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Summer Movies at Westover, Shirlington Libraries

by ARLnow.com June 20, 2011 at 11:18 am 3,700 8 Comments

Two Arlington libraries recently announced their own weekly movie nights.

The Shirlington Branch Library will be screening family-oriented movies all summer, starting this week. At 2:00 p.m., every Friday through the end of August, the library will show a different kid-friendly flick. The selections include Tangled, How to Train Your Dragon, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, The Sword in the Stone, Cars, Shrek Forever After, Aladdin, Alice in Wonderland (1951 version) and The Tale of Despereaux.

For adults, the Westover Branch Library will be taking moviegoers on a cinematic tour of the world. The library will screen the “mid-week movies” every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., starting on July 6 and ending on August 10. The schedule includes Chariots of Fire, Motorcycle Diaries, Out of Africa, the Joy Luck Club, Under the Tuscan Sun and Enchanted April.

Westover will also be screening three family movies this summer: Princess and the Frog, Ponyo and Ratatouille. See the library blog for dates and times.

  • Lou

    Oy. “For adults” at the Westover branch should be changed to “For henpecked husbands”. They should just throw in some Nicholas Sparks flicks and be done with it.

  • Me too!

    Seriously…..who picked that garbage?

  • y8s


    And will there be sound level measurements during these movies?

    • novanglus

      They’re indoors, have adequate accessible bathrooms, and there have been zero complaints in past years. So: No.

  • Stan

    Always good to see government agencies competing directly with private local companies. Outdoor movies celebrating summer… maybe. But indoor movies? Is there any reason why these government agencies should be competing against the private sector??

    • Michael H.

      It’s not much of a competition, at least with those “adult” movies. The outdoor movies at Crystal City and Rosslyn will probably have bigger crowds.

  • 4Arl

    I’m more concerned with the priorities, than real competition for film screenings. They are heavy into look-good PR while branches still have a closed weekday every week. The basics should come first, and there is finally a candidate that seems to get this.

    • Bob

      Do tell. Which candidate “gets” it that the basics should come first, in your opinion?


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