We were saddened to hear of the passing of film legend and movie hero, Adam West. We will forever be honored to have played host to the 1966 premiere of Batman and enjoyed Mr. West’s return visits to our theatre for the Bat Conservation International’s “Day of the Bat” celebrations. We’ll continue to do our part to keep these legends alive on our silver screen for all the generations to come – please join us!
This week in the Paramount Summer Classic Film Series, we are celebrating a beloved group of “Real Cool Hands,” iconic movie characters who continue to stand the test of time. In each case, a rare combination of mega-watt charisma and top-notch screenwriting results in a legendary performance that keeps us watching again and again. Don’t miss your chance to revisit these fascinating characters on the big screen!
Sidney Poitier is Virgil Tibbs, an African-American police detective stranded in a racist Southern town who gets his man and slaps prejudice in the face (literally), in IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT
Gene Hackman is “Popeye” Doyle, a no-nonsense NYPD cop hot on the trail of drug smugglers and behind the wheel of the greatest car chase ever filmed, in THE FRENCH CONNECTION
Sean Penn is Jeff Spicoli, the lovable (and frequently stoned) surfer who thinks he has high school in the palm of his hand, in FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH
Jeff Bridges is The Dude, a Los Angeles slacker (unless bowling counts) who, like every Coen Brothers character, gets in way over his head, in THE BIG LEBOWSKI
Elvis Presley is Vince Everett, a crooner who is sent to jail on a trumped-up charge and comes out a hip-swiveling rock star with a chip on his shoulder, in JAILHOUSE ROCK
John Travolta is Tony Manero, a 19-year-old Brooklynite working for the weekend and dominating the dance floor at the local disco hall, in SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
Paul Newman is Luke, a war veteran sentenced to a chain gang who shows his fellow prisoners that, sometimes, nothing can be a real cool hand, in COOL HAND LUKE
Sean Connery is James Bond, the British secret agent who has a way with women, not to mention a way of bringing down villainous international organizations, in 007’s debut DR. NO
To top it all off, we are opening this summer’s Family Film Festival with another favorite – Gene Wilder is the candy bar magnate with a mischievous twinkle in his eye in WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY! Come early to take photos at ToyJoy’s Candy Counter with Willy Wonka himself and be sure to purchase a “Wonka” bar from our concessions for a chance to win a golden ticket! Golden ticket winners will receive 10 passes to use at an upcoming summer classic film!
Finally, don’t forget to sign your family up for CapMetro’s TRANSIT ADVENTURE! Avoid downtown traffic and make your experience even more memorable with free admission, transportation and popcorn! Limited availability, reserve your spot today!
See you at the movies!
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This post was written by Stephen Jannise