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As the Paramount Theatre celebrates its 100th birthday this year, the Summer Classic Film Series marks its own special occasion: 40 years of bringing classic films to Austin movie lovers. The grand tradition continues this summer with over 100 beloved cinematic treasures and potential new discoveries gracing the big screens of the Paramount and Stateside Theatres, from sparkling new digital restorations to glorious 35mm prints. Our doors are open all summer long, so come in from the stifling Austin heat and enjoy some of the greatest films ever made! All films screening at the Paramount (P) are presented in 35mm, and all films at the Stateside (S) are presented in digital HD.

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FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL SCREENINGS

 

Film Fan Club

  • Become a Film Fan today! Enjoy quintessential Film Fan benefits like discounted or free admission, convenient parking, complimentary popcorn, premium seating + much more.
    Click here for a complete list of Film Fan benefits. (*Film Fan discount is redeemable at the Box Office the night of a show. After purchase, your badge will be ready for pick up in two working days. If you need to rush this order please call 512-474-1221 ext.1).
  • FLIX-TIX – THE BEST SUMMER MOVIE BARGAIN
    Flix-Tix gives you a book of 10 admissions for $60, good in any combination for any Paramount Presented Film (unless otherwise noted). You can buy Flix-Tix over the phone by calling 472-5470 ext 1, or in person at the Paramount Box Office (expires September 6, 2015).

 

ADMISSION & TICKET INFORMATION

  • Online Advance Admission – $12 (Includes a $1 preservation fee)
  • Regular Admission – $12 (Available at Paramount Box Office on day of show and includes a $1 preservation fee)
  • Film Fan Admission – $7 (Available at Paramount Box Office on day of show) – Become a Film Fan
  • Flix-Tix Booklet – $60 (10 admissions – good in any combination; expires September 6, 2015) – Purchase Online

 

UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS

  • 5.22.15 – Opening night: Casablanca. At 6pm, Film Fan Members will be treated to an Opening Night Party with free beer/wine/popcorn and free admission to the show!
  • 5.23.15 – Family Film Festival Preview: The Iron Giant
  • 6.2.15 – An Evening with Richard Linklater: Writer/director Richard Linklater joins us to present one of his films, Me And Orson Welles. Admission is free to the public, and there will be a Q&A after the film!
  • 6.14.15 – Martinis & Manicures + Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • 7.19.15 – The Grim Game, a newly restored 1919 silent film starring Harry Houdini, with live musical accompaniment
  • 8.18 – 8.23.15 – Hitchcock Festival!
  • 8.25 – 8.30.15 – 70mm Festival!
  • 9.5.15 – Closing night: Gone With The Wind. At 6pm Saturday night, Film Fan Members will be treated to a Closing Night Party with free beer/wine/popcorn and free admission to the Saturday 7pm show!

 

COMPLETE FILM LISTING

Double Features: When two movies are grouped together under the same thematic heading below, one ticket is good for both features when viewed back-to-back on the same day.

All films screening at the Paramount (P) are presented in 35mm, and all films at the Stateside (S) are presented in digital HD.

May:

There’s Something About This Place – Fri-Sun, May 22-24

As a tribute to the Paramount’s rich 100-year history, here are four more locations with stories to tell.

(P) Casablanca Fri @ 7pmOPENING NIGHT FILM!
(P) Manhattan Fri @ 9pm
(P) Sunset Boulevard Sat @ 3pm, Sun @4:30pm
(P) Chinatown Sat @ 5:05pm, Sun @ 2pm

Family Film Festival Preview – Sat May 23

We set the stage for our Family Film Festival (officially kicking off on July 11) with an all-time classic.

(P) The Iron Giant Sat @ 1pm

Showstoppers – Wed-Sun, May 27-31

The Paramount has hosted many legendary talents, and the dynamic performers in these mesmerizing movies help us pay tribute to them.

(S) Stormy Weather Wed @ 7pm, Fri @ 9:30pm
(S) That’s Entertainment! Wed @ 8:35pm, Fri @ 7pm
(S) A Hard Day’s Night Sun @ 2pm
(S) On the Town Sun @ 3:45pm

June:

Paramount and Austin Film Society Present: An Evening with Richard Linklater – Tues, June 2

Writer/director Richard Linklater joins us to present one of his films and share his memories of the Paramount – *Admission is free to the public, and there will be a Q&A after the film!

(P) Me and Orson Welles Tues @ 7pm

Paramount Premieres – Wed, June 3

Many films have celebrated their World Premieres at the Paramount. Tonight, two of them have encores.

(P) Batman: The Movie Wed @ 7pm
(P) The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Wed @ 9:05pm

Film Noir Discoveries – Sun, June 7

Two under-seen noir masterpieces waiting for their chance to come out of the shadows.

(P) Nightmare Alley Sun @ 2pm
(P) Reign of Terror Sun @ 4:10pm

The First Ones – Tues-Sat, June 9-13

These blockbusters spawned sequels and remakes galore, but first they were just really great movies.

