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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (March 10-12, 2016)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson, an Administrative Assistant at the Packard Campus. Thursday, March 10 (7:30pm) 1980’s CULT FAVES DOUBLE FEATURE The Legend of Billie Jean (Tri-Star Pictures, 1985) This teen flick-cum-parable is probably best remembered for spawning Pat Benatar’s hit theme song Invincible, kicking off Christian Slater’s celluloid career, and […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (March 4-5, 2016)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson, an Administrative Assistant at the Packard Campus. Friday, March 4 (7:30 p.m.) Greed (MGM, 1924) Based on the novel McTeague by Frank Norris, Greed chronicles the downfall of gold miner-turned-dentist, McTeague (Gibson Gowland) and his wife, Trina (ZaSu Pitts), after their lives are destroyed by greed […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Feb. 26-27, 2016)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson, an Administrative Assistant at the Packard Campus. Friday, February 26 (7:30pm) The Night That Panicked America (ABC, 1975) Radio meets television in this docu-drama that looks back at Orson Welles’s and the Mercury Theater’s infamous “War of the Worlds” broadcast from October 30, 1938. Paul Shenar […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus (February 19-20, 2016)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson, an Administrative Assistant at the Packard Campus. Friday, February 19 (7:30pm) Tarzan:  Tarzan’s Deadly Silence (NBC/1966) Though he first swung into theaters in 1918, played by Elmo Lincoln, the Lord of the Jungle first came to TV in the personage of Ron Ely in 1968 over […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (February 5-6, 2016)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson, an Administrative Assistant the Packard Campus. Friday, February 5, 2016 (7:30pm) Playhouse 90:  Requiem for a Heavyweight (CBS, 1956) If the Golden Age of Television can claim to have any gems in it, then surely this Rod Serling original is one of them. Originally aired October […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (January 29-31, 2016)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson, an Administrative Assistant at the Packard Campus. Friday, January 29 (7:30 p.m.) McCabe & Mrs. Miller (Warner Bros., 1971- R rated*) In Robert Altman’s McCabe & Mrs. Miller, the acclaimed director’s impressionistic style revises western events and characters in such a way that the film reflects […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (January 22-23, 2016)

Friday, January 22 (7:30 p.m.) SILENT MOVIE DOUBLE FEATURE: A Fool There Was (Fox, 1915) The phenomenal success of A Fool There Was set off a publicity campaign unparalleled at the time centering on its star, an unknown actress bearing the exotic name of Theda Bara. Based on a Rudyard Kipling poem and a subsequent […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson, an Administrative Assistant at the Packard Campus. Thursday, January 14 (7:30 p.m.) A SELECTION OF SOUND SHORTS FROM THE NATIONAL FILM REGISTRY In addition to the better-known Hollywood features on the National Film Registry, a surprising number of short subjects are included among the 675 titles […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (January 8-9, 2016)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson, an Administrative Assistant at the Packard Campus. Friday, January 8 (7:30 p.m.) THE IRON HORSE (Fox Film, 1924) John Ford’s epic Western The Iron Horse established his reputation as one of Hollywood’s most accomplished directors. Intended by Fox studios to rival Paramount’s 1923 epic The Covered […]