Books to the Big Screen

A Celebration of Book to Film Adaptations

Westerns at the Public Library

Upcoming Events

Books to the Big Screen 2020 Lineup

The Public Library and Friends of the Public Library present our annual book to film adaptation event!

Please join us for our annual celebration of book to film adaptations with free movie screenings at the KiMo Theater, Main Library, Juan Tabo Library, and Special Collections Library. This year all the movies are Westerns! Beginning with The Searchers and continuing through the month, these classics will keep you on the edge of your seat.


Event Dates and Times

  • Saturday, February 1st

The Searchers (1956), 2:00 p.m. Attend at Main Library

  • Thursday, February 6th

Cimarron (1960), 7 p.m. Tickets at KiMo Theatre

  • Friday, February 7th

High Noon (1951), 7 p.m. Tickets at KiMo Theatre

  • Saturday, February 8th

True Grit (1969), 7 p.m. Tickets at KiMo Theatre

  • Sunday, February 9th

The Big Country (1958), 2 p.m. Tickets at KiMo Theatre

  • Saturday, February 15th

Shane (1953), 2 p.m. Attend at Juan Tabo Library

  • Saturday, February 22nd

Destry Rides Again (1935), 2 p.m. Attend at Special Collections Library


Presented through a partnership between the Public Library Albuquerque and Bernalillo County, the KiMo Theater, and Friends of the Public Library.

All screenings are free; no tickets required.


KiMo Theatre

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