2023: Feline Throughline

White cat creeping through pixelated background

The Library’s annual summer skyline film series returns with a fresh lineup of FREE outdoor movies!

Cats have slinked, stretched, purred, and pounced through movies for well more than a century, going back to the silent 1901 short The Sick Kitten. We can all agree: They make a film more interesting.

The Library celebrates these furry stars in its 2023 Off the Wall rooftop film series, Feline Throughline, featuring cats in non-starring but invariably scene-chewing roles.

Co-presented by Young Friends of the Kansas City Public Library.

Second Fridays, June through September

FREE admission • Doors open at 8 p.m. • Screenings: 8:45 p.m.

Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., KCMORooftop Terrace, 5th Floor

RSVP for each event below or by calling 816.701.3407.

Featured Meow-vies

Some tips and notes about how best to enjoy an evening of downtown KC skyline cinema on the Central Library's Rooftop Terrace:

  • Bring your own seating, blankets, or folding chairs for seating. (Additional chairs or other seating not provided.)
  • Bring your own food, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages No glass containers, please!
  • Doors open at 8 p.m. (Note: The Central Library closes at 5 p.m. on Fridays, but the doors reopen at 8 p.m. for Off the Wall audiences.)
  • All movies begin at dusk (approximately 8:45 p.m.)
  • Parking: Enter the Library District parking garage via Baltimore Ave. Bring your parking ticket to the event for complimentary validation.
  • Transit options: take KC Streetcar to the Library stop at 9th / Main or Ride KC bus routes.
  • In case of bad weather, the event may be canceled