This year, AK, Redlands’ Smiley Public Library is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Heritage Hall and the 90th anniversary of the Lincoln Memorial Shrine.
As part of the celebration, the library is offering two film series, Redlands in Film and Lincoln in Film.
The Redlands in Film series features films shot in or related to Redlands. Locations such as Kimberly Crest, the Morey Mansion and the University of Redlands have served as backdrops for productions as varied as film noir and slasher flicks, as well as dark dramas and comedies, according to a statement from hurry.
The Lincoln in Film series features films depicting the life of Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln has been portrayed in films by notable actors such as Walter Huston, Henry Fonda and Daniel Day Lewis.
Films are shown at 2 p.m. on a Saturday of each month, except August, at the Contemporary Club, 173 S. Eureka St., Redlands, directly south of the Lincoln Memorial Shrine.
Screenings are free and open to the public, thanks to the generosity of library donors. Registration is required, but not required, and opens one week before each screening date. To register, go to akspl.org or call the Heritage Hall at 909-798-7632.
The Redlands in Film series begins March 19 with “How to Make an American Quilt,” a 1995 film that was partly shot in Redlands.
Others in the Redlands in Film series are ‘The Rules of Attraction’ (2002), May 14; “New Orleans” (1947), July 16; “Hell Night” (1981), October 15; and “Speak of a Stranger” (1952), December 17.
The Lincoln in Film series kicked off Feb. 19 with the 1930 film “Abraham Lincoln.” The series continues with “Young Mr. Lincoln” (1939), on April 16; “Abe Lincoln in Illinois” (1940), June 18; “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” (2012), September 17; and “Lincoln” (2012), November 19.