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Senior Set: Movie Matinee, Online Edition (virtual)

Senior Set: Movie Matinee, Online Edition (virtual)

We can't come into the library for a movie quite yet so let's take our Movie Matinee virtual. 

Here's how we'll do it:

1) Pick a movie from the below list and send a message to ctrujillo@altoona-iowa.com or call Carrie T. at the library to reserve it. (First come, first serve. Once a movie has been chosen by someone, it will no longer be available.)

2) Carrie will let you know when your "Movie Package" is ready for pick up at the library. The "Movie Package" will include the DVD of the movie checked out under your library account, a packet of microwave popcorn, a packet of candy, and a movie critique form. 

3) Watch your selected movie prior to Tuesday, August 25th at 1pm in the comfort of your own home at your convenience. 

4) Tell us what you thought of the movie! Send the Movie Matinee Critique form, included in your "Movie Package" to Carrie by August 24th by taking a picture of it and attaching it to an email or submit your responses by email.

5) On or before September 1st, you'll receive all the critiques of everyone who watched and submitted a movie critique. (No names will be included.) Be prepared to get a list of movies you're going to put on your "to watch" list!

Please contact Carrie T. at the library at 515.967.3881 or ctrujillo@altoona-iowa.com if you have questions, to pick your movie, and/or to get your movie package.

**For those interested, you can join our Virtual Programming Room on Tuesday, August 25th at 1pm to have a chat with others about the movie you watched - what was it (no spoilers!), would you recommend it, etc.. Not able or interested in joining? No worries - all participants will receive each participant's review (no names will be included). 

Registration required to get a "Movie Packet". Seniors only please. Registration opens for Altoona and rural Polk residents on July 28th. General registration opens on August 11th.


For information on each movie, go to our catalog at http://altoona.polarislibrary.com/ and 1) enter the name of the movie and 2) limit by "DVD"

Movies available:




The Revenant

Walk the Line

The Public


The Magnificent Seven

My Girl

Mamma Mia



Water For Elephants

This Beautiful Fantastic



The Wolf of Wall Street



Movies picked and no longer available:


Long Shot


Tuesday, August 25, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Time Zone:
Central Time - US & Canada (change)
APL Virtual Programming Room
Registration has closed.

Event Organizer

Carrie Trujillo