Culpeper, VA Center Will be Movie Lover’s Dream

Culpeper Center Will be Movie Lover’s Dream (

The Library of Congress’ National AudioVisual Conservation Center, scheduled to be completed in May 2006, will be “a mega-Blockbuster” with 56 miles of shelf space for America’s film library. It will store nearly 3 million sound and radio recordings and more than 1 million films. More than 18 million feet of vintage Fox Movietone newsreel film will be among the items stored.

It will have a 200-seat movie theater that will host public screenings as often as three times a week. I used to live about 15 miles from this location, which used to be an underground Federal Reserve Communications and Records Center.