Free summer movies in Wellesley, Massachusetts

Wellesley Free LibraryCome into the cool of the Wellesley Free Library‘s Wakelin Room and take a seat for Free Friday Afternoons at the Movies. The events are open to the public and jointly sponsored by the Wellesley Council on Aging and the library.

I Can Only Imagine, August 9

Set in Greenville, Texas, this drama/musical film (2018) is based on the life story of Bart Millard, frontman of the Christian rock band MercyMe. Millard suffered physical and emotional abuse at the hands of his father, Arthur. When Arthur became terminally ill, he found redemption by embracing his faith and rediscovering his love for his son.  Years later, Bart’s troubled childhood and mended relationship with his dad inspired him to write the hit song I Can Only Imagine. Running time 1 hour, 51 minutes. Raged PG.

DATE: Friday, August 9
TIME: 1pm
LOCATION: Wellesley Free Library, Wakelin Room

Singing in the Rain, August 16

During the transition from silent films to “talkies,” everyone has trouble adapting. Don and Lina have been cast repeatedly as a romantic couple, but when their latest film is remade into a musical, only Don has the voice for the new singing part and Kathy, a bright young aspiring actress, is hired to record over Lina’s voice. This 1952 romance/musical runs for 1 hour, 43 minutes, Rated G.

DATE: Friday, August 16
TIME: 1pm
LOCATION: Wellesley Free Library, Wakelin Room

Another free summer movie in Wellesley:

The Fifth Element, August 8

In the 23rd century, a New York City cabbie, Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis), finds the fate of the world in his hands when Leeloo (Milla Jovovich) falls into his cab. As the embodiment of the fifth element, Leeloo needs to combine with the other four to keep the approaching Great Evil from destroying the world. Together with Father Vito Cornelius (Ian Holm) and zany broadcaster Ruby Rhod (Chris Tucker), Dallas must race against time and the wicked industrialist Zorg (Gary Oldman) to save humanity.

Free snacks and beer (21+). Free admission and parking. Bring your own folding chairs and blankets. Rain location is Collins Cinema.

DATE: Thursday, August 8
TIME: Screening starts at dusk
LOCATION: Outside of the Davis Museum Building, Wellesley College campus