Screenings

The Packard Campus Theater in Culpeper, VA and the Mary Pickford Theater at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC programs screenings year round.

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    Vanishing Point (20th Century-Fox, 1971) Hired to drive from Colorado to San Francisco in less than 15 hours, ex-race car driver Kowalski blasts across the Nevada desert at 200 miles-per-hour on a speed-filled existential adventure. Featuring a brand-new 4K digital restoration. Restoration specialist Andrew Betzer is scheduled to appear to discuss his work on the film. Color, 99 min. (Digital)
    • Date: 2024-05-24
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    It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (MGM, 1963) The race is on in Stanley Kramer’s biggest box office hit! When a dying convict reveals the location of his hidden fortune, a group of madcap motorists decides their expedition to find the loot is “every man for himself!” A star-studded cast led by Spencer Tracy as Captain T. G. Culpeper! Color, 197 min. (Digital).
    • Date: 2024-05-25
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    National Lampoon's Vacation (Warner Bros, 1983) From writer John Hughes and director Harold Ramis. Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) promises the best vacation ever at “America’s Favorite Family Fun Park,” Walley World. The drive is the perfect bonding opportunity for Clark, his wife Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo), and their two teens. What could go wrong? Color, 98 min. (35mm)
    • Date: 2024-05-25
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    The Vanishing - 'Spoorloos' (Tara Releasing, 1988) In this unsettling Dutch thriller, a young couple’s holiday comes to a tragic end when she disappears without a trace. Her boyfriend embarks on an obsessive search worthy of a Hitchcock film. Uncover the truth about Saskia’s fate and the disturbing forces behind it. You will not soon forget the haunting conclusion. In Dutch and French with English subtitles. Color, 107 min. (Digital)
    • Date: 2024-05-31
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    The Sword in the Stone (Walt Disney Pictures, 1963) The final animated Disney film to be released in Walt’s lifetime. Madcap wizard Merlin takes a young, orphaned Arthur under his wing and teaches him the ways of the world. The unlikely team encounter a highly educated owl, a lovesick squirrel, and Merlin’s wily archnemesis, Madame Mim. With these adventures, the once and future King of England prepares to live out his destiny. Color,...
    • Date: 2024-06-01
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring—Extended Edition (New Line Cinema, 2001) Hidden for millennia, the powerful One Ring resurfaces in possession of the Hobbit Frodo Baggins. Should it fall back into the hands of the Dark Lord Sauron, all is lost. Follow Frodo and the Fellowship as they set off to destroy the Ring. Winner of four Academy Awards and added to the National Film Registry in 2021. Color, 218 min. Rare 35mm presentation!
    • Date: 2024-06-01
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    Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (Paramount Pictures, 2023) A charming thief (Chris Pine) and a band of unlikely adventurers embark on an epic quest to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people. Directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein combine action, fantasy, and humor to craft this homage to the immersive world-building game. Color, 134 min. (Digital)
    • Date: 2024-06-07
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    Captain Blood (Vitagraph, 1924) The first film adaptation of Rafael Sabatini’s classic novel was also the swansong of Vitagraph, the last of the pioneer studios. Early silent film hero J. Warren Kerrigan stars along with resident Vitagraph leading actress Jean Paige in this 2018 reconstruction, which features the original color tinting and shots missing since the 1930s. Silent, with musical accompaniment by Andrew Simpson. Black & white, 110...
    • Date: 2024-06-08
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers—Extended Edition (New Line Cinema, 2002) With the Fellowship broken, Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli lead the forces of Middle-earth against the evil wizard Saruman, culminating in one of the most jaw-dropping battle sequences ever filmed. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam continue their trek into Mordor with their guide Gollum, the deceitful but pitiable creature brought to life by Oscar-winning motion capture technology and CGI. Color, 223 min. Rare 35mm presentation!