(P) Raiders of the Lost Ark Tues @ 7pm, Wed @ 9:15pm
(P) Poltergeist Tues @ 9:15pm, Wed @ 7pm
(P) Mission: Impossible Thurs @ 7pm, Sat @ 6:10pm
(P) The Terminator Thurs @ 9:10pm, Sat @ 4pm

Martinis & Manicures – Sun, June 14

Everyone’s favorite Paramount tradition is back for another round!

(P) Breakfast at Tiffany’s Sun @ 2pm, Sun @ 6pm

Special Event – Nobelity Project Triple Feature – Sun, June 14

Filmmakers Turk and Christy Pipkin present three films that show us how we can make the world a better place – Q&As after each film!

(S) Nobelity Sun @ 2pm
(S) One Peace at a Time Sun @ 4pm
(S) Building Hope Sun @ 6pm

The Movie That Spoofed Me – Tues-Sun, June 16-21

A sampling of the funniest parodies ever made and the films that inspired them.

(S) Murder on the Orient Express Tues @ 7pm, Wed @ 8:50pm
(S) Clue Tues @ 9:25pm, Wed @ 7pm
(S) The Bride of Frankenstein Thurs @ 7pm, Fri @ 9:05pm
(S) Young Frankenstein Thurs @ 8:35pm, Fri @ 7pm
(S) Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Sat @ 2pm
(S) Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Sat @ 3:45pm
(S) Austin Powers in Goldmember Sat @ 5:35pm
(P) Dr. No Sun @ 2pm
(P) Thunderball Sun @ 4:10pm

Charmers and Con Artists – Tues-Fri, June 23-26

They’ll do whatever it takes to get ahead.

(P) Elmer Gantry Tues @ 7pm
(P) Sweet Smell of Success Tues @ 9:45pm
(P) The Hustler Thurs @ 7pm, Fri @ 9:25pm
(P) The Sting Thurs @ 9:30pm, Fri @ 7pm

Female Filmmakers – Thurs-Sun, June 25-28

It’s no secret the odds are stacked against women who want to direct – here are a few filmmakers who beat those odds.

(S) Pariah Thurs @ 7pm, Fri @ 9:05pm
(S) Cleo from 5 to 7 Thurs @ 8:45pm, Fri @ 7:15pm
(P) A League of Their Own Sat @ 4pm, Sun @ 4:05pm
(P) Big Sat @ 6:30pm, Sun @ 2pm

July:

The Coen Bros. – Tues-Fri, June 30-July 3

The most reliably brilliant filmmaking duo in Hollywood history.

(S) True Grit Tues @ 7pm, Wed @ 9:05pm
(S) O Brother, Where Art Thou? Tues @ 9:10pm, Wed @ 7pm
(S) Raising Arizona Thurs @ 7pm, Fri @ 9:15pm
(S) The Big Lebowski Thurs @ 8:50pm, Fri @ 7pm

So Funny It’s Scary – Tues-Sun, July 7-12

Supernatural. Super funny.

(S) Fright Night Tues @ 7pm
(S) The Fearless Vampire Killers Tues @ 9:05pm
(P) Topper Wed @ 7pm, Thurs @ 8:50pm
(P) Beetlejuice Wed @ 8:55pm, Thurs @ 7pm
(P) Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein Sat @ 3:30pm, Sun @ 4:05pm
(P) Ghostbusters Sat @ 5:10pm, Sun @ 2pm

Family Film Festival – Sat July 11

See the back page of the insert in the Austin Chronicle for details on our Family Film Festival!

(P) E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Sat @ 1pm

Past Tense – Mon-Thurs, July 13-16

These suspenseful classics are the reasons that seats have edges.

(P) Wait Until Dark Mon @ 7pm, Wed @ 9:25pm
(P) Seven Mon @ 9:05pm, Wed @ 7pm
(S) The Silence of the Lambs Wed @ 7pm, Thurs @ 9:35pm
(S) Jaws Wed @ 9:15pm, Thurs @ 7:15pm

Iron and Wine Presents – Thurs, July 16

Hosted by Sam Beam (Iron and Wine) – Free small popcorn!

(P) The Late Show Thurs @ 7pm

Family Film Festival – Sat, July 18

See the back page of the insert in the Austin Chronicle for details on our Family Film Festival!

(S) Hook Sat @ 1pm

Good Help – Sat, July 18

They make the bed but don’t get to lie in it.

(S) Mrs. Doubtfire Sat @ 4pm
(S) My Man Godfrey Sat @ 6:20pm

Harry Houdini’s Reappearing Act – Sun, July 19

The star of the Paramount’s vaudeville years returns to Austin in a once-lost, now-restored silent film, accompanied live with an original score

(S) The Grim Game Sun @ 7pm

A Brief History of the Romantic Comedy – Tues-Sun, July 21-26

Because falling in love never gets old.

(S) The Lady Eve Tues @ 7pm, Wed @ 9:30pm
(S) Pretty Woman Tues @ 8:50pm, Wed @ 7:15pm
(P) The Awful Truth Wed @ 7pm
(P) Moonstruck Wed @ 8:50pm
(S) It Happened One Night Thurs @ 7:15pm, Fri @ 9:05pm
(S) Sleepless in Seattle Thurs @ 9:20pm, Fri @ 7pm
(P) Adam’s Rib Sat @ 4pm, Sun @ 3:55pm
(P) When Harry Met Sally Sat @ 5:55pm, Sun @ 2pm

Family Film Festival – Sat, July 25

See the back page of the insert in the Austin Chronicle for details on our Family Film Festival!

