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Actor Robert Hayes drips sweat in this iconic shot from the 1980 comedy "Airplane!"
"Airplane!" (1980)

This Weekend at the Packard Campus Theater (May 12 – 13, 2023)

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Come and see some not-so-common disasters up on the big screen with this trio of films playing this weekend at the Packard Campus Theater.

Star-studded headshots of cast dot bottom of the film poster; illustration of jumbo jet against firery sky of red and orange
“Airport 1975” (1974)

Friday, May 12 @ 7:30pm

“Airport 1975” (1974) (Color, 107 minutes)

“The stewardess is flying the plane!”  Come and see the origin of that famous line in this star-studded disaster film that beget a rash of imitators and parodies.  (Color, 107 minutes)

Illustration of various cast members from film, shown all together.
“The High and the Mighty” (1954)

Saturday, May 13 @ 2pm

“The High and the Mighty” (Color, 148 minutes)

One of John Wayne’s best performances and one of director William Wellman’s greatest efforts, too. Disaster isn’t in this one, thus giving us all the time to reflect on their lives. You’ll be whistling the theme song when you exit the theater. (Color, 147 minutes)

Illustration: 747 jet shown twisted into a pretzel-like shape against blue background
“Airplane” (1980)

Saturday, May 13 @ 7:30pm

“Airplane” (1980)

Surely you don’t want to miss this wild, go-for-broke comedy that turns aviation and the disaster genre on its ear.   “Airplane!” was added to the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry in 2010; to learn more about the film, see thinks link (Color, 88 minutes.)

 

For more information on LC screenings, see this link.

 

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