Movies at the Library 

"The library is a place where people gather, so we're reaching out [to] the neighborhood."

Did you know Jennifer Lawrence was paid $500,000 for her role in the The Hunger Games and $10 million for her role in the sequel?

These are the types of facts librarian Julie AutumnCook likes to print out on a trivia sheet for movie screenings at the Hillcrest branch of the Boise Public Library. Starting Saturday, March 1, Hillcrest will show a movie every Thursday from 2-5 p.m., and from 6-9 p.m., and a family friendly flick on the fourth Saturday of each month, from 1-4 p.m.

"[The library] is not just for books anymore," said AutumnCook. "The library is tending to be a place where people gather, so we're reaching out [to] the neighborhood."

AutumnCook picks the movies and after each screening, she opens up the floor for discussion--and she always provides popcorn.

The library at Cole and Ustick has a similar program on Thursdays, with teen movies from 4-7 p.m. and "groundbreaking black-and-white classics" from 6:15-9 p.m.

Movies are free thanks to an annual licensing fee the library district pays to major studios. The license forbids the libraries from naming the movies online and in mass media, so we'll give you some hints:

Jan. 16, 2 p.m., Hillcrest--This 2013 biopic tells the story of African-American Major League Baseball player Jackie Robinson.

Jan. 16, 6:15 p.m., Cole and Ustick--A 1993 film crew goes to a tropical island and discovers a colossal gorilla who takes a shine to their blonde female star.

Jan. 23, 2 p.m., Hillcrest--Clint Eastwood stars in this 1971 film as Harry Callahan, a hot-tempered cop who fights crime by his own rules.

Jan. 23, 4 p.m., Cole and Ustick--A young itinerant worker is forced to confront his secret extraterrestrial heritage in this 2013 movie.

Jan. 25, 1 p.m., Hillcrest--Narrated by Tim Allen, this 2012 Disney nature documentary follows a three-month-old chimpanzee separated from his troop.

Jan. 30, 2 p.m., Hillcrest--Tim Robbins stars in this 1994 film as a banker, facing a life sentence at Shawshank prison.

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