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: Fridays at 7:30 pm and Saturdays at 2:00 pm and 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. Wearing face masks is recommended as the theater will open to 100% capacity. Patrons must go through an “airport style” security check, and no large parcels, purses or backpacks are permitted.
Access to the Packard Campus’ parking lot begins one hour before show time, entrance into the building begins 45 minutes before the show, and the theater opens for seating 30 minutes before the curtain. Please do not arrive early and queue at the Packard Campus gate.
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 ADA@loc.gov.
The program schedule can be found here: