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The Griswalds arrive!
"National Lampoon's Vacation" (1983)

This Coming Weekend at the Packard Campus Theater (May 24 and 25, 2024)

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Three very different road trips are being brought to you this coming weekend at the Packard Campus.  So get in the car–or the truck–or whatever–and come and see!


Man at the wheel
“Vanishing Point” (1971)

Friday, May 24, 2024 7:30pm

“Vanishing Point” (20th Century-Fox, 1971)

Presented in a brand-new 4K DCP restoration that can only be seen at the Library of Congress! Restoration specialist Andrew Betzger will be in person to talk about his work with this film. Propelled through Nevada at 200 miles-per-hour, Kowalski is an ex-cop, ex-soldier, ex-race car driver, and ex-lover to many a pretty lady (including screen legend Charlotte Rampling). Hired to drive the beast from Colorado to San Francisco in less than 15 hours. Kowalski goes on a speed-filled existential trip with hippies, thieves, nudist bikers, snake handlers, and so many cop cars to wreck.  Color, 99 minutes.

The cast looks down
“It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” (1963)


Saturday, May 25, 2024 2pm

“It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” (MGM, 1963)

Hop into a seat and join the crowd on this zany, cameo-crazy treasure hunt through Southern California! The race is on when a dying convict reveals the location of his hidden fortune to a group of madcap motorists who decide their impromptu expedition to find the loot is “every man for himself!” Director Stanley Kramer’s biggest box office hit is complete with overture, entr’acte, and exit music, plus a star-studded cast led by Spencer Tracy as (it must be mentioned) Captain T. G. Culpeper! Color, 205 minutes.

The Griswalds arrive!
“National Lampoon’s Vacation” (1983)

Saturday, May 25, 2024 7:30pm

“National Lampoon’s Vacation” (WB, 1983)

The best two weeks of vacation ever! That’s what Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) promises his family when he plans their visit to Walley World, “America’s Favorite Family Fun Park.”  Should they fly out?  Absolutely not!  The cross-country drive from Chicago to L.A. is the perfect opportunity for Clark, his wife Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo), and their two teens (Dana Barron, Anthony Michael Hall) to bond. What could possibly go wrong?  Buckle in and hold on tight as the Griswolds make family memories that will last a lifetime of therapist bills. Color, 98 minutes, 35mm.

For more information on LC screenings, see this link.

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