About Packard Campus Public Programs
The Library of Congress Packard Campus public programs seek to:
- Showcase the film, television, radio and recorded sound collections of the Library of Congress
- Celebrate the extraordinary range of creativity and exuberance inherent in the recorded forms of American culture and entertainment since the late 19th century
- Demonstrate the work of the staff and laboratories devoted to preserving and restoring analog and digital audiovisual materials in the Packard Campus laboratories
About the Packard Campus Theater
This beautiful 205 seat Art Deco-style theater with superlative sound, state-of-the-art film projection and comfortable seating is the site for a wide selection of film, video and television screenings as well as live performances. There are generally three shows a week: Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 pm and Saturdays at either 2:00 pm or 7:30 pm. The theater is closed on some holiday weekends.
The Library of Congress Packard Campus will also present two additional days of film programming in collaboration with Culpeper, Virginia’s newly restored historic 560 seat State Theatre. Billed as “Library of Congress Presents,” these screenings offered by the State Theatre in collaboration with the Library’s National Audio-Visual Conservation Center, will highlight the National Film Registry and celebrate our rich cinematic heritage with titles from the Library’s collections. The Registry was established by the National Film Preservation Act of 1988 to honor American movies deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." Each year, the Librarian of Congress, in consultation with the National Film Preservation Board and the voting public, names 25 new films to the Registry, which now totals 550 titles. You can nominate a film for the Registry at the National Film Registry web site.
The screenings at the State Theater will be regularly programmed on Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons, and may occasionally be scheduled at other times as well. All programs presented at the State Theatre are subject to an admission charge.
All Packard Campus programs are free and open to the public, but children 12 younger must be accompanied by an adult. Open seating is on a “first come, first served” basis. The theater lobby will open 45 minutes before show time.
For general Packard Campus Theatre information, call the theater information line at (540) 827-1079 ext. 79994 or (202) 707-9994 during regular business hours. Inquiries regarding the new ticketing policy can be made directly to Moving Image Curator Rob Stone at (202) 707-0851 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In case of inclement weather, for screenings at the Packard Campus Theater, call the theater information line no more than three hours before show time to see if the program has been cancelled.
Request ADA accommodations for screenings at the Packard Campus Theater at least five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov.
The program schedule for both venues can be found here:
Last Updated: 02/23/2015