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Las Vegas hosts a number of free and affordable film screenings and events from Aug. 12 to 18, 2011. These include summer movie events in libraries, malls, hotels, and other popular city attractions.
Many of these screenings are family-friendly offerings, but there are also a couple of movies meant for the adult audience.
Friday, Aug. 12, 2011
The West Charleston Library features the “Movie Matinee: Ramona and Beezus” program from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Families and friends are welcome to the free screening. West Charleston Library is located at 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89146. For inquiries, call (702) 507-3940.
The second day of the “Star Trek Convention 2011: The Celebration of the 45th Anniversary” continues at the Rio Suites Hotel. This official “Star Trek” event features a number of panel discussions, film showings, parties, celebrity sightings, contests, photo ops, and many other activities. Tickets are available at the Creation Entertainment website’s “Star Trek” page. The Rio is located at 3700 W. Flamingo Road Las Vegas, Nevada 89103.
Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011
The Clark County Library holds the “Movie Series: Saturday Movie Matinee” featuring the film “Paul,” a story of two sci-fi geeks who journey to America’s UFO heartland. This free-for-all showing starts 2:00 p.m. at the library’s Jewel Box Theater. Clark County Library is located at 1401 E. Flamingo Road Las Vegas, NV 89119. For inquiries, call (702) 507-3400.
The Springs Preserve hosts the movie program “Night at the Museum: Rango” from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Parents can drop off their kids for a safe movie night featuring the animated film “Rango” at $25 per head. 125 spots are available. Springs Preserve is located at 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89107. For inquiries, call (702) 822-7700.
The third day of the “Star Trek” convention continues at the Rio Suites Hotel.
Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011
The Sunrise Library features the animated film “Gnomeo and Juliet” for its “Movie Series: Sunday Movie Matinee” program from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Screening happens at the library’s auditorium and it is open to the public. Sunrise Library is located at 5400 Harris Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89110. For inquiries, call (702) 507-3900.
The fourth and final day of the “Star Trek” convention continues at the Rio Suites Hotel.
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011
The Clark County Library presents the 1964 James Bond movie “Goldfinger” for “Movie Series: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Shaken Not Stirred: Connery’s Bond” at the library’s Main Theater. The free screening begins at 1:00 p.m. Clark County Library is located at 1401 E. Flamingo Road Las Vegas, NV 89119. For inquiries, call (702) 507-3400.
The Rainbow Library hosts the “Summer Movie Matinee” program with the Pixar animated movie “Up” at the library’s Large Meeting Room. This screening is open to the public and starts at 3:00 p.m. Rainbow Library is located at 3150 N. Buffalo Drive Las Vegas, NV 89128. For inquiries, call (702) 507-3710.
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011
The Santa Fe Station Hotel and Casino hosts the film event “RiffTrax Live: Jack the Giant Killer” at 8:00 p.m. The stars from “Mystery Science Theater 3000” are geared up to mock the 1962 fantasy movie “Jack the Giant Killer.” Santa Fe Station Hotel and Casino is located at 4949 N. Rancho Drive Las Vegas, NV 89130.
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011
The Town Square summer movie series features the free screening of the 1992 family movie “The Mighty Ducks” at the Town Square Park. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. While the screening begins at sundown, attendees are encouraged to arrive earlier for live events and entertainment for kids. Town Square is located at 6605 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89119.