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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (May 24, 2018)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus.

The Prince and the Pauper (Warner Bros., 1937)

Thursday, May 24 (7:30 p.m.)
The Prince and the Pauper (Warner Bros., 1937)
In this rousing adaptation of Mark Twain’s novel set in Tudor England, the discontented Prince Edward (Bobby Mauch) trades places with penniless Tom Canty (Billy Mauch)–a dead ringer for the young royal. When the contemptable Earl of Hertford (Claude Rains) discovers the switch, he attempts to use it as a ploy to seize the throne. Top-billed Errol Flynn appears as soldier of fortune Miles Hendon, who befriends the boys and helps to save the day through a series of perilous adventures. Directed by Warner Brothers veteran William Keighley, the film features a lush score by Erich Wolfgang Korngold. 118 min.

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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (May 17; 19-20, 2018)

The following is a post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, May 17 (7:30 p.m.) The Dam Busters (Warner Bros., 1955) This British epic war film depicts the true story of the May 16, 1943 “Operation Chastise,” when the RAF’s 617 Squadron attacked the Ruhr dams in Nazi Germany with British engineer Barnes […]

At the Packard Campus–June 2018

To coincide with “Baseball Americana,” a major new exhibit at the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building opening on June 29, the Great American Pastime will be celebrated at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater with screenings of ten baseball movies. The series will include film biographies of Grover Cleveland Alexander (“The Winning Team”), James A. […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (May 10-12, 2018)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, May 10 (7:30 p.m.) The Sting (Universal, 1973) Robert Redford plays a Depression-era con man seeking revenge on the racketeer (Robert Shaw) responsible for the murder of his mentor. He enlists the aid of confidence artist extraordinaire Paul Newman to gather […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (May 3-5, 2018)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, May 3 (7:30 p.m.) Overboard (MGM/UA, 1987) Spoiled heiress Joanna Stayton (Goldie Hawn) hires carpenter Dean Proffitt (Kurt Russell) to build a closet on her yacht, then refuses to pay when the project is completed. When Joanna accidentally falls overboard and […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (April 26-28, 2018)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, April 26 (7:30 p.m.) A Day at the Races (MGM, 1937) In this classic Marx Brothers comedy, veterinarian Hugo Z. Hackenbush (Groucho Marx) is hired as chief of staff for the financially troubled Standish Sanitarium at the insistence of wealthy hypochondriac […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (April 19-21, 2018)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, April 19 (7:30 p.m.) Rock & Roll on The Ed Sullivan Show, 1955-1970 The Ed Sullivan Show (CBS, 1948-1971) was a landmark television program, and unquestionably one of the most important chronicles of mid-20th century popular culture. The Motion Picture, Broadcast and […]

At the Packard Campus–May 2018

Thursday, May 3 (7:30 p.m.) Overboard (MGM/UA, 1987) Spoiled heiress Joanna Stayton (Goldie Hawn) hires carpenter Dean Proffitt (Kurt Russell) to build a closet on her yacht, then refuses to pay when the project is completed. When Joanna accidentally falls overboard and loses her memory, Dean takes advantage of the situation to seek revenge. This […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus (April 12-14, 2018)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, April 12 (7:30 p.m.) Storm Center (Columbia, 1956) The first of three features scheduled to celebrate National Library Week (April 8 – 14); “Storm Center” is the story of a small town librarian (Bette Davis) who stands up to local pressure […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (April 5-7, 2018)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Library of Congress. Thursday, April 5 (7:30 p.m.) Mostly Lost: Identifying Unknown Films at the Library of Congress (1911-1927) Did you ever wonder where those “once-thought-lost, just-rediscovered” films you hear about in the news from time to time were lurking? While some have been waiting […]