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!
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!
See you at the movies,
This post was written by Maica Jordan