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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (August 3-5, 2017)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, August 3 (7:30 p.m.) Pat and Mike (MGM, 1952) College phys-ed instructor Pat Pemberton (Katharine Hepburn) enters into professional competition as a golf and tennis player but loses her confidence whenever her undermining fiancé is around. Mike Conovan (Spencer Tracy), a likeable […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (July 27-29, 2017)

The following is  a post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, July 27 (7:30 p.m.) Rio Bravo (Warner Bros., 1959) As legend goes, this Western, directed by Howard Hawks, was produced in part as a riposte to Fred Zinnemann’s High Noon. The film trades in the wide-open spaces of High Noon for the confines […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (July 20-22, 2017)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus Thursday, July 20 (7:30 p.m.) The Graduate (Embassy Pictures, 1967) Director Mike Nichols and screenwriter Buck Henry concocted a funny and satirical look at a certain slice of Americana and the generation gap that pervaded the era of the 1960s. This coming-of-age […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (July 6-8, 2017)

The following is a post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, July 6 (7:30 p.m.) Bonnie and Clyde (Warner Bros., 1967 – R rated*) Setting filmmaking and style trends that linger today, Bonnie and Clyde veered from comedy to social commentary to melodrama and caught audiences unaware, especially with its graphic and violent ending. Arthur […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (June 29, 2017)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus.  Thursday, June 29 (7:30 p.m.) The Gazebo (MGM, 1959) Debbie Reynolds and Glenn Ford star as a married couple who are being blackmailed in this offbeat comedy involving murder and a backyard gazebo. Based on the hit Broadway play of the same […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (June 22 – 24, 2017)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, June 22 (7:30 p.m.) Copacabana (United Artists, 1947) Groucho Marx, in his first film without his brothers, stars as two-bit theatrical agent Lionel Q. Devereaux, whose overzealous promotion of his only client — fireball entertainer Carmen Novarro (Carmen Miranda) results in […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (May 18-20, 2017)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, May 18 (7:30 p.m.) Best in Show (Warner Bros., 2000) This satirical look at the world of championship dog breeding and competition tracks several canine contestants and their handlers as they prepare for the prestigious Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show. Among the […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (May 10-13, 2017)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Wednesday, May 10 (7:30 p.m.) Marty Stuart Presents Roger McGuinn – Live — SOLD OUT! Multiple Grammy-Award -Winning country music singer-songwriter Marty Stuart will be joined by Roger McGuinn, frontman of the rock group The Byrds, for an evening of music and […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (May 4-6, 2017)

The following is a post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, May 4 (7:30 p.m.) For Your Consideration (Warner Independent, 2006) The camera follows a trio of actors during production of Home for Purim, a low-budget drama set in the mid-1940s American South, as rumors circulate that their performances are generating Oscar buzz […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (April 27-29, 2017)

The following post is by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, April 27 (7:30 p.m.) My Man Godfrey (Universal, 1936) In one of her greatest roles, Carole Lombard sparkles as a dizzy but good-hearted heiress in Gregory LaCava’s comedic take and sometimes caustic commentary on the Great Depression. William Powell portrays Godfrey with knife-edged […]