Film Clubs: September 2019

Think book club, but with movies instead. And that describes our two newest clubs for film fans. Our next meeting is Tuesday, September 24, where we meet to discuss two films. This month we focus on superheroes, in Classic Reels we will take a look at Superman (1978), the first superhero major motion picture that launched a whole pop culture that has since grown and thrived. Film Club will take a closer look at nullAvengers: Endgame (2019) one of the concluding films of phase 3 in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Film Club meets September 24, at 6:30 p.m., to take a close look at Avengers: Endgame (2019) available on Blu-ray, DVD and the Lucky Day Display found in the Fountaindale Library lobby.

Synopsis: The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured their ranks compels the remaining to take one final stand in the grand conclusion to twenty-two films.


The Classic Reels club meets September 24 at 7:30 p.m. to breakdown and discuss the classic movie: Superman (1978), available on Blu-ray and DVD.

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Synopsis: As an infant, Superman is sent to earth from the doomed planet Krypton. As he grows up, he learns he has super powers which he must hide from the ordinary mortals around him. But the time comes when Superman’s powers for good are revealed to the world. Superman battles with super-criminal Lex Luthor and his cohorts as they attempt to destroy California by activating the San Andreas fault.

Watch the films on your own, then join us for snacks and a breakdown discussion about the films.

(Both are available in multiple formats with your library card.)

Film Clubs: August 2019

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Film Club meets August 27 at 6:30 p.m., to take a close look at Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) available on Blu-ray and DVD.

Early 1970s. Four strangers check in at the El Royale Hotel. The hotel is deserted, staffed by a single desk clerk. Some of the new guests’ reasons for being there are less than innocent and some and are not who they appear to be.


The Classic Reels club meets August 27 at 7:30 p.m. to breakdown and discuss the classic movie: The Italian Job (1969), available on Kanopy and DVD.

Comic caper movie about a plan to steal a gold shipment from the streets of Turin by creating a traffic jam.

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Watch the films on your own, then join us for snacks and a breakdown discussion about the films.

(Both are available in multiple formats with your library card.)

Film Clubs: July 2019

Think book club, but with movies instead. And that describes our two newest clubs for film fans. The next meeting is Tuesday, July 30th where we meet and discuss two films.

Film Club meets July 30 at 6:30 p.m., to take a close look at The Lost City of Z (2016), available on Blu-ray, DVD and Hoopla.

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This epically scaled tale of courage and passion, told in writer/director James Gray’s classic filmmaking style, The Lost City of Z is a stirring tribute to the exploratory spirit and a conflicted adventurer driven to the verge of obsession.

The Classic Reels club meets July 30 at 7:30 p.m. to breakdown and discuss the classic movie: Clue (1985), available on Kanopy, Blu-ray and DVD.

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Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn and Christopher Lloyd lead an all-star cast in this murderously funny cult classic based on the world-famous Clue board game.

Watch the films on your own, then join us for snacks and a breakdown discussion about the films. (Both are available in multiple formats with your library card.)

Lower Level Commentary, Episode 011

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In this special episode of LLC, Joe and Adriana discuss their first impressions of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In previous episodes (9 & 10), they predicted what might be in the new movie. Find out if they were right or wrong along with their thoughts on the direction the Stars Wars franchise is heading. Warning: Major spoiler ALERT for this episode! Many details and scenes of the movie are discussed.

Contains spoilers!

2017 Oscars After Hours

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Attention movie lovers!

Join us for our Third Annual Oscars® After Hours party at Fountaindale Public Library on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Get ready for all the glamour, glitz and more of this year’s Academy Awards® telecast. There will be snacks, contests, prizes, surprises, and fun for all while we watch the show on the big screen in Meeting Room A.

You could even win one of these coveted statuettes. Watch the video to see one being made. Be sure to register and reserve your spot. See you soon!

Popcorn Diaries, Episode 027

Listen in as Joe and Adriana discuss movie music, songs and soundtracks. Every movie has its own score whether it uses chart toppers or is an original score music can make or break a movie. Joe and Adriana will talk about some of the most memorable songs ever used, some that have been overused and their top three favorite composers. This episode is all about the sound of movies. Comment below if you have a favorite song you love to hear, or one that you may be tired of hearing.

Popcorn Diaries, Episode 26

There was a time when big hair, bright colors, and slogan t-shirts were all the rage. Yes, Popcorn Diaries takes a trip down memory lane and revisits all the movies of the 1980s. Listen in as Joe and Adriana discuss their favorite (and not so favorite) movies from that era. Nostalgia is rampant throughout this episode, so join us and relive some of the funniest and craziest moments in movie history.

Scan old MOVIES in Studio 300

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Retro – 8 Scanning System

We’re happy to announce that Studio 300 acquired the Retro-8 film scanning system that let’s you scan and convert your regular 8mm & Super 8 film (home movies!) to digital movie files.  The system is quite slick and the results will put a smile on your face. The image quality is simply amazing. The Retro-8 has several adjustments for color, exposure, and grain removal to help bring your movies back to life.

Finished scans are in the MOV format so they will play on any computer. You can upload and share finished files on a site like YouTube and/or transfer it to DVD, too.

Have a box of old movies? Stop by Studio 300 and we’ll help you get started converting and preserving all of those old memories.

Here’s the latest episode of 300 Seconds in Studio 300 with Jeffrey and Joe discussing our film scanner. Got five minutes? Click play and listen in.

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Popcorn Diaries, Episode 025

George-A.-RomeroSpooky ghouls are out for blood in this Halloween edition of Popcorn Diaries. Listen in as Joe and Adriana recount the ever popular George Romero films. From Night of the Living Dead to Survival of the Dead, it’s zombies, zombies, and more zombies! If you love the zombie revolution then this is the episode for you.

George A. Romero never set out to become a Hollywood figure; however, by all indications, he was very successful.

“My stories are about humans and how they react, or fail to react, or react stupidly. I’m pointing the finger at us, not at the zombies. I try to respect and sympathize with the zombies as much as possible.”