Library of Congress-Packard Campus January 2018 Schedule announced
The January flyer for the Packard Campus Theater, along with a jpg of the cover and a word document of the schedule to make it easy to copy & paste into wherever you use it. I have also added a few photos from January films you can use in your listings if you like.
The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater pays tribute to Columbia Pictures with screenings of features dating from the studio’s first “A” picture release, 1928s “Submarine” directed by Frank Capra, to the British Cold War Spy spoof “Our Man in Havana” (1959) starring Alec Guinness. The January line-up includes two additional Capra titles, “It Happened One Night” and “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” both on the National Film Registry. Several of the features will be preceded by short subjects released by Columbia ranging from popular big bands of the 1940s to comedies starring The Three Stooges and Charley Chase.
Columbia Pictures began as CBC Film Sales Corporation in 1918. Founded by Harry Cohn, his brother Jack Cohn, and Joe Brandt, it took on the Columbia Pictures title in 1924. A minor player in Hollywood in the early years, the studio gained more prestige in the late 1920s, largely due to a successful association with director Frank Capra and is now one of the leading film studios in the world.
The largest nitrate film collection held by The Library of Congress is that of Columbia Pictures, consisting of 35, 366 reels. It was acquired when the American Film Institute (AFI) founded in 1967, focused attention on film preservation and actively sought motion picture materials in need of preservation. Thousands of titles have come to LC (as gifts) from AFI, the majority of them original nitrate negatives and masters from major studios such as Columbia, RKO and Universal.