Events at the Library of Congress

  • Event | film and video screenings
    June at Packard Campus Theater Friday
    June 1, 2018
    7:30 pm -
    Saturday
    June 23, 2018
    10:00 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    To coincide with “Baseball Americana,” a major new exhibit at the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building opening on June 29, the Great American Pastime will be celebrated at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater with screenings of nine baseball movies.
  • Event | concerts and performances
    "Denny Laine Live" Friday
    August 30, 2019
    7:30 pm - 6:00 am EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    Recent Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Denny Laine will bring his solo show to the Packard Campus Theater.
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "I Like it Like That" (Columbia, 1994 – Rated R*) Thursday
    May 2, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    The year-long Contemporary Women Directors series at the Packard Campus Theater continues with this comedy drama about the trials and tribulations of a young Puerto Rican couple: Lisette Linares, a young mother of three, married to Chino, a bicycle messenger, who live in the poverty-stricken New York City neighborhood of the South Bronx.
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "An Evening with Changemaker Ernie Kovacs" Friday
    May 10, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    The Library acquired the Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams Collection in 2015 from Adams’ son Josh Mills, and on May 10 the Packard Campus Theater will commemorate the Kovacs centenary with a program hosted by Mills and Kovacs archivist Ben Model, who curated two “Ernie Kovacs Collection” DVD box sets (2011 and 2012), followed by a May 11 program celebrating Adams’ multifaceted talent.
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "The Cameraman" (MGM, 1928) Saturday
    February 29, 2020
    2:00 pm - 3:16 pm EST
    Packard Campus Theater
    Buster Keaton stars as an aspiring newsreel cameraman out to win the heart of studio secretary Marceline Day in this silent comedy classic.
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "The Seventh Seal" (Janus, 1957) Friday
    December 14, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
    Packard Campus Theater
    Disillusioned and exhausted after a decade of battling in the Crusades, a knight (Max von Sydow) encounters Death on a desolate beach and challenges the Grim Reaper to a fateful game of chess.
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Saturday Night Live Celebrates the Holidays" (NBC) Thursday
    December 20, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
    Packard Campus Theater
    Featuring comedy sketches and musical performances that both spoof and celebrate the holidays, this unique program of clips from NBC’s long-running late-night live variety show was specially curated for this screening from the Library of Congress’ television collection.
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "M" (Columbia, 1951) Saturday
    April 13, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    Joseph Losey stylishly reinterprets Fritz Lang's disturbing 1931 masterpiece about a child killer whose crimes forge an unlikely alliance between the underworld and police.
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "National Velvet" (MGM, 1944) Saturday
    April 27, 2019
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    This enduring family classic based on the novel by Enid Bagnold was directed by Clarence Brown and stars Elizabeth Taylor as a young girl whose sole ambition to run her horse in the Grand National Steeplechase.
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Skatetown U.S.A." (Columbia, 1979) Friday
    August 2, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    Two rivals find themselves becoming good friends while competing for a prize of one thousand dollars in cash.
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Poltergeist" (MGM/UA, 1982) Saturday
    October 19, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:24 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    A close-knit family in a California suburb find their lives upended when their home is invaded by malevolent ghosts that abduct their younger daughter.
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "The Witches" (Warner Bros., 1990) Saturday
    October 26, 2019
    2:00 pm - 3:31 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    A little boy and his kindly grandmother try to thwart the efforts of a coven of witches to rid Britain of children by turning them into mice.
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Get Out" (Universal, 2017 – rated R*) Thursday
    October 31, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:14 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    When a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s posh suburban family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister reason for the invitation.
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Bad Boys" (Columbia, 1995 – rated R) Saturday
    January 18, 2020
    7:30 pm - 9:29 pm EST
    Packard Campus Theater
    Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are Miami narcotic detectives in search of $100 million of confiscated heroin that goes missing from station headquarters.
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Marketa Lazarová" (Filmové studio Barrandov, 1967) Friday
    February 21, 2020
    7:30 pm - 10:15 pm EST
    Packard Campus Theater
    In its native land, František Vláčil’s “Marketa Lazarová” has been hailed as the greatest Czech film ever made.
  • Event | film and video screenings
    Häxan (UFA, 1922) Saturday
    October 20, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    This Swedish-Danish documentary-style horror film written and directed by Benjamin Christensen is a study of how superstition and the misunderstanding of diseases and mental illness could lead to the hysteria of the witch-hunts.
  • Event | film and video screenings
    Homicidal (Columbia, 1961) Thursday
    October 25, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    The horror films produced and directed by William Castle were often more famous for their promotional gimmicks than their effectiveness as movies. This one was typical of Castle’s carnival barker approach with its tagline – “The picture with a Fright Break.”
  • Event | film and video screenings
    The Bride of Frankenstein (Universal, 1935) Friday
    October 26, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    Director James Whale took his success with Frankenstein, added humor and thus created a cinematic hybrid that perplexed audiences at first glance but captivated them by picture’s end. The Bride of Frankenstein was added to the National Film Registry in 1998.
  • Event | film and video screenings
    Frankenweenie (Walt Disney, 2012) Saturday
    October 27, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    A boy named Victor loses his dog, a Bull Terrier named Sparky, and uses the power of electricity to resurrect him – but is then blackmailed by his peers into revealing how they too can reanimate their deceased pets and other creatures, resulting in mayhem.
  • Event | film and video screenings
    Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (TriStar Pictures, 1994 – rated R*) Saturday
    October 27, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    Considered to be a faithful adaptation of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein despite some differences and additions in plot, the story begins in the Arctic Sea as the feverish Baron Victor von Frankenstein is rescued by a passing ship.
  • Event | film and video screenings
    The Dawn Patrol (First National, 1930) Thursday
    November 1, 2018
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    Richard Barthelmess and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. star as two ace pilots in a Royal Flying Corps squadron dealing with the stress of combat in France during World War I.
  • Event | film and video screenings
    Paths of Glory (United Artists, 1957) Saturday
    November 3, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    Based on Humphrey Cobb’s novel about three French soldiers, portrayed on film by, Ralph Meeker, Timothy Carey and Joe Turkel, on trial for cowardice during World War I, the film established Stanley Kubrick as an influential director.
  • Event | film and video screenings
    The Ghost Ship (1943) Thursday
    November 29, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
    Packard Campus Theater
    RKO horror producer Val Lewton teamed with director Mark Robson for this psychological thriller starring Richard Dix as a power-crazy captain of a merchant ship.
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Woodstock: Another Look" (Warner Bros., 1970) Saturday
    August 10, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    Woodstock, the historic outdoor music festival held August 15 - 18, 1969 in Woodstock, NY, drew an audience of more than 400,000 with 32 acts performing throughout the often rainy weekend. The event was captured in the Academy Award-winning, 1970 documentary film “Woodstock: Another Look.”
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Hackers" (MGM/UA, 1995) Thursday
    February 13, 2020
    7:30 pm - 9:15 pm EST
    Packard Campus Theater
    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 touching a computer until his 18th birthday.