• By Rob Norwood
  • Posted Monday, June 24, 2019

Movie Matinees at Central Library starring Kirk Douglas

Enjoy these movie matinees starring Kirk Douglas in the Central Library Auditorium on Tuesday afternoons.

"Out of the Past"
July 16 at 2:30 p.m.

A private eye tries to escape his sordid past but it soon catches up with him. 1947. Starring Robert Mitchum, Kirk Douglas, and Rhonda Fleming.
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"Champion"
July 23 at 2:30 p.m.

A boxer manages to rise to the top of his profession, but he hurts those close to him along the way. 1949. Starring Kirk Douglas, Marilyn Maxwell and Ruth Roman. Oscar nominations for Best Actor and Best Screenplay.
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"Ace in the Hole"
July 30 at 2:30 p.m.

A newspaper reporter manipulates the plight of a trapped miner in order to improve his own standing as a reporter. 1951. Starring Kirk Douglas and Jan Sterling. Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay.
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"Lust for Life"
August 6 at 2:30 p.m.

The turbulent life story of the artist Vincent van Gogh. 1956. Starring Kirk Douglas and Anthony Quinn. Directed by Vincente Minnelli. Oscar winner for Best Supporting Actor. Oscar nominations for Best Actor and Best Screenplay.
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"Paths of Glory"
August 13 at 2:30 p.m.

During World War I, a misguided and futile mission results in many casualties. This is followed by a court martial of blameless soldiers for cowardice. 1957. Starring Kirk Douglas and Adolph Menjou. Directed by Stanley Kubrick.
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"Spartacus"
August 20 at 2:30 p.m.

A slave uprising in the ancient Roman Empire was led by the slave named Spartacus. Based on a true story. 1960. Starring Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons and Peter Ustinov. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Oscar winner for Best Supporting Actor.
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"Lonely are the Brave"
August 27 at 2:30 p.m.

An homage to the independent spirit of the West, and the struggle to reconcile that spirit with the encroachment of urban development. 1962. Starring Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands and Walter Matthau.
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