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FILM: Talking Politics and a Week of Westerns

June 7, 2016 11:14 am Published by


Our first full week of the 2016 Summer Classic Film Series is in the books, and we still have so many movies awaiting us in the next three months!

As you may have noticed, the news has been dominated by the presidential primaries and upcoming election, so I couldn’t resist making this week’s theme “Talking Politics.” We’ll have a vast array of politically-oriented movies, from comedies that reflect the silliness we’ve all witnessed in recent months (Duck Soup, The Great Dictator to more dramatic films that emphasize just how serious the political machine can be (Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, All The President’s Men, The Manchurian Candidate).

Film Fan members will want to take special notice of the Wednesday, June 8 double feature of Mr. Smith Goes To Washington and Duck Soup, as it will be your first opportunity to take advantage of the all-new Film Fan Wednesdays, when you’ll receive an additional $1 discount on tickets as a thank you for supporting the historic Paramount Theatre and classic movies! And did you know you can now purchase tickets with your Film Fan discount on our website? Just make sure you’re logged in with your Film Fan membership info when you check out!

The following week, which just happens to be the week leading up to Father’s Day (hint, hint, those looking to treat Dad a little early), we’ll enjoy a Wild Week of Westerns, filled with all your favorite frontier stars. We’ve got such beloved gems as Shane, Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid, Stagecoach and High Noon.

But perhaps most excitingly of all, we’re celebrating the anniversaries of two Western masterpieces. First, in a double feature with The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, we will present a 60th anniversary screening (on glorious 35mm film) of John Ford’s enduring classic The Searchers, featuring what may just be John Wayne’s greatest performance. And on Wednesday, June 15, we’ll celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly with a shimmering digital restoration. Film Fans, this special night will be your second opportunity to enjoy the Film Fan Wednesday discount!

Finally, for all our families out there, we will continue our Family Film Festival section with two very diverse films: the 75th anniversary of Walt Disney’s Dumbo on Sunday June 12 at 1pm and Alfonso Cuaron’s A Little Princess on Saturday June 18 at 1pm. For these family classics, adults enjoy $10 tickets and kids 12 and under get in for just $6! Don’t miss these opportunities to share the magic of classic movies and the historic Paramount and Stateside Theatres with your kids!

See you at the movies,
Stephen Jannise
Film Programmer

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