    • Date: 2024-06-08
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    Lady Snowblood (Toho Films, 1973) A major inspiration for Tarantino’s Kill Bill saga, this endlessly inventive film, set in late nineteenth-century Japan, charts the single-minded path of vengeance taken by a young woman whose parents were the unfortunate victims of a gang of brutal criminals. Director Toshiya Fujita creates a wildly entertaining action thriller of remarkable craft, an effortless balancing act between beauty and violence. Color, 97 min. Rated...
    • Date: 2024-06-14
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    The Neverending Story (Warner Bros., 1984) A magical book transports ten-year-old Bastian, a shy outcast who finds his escape in reading, to a fantastical land replete with a friendly dragon, a heroic warrior, a dying empress, and a threatening force called The Nothing. Filmed primarily in Munich by German director Wolfgang Petersen. Featuring the popular theme song composed by electronic music pioneer Giorgio Moroder. Color, 94 min. (35mm)
    • Date: 2024-06-15
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King—Extended Edition (New Line Cinema, 2003) The epic final battle for the fate of the world begins as the dark forces of Sauron prepare to march out of Mordor and end the reign of men. Aragorn and what remains of the Fellowship lead the combined armies of Middle Earth in a final desperate attempt to allow Frodo and Sam to destroy the One Ring. Color, 263 min. (Digital)
    • Date: 2024-06-15
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    The Princess Bride (Twentieth Century Fox, 1987) Buttercup and Westley share the most perfect love the world has ever known. After Buttercup is forcefully betrothed to the rotten Prince Humperdink, Westley (disguised as the Dread Pirate Roberts) must battle wits with a cunning outlaw, best a giant in hand-to-hand combat, match steel with the world’s greatest swordsman, and even overcome death itself to save his true love. Color, 98 min. (35mm)
    • Date: 2024-06-21
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    Captain Blood (Warner Bros., 1935) The more famous Warner Bros. version of Sabatini’s swashbuckler made stars of Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland. Irish physician Peter Blood (Flynn) is wrongly convicted of treason and sold into slavery in Jamaica. When a Spanish ship takes over the town, Blood leads the slaves and captures the vessel, eventually becoming the most feared pirate in the Caribbean. Black & white, 99 min....
    • Date: 2024-06-22
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    Conan the Barbarian (Universal Pictures, 1981) Young Conan witnesses the brutal slaying of his parents by Thulsa Doom, chief of the evil Snake Cult. He is then pressed into slavery and subsequently trained as a gladiator and master swordsman. After escaping, Conan embarks on a journey of bloody vengeance, encountering a magical world of witches, wizards, giant serpents, savage warriors and wondrous treasures. Color, 130 min. Extended cut. Rated R....
    • Date: 2024-06-22
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    The Green Knight (A24, 2021) In a fantasy retelling of the Arthurian legend, a young, stubborn Sir Gawain (Dev Patel) struggles to find his place in the court of his uncle, King Arthur. He then ventures deep into the wild to hunt down the mysterious Green Knight, an unusual and sinister giant haunting the kingdom. Written and directed by David Lowery. Color, 125 min. Rated R. (Digital)
    • Date: 2024-06-28
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    Fantasia (Walt Disney Pictures, 1941) Music takes center stage in this timeless Disney animated feature, which combines a brilliant classical score with some of the studio’s most memorable imagery—from delicate fairies and dancing ostriches to fearsome dinosaurs and monstrous nightmares. Featuring one of Mickey’s most beloved performances. Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra perform music by Bach, Beethoven, Stravinski, and Tchaikovsky. Color, 120 min. (35mm)
    • Date: 2024-06-29
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    Jaws (Universal Pictures, 1975) This June, brave the theater for our annual summer screening of Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster! A killer great white shark prowls the waters of a New England town, and swimmers are disappearing. The local sheriff, an oceanographer, and a wayward sea captain set out on a thrilling adventure to stop it. Hold onto your seats, you’re gonna need a bigger boat! Color, 124 min. (35mm)
    • Date: 2024-06-29