“Movies on Market Square” Has Gone to the Dogs!

Get Your Lawn Chairs Ready … It’s Movie Time!
Movies on Market Square runs September 9 through October 14

(Knoxville, TN) Knox County Public Library’s popular outdoor movie series returns to Market Square for the eighth year of free family fun in front of the silver screen—and this time it’s gone to the dogs!  Partnering with PetSafe, this year’s Movies on Market Square is gunning to be the most pet friendly movie series ever.


To pick the line up, thousands of people cast their vote for movies in six categories, with Lady and the Tramp being the only landslide winner, taking the Hollywood Hounds category by 46% out of six options. The other categories held very tight races.

And the winners are:

9/9 – Hook (PG – 1991)

9/16 – How to Train Your Dragon (PG – 2010)

9/23 – Lady and the Tramp (G – 1955)

9/30 – Star Trek (PG-13 – 2009)

10/7 – Footloose (PG – 1984)

10/14 – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (PG – 2009)

All movies are rated PG-13 or less, but parents are encouraged to check out the films to make sure they are right for their family.  The series will run for six Friday nights, from September 9 through October 14.

Pre-show activities will feature pet tips and advice, as well as an array of four-legged festivities sure to please even the most sophisticated Fido. The furry fun will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the movies begin at dusk. Of course, all pets must be very well behaved, and all city rules regarding pets must be observed.

NEW THIS YEAR – Fun and furry contests:

The 2011 Book and Dog Lovers Song Contest – Creative folks are invited to write and perform an original song on video that features a love of both books and dogs. Submissions will be accepted at www.knoxlib.org starting Sept 9, and the winning entry will receive a prize pack from PetSafe. The top three finalists will be shown at the final Movies on Market Square.

VIP Movie Prize Pack – Movie goers have a chance to win a VIP Package ever, which includes $50 gift card to a restaurant with a pet-friendly patio, VIP seating for a family of 4 and their dogs, and VIP parking. A winner is chosen each week. Visit facebook for details.

Each year, the Library puts on Movies on Market Square to highlight its vast collection of film and music. Audiovisual items now account for just over half of all circulating items at Lawson McGhee Library. Last year, over 454,000 DVDs, CDs, and audio books were checked out throughout the county.

Movies on Market Square is made possible through the generous support of PetSafe, The Tomato Head, Downtown Knoxville, KUB, Metro Pulse, WBIR, B97.5 and Lunar Cinemas.

For more information, please call 215-8767 or visit www.knoxlib.org/movies.


Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, PetSafe® leads the industry in the development of innovative pet behavior, containment, lifestyle product solutions and services. Visit www.petsafe.net.


Since 1886, the people of Knox County have been fortunate to have an impressive collection of library resources. Today, the Knox County Public Library is prouder than ever to offer more than one million books, periodicals, CDs, films, and audiobooks. From innovative programming and reference services to the latest technology, Library staff is working hard to make your library experience more convenient and relevant than ever. With over 19 facilities across the county, it’s a good time to be a library card holder.