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At the Packard Campus Theater — January 2020 (update)

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

Packard Campus Theater Schedule for January 2020 Scheduled repairs to the Packard Campus Theater screen and masking have been delayed, so we’re adding more shows to take us through the end of January. We’ll have more information about these titles soon, but for now here are titles and times. THU      16-Jan              7:30      Never Let Me …

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At the Packard Campus Theater — January 2020

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

Check the theater web site at http://www.loc.gov/avconservation/theater/schedule.html or the Now See Hear! Blog https://blogs.loc.gov/now-see-hear/ for news. You can subscribe to regular updates from the Now See Hear! blog by RSS and e-mail so you’ll get the news first. Programs are free and open to the public, but children 12 and under must be accompanied by …

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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Dec. 12 – 14, 2019)

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, December 12 (7:30 p.m.) Trading Places (Paramount, 1983 – rated R*) Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy star as a stuffy upper-class commodities broker and a homeless street hustler whose lives cross paths when they are unknowingly made part of an elaborate …

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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (December 5 – 7, 2019)

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, December 5 (7:30 p.m.) Late Show with David Letterman (CBS, 1993-2015) Following an 11-year run of a highly popular late night variety show on NBC, David Letterman moved to CBS with Late Show with David Letterman which debuted on August 30, …

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Happy 125th Birthday to the Mutoscope!

Posted by: Karen Fishman

This blog post was written by Dorinda Hartmann, viewing technician in the Moving Image Research Center. On November 21, 1894, 125 years ago today, inventor Herman Casler submitted a patent for the Mutoscope, an early motion picture device. The Mutoscope was a single-person ‘peep show’ type of machine, coin-operated, and the floor model had a …

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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Nov. 21 – 23, 2019)

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, November 21 (7:30 p.m.) Funeral in Berlin (Paramount, 1966) British Intelligence agent Harry Palmer (Michael Caine) is sent to Germany to arrange the defection of Colonel Stok (Oskar Homolka), a Russian intelligence officer posted to East Berlin, despite Harry’s suspicions of …

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Film Night at the Pickford Theater: Thursday, November 21, 2019

Posted by: Karen Fishman

NATIONAL FILM REGISTRY Each year, the Librarian of Congress selects 25 films of enduring importance to American culture for inclusion in the National Film Registry. The selection takes into account thousands of titles nominated annually by the public, as well as recommendations of the National Film Preservation Board and the Library’s film curators. Once a …

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At the Packard Campus — December 2019

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

Packard Campus Theater Schedule for December 2019 As a follow-up to the November video presentation of musical highlights from David Letterman’s late night program on NBC (from 1982-1993), the Packard Campus Theater kicks off the month with musical performers seen on Letterman’s CBS series, Late Show with David Letterman (1993-2015). Two films depicting the Battle …