The Ron Robinson Theater




Harry Potter Marathon

July 26 - August 1
General Admission: $7 per showing | 8-Movie Pass: $40 | 16-Movie Pass: $80

A Harry Potter marathon will celebrate Harry Potter’s July 31 birthday by showing all eight movies in seven days, and offering special Harry Potter-themed concessions. Concessions will be available for purchase at every showing. Beer and wine are available at screenings scheduled after 5 p.m.

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (PG)

Sunday, July 26, 6p.m.

Harry Potter, an orphaned child that has spent the first ten years of his life living under the stairs of his aunt and uncle's house, is invited to join the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He learns his destiny lies in the realm of magic and fantasy.


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (PG)

Monday, July 27, 7p.m.

Cars fly, trees fight back and a mysterious elf comes to warn Harry Potter at the start of the second year of his amazing journey into the world of wizardry. This year at Hogwarts, spiders talk, letters scold and Harry's own unsettling ability to speak to snakes turns his friends against him. From dueling clubs to rogue Bludgers, it's a year of adventure and danger when bloody writing on a wall announces: The Chamber of Secrets has been opened. To save Hogwarts will require all of Harry, Ron and Hermione's magical abilities and courage.


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (PG)

Tuesday, July 28, 7p.m.

Year three at Hogwarts means new fun and challenges as Harry learns the delicate art of approaching a Hippogriff, transforming shape-shifting Boggarts into hilarity and even turning back time. But the term also brings danger: soul-sucking Dementors hover over the school, an ally of the accursed He-Who-Cannot-Be-Named lurks within the castle walls, and fearsome wizard Sirius Black escapes Azkaban.


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (PG-13)

Wednesday, July 29, 7p.m.

Harry's fourth year at Hogwarts is marked by the Quidditch World Cup and the Triwizard Tournament, in which student representatives from three different wizarding schools compete in a series of increasingly challenging contests. However, Voldemort's Death Eaters are gaining strength and create the Dark Mark - giving evidence that the Dark Lord is ready to rise again. In the unsuspecting lives of the students at Hogwarts, the competitors are selected by the goblet of fire, which this year makes a very surprising announcement: Hogwarts will have two representatives in the tournament, including Harry. Now Harry has to rise to the challenge for the Tri Wizard Tournament while keeping up with school.


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (PG-13)

Thursday, July 30, 7p.m.

Lord Voldemort has returned, but the ministry of Magic is doing everything it can to keep the wizarding world from knowing the truth. They appoint Ministry official Dolores Umbridge as the new Defense Against the Dark Arts professor at Hogwarts. When Umbridge refuses to teach practical defensive magic, Ron and Hermione convince Harry to secretly train a select group of students for the wizarding war that lies ahead. A terrifying showdown between good and evil awaits.


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (PG)

Friday, July 31, 7p.m.

Emboldened by the return of Lord Voldemort, the Death Eaters are wreaking havoc in both the Muggle and wizarding worlds. Hogwarts, once thought to be a safe haven, may no longer be safe. Harry suspects that new dangers may lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching. Harry will have to help him uncover a vital key to unlocking Voldemort's defenses, a critical piece of information known only to Horace Slughorn, Hogwarts' former Potions Professor. Dumbledore manipulates his old colleague into returning to his previous post with promises of more money, a bigger office and the chance to teach the famous Harry Potter.


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I (PG-13)

Saturday, August 1, 2p.m.

Part 1 begins as Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort's immortality and destruction – the Horcruxes. On their own, without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart. Harry's only hope is to find the Horcruxes before Voldemort finds him.


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II (PG-13)

Saturday, August 1, 7p.m.

In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here.


The John Bush Quintet

The John Bush Quintet

Friday, August 7, 7p.m.
General Admission: $10

Saxophonist John Bush and his quintet play vocal and instrumental jazz favorites in the spirit of Arkansas's own Louis Jordan, the Original Yellow Jackets, and Pharaoh Sanders.

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Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice

Friday, August 14, 10p.m. $5

A couple of likable ghosts contact the afterlife's bio-exorcist to rid their home of a trendy New York family that moves in.


Dr. Strangelove

Dr. Strangelove

Saturday, August 15, 7p.m. $5

In this dark comedy, chaos erupts when a general orders an attack on the Russians, which subsequently will trigger the Russian "Doomsday Device." The President and his aides struggle to find a way to stop the impending doom.


Good Will Hunting

Good Will Hunting

Saturday, August 15, 10p.m. $5

A young working-class genius is hauled back from the brink of self-destruction by a gifted counselor.


Willy Wonka

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Saturday, August 22, 2p.m. $5

Candy manufacturer Willy Wonka has a contest and hides five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. All five ticket winners get a free tour of the mysterious Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of Wonka candy. Four of the children are nasty brats who are punished by Willie Wonka with various diabolical, but funny, methods. Only Charlie, a likeable child, wins the heart of the manufacturer.


