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Paramount Theatre’s Summer Programming Will Keep You Cool 

Join the legendary Austin theatre for its Summer Classic Film Series and much more


During Austin’s summer season, there’s no shortage of outdoor activities to take advantage of. However, everyone has their limit when it comes to triple-digit heat, and sometimes, you just need a little break. Thankfully, the Paramount Theatre is back to save the day with its annual Summer Classic Film Series, and this year’s lineup provides the perfect reprieve on those days when you’ve had enough of the Texas sun. Count on the AC cranking while you enjoy some of the greatest stories ever put to film, all summer long.

Summer Classic Film Series 2024 (Photo courtesy of The Paramount Theatre)
Summer Classic Film Series 2024 (Photo courtesy of The Paramount Theatre)

From its humble beginnings in 1975, as a means to keep the then-fading theater afloat, the series has since become a yearly movie-lover tradition. This year marks the 50th summer of nonstop classics at the Paramount, and you won’t want to miss what’s in store. From the forefathers of film to present-day auteurs, cinephiles will surely be pleased with the 120 film lineup. The series kicks off on May 24th with a double feature of Casablanca and Top Hat. From there you’ll find showtimes for a wide variety of new and old classics every week through September 1.

The series is curated to suit all different types of viewers, whether you watch romance or horror, comedies or action flicks. Here are just a few of the standout highlights to look forward to:

Austin Film Society Presents (7/10–7/17)

In July, the series is teaming up with the Austin Film Society to celebrate 50 years of the Summer Classic Film Series with two exciting double features: Muriel’s Wedding + Dogs in Space, Ladies and Gentlemen The Fabulous Stains + Out of the Blue.

Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest. (Still courtesy of The Paramount Theatre)
Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest. (Movie still courtesy of The Paramount Theatre)

Hitchcock Week (8/14–8/18)

Spend a weekend with the Master of Suspense. To start, there’s the 90th anniversary showing of The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934), followed by three beloved films: Notorious, Dial M for Murder, Rope and North by Northwest.

You can find the entire lineup here, which is also full of family-friendly favorites, foreign films celebrating big anniversaries, and even a personally curated selection from Texas film icon Robert Rodriguez. Here’s to Austin Summer at the Paramount!

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