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Free Movie Screenings

Central Branch, Market Square
Join us for our free evening & afternoon movies, and let us know what you want to see by calling 643-7224, tweeting us @SaintJohnFPL, posting to our Facebook page, emailing us at, or visiting us at the Reference Desk.



    12pm - ANIMATION SPOTLIGHT: ROCK & RULE (1983, 1h 17m) - The other fantasy rock n' roll animated movie for adults made in Canada in the early '80s. In a post-apocalyptic world in which rodents have long since evolved into humanoid beings, an egomaniacal rock star needs to find a special voice to release a demon from another dimension, in the hope that it will immortalize him. He thinks he finds it in the young female singer in a struggling rock band, who he kidnaps, setting the stage for her rescue and a climactic battle between good & evil. Music by Cheap Trick, Debbie Harry of Blondie, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, and Earth, Wind & Fire. Profanity, violence & disturbing scenes - viewer discretion advised.

    2pm - THE LAST WALTZ (1978, 1h 57m) - Pre-eminent director Martin Scorsese (RAGING BULL, GOODFELLAS) directed this documentary of the celebrated (& mostly Canadian) music group The Band’s famous last show, with musical guests including Neil Young, Joni Mitchell & Van Morrison to name a few, and it’s acknowledged as one of the best music movies ever made. Some profanity & mature themes - viewer discretion advised.

Sun. Apr. 30, 2pm - LOCK STOCK & TWO SMOKING BARRELS (1999, 1h 46m) - In this comedic thriller, four young, cocky, working class Londoners (Jason Statham, Nick Moran, Dexter Fletcher & Jason Flemyng) pool their money to put one of them in a high stakes card game...but they end up owing half a million pounds to a crime boss with a score to settle with one of their fathers (Sting). With only one week to come up with the cash, they pull off a daring robbery...but the twists & turns don't stop there. Copious violence & profanity - for mature viewers.

Thurs. May 4, 7pm - THINGS ARAB MEN SAY (2016, 52m) - This National Film Board documentary paints a picture of Arab men that is vastly different from mainstream-media depictions of Arabs as terrorists & extremists. Viewers will meet Jay, Ghassan &their friends, who gather at Jamal’s Eden Barber Shop in Edmonton to discuss politics, religion & family over a haircut & a shave. Often funny, sometimes sad, THINGS ARAB MEN SAY documents the challenges these men face integrating into Canadian life while preserving their identity & culture. Suitable for most audiences.

Thurs. May 11, 7pm - LAST OF THE ELEPHANT MEN (2014, 1h 26m) - This documentary concerns the Bunong indigenous people on the Cambodian-Vietnamese border, who for centuries lived with elephants, believing they shared the same destiny. Today, as the forests and rivers both man & animal depend on are threatened, their fates seem even more inseparable. The film follows several members of the tribe as they attempt to save the animal that once defined their way of life & may hold the key to their own survival. Suitable for most audiences.

Sun. May 14 - THE REPLACEMENT KILLERS (1998, 1h 36m) - American & Hong Kong action filmmaking styles collide in this thriller starring Chow Yun-Fat (THE KILLER, HARD BOILED) & Mira Sorvino (MIGHTY APHRODITE). Violence & profanity - for mature viewers.

Sat. May 13, 2pm - THE JOY LUCK CLUB (1993, 2h 18m) - Based on the bestselling novel by Amy Tan, this is the story of four remarkable Chinese woman whose extraordinary lives are filled with love and tragedy, richness and magic. Violence, profanity, sexual content & disturbing scenes - for mature viewers.

Sat. May 20, 2pm - LGBTQ+ Film Series: THE WEDDING BANQUET (1993, 1h 46m) - From director Ang Lee (LIFE OF PI) comes this dramatic comedy about Simon (Mitchell Lichtenstein) & Wei-Tung (Winston Chao), a gay couple living together in Manhattan. To defer the suspicions of Wei-Tung's parents, Simon suggests a marriage of convenience between Wei-Tung and a female immigrant in need of a green card. When Wei-Tung's parents come to America for the wedding, they insist upon an elaborate banquet, resulting in several complications & a comedy of errors. Profanity & sexual content - suggested for mature viewers.

Sun. May 21 - SINGLE WHITE FEMALE (1992, 1h 47m) - Ever had a roommate from hell? Trust us: that person was nuthin' compared to the one played by Jennifer Jason Leigh (FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH) in this thriller; also starring Bridget Fonda (SINGLES) & Steven Weber (TV's WINGS). Violence, profanity, sexual content & disturbing scenes - for mature viewers.

Thurs. May 25, 7pm - FATIMA (2015, 1h 29m) - The title character (Soria Zeroual) is a single mother supporting her two daughters: 15-year-old Souad (Kenza Noah Aïche), a teenager in revolt & 18-year-old Nesrine (Zita Hanrot), who is starting medical school. Fatima speaks French poorly & is constantly frustrated by her daily interactions with her daughters who are her pride & joy, a source of constant worry. To ensure the best possible future for them, she works odd hours as a cleaning woman. While recuperating after she falls on a flight of stairs, Fatima begins to write to her daughters in Arabic that which she has never been able to express in French. English subtitles.

Sat. May 27, 2pm - Animation Spotlight: TOKYO GODFATHERS (2004, 1h 32m) - In modern-day Tokyo, the lives of three homeless people are changed forever when they discover a baby girl at a garbage dump on Christmas Eve. As the New Year quickly approaches, these forgotten members of society band together to solve the mystery of the abandoned child and the fate of her parents. Along the way, they encounter seemingly unrelated events & people, forcing them to confront their own haunted pasts as they learn to face the future, together. Violence, profanity, nudity & disturbing scenes - for mature viewers.

Sun. May 28 - CONSENTING ADULTS (1992, 1h 39m) - Kevin Kline (the live-action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST) & Kevin Spacey (THE USUAL SUSPECTS) star in this thriller, which manages to include con artistry, wife-swapping & real estate. Violence, profanity, sexual content & disturbing scenes - for mature viewers.

East Branch, McDonald Street

Join us for our free evening & afternoon movies, and let us know what you want to see by calling 643-7250, posting to our Facebook page, emailing us at, or visiting us in person.

Family Flicks: Free, with free popcorn & juice, and fun for all ages!

Classic Films: Forget cheap movie night – on select Tuesday nights, we show all-time classic movies for free, with popcorn & pop included!

Sunset Cinema: Our series of relaxing movies for adults, with free popcorn & pop!

West Branch, Lancaster Mall
Join us for our free evening & afternoon movies, and let us know what you want to see by calling 643-7260, posting to our Facebook page, emailing us at, or visiting us in person.

Chick Flicks - Ladies' night at the movies, with the best popcorn on the west side!

Friday Flicks - On select Fridays, join us for a free movie & popcorn courtesy of Lancaster Mall!

Family Movie Matinées @ Your Library: Join us for all ages fun at the movies - free popcorn provided by Lancaster Mall, but feel free to bring your own treats & drinks too!

Please check with your library to ensure the accuracy of the dates and times listed here.