Knoxville, TN - What do Boo Radley, Willy Wonka and Shrek have in common? Friday nights on Market Square. Nearly 3,500 votes were cast for this year's lineup of Knox County Public Library's Movies on Market Square with Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark garnering the most votes of all options. From classics to animation, all the movies were blockbusters in their day. The final lineup spans 5 decades from To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) to Shrek (2001).
Knox County Public Library is hosting the 11th year of Movies on Market Square, which is presented by Lusid Media, to highlight its vast collection of movies and music with more than 25,000 DVDs representing 13,000 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.
And the winners are:
- 9/12 Shrek (PG - 2001)
- 9/19 Ferris Bueller's Day Off (PG 13 - 1986)
- 9/26 Raiders of the Lost Ark (PG - 1991)
- 10/3 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory ( G - 1971)
- 10/10 O Brother, Where Art Thou? (PG 13 - 2000)
- 10/17 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
All movies are rated PG-13 or less, 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 12 through October 17. 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 Lusid Media, Downtown Knoxville, The Trust Company, Pilot Flying J, Knox Life Church, The Tomato Head, the City of Knoxville, KUB, Knoxville News Sentinel, Metro Pulse, WBIR, B97.5 and Springboard AudioVisual.
For more information, please call 215-8767 or visit http://www.knoxlib.org/movies
ABOUT KNOX COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
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 relevant than ever. With over 19 facilities across the county, it's a good time to be a library card holder.