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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Feb. 27-29, 2020)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, February 27 (7:30 p.m.) The Phenix City Story (Allied Artists Pictures, 1955) Film noir comes to Alabama in this ripped-from-the-headlines tale in a film based on notorious real-life 1954 events. Albert Patterson (John McIntire) is an attorney trying to clean up […]

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 (Feb. 13, 2020)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, February 13 (7:30 p.m.) Hackers (MGM/UA, 1995) In 1988, Dade “Zero Cool” Murphy (Jonny Lee Miller) is an 11-year-old computer hacker responsible for causing a 7-point drop in the New York Stock Exchange in a single day and is forbidden from […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus (February 6 – 8, 2020)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, February 6 (7:30 p.m.) Bedlam (RKO, 1946) Set in London in 1761, Bedlam is a departure from previous Val Lewton productions in its focus on horrific social conditions instead of supernatural occurrences. In this atmospheric chiller, Nell Bowen (Anna Lee), the […]

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 23 – 25, 2020)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, January 23 (7:30 p.m.) The Roaring Twenties (Warner Bros., 1939) Prohibition became the law of the land at the stroke of midnight on January 17, 1920, and lasted until December 1933. This period of failed social experimentation provided the inspiration for […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater — January 9 -11, 2020

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, January 9 (7:30 p.m.) Crime and Punishment (Columbia, 1935) Hungarian actor Peter Lorre, who became internationally known for playing a serial killer in Fritz Lang’s German thriller M (1931), left Europe when Adolf Hitler came to power. In only his second […]

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. 19 – 21, 2019)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, December 19 (7:30 p.m.) Pocketful of Miracles (United Artists, 1961) Legendary director Frank Capra’s final feature, Pocketful of Miracles, was a remake of his 1933 film Lady for a Day, which itself was based on a Damon Runyon short story. No […]

At the Packard Campus Theater — January 2020

Check the theater web site at //www.loc.gov/avconservation/theater/schedule.html or the Now See Hear! Blog //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 […]