Classic Film Series

100-year-old movie palaces are bound to have a few hauntings over the years, and the Paramount Theatre has certainly had its fair share of ghost stories. Maybe that’s why we get so many requests to screen horror films in October.

We’re thrilled to announce that, this year, we are honoring those requests in a big way, partnering with our friends at Hyperreal Film Club to bring exclusive nights of horror—including special guests Robert Rodriguez and THE STRANGERS director Bryan Bertino—for those of us who count Halloween as our favorite time of year.

 


The Faculty + Q&A with Robert Rodriguez

+ Surprise Bonus Classic Horror Film
Tue, Oct 18 | 7pm
The Paramount Theatre
1998
104 min. | Color
 

The Strangers + Q&A
with Bryan Bertino

Sat, Oct 22 | 7pm
The Paramount Theatre
2008
86 min. | Color | DCP
Double Feature with Re-Animator
 

Re-Animator

Sat, Oct 22 | 9:25pm
The Paramount Theatre
1985
86 min. | Color | DCP
Double Feature with The Strangers
 

The Shining

Sun, Oct 23 | 1pm
The Paramount Theatre
1980
144 min. | Color | DCP
 

A Nightmare on Elm Street

Sun, Oct 23 | 4:30pm
The Paramount Theatre
1984
91 min. | Color | DCP
 


Thank You for an Incredible Summer of 85+ Films!


Shout out to everyone who came out for our 48th annual Paramount Summer Classic Film Series presented by CapMetro! Extra buckets of popcorn and love to our Film Fans and members, who help make year-round film screenings possible.

A few highlights:

💖 Our kickoff honored Paramount “Marquee Man” Robert Luna, who was featured on the series poster to celebrate his retirement after 30 years at the theatres

🎞 Hyperreal Film Club added six cult classics to the series paired with local shorts

💃 We held the first-ever ball on the Paramount stage following PARIS IS BURNING

🏆 Film Fans and members were honored at Patron Appreciation Nights that included Film Booth Tours, history on Hollywood backdrops, Tiff’s Treats and more

🧁 Did we say treats? Bearded Baking Company made tiramisu cupcakes for SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE and i Fratelli brought delicious pizza to SELENA

💄 Brigitte Bandit stopped by both GREASE screenings to honor Olivia Newton-John

And that’s just a preview of all the film fun that was had. Spoiler alert: we’ve got some scary movies heading your way in October to gear up for Halloween. Stay tuned to our emails and socials for more!

REVISIT THE 2022 SUMMER LINEUP BELOW

2022 Summer Classic Film Series

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

 

Store

Celebrate the series with new shirts available in the online store.

VISIT THE STORE

 

Film Notes

Follow the series with notes from our film programmer and special guests.
FILM NOTES

 


May – June Films

Jump to:
July Films | August – September Films


How to Steal a Movie

We’re kicking off by celebrating some of the great scene-stealing supporting performances of all time.

Casablanca

Thu, May 26 | 7:30pm
Sat, May 28 | 1pm

The Paramount Theatre
1942 – 80TH ANNIVERSARY!
102 min. | B&W | DCP
 

Singin’ in the Rain

Sat, May 28 | 4pm
Sun, May 29 | 1pm

The Paramount Theatre
1952 – 70TH ANNIVERSARY!
103 min. | Color | DCP
 

Goodfellas

Sun, May 29 | 4pm

The Paramount Theatre
1990
145 min. | Color | DCP
 

A Fish Called Wanda

Tue, May 31 | 7:30pm

Stateside at the Paramount
1988
108 min. | Color | DCP
 

Paper Moon

Wed, Jun 1 | 7:30pm

Stateside at the Paramount
1973
102 min. | B&W | DCP
 


How to Steal Everything Else

Thieves and con artists and heists, oh my!

The Italian Job

Mon, Jun 6 | 7:30pm

The Paramount Theatre
1969
99 min. | Color | DCP
 

Rififi

Tue, Jun 7 | 7:30pm

Stateside at the Paramount
1955
French w/ English subtitles
118 min. | B&W | DCP
 

Bottle Rocket

Wed, Jun 8 | 7:30pm

Stateside at the Paramount
1996
91 min. | Color | DCP
 

How to Steal a Million

Sun, Jun 12 | 1pm

Stateside at the Paramount
1966
123 min. | Color | DCP
 

Reservoir Dogs

Sun, Jun 12 | 4:15pm

Stateside at the Paramount
1992 – 30TH ANNIVERSARY!
99 min. | Color | DCP
 

The Sting

Tue, Jun 14 | 7:30pm

The Paramount Theatre
1973
129 min. | Color | DCP
 

Bonnie and Clyde

Thu, Jun 16 | 7:30pm

The Paramount Theatre
1967
111 min. | Color | DCP
 


Hyperreal Film Club Series

The Paramount is excited to host our friends at Hyperreal Film Club for a series of six films

