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Program Audio Visual Conservation

Packard Campus Theater

About Packard Campus Public Programs

The Library of Congress Packard Campus public programs seek to:

  • Showcase the film, television, radio and recorded sound collections of the Library of Congress
  • Celebrate the extraordinary range of creativity and exuberance inherent in the recorded forms of American culture and entertainment since the late 19th century
  • Demonstrate the work of the staff and laboratories devoted to preserving and restoring analog and digital audiovisual materials in the Packard Campus laboratories

About the Packard Campus Theater

This beautiful 205 seat Art Deco-style theater with superlative sound, state-of-the-art film projection and comfortable seating is the site for a wide selection of film, video and television screenings as well as live performances. There are generally three shows a week: Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 pm and Saturdays at either 2:00 pm or 7:30 pm. The theater is closed on some holiday weekends.

All Packard Campus programs are free and open to the public, but children 12 younger must be accompanied by an adult. Open seating is on a “first come, first served” basis.  The theater lobby will open 45 minutes before show time.

For general Packard Campus Theatre information, call the theater information line at (540) 827-1079 ext. 79994 or (202) 707-9994 during regular business hours. 

In case of inclement weather, for screenings at the Packard Campus Theater, call the theater information line no more than three hours before show time to see if the program has been cancelled.

Request ADA accommodations for screenings at the Packard Campus Theater at least five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or

The program schedule can be found here: