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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (January 20, 2017)

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Friday, January 20 (7:30 p.m.) Blackboard Jungle (MGM, 1955) Equally renowned for its gritty depiction of rebellious teenagers in an inner-city school and its theme song by Bill Haley and the Comets’, “Rock Around the Clock,” The Blackboard Jungle is a landmark …

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Now Playing at the Packard Campus (January 12-13, 2017)

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

 The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, January 12 (7:30 p.m.) The Spanish Dancer (Paramount, 1923) Set in early 17th-century Spain, the story of this humorous costume drama follows gypsy singer Maritana (Pola Negri) and her lover, penniless nobleman Don César de Bazan (Antonio Moreno), as they become …

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

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Friday, January 6 (7:30 p.m.) Citizen Kane (RKO, 1941) Directed by and starring Orson Welles, this film tells the life story of Charles Foster Kane (Welles), a newspaper tycoon who gains immense wealth at the expense of the ones he loves. The …

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Now Playing at the Packard Campus (Dec. 15-18, 2016)

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, December 15 (7:30 p.m.) The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (CBS-TV, 1971) This made-for-television movie about a family in Depression-era rural Virginia was the inspiration for popular series The Waltons that aired on CBS for nine seasons. Written by Earl Hamner, Jr., it …

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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (December 7-10, 2016)

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Wednesday, December 7 (7:30 p.m.) Tora! Tora! Tora! (20th Century-Fox, 1970) As a follow-up to the highly-regarded war film The Longest Day (1962), depicting the invasion of Normandy, Fox Studios set out to make a dramatization of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.  Seeking …

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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (December 2-3, 2016)

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Friday, December 2 (7:30 p.m.) Air Force (Warner Bros., 1943) Made at the height of World War II, this epic account of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor focuses on the personal dramas of the crew of an Air Force B-17 bomber …

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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (November 16-19, 2016)

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Wednesday, November 16 (7:30 p.m.) On the Firing Line with the Germans (War Film Syndicate Company, 1915) In 1915, newsreel director and cinematographer Wilbur H. Durborough spent seven months with the German army in Russia and Turkey and shot 16,000 feet of …