Mad Max: Fury Road

Thu, Jun 9 | 7:30pm

The Paramount Theatre
2015
120 min. | Color | DCP
 


Paris Is Burning

Majestic Ball Weekend Kickoff

Paris Is Burning

Fri, Jun 10 | 7:30pm

The Paramount Theatre
1990
76 min. | Color | DCP
 

Majestic Cabaret Ball

Sat, Jun 11 | 8pm

The Paramount Theatre
Special Live Event
featuring House of Lepore, Fat Bottom Cabaret, Diamond Dior Davenport
 


Hyperreal Film Club Series

The Paramount is excited to host our friends at Hyperreal Film Club for a series of six films

Showgirls

Fri, Jun 17 | 9pm

The Paramount Theatre
1995
131 min. | Color | DCP
 


Bon Anniversaire!

Two of the seminal films of the French New Wave are celebrating their 60th anniversaries

Jules and Jim

Sat, Jun 18 | 1pm

Stateside at the Paramount
1962 – 60TH ANNIVERSARY!
French w/English subtitles
106 min. | B&W | DCP
 

Cleo from 5 to 7

Sat, Jun 18 | 4pm

Stateside at the Paramount
1962 – 60TH ANNIVERSARY!
French w/English subtitles
89 min. | B&W | DCP
 


Father’s Day with James Bond

Why not treat Dad – or whoever is the biggest Bond fan in your family – to a double serving of 007

Dr. No

Sun, Jun 19 | 1pm

The Paramount Theatre
1962
110 min. | Color | DCP
 

The Spy Who Loved Me

Sun, Jun 19 | 4pm

The Paramount Theatre
1977
125 min. | Color | DCP
 


Screwball Through the Years

This “crazy people in love” genre never went away

The Thin Man

Tue, Jun 21 | 7:30pm

The Paramount Theatre
1934
93 min. | B&W | DCP
 

My Man Godfrey

Wed, Jun 22 | 7:30pm

Stateside at the Paramount
1936
94 min. | B&W | DCP
 

The Philadelphia Story

Thu, Jun 23 | 7:30pm

The Paramount Theatre
1940
112 min. | B&W | DCP
 

It Happened One Night

Sat, Jun 25 | 1pm

Stateside at the Paramount
1934
105 min. | B&W | DCP
 

His Girl Friday

Sat, Jun 25 | 4pm

Stateside at the Paramount
1940
92 min. | B&W | DCP
 

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Sun, Jun 26 | 4:15pm

Stateside at the Paramount
1988
88 min. | Color | DCP
 

Pillow Talk

Tue, Jun 28 | 7:30pm

The Paramount Theatre
1959
102 min. | Color | DCP
 

Raising Arizona

Wed, Jun 29 | 7:30pm

The Paramount Theatre
1987
94 min. | Color | DCP
 


Hyperreal Film Club Series

The Paramount is excited to host our friends at Hyperreal Film Club for a series of six films

Deep Cover

Sat, Jun 25 | 7pm

Stateside at the Paramount
1992
107 min. | Color | DCP
 


Annie Turns 40

Lil Orphan Annie is over the hill!

Annie

Sun, Jun 26 | 1pm

Stateside at the Paramount
1982
128 min. | Color | DCP
 


Hyperreal Film Club Series

The Paramount is excited to host our friends at Hyperreal Film Club for a series of six films

Holy Motors

Thu, Jun 30 | 7:30pm

Stateside at the Paramount
2012
115 min. | Color | DCP
 



July Films

Jump to:
May – June Films | August – September Films


The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Don’t dream it, see it.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Fri, Jul 1 | 9pm

The Paramount Theatre
1975
100 min. | Color | DCP
 


Fish Out of Water

Iconic characters find themselves in VERY unexpected circumstances

My Cousin Vinny

Tue, Jul 5 | 7:30pm

Paramount Theatre
1992 – 30TH ANNIVERSARY!
120 min. | Color | DCP
 

Working Girl

Wed, Jul 6 | 7:30pm

Paramount Theatre
1988
113 min. | Color | DCP
 

Groundhog Day

Thu, Jul 7 | 7:30pm

Paramount Theatre
1993
101 min. | Color | DCP
 


Hyperreal Film Club Series

The Paramount is excited to host our friends at Hyperreal Film Club for a series of six films

