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Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater

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19053 Mt. Pony Rd.
Culpeper, VA 22701 United States
202-707-9994

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September 2017

Film: “Fifty Candles”

Saturday, September 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater, 19053 Mt. Pony Rd.
Culpeper, VA 22701 United States

(Hodkinson Pictures, 1921) Irvin V. Willat directed this impressively somber melodrama based on a novel by Earl Derr Biggers, who also penned the Charlie Chan detective series. A Chinese man, (Hung Chin Chung) in Hawaii escapes deportation and certain death by becoming the virtual slave of rich scoundrel Henry Drew. Years later, a number of people on board a ship sailing to San Francisco with the Drew family and Chung wish Drew dead, and one of them succeeds. This strikingly photographed and rarely seen mystery stars Bertram Grassby, William Carrol, Edward Burns and Marjorie Daw. Jon Marsalis will provide live musical accompaniment. The film was added to the National Film Registry in 2011. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations required. For more information, call 202-707-9994. Begins at 7:30 p.m.

Film: “The Malpass Brothers”

Sunday, September 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater, 19053 Mt. Pony Rd.
Culpeper, VA 22701 United States

(Live) Christopher and Taylor Malpass were a tremendous hit when they appeared at the Packard Campus Theater last September, performing their unique brand of Vintage Country and Gospel music and now they are back for a return engagement. Gifted musicians and songwriters, the Malpass Brothers have shared billing with artists including Ray Price, Willie Nelson, Doyle Lawson, Rhonda Vincent, Marty Stuart, Doc Watson and more. Their most recent self-titled recording, produced by bluegrass legend Doyle Lawson, was released by Crossroads’ Organic Records in 2015. At the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. Tickets are required for this free event and can be reserved at www.malpassbros.eventbrite.com beginning on August 15. Begins at 7:30 p.m. 

 

Film: “Dom Flemons”

Wednesday, September 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater, 19053 Mt. Pony Rd.
Culpeper, VA 22701 United States

(Live) Dom Flemons is a Grammy Award winning, rootsy singer/songwriter with a bent toward Americana, folk, banjo, and jug band music. Flemons first came to the public’s attention as a member and co-founder of the African-American string band the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Today, he tours throughout the United States and internationally as “The American Songster.” Flemons strives to mix traditional music forms with a contemporary approach, to create new sounds that will appeal to wider audiences. At the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. Tickets are required for this free event and can be reserved at www.domflemons.eventbrite.com beginning on August 15. Begins at 7:30 p.m. 

Film: “Mark Matusof: A Night of Stand-up Comedy”

Friday, September 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater, 19053 Mt. Pony Rd.
Culpeper, VA 22701 United States

(Live) Stand-up comedy makes a return to the Packard Campus Theater with an encore performance by Mark Matusof, who played the first standup night at the Packard Campus in 2013. Mark describes himself as: 1. A comedian based in Washington D.C. who has been described in the press as “funny without being vulgar or nasty” and “going the smarter, hipper direction to the joke.”  A former aerospace engineer, Mark performs throughout the United States and his brand of humor is clean without being bland. There’s even a little music tossed in for good measure! Opening the evening will be D.C. area comic Jimmy Meritt. At the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. Tickets are required for this free event and can be reserved at www.markmatusof.eventbrite.com. Begins at 7:30 p.m.

“AN EVENING OF OLD-TIME RADIO”

Saturday, September 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater, 19053 Mt. Pony Rd.
Culpeper, VA 22701 United States

“AN EVENING OF OLD-TIME RADIO WITH THE METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON OLD-TIME RADIO CLUB” The Metro Washington Old-Time Radio Club makes its third appearance at the Packard Theater with an evening they call “Mostly Lost Radio.” These are programs for which, in most cases, recordings of their original broadcast no longer survive. They will begin with three examples of domestic comedy: “Raising Junior,” an early NBC series from 1930; “Post Toasties Time” from 1942, featuring “Baby Snooks,” the character originated by Fanny (“Funny Girl”) Brice; and “Easy Aces” from 1945, conceived and originally performed by Goodman Ace (later the head writer for Milton Berle and Perry Como) and his wife Jane, the Queen of Malapropisms. The finale will be the famous “Chicken Heart,” written by Arch Oboler for the “Lights Out” series. At the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. Tickets are required for this free event and can be reserved at www.radioshow-culpeper.eventbrite.com Begins at 7:30 p.m. 

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