Event | Film and Video Screenings "King Creole" (Paramount, 1958)

Date and Location

  • When: Friday, June 21, 2019

    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

  • Where: Packard Campus Theater

    19053 Mount Pony Road, Culpeper, VA 22701-7551

For more information, please call (202) 707-9458. Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov.

In what many (including the King himself) consider his best film, Elvis Presley plays rebellious teenager Danny Fisher who works before and after school to support his impoverished family in a tough New Orleans neighborhood. After Danny gets a job singing at a nightclub, he is eventually dragged into the criminal underworld. Michael Curtiz (“Casablanca”) directed this atypical "Elvis" movie in which the musical numbers make sense in the context of the story. Backed by his real-life guitarist Scotty Moore, Presley sings 12 songs including; "Hard Headed Woman,'' "Trouble'' and the title number. Based on novel by Harold Robbins, the cast also includes Carolyn Jones, Dolores Hart, Walter Matthau, Dean Jagger and Vic Morrow. 35mm archival film print.116 min.

Programs are free and open to the public, but children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Seating at the screenings is on a first-come, first-served basis unless otherwise noted. Short films may be shown before some features.

For general Packard Campus Theater information, call (540) 827-1079 ext. 79994 or (202) 707-9994.