The Ron Robinson Theater



TED Talks

Lunch with TED

Wednesday, January 21, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. FREE

This month's theme is "Level Up: Talks to help you succeed in work and life", featuring the following talks:
Your body language shapes who you are – Amy Cuddy
Why we do what we do – Tony Robbins
How to start a movement – Derek Sivers
How great leaders inspire action – Simon Sinek
Everyday leadership – Drew Dudley
Profit’s not always the point – Harish Manwani
How to save the world (or at least yourself) from bad meetings – David Grady
What makes us feel good about our work? – Dan Ariely
The happy secret to better work – Shawn Achor


Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

Thursday, January 22, 7p.m. $5

Indiana Jones, an archeologist, embarks on a thrilling quest to locate the mystical Ark of the Covenant. Accompanied by his fiesty ex-flame Marion Ravenwood, Indy must discover the Ark before the Nazis do, and he has to survive poison, traps, snakes and treachery to do so.


Anastasia

Anastasia

Saturday, January 24, 2p.m. $5

A young girl heads from Russia to Paris, hoping to learn if she really is the long lost princess Anastasia, only to find unexpected love complicating matters of identity.


Pretty Woman

Pretty Woman

Friday, February 6, 7p.m. $5

A man in a legal but hurtful business needs an escort for some social events, and hires a beautiful prostitute he meets…only to fall in love.


The Godfather

The Godfather

Thursday, February 12, 7p.m. $5

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.


Charley Sandage & Harmony

Charley Sandage & Harmony

Friday, February 13, 7:30 p.m., Free

Charley Sandage and Harmony, a Mountain View trio comprising Mary and Robert Gillihan and Dave Smith, perform original songs that tell stories about people and events that shaped Arkansas. The group plays traditional instruments including fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, autoharp, bass, button accordion, harmonica, pickin’ bow, and spoons.


TED Talks

Lunch with TED

Wednesday, February 18, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. FREE

This month's theme is "Life is a Grand Adventure", featuring the following talks:
Why bother leaving the house? – Ben Saunders
Never, ever give up – Diana Nyad
Why did I ski to the North Pole? – Ben Saunders
My Mind-shifting Everest swim – Lewis Pugh
What I learned from going blind in space – Chris Hadfield
What I learned from spending 31 days underwater – Fabien Cousteau
9 life lessons from rock climbing – Matthew Childs
Extreme wingsuit flying – Ueli Gegenschatz
Medical miracle on Everest – Ken Kamler


Bill Frisell & Kenny Wollesen

Bill Frisell & Kenny Wollesen

Monday, February 23, 7 p.m., $20 General Admission

Bill Frisell is a jazz guitarist, composer, and arranger whose eclectic style touches on progressive folk, classical, country, and noise music. He has released over 30 albums, received numerous Grammy nominations, and won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album in 2005. Kenny Wollesen, a drummer and percussionist, has recorded and toured with artists such as Tom Waits, Sean Lennon, Norah Jones, and John Zorn, among many others.


James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach

Saturday, February 28, 2p.m. $5

An orphan with terrible aunts for guardians, befriends human like bugs who live inside a giant peach, who take the boy on a journey to New York City.


Annie

Annie (1982)

Thursday, March 12, 7p.m. $5

A young orphan girl's adventures in finding a family that will take her.


Celtic Cultural Celebration Featuring Lyon College Pipe Band

Celtic Cultural Celebration Featuring Lyon College Pipe Band

Saturday, March 14, 7 p.m., Free

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, celebrate Celtic culture with an Arkansas Sounds concert, featuring the Lyon College Pipe Band, an award-winning bagpipe band from Batesville, Arkansas. The concert will include traditional Scottish bagpipe music, Scottish and Irish dancers, and a ceilidh (Celtic) band with guitars, accordions, uilleann (Irish) pipes, and singers.


Fantastic Mr. Fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Saturday, March 28, 2p.m. $5

An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation.


Fight Club

Fight Club

Thursday, April 9, 7p.m. $5

An insomniac office worker looking for a way to change his life crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker and they form an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more…


Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Friday, April 10, 7p.m. $5

A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building.


The Sandlot

The Sandlot

Saturday, April 11, 2p.m. $5

A new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his team. Together, they get themselves into many adventures involving rival teams, lifeguards, and a vicious dog.


Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot

Friday, May 1, 7p.m. $5

When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.


Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Thursday, May 28, 7p.m. $5

A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the principal thinks of that.


