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The Paramount Theatre’s Summer Classic Film Series returns with 90+ screenings

See classic films, family-friendly movies, and themed film series’ for the Paramount’s summer programming.

The Paramount Theater sign, as seen from the street below.

Get ready for more than 90 screenings at the Paramount Theatre this summer.

Photo by ATXtoday

Here’s looking at you, Paramount.

The Downtown Austin fixture is back for its 49th year of screening classic films in its century-old theater. There are more than 90 films on the lineup for the season, which begins on Friday, May 26. Here’s what to expect.

  • More than a dozen screenings with the Hyperreal Film Club, including “Heat” on Saturday, May 27
  • Five films presented by Austin director Robert Rodriguez, including “Escape from New York” on Tuesday, May 30
  • A special screening of Orson Welles’ “F for Fake” at UMLAUF Sculpture Garden with Film Programmer Stephen Jannise and Alamo Drafthouse architect Richard Weiss on Thursday, June 8
  • A Family Film Passport with the opportunity for prizes
  • Dozens of classic films including “Casablanca,” “Carmen Jones,” and “Beauty and the Beast
  • Events celebrating Black excellence, Anjelica and John Huston, Pride Month, the Harry Ransom Center, and more

See the full lineup.

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