Movies on Market Square

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and join hundreds of others under the stars for a night of family fun in front of the silver screen.

Every Friday night from September 12 through October 24, Market Square transforms into an outdoor movie theater where folks bring their chairs, blankets and picnic baskets. You have picked the flicks, and this year's winners are (see the lineup below for reviews).

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: 
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 Fridaynights, from September 12 through October 24. Movies begin at dusk, and well behaved dogs are welcome. Moviegoers should bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. 
For more information, please call 215-8767 or visit

Lusid Media
, a fast-growing producer of cable network shows, has joined Knox County Public Library for the 2nd year as the presenting sponsor of Movies on Market Square. "We love being a part of downtown Knoxville -- and the library is a great resource for our community -- so we're excited to help sponsor this event. What could be better than bringing our town together to enjoy some great movies and celebrate our great libraries" commented Zak Weisfeld, president of Lusid Media.

Knox County Public Library could not produce this free outdoor movie series without the generous support of its sponsors: Lusid Media, Downtown Knoxville, The Trust Company, The Tomato Head, KnoxLife Church, the City of Knoxville, KUB, Springboard Audiovisual, Knoxville News Sentinel, Metro Pulse, WBIR, and B97.5.

The Library produces Movies on Market Square to highlight its vast movie and music collection. With nearly 13,000 titles of feature films, documentaries, TV shows, and how-to films, the movie collection is one of the most popular circulating collections at the Library. Downloadable resources of ebooks, audiobooks and streaming music have grown in popularity and continue to be a focus of collection development for Knox County Public Library.