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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (February 20-22, 2020)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, February 20 (7:30 p.m.) Black Journal: A Salute to William Greaves (NET/PBS, 1968-1977) “lack Journal was the first national American public affairs television program that was broadcast on the NET Network (Pre-PBS). This program was developed during the turbulent 1960’s and […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (January 30-31 and February 1, 2020)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, January 30 (7:30 p.m.) Waterloo Bridge (MGM, 1940) Star-crossed lovers ballerina Myra Lester (Vivien Leigh) and soldier Capt. Roy Cronin (Robert Taylor) meet on the eve of World War I but are separated before romance can fully flower. Told mainly in […]

At the Packard Campus Theater — February 2020

Packard Campus Theater Schedule for February 2020 Each year, the National Film Preservation Board selects 25 films that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant to the National Film Registry for preservation in the Library of Congress. Three films added last December are on the schedule this month: Old Yeller (1957), Clerks (1994, rated R) and […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (January 16 – 18, 2020)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, January 16 (7:30 p.m.) “Never Let Me Go” (MGM, 1953) Clark Gable and Gene Tierney star in this Cold War curio in which a Moscow correspondent (Gable) is kicked out of the Soviet Union for writing some anti-Communist articles while his […]

At the Packard Campus Theater — January 2020 (update)

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

At the Packard Campus — December 2019

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 […]

Film Night at the Pickford Theater: Thursday, November 7, 2019

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 […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus (October 3 – 5, 2019)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, October 3 (7:30 p.m.) Vibrations, 1972 (WNET, 1972) Produced for PBS by WNET, Vibrations was a Music Magazine program that ran for only one season (1972-73) and covered a wide assortment of musical genres. The selected segments for this program include […]