Tampopo

Fri, Jul 8 | 7:30pm

Stateside at the Paramount
1985
114 min. | Color | DCP
 

They Live

Fri, Jul 15 | 7:30pm

The Paramount Theatre
1988
94 min. | Color | DCP
 


Coppola Redux

Revisiting Francis Ford favorites, including two new DCP restorations supervised by legendary editor Walter Murch

The Conversation

Sat, Jul 9 | 1pm

Paramount Theatre
1974
113 min. | Color | DCP
 

The Godfather

Sat, Jul 9 | 4pm
Sun, Jul 10 | 1pm

Paramount Theatre
1972 – 50TH ANNIVERSARY!
177 min. | Color | DCP
 

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Sun, Jul 10 | 5pm

Paramount Theatre
1992 – 30TH ANNIVERSARY!
128 min. | Color | DCP
 


Noir Stories

The pitch-dark genre that never goes out of style

Nightmare Alley

Wed, Jul 13 | 7:30pm

Stateside at the Paramount
1947 – 75TH ANNIVERSARY!
110 min. | B&W | DCP
 

Double Indemnity

Thu, Jul 14 | 7:30pm<

Paramount Theatre
1944
107 min. | B&W | DCP
 


Hyperreal Film Club Series

The Paramount is excited to host our friends at Hyperreal Film Club for a series of six films

They Live

Fri, Jul 15 | 7:30pm

The Paramount Theatre
1988
94 min. | Color | DCP
 


Studio Ghibli Day

Another warm hug of a film from one of the greatest animation studios of all time

Howl’s Moving Castle

Sat, Jul 16 | 2pm

Stateside at the Paramount
2004
Dubbed in English
119 min. | Color | DCP


For the 90s Kids

For everyone who watched these movies a million times on VHS

Sister Act

Sun, Jul 17 | 1pm

Paramount Theatre
1992 – 30TH ANNIVERSARY!
100 min. | Color | DCP

The Mighty Ducks

Sun, Jul 17 | 4pm

Paramount Theatre
1992 – 30TH ANNIVERSARY!
104 min. | Color | DCP


In the Year 1982

Two landmark sci-films celebrate 40th anniversaries

Star Trek II:
The Wrath of Khan

Tue, Jul 19 | 7:30pm

Paramount Theatre
1982 – 40TH ANNIVERSARY!
113 min. | Color | DCP

Blade Runner:
The Final Cut

Wed, Jul 20 | 7:30pm
Thu, Jul 21 | 7:30pm

Paramount Theatre
1982 – 40TH ANNIVERSARY!
118 min. | Color | DCP


Plan 9 from Outer Space

My friend, can your heart stand the shocking facts about grave robbers from outer space?

Plan 9 from Outer Space

Fri, Jul 22 | 9pm

The Paramount Theatre
1957 – 65TH ANNIVERSARY!
79 min. | B&W | BluRay
 


A-List Romance

Nothing tops watching history’s most charismatic movie stars fall in love

An Affair to Remember

Sat, Jul 23 | 4pm
Sun, Jul 24 | 1pm

Paramount Theatre
1957 – 65TH ANNIVERSARY!
115 min. | Color | DCP

Sleepless in Seattle

Sat, Jul 23 | 7:15pm

Paramount Theatre
1993
105 min. | Color | DCP

Mississippi Masala

Sun, Jul 24 | 4:15pm

Paramount Theatre
1991
117 min. | Color | DCP


The Californians

Get on the 10, switch over to the 405, and pay a visit to these classic California characters

Once Upon a Time
in Hollywood

Tue, Jul 26 | 7:30pm

Paramount Theatre
2019
161 min. | Color | DCP
 

The Big Lebowski

Wed, Jul 27 | 7:30pm
Thu, Jul 28 | 7:30pm

Paramount Theatre
1998
117 min. | Color | DCP
 

The Big Sleep

Sat, Jul 30 | 1pm

Stateside at the Paramount
1946
114 min. | B&W | BluRay
 

Bill and Ted’s
Excellent Adventure

Sat, Jul 30 | 4:15pm

Stateside at the Paramount
1989
90 min. | Color | DCP
 

Clueless

Sun, Jul 31 | 1pm

Paramount Theatre
1995
97 min. | Color | DCP
 

Friday

Sun, Jul 31 | 3:45pm

Paramount Theatre
1995
91 min. | Color | BluRay
 


August – September Films

Jump to:
May – June Films | July Films


Time Flies

Why not pass the time with films about…the passing of time?

