally. She has given up on her dream to become a successful singer, until she meets Jack, who immediately sees her natural talent.

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3:50PM – BlacKkKlansman – Theatre 2 

From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award (R) winning Get Out.

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Showing at the Rensselaer Public Library

9:00am – Ralph Breaks the Internet 

Video-game bad guy turned good guy Ralph and best friend Vanellope von Schweetz leave the comforts of Litwak’s Family Fun Center and Arcade in an attempt to save her game, Sugar Rush. Their quest takes them to the vast, uncharted world of the internet where they rely on the citizens of the internet–the Netizens–to help navigate their way. Lending a virtual hand are Yesss, the head algorithm and the heart and soul of the trend-making site “BuzzzTube,” and Shank, a tough-as-nails driver from a gritty online auto-racing game called Slaughter Race. Vanellope wholeheartedly embraces Slaughter Race–so much so that Ralph worries she may decide to stay in the game permanently. Starring John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Taraji P. Henson, and Gal Gadot.

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Free Monthly Movies for Spring 2019

March Monthly Movie – Green Book

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April Monthly Movie – Mary Poppins Returns 

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May Monthly Movie – On the Basis of Sex 

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