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This Weekend at the Packard Campus Theater (September 30 – October 1, 2022)

This coming weekend at the Packard Campus Theater (19053 Mt. Pony Road / Culpeper, VA) As September fades into the October, the Packard Campus Theater finishes with the “future,” and looks at various “Monsters Among Us.”  But, first, we embrace the “silents.”   FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 @ 7:30 p.m. “The Song of Life” (Associated First […]

This Weekend at the Packard Campus Theater (September 23 – 24, 2022)

This coming weekend at the Packard Campus Theater (19053 Mt. Pony Road / Culpeper, VA) The Packard Campus Theater’s look at the “future” continues this weekend with the following films. “Akira” (Friday, September 23, 2022; 7:30 pm) Tokyo is all but destroyed in a third World War. What does it look like thirty years later? […]

This Weekend at the Packard Campus Theater (September 16 and 17, 2022)

This coming weekend at the Packard Campus Theater (19053 Mt. Pony Road / Culpeper, VA) The future is now!  Or then, as the case may be.  This month, at the Packard Theater, we are highlighting futuristic films whose time has passed. “Soylent Green” (1973) (Friday, September 16, 2022; 7:30 pm) This is the film that […]

This Weekend at the Packard Campus Theater (September 9 – 10, 2022)

This coming weekend at the Packard Campus Theater (19053 Mt. Pony Road / Culpeper, VA) Anyone interested in experiencing a nostalgia for the future should be sure to come this weekend to the Packard Campus Theater where we continue our month-long look at “futuristic” films that we have now passed by. “High Treason” (1929)  Friday, […]

This Weekend at the Packard Campus Theater (September 2 – 3, 2022)

This coming weekend at the Packard Campus Theater (19053 Mt. Pony Road / Culpeper, VA) Everything new is old again at the Packard Campus this month as we showcase this coming weekend three more “film from future past,” films once made and set in the far-off future which, now, are just our yesterdays. “Metropolis” (1927):  […]

This Week at the Packard Campus Theater (August 26 – 27, 2022)

This coming weekend at the Packard Campus Theater (19053 Mt. Pony Road / Culpeper, VA)               “The Godfather” (1972):  Friday August 26, 2022  (7:30pm)                   “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” (1932):  Saturday, August 27, 2022  (2pm)         […]

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS’S PACKARD CAMPUS RESUMES THEATER SCREENINGS!

The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater will reopen its doors to patrons with a new season of film screenings on Fridays and Saturdays, beginning July 15. The relaunch of the film screenings at the art deco theater has several new offerings focused on a different theme every month. In July, “Packard Campus Potpourri” will […]

Opening the Treasure Chest: National Silent Movie Day

Today we celebrate National Silent Movie Day by opening the treasure chest and sharing some of the resources that the Library of Congress offers to research and expand your interest in these classic and iconic motion pictures. The American silent feature film era lasted from 1912 to 1929 with nearly 11,000 feature films produced, but […]

On the Film Registry: “National Lampoon’s Animal House” (1978): An Interview with Tim Matheson

It was 20 years ago that the Library of Congress added “National Lampoon’s Animal House” to the National Film Registry. Originally released in 1978 and inducted in 2001, “Animal House” remains one of the most quoted and iconic comedy films in history. In his book, “America’s Film Legacy:  The Authoritative Guide To The Landmark Movies […]