{ subscribe_url: '/share/sites/library-of-congress-blogs/navcc.php' }

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (May 15-17, 2014)

King Kong (RKO, 1933)

It’s spring in Culpeper, and our fancy lightly turns to thoughts of monsters.

Thursday, May 15 (7:30 p.m.)
King Kong
(RKO, 1933)
Filmmaker Carl Denham (Robert Armstrong), recent discovery Ann Darrow (Fay Wray) and his team discover a giant prehistoric ape, dubbed Kong, while searching for locations on an uncharted jungle island. The crew manages to subdue the primate and bring Kong to New York to exploit him in a stage show from which he promptly escapes, spreading mayhem. Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack directed this classic beauty-and-the-beast adventure, which was added to the National Film Registry in 1991. 35mm print received through copyright in 1989.

 

King Kong (1933) copyright registration

Friday, May 16 (7:30 p.m.)
King Kong Escapes
(Toho, 1967)
At the behest of his wealthy benefactress, evil Dr. Who (Eisei Amamoto) builds a robotic King Kong to retrieve a rare radioactive element. However, when the simian machine falters, there’s only one alternative: the real King Kong. Ishiro Honda directed the Japanese/American co-production, which features special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya. The film is dubbed in English. 35mm print received through copyright in 1968.

Saturday, May 17 (7:30 p.m.)
Pan’s Labyrinth
(Picturehouse, 2006, R-rated*)
Guillermo Del Toro directed this dark fantasy set in Fascist Spain about the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer who escapes into an eerie-but-captivating imaginary world. The film won Oscars for cinematography, art direction and makeup and was nominated for best foreign language film. In Spanish with English subtitles. 35mm print received through copyright in 2006. *No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.

 

For more information on our programs, please visit the web site at www.loc.gov/avconservation/theater/.

Add a Comment

This blog is governed by the general rules of respectful civil discourse. You are fully responsible for everything that you post. The content of all comments is released into the public domain unless clearly stated otherwise. The Library of Congress does not control the content posted. Nevertheless, the Library of Congress may monitor any user-generated content as it chooses and reserves the right to remove content for any reason whatever, without consent. Gratuitous links to sites are viewed as spam and may result in removed comments. We further reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to remove a user's privilege to post content on the Library site. Read our Comment and Posting Policy.

Required fields are indicated with an * asterisk.