The Paramount Summer Classic Film Series: 2016

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Once again this summer, Bill and I are enjoying The Paramount Summer Classic Film Series. The historic Paramount Theatre on Congress Avenue has hosted classic films for 41 summers now and has recently upgraded their projection and sound equipment. Films are shown on most summer evenings, with some weekend matinees.

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Paramount Film Programmer Stephen Jannise introduces the films and writes many of the program notes. He has put together an interesting schedule organized by weekly themes. So far, our favorites have been “A Wild Week of Westerns” (we saw The Searchers and Stagecoach) and “Song and Dance” (The King and I, Oklahoma!). Mel Brooks’ comedy Blazing Saddles wins our vote for the Largest-and-Most-Energetic-Crowd.

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The Classic Film Series runs from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, so there’s many more opportunities to escape from the Austin summer heat!

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