The Ron Robinson Theater 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 5.1 surround audio for movies, with a CL3 digital mixing console with ample inputs for traditional music concerts.
Film Start Time: Doors open at 3:00pm, and Exhibition on Screen's "Leonardo: The Works" will begin promptly at 4:00pm. As our films are general admission seating, please be sure to arrive early to secure your seat. Beer, wine, and concessions will be available.
Free Parking: We’re pleased to offer complimentary parking for all attendees. Simply bring your parking ticket from the library parking lot (across from the Main Library on Rock Street) or the parking deck (next to the Main Library on Rock Street) inside the theater, and our friendly box office staff will validate it for you. Validations are for paid ticket holders only.
About the Film:
Many feature films have showcased the genius of Leonardo but none have ever examined in such detail the most crucial element of all: his art. Leonardo’s peerless paintings will be at the core of Leonardo: The Works, captured in staggering high-definition as never seen in cinemas – until now. Notably, the film presents every single painting attributed to Leonardo, offering unparalleled access for the first time. Amidst this collection of masterpieces, cinema-goers will marvel at The Last Supper, Lady with an Ermine, Ginevra de’ Benci, Madonna Litta, Virgin of the Rocks and what is widely considered the most famous artwork of all time – The Mona Lisa. Leonardo: The Works also looks afresh at Leonardo’s life through the prism of his art, threading biography and artistic output together with the assistance of the world’s foremost curators, critics and historians.
Award-winning writer and director Phil Grabsky travelled to 8 countries to film virtually all the attributed Leonardo works in situ. The film includes the much-discussed Salvator Mundi which the film believes firmly is a Leonardo work, the little-known Salle delle Asse (Leonardo’s largest work), the recently restored Adoration of the Magi and also, shown after its recent conservation work in a film for the first time, the Lansdowne Madonna. Leonardo: The Works also offers privileged access to the Mona Lisa (here seen in extraordinary detail), as well as the 2 Leonardos side-by-side at the Hermitage in St. Petersburg; it is a genuine ‘feast for the eyes’. Guiding the narrative biography of the man some claim is the greatest mind in history are the world’s leading experts, historians and curators – here speaking candidly with great knowledge and humor.
Date & Time
Sat, May 11, 2024 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM