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August Film Screenings at the Packard Campus Theater

Featuring Films from the National Film Registry

A sampling of various film genres named to the National Film Registry for posterity will be showcased in August at the Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in Culpeper, Virginia.

The series will offer a film every Friday at 7:30 p.m., a matinee on Saturdays at 2 p.m. followed by a 7:30 p.m. screening. Programs are free and the matinee shows will be family friendly. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Seating at the screenings is on a first-come, first-served basis unless otherwise noted.

Wearing face masks is recommended as the theater will open to 100% capacity. Patrons must go through an “airport style” security check, and no large parcels, purses or backpacks are permitted.

The Packard Campus is located at 19053 Mount Pony Road in Culpeper, Virginia. Access to the campus parking lot begins one hour before show time, entrance into the building begins 45 minutes before the show, and the theater opens for seating 30 minutes before the curtain. Please do not arrive early and queue at the Packard Campus gate.

The Library of Congress Packard Campus of the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center oversees one of the largest collections of motion pictures in the world. Acquired primarily through copyright deposit, exchange, gift and purchase, the collection spans the entire history of the cinema. Since 2008, the art deco theater located at the Packard Campus has shown films each week and screened more than 2,500 titles. The programs will again highlight the best in cinema, including silent films, Hollywood classics, kids’ cartoons and foreign films.

Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater Schedule

Due to necessary maintenance, there will be no screenings at the Packard Campus Theater on Aug. 5 and 6.


FRIDAY, AUG. 12, 7:30 p.m.

“The Maltese Falcon” (Warner Bros, 1941)

Humphrey Bogart, mystery, and the things that dreams are made of. Directed by Joh Huston, “The Maltese Falcon” was the first film shown in the Packard Campus Theater in September 2008.


SATURDAY, AUG. 13, 2 p.m.      

“The Dark Night” (Warner Bros, 2008)

Christopher Nolan directed this retelling of the Batman story. The second of a trilogy of Batman films directed by Nolan, with Christian Bale starring as Batman.


SATURDAY, AUG. 13, 7:30 p.m.

“Selena” (Warner Bros, 1997)

A story about a young singer with a tragic ending. Known as the “Queen of Tejano music,” Selena is one of the most influential Latin music artists of all time.


FRIDAY, AUG. 19, 7:30 p.m.       

“Golddiggers of 1933” (Warner Bros, 1933)

A prime example of a good Broadway play transferred to the silver screen. ”Golddiggers of 1933” features Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler and Joan Blondell.


SATURDAY, AUG. 20, 2 p.m.      

Short Films on the National Film Registry “The Great Train Robbery”, Mabel Normand in “Mabel Blunder” and Laurel and Hardy’s “Battle of the Century” highlight a program of silent short subjects added to the National Film Registry. Live musical accompaniment by Ben Model.


SATURDAY, AUG. 20, 7:30 p.m.

“Safety Last” (Hal Roach/Pathe, 1923)

Harold Lloyd hanging from a clock on the side of a building! This thrill comedy is Lloyd and Hal Roach Studios at its best. Live musical accompaniment by Ben Model.


FRIDAY, AUG. 26, 7:30 p.m.       

“The Godfather” (Paramount, 1972)

Francis Ford Coppola’s take on the Mario Puzo novel.  Considered by some the best crime drama ever made and Marlon Brando’s best performance. Robert Duvall, Al Pacino and James Caan are also featured.


SATURDAY, AUG. 27, 2 p.m.      

“Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs”(Disney, 1937)

Walt Disney’s first full-length animated film tells the Brothers Grimm story in a way never before seen on screen. Disney risked his studio to make the film, and ended up making a classic that is still enjoyed by children today.


SATURDAY, AUG. 27, 7:30 p.m.

“The Godfather Part II” (Paramount, 1974)

Sequels are rarely better than the first film, but The Godfather Part II might be the exception to the rule.  Al Pacino becomes the new don of the Corleone family.


For general Packard Campus Theater information, call (540) 827-1079 ext. 79994 or (202) 707-9994. For further information on the theater and its programs, visit Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected]. In case of inclement weather, call the theater information line no more than three hours before show time to confirm cancellations.

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