Event | Film and Video Screenings "Beach Blanket Bingo" (American International Pictures, 1965)

Date and Location

  • When: Saturday, June 22, 2019

    7:30 pm - 9:30 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.

Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon star in the fifth (and perhaps best known) installment of a series of slapdash musical comedies set against a Malibu backdrop of surfing, sun worshipping and California teenagers that began with AIP’s “Beach Party” in 1963. The series' popularity came from a formula of  mixing pop acts (in this case The Hondells and Donna Loren) and guest star cameos (Don Rickles, Paul Lynde and the legendary silent comedian Buster Keaton in this feature) with the stars in a minimalist story spiked with goofy, lowbrow humor. Another key to the success of the Beach Party franchise was the theme of teenage freedom, as parental involvement was non-existent.  In addition to Annette and Frankie, series regulars John Ashley and Jody McRae are on board along with Linda Evans and Deborah Walley. 35mm archival film print.  98 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.