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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater — December 13 – 15, 2018

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, December 13 (7:30 p.m.) Pre-Code Double Feature The Star Witness (Warner Bros.,1931) William A. Wellman directed this gritty tale of a family who witnesses a gangland battle and is terrorized to prevent them from testifying in court. Walter Huston has star …

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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Dec. 14-16, 2017)

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, December 14 (7:30 p.m.) Double Feature: 1930s Leading Ladies – Ginger Rogers and Claudette Colbert The Thirteenth Guest (Monogram, 1932) Ginger Rogers stars as Marie Morgan, one of the guests who are reassembled from a dinner party that took place 13 …

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Now Playing at the Packard Campus (Dec. 15-18, 2016)

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, December 15 (7:30 p.m.) The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (CBS-TV, 1971) This made-for-television movie about a family in Depression-era rural Virginia was the inspiration for popular series The Waltons that aired on CBS for nine seasons. Written by Earl Hamner, Jr., it …

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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (December 7-10, 2016)

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Wednesday, December 7 (7:30 p.m.) Tora! Tora! Tora! (20th Century-Fox, 1970) As a follow-up to the highly-regarded war film The Longest Day (1962), depicting the invasion of Normandy, Fox Studios set out to make a dramatization of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.  Seeking …

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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (September 9-10, 2016)

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson, an Administrative Assistant at the Packard Campus. Friday, September 9 (7:30 p.m.)—SOLD OUT!!! The Malpass Brothers Live in Concert Christopher and Taylor Malpass’s smooth vocal blend and skillful musicianship layer infectiously into the deep respect they pay to legends who have paved the way. The Malpass …

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Santa Claus Speaks!

Posted by: Karen Fishman

This blog post was co-written with Bryan Cornell, Reference Librarian, Recorded Sound Section, Library of Congress.   Tis the season for Christmas carols and familiar holiday favorites, but did you know Santa Claus recorded for Victor Records? Well, not really. Gilbert Girard was a talented performer who frequently recorded children’s records with popular recording artist Len Spencer.  He also …

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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (December 17-19, 2015)

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson, an Administrative Assistant at the Packard Campus. Thursday, December 17 (7:30 p.m.) We’re No Angels (Paramount, 1955) Humphrey Bogart, Aldo Ray and Peter Ustinov play three escaped inmates from Devil’s Island who concoct a plan to steal from a shopkeeper on Christmas. Their plans change when …

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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (December 10-12, 2015)

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson, an Administrative Assistant at the Packard Campus. Thursday, December 10 (7:30 p.m.) The Lemon Drop Kid (Paramount, 1951) Bob Hope stars as The Lemon Drop Kid, a small-time New York City swindler who is illegally touting horses at a racetrack. When he accidentally cheats a notorious …

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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (December 3-5, 2015)

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson , an Administrative Assistant at the Packard Campus. Thursday, December 3 (7:30 p.m.) Love Actually (Universal, 2003 – R-rated *) The intertwining stories of more than twenty characters in London, England, are followed during the busy month leading up to Christmas in this romantic comedy written …