The Wildflowers (Amy Garland, Bonnie Montgomery, Mandy McBryde)

The Wildflowers
(Amy Garland, Bonnie Montgomery, Mandy McBryde)

Friday, May 29, 7 p.m., $10 General Admission

Amy Garland, Bonnie Montgomery, and Mandy McBryde have recently formed the Wildflowers, performing music with folk, country, rock, and blues influences. This concert will feature a brief solo set by each artist, followed up with a full set to be performed by the trio with a backing band.


The Ron Robinson Theater, the newest performance space in the River Market district, 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 7.1 surround audio for movies, with a CL3 digital mixing console with ample inputs for traditional music concerts.

Other organizations using the theater space include the Clinton School for Public Service and the Little Rock Film Festival. As with other CALS meeting space, the theater may be used by the public, based on availability.

Little Rock voters approved a bond issue in 2012 that provided funding for the Arcade Building. Through a public-private partnership between CALS, Clinton-Commerce LLC (which includes Moses Tucker Real Estate), Monroe Cache, retail stores, offices, and a restaurant are housed in the Arcade Building, a three-story, 60,000 square foot structure.

Designed by award-winning architects, the space is one of the most modern performing spaces in the region. It contains the newest and highly advanced digital cinema and sound equipment. The Ron Robinson Theater provides a sophisticated, yet comfortable setting for corporate events, luncheons, presentations, screenings, and private receptions. There are two lobby areas that can be used for private receptions or parties.

A concession area offers a range of customary movie theater concessions as well as items that are unique to the Ron Robinson Theater.

Customary movie theater concessions may be available at private events, and patrons may also use any licensed caterer for the event’s food and beverage needs.

Handicap seating and ramps are located throughout the theater. The Ron Robinson Theater is fully ADA accessible. Listening devices for the hearing impaired are available upon request from the box office.

Please contact Trey Woodruff, 320-5709, for facility scheduling.

To download a copy of the "Terms of Rental" agreement form, click here »

The Ron Robinson Theater Specifications

  • 315 stadium style seating
  • Spacious green room for talent
  • Lobby features HD plasma screens and audio playback
  • DCI-compliant Barco DP2K-15Cx projector package with integrated Doremi IMS-1000 cinema media server
  • Barco ACS-2048 Alternate Content Switcher for additional computer and video inputs (VGA, DVI, HDMI, HD component)
  • Dolby CP750 Cinema Sound Processor with both 5.1 and 7.1 surround capabilities
  • 32’ wide Da-Lite Large Arena Electrol retractable projection screen, borderless Matte White front surface
  • EV speakers: EVA2082 Left, Center, Right main arrays; EV 218 Subs; EVID 6.2 surrounds; four EV Zx1 stage monitors; Powersoft amplifiers
  • Yamaha CL3 Digital Audio Mixing Console, RIO3324 stage remote input/output box, Stage Mix control via iPad
  • Full live audio engineering is available
  • ETC 2496 Smart Fade lighting console, 12 ETC Source4 LED lighting fixtures, DMX to stage for additional fixtures
  • 6 + MBPS symmetrical internet connection for live streaming

Celebrate with the Ron Robinson Theater!

Celebration of a milestone, business meetings, and other social gatherings can be even better at the theater. The Ron Robinson Theater offers private rental packages for public showings and private screenings.

Private Screenings

Ultimate rocker seats and pristine digital projectors and sound create a wonderful atmosphere for:

  • Client Appreciation
  • Employee Appreciation
  • Weddings
  • Proposals
  • Team Building Events
  • Church Gatherings
  • Sales Presentations
  • After Prom/Graduation

Business Use

For team-building, training or client communications, nothing reinforces the message like a comfortable, professionally designed auditorium environment. The theater’s state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems and comfortable stadium seating will command attention and dramatically enhance the power of any company event. Complete this form for pricing and availability.

  • Seminars
  • Product Launches
  • WebEx Meetings
  • Sales Presentations
  • Conventions
  • Shareholder Meetings
  • Committee Meetings
  • Conferences
  • Board Meetings

In Kind Donation Program

Through the In-Kind Donation Program, CALS will provide the Ron Robinson Theater space at a discounted rate or at no charge for three different non-profit groups’ use for one event each. The program's main goal is to acknowledge volunteers and encourage donations to 501 (c) (3) charitable organizations in Pulaski or Perry County that benefit the community. Requests for use of the space may be submitted once each calendar year per organization or school. Proof of 501 (c) (3) certification must be included with the application.

For-profit sector requests including organizational meetings, holiday parties, employee incentives, customer rewards, or third party donations are not qualified for the donation program.