Movie Night!

Movie Night is a free monthly film showing at Richmond Library. We select films from the library's DVD collection and show them on the big screen in the Constance Barnicoat room. Most often these are classic films featuring stars of the big screen such as Marilyn Monroe, Robert Redford, James Dean, Dean Martin and Audrey Hepburn.


Watch classic cinema, award-winning and indie films on demand, for free, as part of your library membership. Kanopy provides thousands of film choices from New Zealand and around the world as well as films for both children and adults.

You can watch 5 movies per month for free with your library card and PIN.


Be entertained, educated and informed with this wide selection of arts and literature related documentaries, masterclasses and interviews.

You can watch Artfilms for free with your library card number and PIN.

Our DVD Collection

You can also borrow films from our DVD collection. We have hundreds of films from all genres - from action thrillers, to drama, classic film, documentaries, to TV series and cartoons for kids. It costs $4.00 to borrow a DVD for two weeks.

NZIFF At Home - Online

For the first time ever, the New Zealand International Film Festival will be held online between 24 July and 2 August 2020, due to Covid-19. This is an amazing opportunity to watch quality arthouse cinema curated by international experts from the comfort of your own home. It will possibly be the only time this takes place as the NZIFF plans to be back in cinemas for 2021.


Here's a list of the movies we have watched during Movie Night over the past year. Get in touch with Richmond Library if you would like to be added to the Movie Night email notification list: phone 03 5438500, or email:

Movie Description Date
Emma Based on the novel by Jane Austen, this 2020 film follows Emma Woodhouse's journey through misguided romantic matches and missteps in her search for love. June 2020
Dunkirk A 2017 WWII thriller about the evacuation of allied troops from Dunkirk February 2020
Grease  A 1978 musical romantic comedy film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John January 2020
Roman Holiday Audrey Hepburn stars as a modern day princess rebelling against royal obligations as she explores Rome on her own. November 2019
Rear Window Directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Grace Kelly, this 1954 film follows a suspicious chain of events. October 2019
The Sting A 1973 film starring Robert Redford and Paul Newman features a big con. September 2019
Saturday Night Fever A 1977 film starring John Travolta in a famous disco dancing role. August 2019
The Man From Snowy River Based on the poem by Banjo Paterson, this film stars Kirk Douglas and Sigrid Thornton in a 1982 romance/drama. July 2019
The Philadelphia Story Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart star in a 1940 classic black and white romantic comedy film. June 2019
East of Eden James Dean stars in a film based on the novel by John Steinbeck about a family drama. May 2019
Where Eagles Dare Starring Clint Eastwood, this 1968 film features a WWII parachuting rescue mission behind enemy lines. April 2019
Breakfast at Tiffanys Audrey Hepburn stars in this 1961 film based on a book by Truman Capote about an eccentric New York City playgirl. March 2019
North by Northwest Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, features a dramatic case of mistaken identity and a whirlwind romance. February 2019