Free Classic Movies at the Skokie Public Library

In honor of Downtown Skokie's history as a backlot set, where silent western pictures were made in the early 1900s by Chicago's Essanay Films.

The Skokie Public Library Presents:
Free Classic Movies
5215 Oakton St., Skokie


Saturday, Aug 26 – noon

The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Ranked by some critics as the greatest romantic comedy of all time, this classic stars Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn and Jimmy Stewart. A rich woman's ex-husband and a news reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage. (112 minutes)

Sunday, Aug 27 - noon

The Public Enemy (1931)
Made before the Hays Code enforced morality in the movies for the next three decades, this dark pre-code classic, starring James Cagney, details the violent rise of two young hoodlums through the ranks of the Chicago underworld, as a gangster's accidental death threatens to spark a bloody mob war. Watch for the grapefruit scene, one of the most famous (or infamous) in cinema history. (83 minutes)