The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

Friday, August 28, 7p.m. $5

In 1920s Long Island, a mysterious American millionaire's efforts to recapture the sweetheart of his youth result in tragedy.


Runaway Planet

Runaway Planet

Friday, September 4, 7p.m.
General Admission: $10

Traditional string band Runaway Planet performs hard-driving bluegrass, three-part harmonies, complex arrangements, and original songs.

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Casablanca

Casablanca

Friday, September 11, 7p.m. $5

The romantic lovers' triangle between the impossibly heroic Czech Resistance leader Victor Laszlo, his beautiful wife Ilsa and her ex-lover, cynical American Rick Blaine is still the same old story, but it's never looked better.


Hunting Ground

Hunting Ground

Tuesday, September 22, 7p.m. $5

From the Academy Award-nominated filmmaking team behind The Invisible War", comes a startling exposé of sexual assault on U.S. campuses, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on victims and their families.


Rocky Horror Picture Show

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Saturday, September 26, 7p.m. $5

A mixture of fantastical rock opera and horror movie spoof. A couple of ordinary kids have car trouble one dark and rainy night and knock on the door of a looming gothic mansion. They are stunned to learn that they have stumbled into an ongoing convention of kinky characters, hosted by Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a mad scientist from the planet Transsexual.


Sling Shot

SlingShot

Tuesday, October 13, 7p.m. $5

SlingShot focuses on noted Segway inventor Dean Kamen and his work to solve the world’s water crisis. An indomitable man who just might have enough passion and innovative thinking to create a solution for a crisis affecting billions, Kamen lives in a house with secret passages, a closet full of denim and a helicopter garage. His latest passion: the SlingShot water purification system created to obliterate half of human illness on the planet.


Sister Rosetta Tharpe Tribute

Sister Rosetta Tharpe Tribute

Friday, October16, 7p.m.
General Admission: FREE

Arkansas Sounds presents a detailed look at the life of Sister Rosetta Tharpe with a screening of The Godmother of Rock and Roll and a tribute mini-concert of her songs.

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Tale of Princess Kaguya

Tale of Princess Kaguya

Saturday, October 17, 2p.m. $5

Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her, but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.


Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Wednesday, October 21, 7p.m. $5

It's the mid-80s, and Marty McFly is your average 17-year-old slacker who happens to be friends with an inventor, Doc Brown. Doc's latest invention is a time machine, that ends up transporting Marty back to 1955 where he must bring his parents together so that he will exist when he gets back to his own time.


Gone With the Wind

Gone With the Wind

Friday, October 30, 7p.m. $5

An epic story of the South's fight to maintain it's way of life during the Civil War years. It starts out as Scarlett O'Hara and her family are amongst the ladies and "chivalrous" gentlemen at the Twelve Oaks Plantation's ball before the Civil War begins. How Scarlett's love for one man keeps her from seeing the love that another man truly has for her. As the South finally crumbles down around her, Scarlett devises a way to overcome starvation in order save herself and her family.


Local Horror/Sci-Fi Shorts

Saturday, October 31, 7p.m. $5


Jimmy Webb – The Glen Campbell Years

Jimmy Webb – The Glen Campbell Years

Saturday, November 7, 7p.m.
General Admission: $35

In this show, Jimmy Webb shares the music and personal stories of his friendship with Glen Campbell that provided a soundtrack for generations.

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King Kong

King Kong

Friday, November 13, 7p.m. $5

In the 1930s, a down-on-her-luck actress accompanies an over-ambitious filmmaker on an expedition to a remote island. There they encounter a terrifying giant ape who forms an attachment to the beautiful actress. Hoping to win fame and fortune, the filmmaker brings the ape back to New York City for public exhibition, with catastrophic results.


The Cate Brothers Band

The Cate Brothers Band

Friday, November 20, 7p.m.
General Admission: $20

Arkansas music legends The Cate Brothers Band reunite for a special performance of their biggest and best songs.

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A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story

Friday, December 4, 7p.m. $5

How did Santa become Santa? Hundreds of years ago in Lapland, a little boy named Nikolas lost his family in an accident. To show his gratitude to the villagers who took him in, he decides to make toys for the children of the families as goodbye presents at Christmas, thus creating a legend that would be carried on from generation to generation.


It’s A Wonderful Life

It’s A Wonderful Life

Thursday, December 10, 7p.m. $5

A man is saved from a suicide attempt by an angel and is then shown how important he is to the people who love him. A Christmas classic.


