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Culkin in his iconic scream pose with burglar co-stars in background
"Home Alone" (1990)

This Coming Thursday and Friday at the Packard Campus Theater (Dec. 7 and 8, 2023)

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Before we go in full holiday mode, enjoy Garbo–laughing!–in an all-time MGM classic.  Then, its time to get merry–and funny–with the John Hughes classic “Home Alone.”

Garbo Laughs screems this lobby card, mostly yellow in the background, for the 1939 film
“Ninotchka” (1939)

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7  @ 7:30 p.m.

Ninotchka (MGM, 1939)

Greta Garbo stars in a film directed by Ernst Lubitsch and co-written by Billy Wilder, need we say more? Garbo plays a Russian but plays it for laughs, a rarity for her (this is her first comedy). A great example of the “Golden Age of Hollywood,” the film was released mere weeks after the outbreak of World War II.  The film was added to the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry in 2011. Black & White, 110 minutes.

Iconic image of film star Culkin letting out scream
“Home Alone” (1990)

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8  @ 7:30 p.m.

Home Alone (20th Century-Fox, 1990)

The McCallisters go on vacation to Paris but leave Kevin home alone.  The way Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) was behaving makes one think it may not really have been an accident.  While the family spends Christmas trying to get back home, two burglars come to wish they had never met Kevin… at home, alone, or ever. John Hughs wrote and directed. Color, 103 minutes.

For more information on LC screenings, see this link.


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