Summer Classic Film Series


“Play it, Sam.”

We’ve pushed back the CASABLANCA and CABARET opening weekend to July 3rd and are working hard to ensure the 45th year of the series returns in a way that keeps everyone safe while celebrating an incredible number of classic films. In the meantime, be sure to follow along with “Summer Classic Film Series at Home” through June, curated by Film Programmer Stephen Jannise.

Full summer schedule will be announced soon. Thanks for your patience!


Become a Film Fan

The Summer Classic Film Series wouldn’t exist without our Film Fan Club whose support is essential in preserving both film history, 35/70mm reels and the historic Paramount Theatre. Get quintessential benefits like discounted or free admission, convenient parking, complimentary popcorn, and premium mezzanine seating for CLASSIC movie palace viewing!

The Power to Choose

2020 is election year, which means it’s time for us to take advantage of our power to choose! We’re kicking off the 2020 film series with a double feature that reminds us what happens when good people take action (our annual opener, CASABLANCA) and what happens when they don’t (Bob Fosse’s multi-Oscar-winning musical CABARET).




Fri, July 3 | 7pm | Paramount*
102 min. | B&W | 35mm



Fri, July 3 | 9:10pm | Paramount*
124 min. | Color | 35mm

*Double Features: When two movies that are screening in the same theatre are grouped under the same thematic heading, one ticket is good for both features when viewed back-to-back on the same day (except as noted).

Transit Options

While finding parking in downtown Austin can be a challenge, finding a transit line that gets you there is easy! Try transit to and from the Paramount Theatre. It costs less than covered parking and you’ll avoid circling the city looking for a spot. Nearby transit stops include 8th/Congress, 8th/Lavaca, 8th/Guadalupe, 7th/Colorado or take MetroRail to the Downtown Station.

Transit Routes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 19, 20, 30, 801, 803, 985 and MetroRail will get you there!

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