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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Sept. 7-9, 2017)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, September 7 (7:30 p.m.) The Lost Weekend (Paramount, 1945) A landmark social-problem film, The Lost Weekend provided audiences of 1945 with an uncompromising look at the devastating effects of alcoholism. Directed by Billy Wilder and co-written by Wilder and Charles Brackett, the […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Aug. 31, 2017)

The following is a gust post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, August 31 (7:30pm) All Things Being Equal 2:  Shorts from the National Film Registry (1896-1953) Of the 700 films currently on the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry, a significant number are not feature-length films.  Shorter films–experimental, avant-garde, animated or musical […]

Photo Blog #19: Potpourri

Hello and thanks for checking out our latest mystery photo blog.  We’ve got some odd ones for you this time.  Please see below.  As always, “clicking” on any of the photos will enlarge them.  As they are solved, we will update this post accordingly.  Many thanks! 1.  Surely someone has seen this film.  It seems […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (August 17-19, 2017)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, August 17 (7:30 p.m.) Each Dawn I Die (Warner Bros., 1939) James Cagney stars as cocky reporter Frank Ross in this fast-paced crime drama directed by William Keighley. While investigating a crooked district attorney running for governor, Ross is framed for […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (August 10 – 12, 2017)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, August 10 (7:30 p.m.) Bombardier (RKO, 1943) Richard Wallace directed this WWII drama about the first training program for bombardiers of the United States Army Air Forces. Pat O’Brien and Randolph Scott star as the pilots in charge of training who clash […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (August 3-5, 2017)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, August 3 (7:30 p.m.) Pat and Mike (MGM, 1952) College phys-ed instructor Pat Pemberton (Katharine Hepburn) enters into professional competition as a golf and tennis player but loses her confidence whenever her undermining fiancé is around. Mike Conovan (Spencer Tracy), a likeable […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (July 27-29, 2017)

The following is  a post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, July 27 (7:30 p.m.) Rio Bravo (Warner Bros., 1959) As legend goes, this Western, directed by Howard Hawks, was produced in part as a riposte to Fred Zinnemann’s High Noon. The film trades in the wide-open spaces of High Noon for the confines […]