Classic Film Series

Classic Films. Classic Experience.

Flashing marquee lights. Buttery popcorn. Colossal screen. It’s that movie palace atmosphere, an air-conditioned oasis. THIS is how movies were meant to be seen. The 46th Annual Paramount Summer Classic Film Series presented by CapMetro is back.

This year, we’ve been announcing new films each month. The final batch has been added below! The series runs through September 2.

Feel good about coming to the movies: Limited capacity seat maps, touchless ticketing and concessions, a Clear Bag policy, and more. See our most up-to-date Health & Safety policies.

Tickets

Regular Admission: $14 (online or at the box office, includes a $1 preservation fee)
Film Fan Admission: $10 (See details.)
FLIX-TIX: The FLIX-TIX discount booklet has gone digital! FLIX-TIX are available in a group of 10 tickets for $70, or a group of 5 for $50.
10-PACK 5-PACK

 

Become a Film Fan

The Summer Classic Film Series wouldn’t exist without our Film Fan Club whose support is essential in protecting film history and the Paramount Theatre. Get quintessential benefits like discounted or free admission, complimentary popcorn, and more!
JOIN THE CLUB

 

$5 Parking

Thanks to our friends at Premier Parking, convenient parking is available for only $5 at 600 Congress when attending the Summer Classic Film Series. These prices are good on Paramount show days, Mon–Fri 5pm–3am and all day Sat–Sun. You may purchase a parking voucher at the theatre.
MORE PARKING INFO

 



Planes, Trains and…Ocean Liners?

As travel begins to open back up around the world, let’s look back at some of cinema’s most memorable journeys.

Casablanca

Thu, May 27 | 7:30pm
Sat, May 29 | 1pm
1942
102 min. | B&W | DCP
 

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Sat, May 29 | 4:05pm
1987
92 min. | Color | DCP
 

Monkey Business

Sun, May 30 | 1pm
1931 – 90TH ANNIVERSARY!
77 min. | B&W | DCP
 

Strangers on a Train

Sun, May 30 | 3:40pm
1951 – 70TH ANNIVERSARY!
101 min. | B&W | DCP
 


50 Years Later

Where were you in 1971? These films, now celebrating their 50th anniversaries, were just beginning to make their mark on our culture.

Harold and Maude

Tue, Jun 1 | 7:30pm
1971 – 50TH ANNIVERSARY!
91 min. | Color | DCP
 

McCabe and Mrs. Miller

Wed, Jun 2 | 7:30pm
1971 – 50TH ANNIVERSARY!
120 min. | Color | DCP
 

The Last Picture Show

Thu, Jun 3 | 7:30pm
1971 – 50TH ANNIVERSARY!
118 min. | B&W | DCP
 

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Sat, Jun 5 | 1pm
1971 – 50TH ANNIVERSARY!
100 min. | Color | DCP
 


Remembering Cloris Leachman

If you saw her in THE LAST PICTURE SHOW, see her in this classic comedy to get just a small glimpse at her remarkable range.

Young Frankenstein

Sat, Jun 5 | 4:10pm
1974
106 min. | B&W | DCP
 


A Heaping Helping of Hedonism

Whether bohemian or royalty, the French sure know how to have a good time.

Moulin Rouge!

Sun, Jun 6 | 1pm
Mon, Jun 7 | 7:30pm
2001 – 20TH ANNIVERSARY!
130 min. | Color | DCP
 

Marie Antoinette

Sun, Jun 6 | 4:30pm
2006
122 min. | Color | DCP
 


Hitchcock Week

The master is back for another round.

Notorious

Tue, Jun 8 | 7:30pm
Wed, Jun 9 | 7:30pm
1946 – 75TH ANNIVERSARY!
101 min. | B&W | DCP
 

Psycho

Thu, Jun 10 | 7:30pm
Fri, Jun 11 | 7:30pm
1960
109 min. | B&W | DCP
 

To Catch a Thief

Sat, Jun 12 | 1pm
Sun, Jun 13 | 4:40pm
1955
106 min. | Color | DCP
 

North by Northwest

Sat, Jun 12 | 4:10pm
Sun, Jun 13 | 1pm
1959
136 min. | Color | DCP
 


Brando! Brando! Brando!

An actor so captivating, we bet you can’t watch just one.

