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Summer Classic Film Series Underway in Austin

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Celebrating a century of entertainment in 2015, this year at Austin’s historic Paramount Theatre the curtain is also rising on a landmark moment in movie history as more than 100 famous flicks star in the 40th anniversary season of the theater’s Summer Classic Film Series.

Throughout the sweltering season movie lovers can watch some of the coolest silver screen hits from Hollywood’s Golden Era as well as modern day favorites, starting with the May 22nd Casablanca/Manhattan double feature and ending September 5th and 6th with Paramount’s annual epic cinematic so long to the film-themed festivities, Gone with the Wind.

Greats from every movie genre will be showcased all season long. Following are just a few of the many motion pictures whose images will move audiences this summer:

2001: A Space Odyssey
Adam’s Rib
Amadeus
The Awful Truth
Babe
Back to the Future (I, II and III)
Batman: The Movie (1966)
Big
The Big Chill
The Big Lebowski
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
The Breakfast Club
The Bride of Frankenstein
Chinatown
City Lights
Dial M for Murder
Dr. No
Elmer Gantry
The Fearless Vampire Killers
Fright Night
Grand Hotel
A Hard Day’s Night
Jamaica Inn
The Lady Eve
Lawrence of Arabia
Moonstruck
Mrs. Doubtfire
Murder on the Orient Express
My Man Godfrey
North By Northwest
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
On the Town
Pulp Fiction
Raising Arizona
Rear Window
Rocky
Singin’ in the Rain
Sleeper
Sleepless in Seattle
The Sound of Music
Spellbound
The Sting
Stormy Weather
Sunset Boulevard
Take the Money and Run
Taxi Driver
The Terminator
Thunderball
To Catch a Thief
To Kill a Mockingbird
Topper
True Grit
Vertigo
Wait Until Dark
When Harry Met Sally
Where the Wild Things Are
Why Be Good?
Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Young Frankenstein

The film series also includes several special events:

  • An Evening with Richard Linklater, with the Oscar-nominated writer/director answering fans’ questions following a screening of Me and Orson Welles.
  • Martinis & Manicures + Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the chance to go glam like Holly Golightly.
  • Travel back to the time before talkies with a screening of the newly restored 1919 flick The Grim Game, starring master magician Harry Houdini and includes a live music score.
  • Shiver in your seats during the Hitchcock festival

Tickets: Advance online admission $12; Regular admission $12; Film fan admission $7; $60 for a Flix-Tix booklet

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