Patriotic Films Courtesy of MPL

Enjoy the patriotic month of July, by watching free films at Montclair Public Library with family and friends!

Celebrate the Fourth of July with patriotic films in Montclair.

Photo courtesy of Montclair Public Library.

As part of Montclair Public Library‘s Wednesday matinees, patriotic films will be played to commemorate the Fourth of July. This will take place at the Main Library Auditorium on 50 South Fullerton Ave. starting at 2 p.m. It’s perfect for family and friends to gather and watch classics on the big screen at no cost. The accommodating MPL is handicapped accessible as well. For more information and the library calendar, please visit or call 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.

MPL solely relies on municipal and private funding to offer a host of free educational programs, family events and services seven days a week, changing lives every day though words, ideas and community connections.

Check out their film listings:

  • 1776 (July 6) – Starring William Daniels, Howard Da Silva and Ken Howard. A musical retelling of the American Revolution’s political struggle in the Continental Congress to declare independence. (1972, 141 minutes, color)
  • Yankee Doodle Dandy (July 13) – Starring James Cagney, Joan Leslie and Walter Huston. A film of the life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer and singer George M. Cohan. (1942, 126 minutes, black and white)
  • Johnny Tremain (July 20) – Starring Hal Stalmaster, Luana Patten and Jeff York. Johnny Tremain is drawn into the Revolutionary War, and becomes a patriot fighting to free the colonies from England. Along the way he learns about life and about himself. (1957, 80 minutes, color)
  • The Devil’s Disciple (July 27) – Starring Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas and Laurence Olivier. The black sheep of a family and the local minister discover their true vocations during the Revolutionary War. (1959, 83 minutes, black and white)

“It’s amazing to know that the town of Montclair allows its residents to enjoy free screenings at its local library,” said said Pia Leiba, intrigued prospect of potentially moving to Montclair. “I think it’s important to allow the community to engage in activities with fellow residents to create a peaceful and fun environment for all to enjoy.”

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