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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Jan. 3 – 5, 2019)

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, January 3 (7:30 p.m.) The Thing from Another World (RKO, 1951) Scientists and American Air Force officials at a lonely Arctic outpost uncover an alien aircraft buried in the ice. Once they melt through to the wreckage, the situation quickly escalates …

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Now Playing at the Packard Campus: Dec. 20 – 22, 2018

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, December 20 (7:30 p.m.) Saturday Night Live Celebrates the Holidays (NBC) Featuring comedy sketches and musical performances that both spoof and celebrate the holidays, this unique program of clips from NBC’s long-running late-night live variety show was specially curated for this …

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At the Packard Campus Theater — January 2019

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

Programs are free and open to the public, but children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Seating at the screenings is on a first-come, first-served basis unless otherwise noted. Short films may be shown before some features. For general Packard Campus Theater information, call (540) 827-1079 ext. 79994 or (202) 707-9994. For …

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LIBRARY ADDS 25 NEW FILMS TO FILM REGISTRY; CELEBRATES 30TH YEAR!

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

This morning, the Library of Congress announced its latest additions to the National Film Registry.  Marking its 30th anniversary this year, the National Film Registry, which honors films that are historically, culturally or aesthetically significant, now totals 750 American-made films.  Selections are made by the Librarian of Congress with input from the Library’s National Film Preservation Board …

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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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“Being There”: National Film Registry #27

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

The countdown to the newest titles to be added to the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry continues.  Those films will be disclosed on December 12th. Back in 2015, the Library named the film “Being There,” starring Peter Sellers and Shirley MacLaine to its Registry.  “Being There” is beloved for many things, including Sellers’s quiet …

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“Felicia”: National Film Registry #26

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

Next Wednesday, the Library announces its newest titles to the Registry.  But, first, we look back at 2014…. In 2014, the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress added to its esteemed list the short documentary film, “Felicia,” about the life of a teenage girl, named Felicia Bragg, growing up in the Watts section of Los Angeles. …

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“The Spook Who Sat By the Door”: National Film Registry #24

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

In the about-to-be 30 years that the National Film Registry has existed, many very well-known films have been added to its list.  Along the way, many films that are far less well known–but deserve far greater attention–have also been added.  A case in point is 1973’s “The Spook Who Sat By the Door” which was added …