 

Guys and Dolls

Tue, Jun 15 | 7pm
1955
150 min. | Color | DCP
 

A Streetcar Named Desire

Wed, Jun 16 | 7:30pm
1951 – 70TH ANNIVERSARY!
122 min. | B&W | DCP
 

On the Waterfront

Thu, Jun 17 | 7:30pm
1954
108 min. | B&W | DCP
 

 

Heroes of the Cinema

Let’s remember a simpler time, when superhero movies were rare treats (and not every hero had to be “super”).

 

Superman

Sat, Jun 19 | 1pm
1978
143 min. | Color | DCP
 

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Sat, Jun 19 | 4:45pm
Sun, Jun 20 | 1pm
1981 – 40TH ANNIVERSARY!
115 min. | Color | DCP
 

Batman

Sun, Jun 20 | 4:15pm
1989
126 min. | Color | DCP
 

 

Let’s Dance

Some of the finest footwork ever committed to celluloid.

 

West Side Story

Tue, Jun 22 | 7pm
1961 – 60TH ANNIVERSARY!
151 min. | Color | DCP
 

The Band Wagon

Wed, Jun 23 | 7:30pm
1953
112 min. | Color | DCP
 

The Red Shoes

Thu, Jun 24 | 7:30pm
1948
135 min. | Color | DCP
 

 

Silver Anniversaries on the Silver Screen

Has it really been 25 years?

Independence Day

Mon, Jun 28 | 7:30pm
1996 – 25TH ANNIVERSARY!
145 min. | Color | DCP
 

Fargo

Tue, Jun 29 | 7:30pm
1996 – 25TH ANNIVERSARY!
103 min. | Color | DCP
 

Mission: Impossible

Wed, Jun 30 | 7:30pm
1996 – 25TH ANNIVERSARY!
110 min. | Color | DCP
 

The Watermelon Woman

Tue, Jul 6 | 7:30pm
1996 – 25TH ANNIVERSARY!
90 min. | Color | DCP
 

 

Romeo + Juliet

Wed, Jul 7 | 7:30pm
1996 – 25TH ANNIVERSARY!
120 min. | Color | DCP
 

From Dusk till Dawn

Thu, Jul 8 | 7:30pm
1996 – 25TH ANNIVERSARY!
108 min. | Color | DCP
 

 

They Came from the Beyond

From the depths of the ocean to the outer reaches of space…

Jaws

Sat, Jul 10 | 1pm
1975
124 min. | Color | DCP
 

The Host

Sat, Jul 10 | 4:25pm
2006 – 25TH ANNIVERSARY!
120 min. | Color | DCP
 

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Sun, Jul 11 | 1pm
1956 – 65TH ANNIVERSARY!
80 min. | B&W | DCP
 

The Thing

Sun, Jul 11 | 3:40pm
1982
109 min. | Color | DCP
 


Slacker 30th Anniversary Screening!

Featuring a live Q&A with Richard Linklater and cast/crew. Presented in partnership with Austin Film Society

Slacker

Tue, Jul 13 | 7pm
1991 – 30TH ANNIVERSARY
97 min. | Color | 35mm
 


2001: A Space Odyssey

After a year with no travel, it’s time to take the ultimate trip

2001: A Space Odyssey

Wed, Jul 14 | 7pm
Thu, Jul 15 | 7pm
1968
164 min. | Color | DCP
 


2001: A Cinematic Odyssey

The year 2001 didn’t turn out the way Kubrick envisioned, but we did get these two masterpieces

Mulholland Drive

Sat, Jul 17 | 1pm
2001 – 20TH ANNIVERSARY!
146 min. | Color | DCP
 

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

Mon, Jul 19 | 7
2001 – 20TH ANNIVERSARY!
146 min. | Color | DCP
 


Encore

Two favorite films about some of our most beloved musicians return to the stage…er, screen

A Hard Day’s Night

Sun, Jul 18 | 1pm
Tue, Jul 20 | 7:30pm
1964
87 min. | B&W | DCP
 

Selena

Sun, Jul 18 | 3:50pm
Wed, Jul 21 | 7:30pm
1997
127 min. | Color | DCP
 


Rooting for the Underdogs

Whether in politics or sports, it’s always thrilling to see the good guys win.