High Noon

Wed, Aug 3 | 7:30pm

Paramount Theatre
1952 – 70TH ANNIVERSARY!
85 min. | B&W | DCP
 

25th Hour

Thu, Aug 4 | 7:30pm

Stateside at the Paramount
2003
135 min. | Color | BluRay
 


What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Answering that question is the most fun you can have on a Friday night

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Fri, Aug 5 | 9pm

Paramount Theatre
1962 – 60TH ANNIVERSARY!
133 min. | B&W | DCP
 


Civics Lessons

Don’t say the movies never taught you anything

To Kill a Mockingbird

Sun, Aug 7 | 1pm

Paramount Theatre
1962 – 60TH ANNIVERSARY!
129 min. | B&W | DCP
 

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Sun, Aug 7 | 4:15pm

Paramount Theatre
1962 – 60TH ANNIVERSARY!
123 min. | B&W | DCP
 

A Face in the Crowd

Mon, Aug 8 | 7:30pm

Paramount Theatre
1957 – 65TH ANNIVERSARY!
125 min. | B&W | DCP
 

In the Heat of the Night

Tue, Aug 9 | 7:30pm

Paramount Theatre
1967 – 55TH ANNIVERSARY!
110 min. | Color | DCP
 


Summer Fun

Escape the hot Texas sun with some perennial favorites

Dirty Dancing

Thu, Aug 11 | 7:30pm

Paramount Theatre
1987 – 35TH ANNIVERSARY!
100 min. | Color | DCP
 

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Fri, Aug 12 | 7:30pm
Sat, Aug 13 | 1pm

Paramount Theatre
1981
115 min. | Color | DCP
 

The Goonies

Sat, Aug 13 | 4pm
Sun, Aug 14 | 3:45pm

Paramount Theatre
1985
111 min. | Color | DCP
 

The Princess Bride

Sun, Aug 14 | 1pm

Paramount Theatre
1987 – 35TH ANNIVERSARY!
98 min. | Color | DCP
 


Female Voices

The remarkable stories of three extraordinary artists

Coal Miner’s Daughter

Tue, Aug 16 | 7:30pm

Paramount Theatre
1980
125 min. | Color | DCP
 

Funny Girl

Wed, Aug 17 | 7:30pm

Paramount Theatre
1968
151 min. | Color | DCP
 

Selena

Thu, Aug 18 | 7:30pm

Paramount Theatre
1997 – 25TH ANNIVERSARY!
127 min. | Color | DCP
 


Comfort Musicals

We know you know the words

Grease

Fri, Aug 19 | 7:30pm
Sun, Aug 21 | 5pm

Paramount Theatre
1978
110 min. | Color | DCP
 

Oliver

Sat, Aug 20 | 3:15pm

Paramount Theatre
1968
153 min. | Color | DCP
 

The Sound of Music

Sat, Aug 20 | 7pm
Sun, Aug 21 | 1pm

Paramount Theatre
1965
174 min. | Color | DCP
 


Hitchcock Week

The master is back for another round

Shadow of a Doubt

Tue, Aug 23 | 7:30pm

Paramount Theatre
1943
108 min. | B&W | DCP
 

Strangers on a Train

Wed, Aug 24 | 7:30pm

Paramount Theatre
1951
101 min. | B&W | DCP
 

Vertigo

Thu, Aug 25 | 7:30pm

Paramount Theatre
1958
128 min. | Color | DCP
 

Rear Window

Sat, Aug 27 | 1pm
Sun, Aug 28 | 4:30pm

Paramount Theatre
1954
112 min. | Color | DCP
 

North by Northwest

Sat, Aug 27 | 4pm
Sun, Aug 28 | 1pm

Paramount Theatre
1959
136 min. | Color | DCP
 


Director’s Choice

BFI’s Sight and Sound magazine asked the greatest living directors what their favorite movie was. They chose this one.

Tokyo Story

Tue, Aug 30 | 7pm

Paramount Theatre
1953
137 min. | B&W | DCP
 


An Epic Finish

These films require a time commitment, and they’re worth every minute

The Good, the Bad,
and the Ugly

Wed, Aug 31 | 7pm

Paramount Theatre
1966
179 min. | Color | DCP
 

Lawrence of Arabia

Thu, Sep 1 | 7pm
Sun, Sep 4 | 1pm

Paramount Theatre
1962 – 60TH ANNIVERSARY!
216 min. | Color | DCP
 

The Godfather Part II

Tue, Sep 6 | 7pm

Paramount Theatre
1974
200 min. | Color | DCP
 

2001: A Space Odyssey

Wed, Sep 7 | 7:30pm
Thu, Sep 8 | 7:30pm

Paramount Theatre
1968
164 min. | Color | DCP
 

Giant

Fri, Sep 9 | 7pm

Paramount Theatre
1956
198 min. | Color | DCP
 


Follow us for new film announces & more!


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