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‘Paramount100: A Century of Cinema’ offers stroll through cinema history


Editor’s note: This article was originally published December 16, 2013

Film class will be in session at the Paramount and State Theatres beginning in January. In preparation for their 100th anniversary, the Paramount Theatre will launch classic cinema series “Paramount100: A Century of Cinema.”

The celluloid stroll through cinema history kicks off in January with a roster of early silent films and runs into the fall of 2015. The first three months will feature silent classics such as Charlie Chaplin’s “The Kid” and F.W. Murnau’s horror “Nosferatu.” The first segment of the program runs until May 24, taking audiences up to 1939. Badges for the series curated by Paramount Theatre film programmer Stephen Jannise, are $99 ($84 for Paramount Film Fans). Individual tickets will be on sale starting in January.

The program will run concurrently with the Summer Classics Series, touching on movies from the 40s and 50s, before returning in the fall for movies from the 60s and 70s that will screen through the end of the year. The beginning of 2015 will feature movies from the 80s and 90s, with the series extending until the beginning of next summer’s annual classic series.

“As I began to think about how we could celebrate the classic film tradition at the Paramount, I realized this would be the perfect opportunity to present a chronological tribute to film history at the Paramount and Stateside Theatres,” Jannise said. “With the screenings spaced out over a year-and-a-half, we’ll be able to really dig into these silver screen classics and marvel at the steady progression of cinematic language, one landmark at a time.”

For more details on “Paramount100: A Century of Cinema,” visit AustinTheatre.org.



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