Arkansas Sounds Holiday Concert Featuring the Dave Rosen Big Band and the Maumelle High School Jazz Band

Arkansas Sounds Holiday Concert Featuring the Dave Rosen Big Band and the Maumelle High School Jazz Band

Friday, December 11, 7p.m.
General Admission: FREE

The Dave Rosen Big Band and the Maumelle High School Jazz Band will play Christmas and holiday favorites with jazz and swing arrangements at this free concert.

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The Ron Robinson Theater, the newest performance space in the River Market district, is a 315-seat multi-purpose event venue. Part of the Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) Main Library campus, it is designed to provide programs for all ages including films, music performances, plays, readings, lectures, speakers, and children’s activities. The theater is equipped with a state-of-the-art DCI-compliant Barco digital cinema projection system and 32' wide retractable screen; and, a versatile sound system capable of Dolby 7.1 surround audio for movies, with a CL3 digital mixing console with ample inputs for traditional music concerts.

Other organizations using the theater space include the Clinton School for Public Service and the Little Rock Film Festival. As with other CALS meeting space, the theater may be used by the public, based on availability.

Little Rock voters approved a bond issue in 2012 that provided funding for the Arcade Building. Through a public-private partnership between CALS, Clinton-Commerce LLC (which includes Moses Tucker Real Estate), Monroe Cache, retail stores, offices, and a restaurant are housed in the Arcade Building, a three-story, 60,000 square foot structure.

BOOKING FOR 2016 ONLY!

Designed by award-winning architects, the space is one of the most modern performing spaces in the region. It contains state-of-the-art digital cinema and sound equipment. The Ron Robinson Theater provides a sophisticated, yet comfortable setting for corporate events, presentations, screenings, and private receptions. There are two lobby areas that can be used for private receptions or parties.

A concession area offers a range of customary movie theater concessions as well as items that are unique to the Ron Robinson Theater.

Customary movie theater concessions may be available at private events, and patrons may also use any licensed caterer for the event’s food and beverage needs.

Handicap seating and ramps are located throughout the theater. The Ron Robinson Theater is fully ADA accessible. Listening devices for the hearing impaired are available upon request from the box office.

Please contact Trey Woodruff, 320-5709, for facility scheduling.

To download a copy of the "Terms of Rental" agreement form, click here »

The Ron Robinson Theater Specifications

  • 315 stadium style seating
  • Spacious green room for talent
  • DCI-compliant Barco DP2K-15Cx projector package with integrated Doremi IMS-1000 cinema media server
  • Barco ACS-2048 Alternate Content Switcher for additional computer and video inputs (VGA, DVI, HDMI, HD component)
  • Dolby CP750 Cinema Sound Processor with both 5.1 and 7.1 surround capabilities
  • 32’ wide Da-Lite Large Arena Electrol retractable projection screen, borderless Matte White front surface
  • EV speakers: EVA2082 Left, Center, Right main arrays; EV 218 Subs; EVID 6.2 surrounds; four EV Zx1 stage monitors; Powersoft amplifiers
  • Yamaha CL3 Digital Audio Mixing Console, RIO3324 stage remote input/output box, Stage Mix control via iPad
  • Full live audio engineering is available
  • Jandes stage CL lighting console, 12 ETC Source4 LED lighting fixtures, DMX to stage for additional fixtures
  • 6 + MBPS symmetrical internet connection for live streaming

Celebrate with the Ron Robinson Theater!

Celebration of a milestone, business meetings, and other social gatherings can be even better at the theater. The Ron Robinson Theater offers private rental packages for public showings and private screenings.

Private Screenings

Ultimate rocker seats and pristine digital projectors and sound create a wonderful atmosphere for:

  • Client Appreciation
  • Employee Appreciation
  • Weddings
  • Proposals
  • Team Building Events
  • Church Gatherings
  • Sales Presentations
  • After Prom/Graduation

Business Use

For team-building, training or client communications, nothing reinforces the message like a comfortable, professionally designed auditorium environment. The theater’s state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems and comfortable seating will command attention and dramatically enhance the power of any company event. Complete this form for pricing and availability.

  • Seminars
  • Product Launches
  • WebEx Meetings
  • Sales Presentations
  • Conventions
  • Shareholder Meetings
  • Committee Meetings
  • Conferences
  • Board Meetings

In Kind Donation Program

Through the In-Kind Donation Program, CALS will provide the Ron Robinson Theater space at a discounted rate or at no charge for three different non-profit groups’ use for one event each. The program's main goal is to acknowledge volunteers and encourage donations to 501 (c) (3) charitable organizations in Pulaski or Perry County that benefit the community. Requests for use of the space may be submitted once each calendar year per organization or school. Proof of 501 (c) (3) certification must be included with the application.

For-profit sector requests including organizational meetings, holiday parties, employee incentives, customer rewards, or third party donations are not qualified for the donation program.