The popular outdoor movie series kicks off on September 8 with The Goonies

Knoxville, TN - The silver screen is set to light up Market Square on Friday nights starting September 8 with The Goonies.  Based on a community-wide vote, this year's lineup of Knox County Public Library's Movies on Market Square also features a lonely robot, a chief-in-training, super heroes, and some star-crossed singing summer sweethearts.  

Knox County Public Library is hosting the 14th year of Movies on Market Square presented by Knoxville TVA Employee Credit Union. The series aims to highlight the Library’s vast collection of movies and music with more than 22,000 DVDs representing over 15,000 titles. The Sights and Sounds Department at Lawson McGhee Library has one of the broadest physical collections of film and music of any public library in the Southeast. The Library also recently announced a new streaming film service named Kanopy making more than 15,000 titles available for streaming to library card holders.

And the winners are: 

  • 9/8 -- The Goonies (PG, 1985)
  • 9/15 -- Grease (PG 1978)
  • 9/22 -- Moana (PG, 2016)
  • 9/29 – Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13, 2014)
  • 10/4 – Wall E (G – 2008) celebrating the BIG READ
  • 10/13 Hocus Pocus (PG, 1993) 

All movies are rated PG-13, PG or G, but parents are encouraged to check out the films to make sure they are right for their family. The series will run for six Friday nights, from September 8 through October 13. Movies begin at dusk, and well-behaved dogs are welcome. Moviegoers should bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. 

Movies on Market Square is made possible through the generous support of Knoxville TVA Employee Credit Union, Lusid Media, Downtown Knoxville, Pilot Flying J, The Tomato Head, the City of Knoxville, KUB, Go!, WBIR, and B97.5

For more information, please call 215-8767 or visit

Since 1886, the people of Knox County have been fortunate to have an impressive collection of library resources. Today, the Knox County Public Library is prouder than ever to offer more than one million books, periodicals, CDs, films, and audiobooks. From innovative programming and reference services to the latest technology, Library staff is working hard to make your library experience more convenient and inspiring than ever. With over 19 facilities across the county, it's a good time to be a library card holder.