Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., presents a film screening of the 1953 film “The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms” Thursday, March 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the downstairs Community Room. Popcorn is provided and talking back to the film à la "Mystery Science Theater 3000" is encouraged.

The movie tells the story of an atom bomb test deep in the Arctic Circle that disturbs the sleep of a giant rhedosaurus encased in ice for more than 100 million years. The Beast swims down from the Arctic to New York City on a rampage of destruction and death. The non-rated 79-minute film, directed by Eugène Lourié, features special effects by special effects master Ray Harryhausen.

This event is free & open to the public. For more information, call the library at 594-0310.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.