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Sc-Fi Summer Classic Film Series

The library is celebrating summer with a series of classic films.

There will be showtimes at 3:00 and 7:00 pm in the library’s Alice Louise Reynolds Auditorium located on level 1.

Admission is free.

We’re sorry, but no food is allowed in the venue.


June 10

Forbidden Planet

A flying saucer travels faster than the speed of light and then lands on a desert planet. A translating robot greets the crew. A villain burns through blast doors. Force fields protect the ship. Before there was Star Wars, even before Star Trek, the science fiction film world was shaped by the 1956 film Forbidden Planet.

Loosely based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Forbidden Planet was the first film to feature an electronic musical score. Its sound effects are still the go to audio for anyone wanting to convey a mysterious space feel.

Starring Walter Pidgeon, Ann Francis, Leslie Nielson, and Robby the Robot.

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.

Entered into the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 2013.

98 minutes/Rated G


July 15

Galaxy Quest

Where Forbidden Planet established the world of modern science fiction films, Galaxy Quest celebrated them. Embraced by sci-fi fans as a great parody (it was voted the seventh best Star Trek film) and by the public as a popular comedy film, Galaxy Quest marked its twentieth anniversary in 2019. We’re screening it this summer as a belated celebration.

We invite the audience to pay special attention to the scenes filmed in Utah’s Goblin Valley.

Starring Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, and Daryl Mitchell. It was the film debut for both Justin Long and Rainn Wilson.

102 minutes/Rated PG


August 5

Batman The Movie

Just for fun we’re screening the request of a BYU student, Batman The Movie.

This 1966 film is the first feature length version of Batman. Sometimes forgotten between the 1940s serial version of Batman and the current, darker, Batman films, this high energy film is what generations associate with the Dynamic Duo.

Librarians like the fact that when Bruce Wayne is facing a challenge he always goes to “The Study.”

Pay attention and you might hear a reference to the multi-verse.

Starring Adam West, Burt Ward, Lee Meriwether, Cesar Romero, Burgess Meredeth, and Frank Gorshin.

102 minutes/Rated PG