Events at the Library of Congress

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  • Event | film and video screenings

    The Neverending Story (Warner Bros., 1984)

    Saturday
    June 15, 2024
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    A magical book transports ten-year-old Bastian, a shy outcast who finds his escape in reading, to a fantastical land replete with a friendly dragon, a heroic warrior, a dying empress, and a threatening force called The Nothing. Filmed primarily in Munich by German director Wolfgang Petersen. Featuring the popular theme song composed by electronic music pioneer Giorgio Moroder. Color, 94 min. (35mm)
  • Event | film and video screenings

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King—Extended Edition (New Line Cinema, 2003)

    Saturday
    June 15, 2024
    7:30 pm - 11:45 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    The epic final battle for the fate of the world begins as the dark forces of Sauron prepare to march out of Mordor and end the reign of men. Aragorn and what remains of the Fellowship lead the combined armies of Middle Earth in a final desperate attempt to allow Frodo and Sam to destroy the One Ring. Color, 263 min. (Digital)

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  • Event | film and video screenings

    The Princess Bride (Twentieth Century Fox, 1987)

    Friday
    June 21, 2024
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    Buttercup and Westley share the most perfect love the world has ever known. After Buttercup is forcefully betrothed to the rotten Prince Humperdink, Westley (disguised as the Dread Pirate Roberts) must battle wits with a cunning outlaw, best a giant in hand-to-hand combat, match steel with the world’s greatest swordsman, and even overcome death itself to save his true love. Color, 98 min. (35mm)

Previous date Saturday June 22, 2024 Previous date

  • Event | film and video screenings

    Captain Blood (Warner Bros., 1935)

    Saturday
    June 22, 2024
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    The more famous Warner Bros. version of Sabatini’s swashbuckler made stars of Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland. Irish physician Peter Blood (Flynn) is wrongly convicted of treason and sold into slavery in Jamaica. When a Spanish ship takes over the town, Blood leads the slaves and captures the vessel, eventually becoming the most feared pirate in the Caribbean. Black & white, 99 min....
  • Event | film and video screenings

    Conan the Barbarian (Universal Pictures, 1981)

    Saturday
    June 22, 2024
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    Young Conan witnesses the brutal slaying of his parents by Thulsa Doom, chief of the evil Snake Cult. He is then pressed into slavery and subsequently trained as a gladiator and master swordsman. After escaping, Conan embarks on a journey of bloody vengeance, encountering a magical world of witches, wizards, giant serpents, savage warriors and wondrous treasures. Color, 130 min. Extended cut. Rated R....

Previous date Friday June 28, 2024 Previous date

  • Event | film and video screenings

    The Green Knight (A24, 2021)

    Friday
    June 28, 2024
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    In a fantasy retelling of the Arthurian legend, a young, stubborn Sir Gawain (Dev Patel) struggles to find his place in the court of his uncle, King Arthur. He then ventures deep into the wild to hunt down the mysterious Green Knight, an unusual and sinister giant haunting the kingdom. Written and directed by David Lowery. Color, 125 min. Rated R. (Digital)

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  • Event | film and video screenings

    Fantasia (Walt Disney Pictures, 1941)

    Saturday
    June 29, 2024
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    Music takes center stage in this timeless Disney animated feature, which combines a brilliant classical score with some of the studio’s most memorable imagery—from delicate fairies and dancing ostriches to fearsome dinosaurs and monstrous nightmares. Featuring one of Mickey’s most beloved performances. Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra perform music by Bach, Beethoven, Stravinski, and Tchaikovsky. Color, 120 min. (35mm)
  • Event | film and video screenings

    Jaws (Universal Pictures, 1975)

    Saturday
    June 29, 2024
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    This June, brave the theater for our annual summer screening of Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster! A killer great white shark prowls the waters of a New England town, and swimmers are disappearing. The local sheriff, an oceanographer, and a wayward sea captain set out on a thrilling adventure to stop it. Hold onto your seats, you’re gonna need a bigger boat! Color, 124 min. (35mm)