(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / September 6, 2022) – The Stillwater Public Library is showing three outdoor movies this fall on Sept. 23, Oct. 14 and Nov. 4 in the courtyard. Movies start at 7:30 p.m., and the Friends of the Stillwater Public Library will provide popcorn and drinks. The showings are free, and registration is not required. Attendees should bring blankets or chairs to sit on.
Brenna Gilchrist, adult reference librarian, enjoys the outdoor films and is excited to host more in the upcoming cool weather.
"It was disappointing to cancel one of our summer films because of the heat," Gilchrist said. "Hopefully, the weather will be on our side this time as we enjoy these three classics."
In September, the library will show an animated film that came out in 1994 and is rated G. The 75-minute film's main character (voiced by Macaulay Culkin) travels through a library assisted by three books from different genres while trying to find the exit.
To acknowledge the spooky season in October, the library will show a 1993 movie about three witchy sisters played by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy. The movie is rated PG and is 96 minutes long.
Lastly, in November, the library will feature a movie full of sweet treats and greedy disasters starring Gene Wilder as everyone's favorite candy maker. The 1971 movie is rated G and runs for 100 minutes.
Gilchrist has options for enjoying films at home for those who can't attend the film screenings.
"After we show a film we always add it to our DVD collection so the public can borrow it. We have several DVDs for checkout, mostly children’s films and documentaries." Gilchrist said.
To register for reminder emails and updates for fall family movie nights, and see the titles for the movies, visit library.stillwater.org/register.php.
Library staff will immediately post information on the library website if a movie night is canceled or postponed due to weather. Participants are encouraged to check library.stillwater.org before coming to the library for an event. Updates will also be posted on the library's Facebook and Instagram @StillwaterOKLib.
The Stillwater Public Library is located at 1107 S. Duck St. Library hours are Monday- Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.