‘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.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Movies & TV

Whistleblower sparks investigation into Georgia film tax credits
Whistleblower sparks investigation into Georgia film tax credits

Georgia state officials are investigating after an anonymous whistleblower came forward with allegations that Warner Bros. improperly claimed more than $600,000 in Georgia tax credits for work on the movie “Sully,” the industry publication Variety reported. >> Read more trending news  The 2016 film, directed by ...
Queens of the Stone Age start loud and then turn up the volume at Austin show
Queens of the Stone Age start loud and then turn up the volume at Austin show

For most the past 20 years Josh Homme has managed to cultivate one of the more consistent and readily identifiable sonic imprints in modern rock music. While he shifted creative gears with occasional side projects such as Them Crooked Vultures or a recent collaboration with Iggy Pop, Homme’s main gig as lead singer/guitarist...
Weekend music picks: Eric Church, Mobley, Blackheart finale, more

Friday: Mobley “Fresh Lies” release at Waterloo Records. The adventurous electro-pop artist doesn’t consider this new release an album. Instead, he thinks of it as an album-sized excerpt of an ongoing project, his exploration of the relationship between man and country cast as a romantic love song. This idea...
Ask Addie: If we aren’t supposed to eat romaine lettuce, why is it on grocery store shelves?
Ask Addie: If we aren’t supposed to eat romaine lettuce, why is it on grocery store shelves?

That’s a question I’ve received from a few of you this week, as both the Centers for Disease Control and Consumer Reports warn consumers not to eat heads, hearts and bags of romaine lettuce while investigators try to find the exact source of a recent E. coli outbreak that has sickened dozens. H-E-B has said that...
Austin Symphony picks 8 for Texas Young Composers Prize
Austin Symphony picks 8 for Texas Young Composers Prize

Each year, the Austin Symphony holds the well-regarded Butler Texas Young Composers Competition. The best pieces can be heard during the  Texas Young Composers Concert, to take place on June 16 at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in the big house, Dell Hall. This year’s winners...
More Stories