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Vivien Leigh and a T-shirt clad Marlon Brando are featured against dramatic red backdrop and above title for film.
"Streetcar Named Desire" film poster

This Weekend at the Packard Campus Theater in Culpeper (March 3 – 4, 2023)

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This month the theater looks at films that went–perhaps not directly–from the Broadway stage to the stage.  Come and enjoy the drama and the music!


Film poster for "A Streetcar Named Desire," features Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando

Friday, March 3 @ 7:30pm

“A Streetcar Named Desire” (Warner Bros., 1951)

Tennessee Williams’ play about Blanche DuBois, a former Southern belle, debuted on Broadway in 1947.  In 1951, Elia Kazan directed the film version starring Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando.  (Black and white; 125 minutes; National Film Registry, 1999.)

Promo photo from "Annie" movie with Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney and Sandy the Dog

Saturday, March 4 @ 2pm

“Annie” (Columbia, 1982)

After the comics and the radio, Little Orphan Annie jumped onto the Broadway stage in 1977.  John Huston directed the film version that featured Albert Finney, Carol Burnett and, one of the best of Broadway, Bernadette Peters.  (Color, 128 minutes.)


The three stars of "Chicaog"--Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere and Renee Zellweger--appear behind the "Chicago" title

Saturday, March 4 @ 7:30pm

“Chicago” (Miramax, 2002)

Roxie Hart, the center of this crime drama, first appeared on Broadway in 1926.  The play, “Chicago,” would be filmed first in 1927, then again in 1942 (as “Roxie Hart”) and then in 2002 as a musical with Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Richard Gere.  (Color, 113 minutes.)


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