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Databases (most require KPL library card)

MeL Michigan eLibrary

Magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference books provided to Michigan libraries and Michigan residents at home with their Michigan Driver's License or ID or from libraries in Michigan.  Also includes links to Michigan related websites.

Newspapers and Magazines

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Entertainment Weekly


Rolling Stone

Community Resources

Kalamazoo Film Society

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Kalamazoo Valley Museum



Allows users to search for films using flexible criteria. Film listings include general information, cast and crew, synopses, reviews.

American Film Institute

Information about events and awards.

IMD: The Internet Movie Database

Information on past and current movies.

Michigan Drive-in Theater Guide

The premier site for Michigan's Drive-In Theater history.

Movie Mistakes

Find movie mistakes, blunders, and errors that survived the cutting room floor to be shown to millions.


Information about new films, DVD's, movie trailers, release dates, reviews, and more.

MRQE-Movie Reviews Query Engine

Locate film reviews or access reviews from listed links to similar sites.

Vatican's Best Film List

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of cinema in 1995, the Vatican compiled this list of "great films."

Welcome to Reel-movie reviews

Find movie reviews, DVD release information, and a rental guide.

Kalamazoo Area

Kalamazoo 10

Showtimes and ticket info for the Goodrich Quality Theaters Kalamazoo 10 theater.

Kalamazoo Film Society

Get film, links to reviews, showing time, and price information.

Movies at the Museum - Kalamazoo Valley Museum

Rave Motion Pictures - Cityplace 14 Theater

Look up the current movies playing at Rave Motion Pictures Cityplace 14 located in downtown Kalamazoo.

Western Film Society

The Western Film Society is a student-run organization at Western Michigan University. Throughout the year, we bring several critically-acclaimed independent or small-run films to WMU's campus in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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Charlie Chaplin, left, and Jackie Coogan

Charlie Chaplin, left, and
Jackie Coogan are seen in
Chaplin's 1921 silent film, The Kid.

Source: AccuNet/AP Multimedia Archive database