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James Steward holds Donna Reed aloft in this lobby card for the classic film
"It's a Wonderful Life" (1947)

This Coming Thursday and Friday at the Packard Campus Theater (December 14 and 15, 2023)

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It’s a wonderful week as the Packard Campus Theater in Culpeper.  Some see a couple of Christmas-themed films–laugh or cry.

Queen Latifah smiles in a red gown
“Last Holiday” (2006)

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14 @ 7:30 p.m.

Last Holiday (Paramount, 2006)

Christmas can bring the happiest of times but also sometimes the saddest of emotions.  Queen Latifah experiences both as a department store salesperson who gets some bad news but is determined to not let it ruin her Christmas.  LL Cool J also stars in the film, a remake of the 1950 British comedy with the same title. Color, 112 minutes.

James Stewart and film family embraces in black and white photo at center of this lobby card for the film
“It’s a Wonderful Life” (1947)

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15  @ 7:30 p.m.

It’s A Wonderful Life (RKO Radio, 1947)

James Stewart stars as George Bailey, a good hearted well intending man who doesn’t always get a good break. He spends his life making sure others do and in the end despite all the ups and downs realizes it is a wonderful life. Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore co-star, and Frank Capra directed. This classic was, of course, added to the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry in 1990. Black & White, 131 minutes.

 

For more information on LC screenings, see this link.

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