City of Ember Movie @ Markle Branch

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city of ember encore website slide-01Huntington City-Township Public Library invites movie lovers of all ages to an encore showing of The City of Ember, a science fiction/fantasy film based on the young adult novel by Jeanne DuPrau.  The feature will begin promptly at 4:30 pm on Friday, August 9th at the Markle Branch, 197 E Morse Street, Markle. Bring your own snack or beverage, and a bean bag chair or other comfortable seating if you wish.  Registration is requested but not required – call the Markle Branch at 758-3332 to reserve your place.  Children ages 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult or older sibling to attend.  This film is rated PG for mild peril and some thematic elements.

 About the Movie, The City of Ember:

It’s been more than 200 years since the city of Ember was founded deep underground to protect a small segment of humanity from an impending doomsday on Earth’s surface. During that time, the secret to leaving the city when the time was right got lost; now, the town’s massive generator is failing, supplies are running low, and no one wants to think about what lies in the darkness beyond the city limits. No one, that is, except curious teens Lina Mayfleet (Saoirse Ronan) and Doon Harrow (Harry Treadaway), who are determined to find a way out of Ember before it’s too late. To succeed, they must puzzle out an ancient document, navigate the city’s crumbling pipeworks, and dodge everything from an enormous mole to the city’s overconfident mayor (Bill Murray). 

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