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Thu, Jul 22 | 7pm
1939
129 min. | B&W | DCP
 

All the President’s Men

Fri, Jul 23 | 7pm
1976 – 45TH ANNIVERSARY!
139 min. | Color | DCP
 

Babe

Sun, Jul 25 | 1pm
1995
91 min. | Color | DCP
 

Creed

Sun, Jul 25 | 3:55pm
2015
133 min. | Color | DCP
 


Nominated for Best Screenplay

These great movies started with Oscar-nominated scripts

Sunset Boulevard

Tue, Jul 27 | 7:30pm
1950
110 min. | B&W | DCP
 

Moonstruck

Wed, Jul 28 | 7:30pm
1987
103 min. | Color | DCP
 

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Thu, Jul 29 | 7:30pm
1969
110 min. | Color | DCP
 

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Fri, Jul 30 | 7:30pm
1964
95 min. | B&W | DCP
 

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

Sat, Jul 31 | 1pm
1982
115 min. | Color | DCP
 

Back to the Future

Sat, Jul 31 | 4:15pm
1985
116 min. | Color | DCP
 

Amadeus

Sun, Aug 1 | 1pm
1984
180 min. | Color | DCP
 

Some Like It Hot

Wed, Aug 4 | 7:30pm
1959
121 min. | B&W | DCP
 

The Graduate

Thu, Aug 5 | 7:30pm
1967
106 min. | Color | DCP
 

Get Out

Fri, Aug 6 | 7:30pm
2017
104 min. | Color | DCP
 


Lawrence of Arabia

The big screen is the ONLY way to see this epic classic.

Lawrence of Arabia

Sat, Aug 7 | 1pm
Sun, Aug 8 | 1pm
1962
216 min. | Color | DCP
 


Lost and Found

Two films whose directors’ original cuts may be lost forever…and one that was found

 

The Magnificent Ambersons

Tue, Aug 10 | 7:30pm
1942
88 min. | B&W | DCP
 

A Star Is Born

Wed, Aug 11 | 7pm
1954
176 min. | Color | DCP
 

Drácula

Thu, Aug 12 | 7:30pm
1931 – 90TH ANNIVERSARY!
Spanish w/English subtitles
103 min. | B&W | DCP
 


Monster Bash

Two classic Universal Monsters celebrate landmark anniversaries in this special DOUBLE FEATURE event!

Dracula

1931 – 90TH ANNIVERSARY!
75 min. | B&W | DCP
 

The Wolf Man

1941 – 80TH ANNIVERSARY!
70 min. | B&W | DCP
 
Fri, Aug 13 | 7pm


Difficult Dads

These father-son relationships are fraught…to say the least

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Sun, Aug 15 | 1pm
1989
127 min. | Color | DCP
 

Columbus

Sun, Aug 15 | 4:30pm
2017
100 min. | Color | DCP
 

The Tree of Life

Mon, Aug 16 | 7pm
2011 – 10TH ANNIVERSARY!
136 min. | Color | DCP
 

There Will Be Blood

Tue, Aug 17 | 7pm
2007
158 min. | Color | DCP
 

The Shining

Wed, Aug 18 | 7pm
1980
144 min. | Color | DCP
 


Amour

No one does romance like the French

 

Beauty and the Beast

Sun, Aug 22 | 1pm
1946 – 75TH ANNIVERSARY!
93 min. | B&W | DCP
French w/ English subtitles
 

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Sun, Aug 22 | 3:55pm
1964
92 min. | Color | DCP
French w/ English subtitles
 

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Tue, Aug 24 | 7:30pm
2019
122 min. | Color | DCP
French w/ English subtitles
 


The Future by Philip K. Dick

Few sci-fi authors’ have a better track record for cinematic adaptations

Blade Runner

Wed, Aug 25 | 7:30pm
Sat, Aug 28 | 1pm
1982
117 min. | Color | DCP
 

Total Recall

Sat, Aug 28 | 4:20pm
1990
113 min. | Color | DCP
 


Harry Potter Turns 20

Our little wizard is all grown up!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Sun, Aug 29 | 1pm
Mon, Aug 30 | 7pm
2001 – 20TH ANNIVERSARY!
152 min. | Color | DCP
 


The James Dean Trilogy

An awe-inspiring – and heartbreaking – glimpse at a generational talent gone too soon

 

East of Eden

Tue, Aug 31 | 7:30pm
1955
115 min. | Color | DCP
 

Rebel Without a Cause

Wed, Sep 1 | 7:30pm
1955
111 min. | Color | DCP
 

Giant

Thu, Sep 2 | 7pm
1956 – 65TH ANNIVERSARY!
198 min. | Color | DCP
 


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!

Plan your trip (online): http://www.capmetro.org/planner
Plan your trip (on your smartphone): http://www.capmetro.org/app