Events at the Library of Congress

Friday June 28, 2024

Saturday June 29, 2024

  • 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)

Friday July 12, 2024

  • Event | film and video screenings

    Some Like It Hot (MGM, 1959)

    Friday
    July 12, 2024
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    After witnessing a mob hit, Chicago musicians Joe and Jerry (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon) are on the run. Desperate, they join an all-girl band disguised as Josephine and Daphne, befriend Sugar (Marilyn Monroe), and head for a gig in Miami. Nobody’s perfect, but this film might be! A 1989 National Film Registry inductee from director Billy Wilder. Black & white, 121 min. (35mm)

Saturday July 13, 2024

  • Event | film and video screenings

    The Parent Trap (Walt Disney Pictures, 1961)

    Saturday
    July 13, 2024
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    Hayley Mills plays a set of identical twins in this delightful Disney classic. Separated at birth by their parents' divorce, the girls are unexpectedly reunited years later at a summer camp. Realizing they’re sisters, the twins hatch a scheme to secretly switch places, meet the parent they never knew, and somehow bring their family back together. Color, 129 min. (35mm)
  • Event | film and video screenings

    The Fifth Element (Columbia Pictures, 1997)

    Saturday
    July 13, 2024
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    The year is 2263. The woman is an alien, fallen to Earth. The man drives a flying taxicab. Brought together by chance, Leeloo and Korben race to join four elemental stones with a mythic fifth element before evil forces obliterate planet Earth. Both an unexpected comic love story and a futuristic thrill ride, director Luc Bresson’s film oozes big-budget sci-fi visuals, 1990s-style. Color, 126...

Friday July 19, 2024

  • Event | film and video screenings

    Smiles of a Summer Night (Svensk Filmindustri, 1955)

    Friday
    July 19, 2024
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    Following the reappearance of an old lover, middle-aged lawyer Fredrik and his young wife Anne endure a series of romantic entanglements, miscommunications, and unexpected connections during a weekend in the country. With witty dialogue and charming performances, director Ingmar Bergman explores the complexities of love, desire, and human relationships with humor and poignancy. In Swedish with English subtitles. Black & white, 109 min. (35mm)

Saturday July 20, 2024

  • Event | film and video screenings

    The Sandlot (Twentieth Century Fox, 1993)

    Saturday
    July 20, 2024
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    In 1962, lonely fifth-grader Scott Smalls makes friends with a misfit group of kids. Summer is great until his stepdad’s prized baseball is hit over a fence. Why not get another? That ball was signed by Babe Ruth and is now guarded by the neighborhood's biggest, meanest dog. To get it back, the boys will need the perfect play! Color, 101 min. (35mm)
  • Event | film and video screenings

    Bridesmaids (Universal Pictures, 2011)

    Saturday
    July 20, 2024
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    When her best friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph) gets engaged, Annie (Kristen Wiig) is determined to be the perfect maid of honor. Unemployed, broke, and unlucky in love, Annie will stop at nothing to help her friend and the other bridesmaids (Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne) navigate the complicated road to matrimony. Color, 125 min. Rated R. (35mm)

Friday July 26, 2024

  • Event | film and video screenings

    Modern Times (United Artists, 1936)

    Friday
    July 26, 2024
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    Charlie Chaplin writes, directs, produces, and stars in his final performance as the Tramp, a character beloved for his mischievous antics and signature walk. With the help of an orphaned girl (Paulette Goddard), he faces the challenges of a changing, industrialized world. This iconic part-talkie was one of the first 25 titles selected for the National Film Registry. Black & white, 87 min. (35mm)

Saturday July 27, 2024

  • Event | film and video screenings

    The Nutty Professor (Paramount, 1963)

    Saturday
    July 27, 2024
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    Dr. Julius Kelp is a nerdy klutz who creates an elixir that turns him into the suave playboy, Buddy Love. Unfortunately, Buddy can't control when he'll change back into Julius, and the personality split leads to hilarious side effects. The Library of Congress is the proud home of Jerry Lewis’s personal film collection, donated by the comedian himself. Color, 107 min. (Digital)
  • Event | film and video screenings

    Hundreds of Beavers (SRH, 2022)

    Saturday
    July 27, 2024
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    In this 19th century, supernatural winter epic, a drunken applejack salesman must go from zero to hero and become North America's greatest fur trapper by defeating hundreds of beavers. Inspired by comedies from the 1920s and 1930s, including Modern Times, the film was hailed as “a marvel of slapstick invention that puts most big-screen comedies to shame.” Color, 108 min. (Digital)