Wet Hot American Summer gives you something to gurnal about at the library tonight

It’s been a hot week. It’s been a wet week. It’s been a summer week in America. So tonight — less than a month before its sequel debuts on Netflix — let’s all watch Wet Hot American Summer together on the roof of the Kansas City Public Library.

Come sundown, the Central Library (14 West 10th Street) screens the 2001 cult object outside, following the usual free pours of KC Bier Co. suds and generous helpings of popcorn from the Young Friends of the Library. This summer’s movie series is titled “Misfits, Music and Mayhem,” and Wet Hot offers plenty of the first and last items on that list, plus a soundtrack that finds room for both Foreigner and Rick Springfield. It’s practically vintage Sandstone, only funny and with Paul Rudd somewhere down front. 

Is it a great movie? It is not. Is it a quotable movie? Depending on who your friends are, absolutely. Is it a sure-fire humidity antidote knowing that people in the building next to the library will look out their windows, late in the evening, and see you laughing at this noise disturbing their downtown-loft existence? 

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I think you know the answer to that.

RSVP here, bring a blanket or lawn chairs to sit on, and leave the glass containers at home. Doors at 8, movie a bit before 9, rain yesterday. Take a shower, Arty.

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