(P) To Kill a Mockingbird Sat @ 1pm

August:

Ensembles Week – Tues-Sun, July 28-Aug 2

Everywhere you look, a star.

(S) Grand Hotel Tues @ 7pm, Wed @ 9:10pm
(S) The Royal Tenenbaums Tues @ 9:10pm, Wed @ 7pm
(S) Pulp Fiction Thurs @ 7pm
(S) The Breakfast Club Sat @ 3:15pm, Sun @ 4:05pm
(S) The Big Chill Sat @ 5:05pm, Sun @ 2pm
(P) Boogie Nights Sat @ 8pm

Family Film Festival – Sat, Aug 1

See the back page of the insert in the Austin Chronicle for details on our Family Film Festival!

(S) Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Sat @ 1pm

Sour Notes – Tues-Thurs, Aug 4-6

Jealous rivals and fading icons struggling to be heard.

(P) Amadeus Tues @ 7pm
(P) The Band Wagon Wed @ 7pm, Thurs @ 9pm
(P) Singin’ in the Rain Wed @ 9:10pm, Thurs @ 7pm

Office Entanglements – Fri, Aug 7

The only thing more dangerous than falling asleep on the job is falling in love on the job.

(S) Why Be Good? Fri @ 7pm
(S) The Apartment Fri @ 8:45pm

Family Film Festival – Sun, Aug 9

See the back page of the insert in the Austin Chronicle for details on our Family Film Festival!

(P) Back to the Future Sun @ 1pm
(P) Back to the Future Part II Sun @ 3:15pm
(P) Back to the Future Part III Sun @ 5:15pm

(One ticket gets you into all three Back to the Future movies!)

Our Place in the World – Tues-Thurs, Aug 11-13

Just wait until you see what these four characters are capable of.

(P) Being There Tues @ 7pm, Wed @ 8:40pm
(P) The Incredible Shrinking Man Tues @ 9:30pm, Wed @ 7pm
(S) Rocky Thurs @ 7pm
(S) Taxi Driver Thurs @ 9:15pm

Paramount and Austin Film Society Present: An Evening with Robert Rodriguez – Sat, August 15

Writer/director Robert Rodriguez joins us to present one of his films and share his memories of the Paramount – *Admission is free to the public, and there will be a Q&A after the film!

(P) From Dusk Till Dawn Sat @ 7pm

Family Film Festival – Sat-Sun, Aug 15-16

See the back page of the insert in the Austin Chronicle for details on our Family Film Festival!

(S) The Sound of Music Sat @ 1pm, Sun @ 2pm

Hitchcock Festival – Tues-Sun, Aug 18-23

Because we don’t have time to watch ALL of them.

(P) Mr. and Mrs. Smith Tues @ 7pm, Wed @ 9:05pm
(P) Shadow of a Doubt Tues @ 8:55pm, Wed @ 7pm
(S) Jamaica Inn Tues @ 7:15pm, Wed @ 9:25pm
(S) Spellbound Tues @ 9:20pm, Wed @ 7:15pm
(P) To Catch a Thief Thurs @ 7pm, Fri @ 9pm
(P) Dial M for Murder Thurs @ 9pm, Fri @ 7pm
(P) North by Northwest Sat @ 3pm, Sun @ 4:10pm
(P) Rear Window Sat @ 5:30pm, Sun @ 2pm

Family Film Festival – Sat, Aug 22

See the back page of the insert in the Austin Chronicle for details on our Family Film Festival!

(P) City Lights Sat @ 1pm

70MM Festival!! – Tues-Sun, Aug 25-30

Because the big screen deserves BIG films

(P) Vertigo Tues @ 7pm, Wed @ 7pm
(P) 2001: A Space Odyssey Thurs @ 7pm, Fri @ 7pm
(P) Lawrence of Arabia Sat @ 5pm, Sun @ 2pm

Family Film Festival Double Feature – Sat, Aug 29

Two for the price of one! See the back page of the insert in the Austin Chronicle for details on our Family Film Festival!

(S) Where the Wild Things Are Sat @ 1pm
(S) Babe Sat @ 3pm

September:

The Early, Funny Ones – Tues-Fri, Sept. 1-4

Laugh-a-minute classics from the first stage of Woody Allen’s directing career

(P) Take the Money and Run Tues @ 7pm, Wed @ 8:40pm
(P) Bananas Tues @ 8:45pm, Wed @ 7pm
(P) Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* But Were Afraid to Ask Thurs @ 7pm, Fri @ 8:45pm
(P) Sleeper Thurs @ 8:45pm, Fri @ 7pm

Where Shall I Go? What Shall I Do? – Sat, Sept. 5

Sadly, the Summer Film Series draws to a close.

(P) Gone with the Wind Sat @ 7pm

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