Batman Returns

Off the Wall
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Friday, September 8, 2023
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8:45 pm
Rooftop Terrace
In Person Event

Director Tim Burton’s second take on Michael Keaton’s Caped Crusader takes place in a wintry Gotham City, with The Penguin (Danny DeVito) attempting a lateral move from the sewers to politics under the wing of corporate creep Max Shreck (Christopher Walken). Meanwhile after Selina Kyle (Michelle Pfeiffer) stumbles across Shreck’s sinister plans – and takes a literal fall for the discovery – she takes on the identity of Catwoman to exact revenge, while also toying with the city’s other two costumed combatants like a feline with a ball of twine.

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

Attending Off the Wall

  • Films are shown on the fifth-floor Rooftop Terrace of the Central Library, 14 West 10th St., KCMO.
  • Bring your own seating, blankets, or folding chairs. (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. (The Central Library closes at 5 p.m. on Fridays, but reopens at 8 p.m. for Off the Wall events.)
  • Screenings begin at dusk (approximately 8:45 p.m.)
  • Parking: Enter the Library District parking garage via Baltimore Avenue. Bring your parking ticket to the event for complimentary validation.
  • Transit options: Take KC Streetcar to the Library stop at 9th and Main streets or use Ride KC bus routes.
  • In case of bad weather, the event may be canceled. Watch event pages or the Library’s social media feeds for updates.