“Bonnie & Clyde!” “To Kill a Mockingbird!” “Saturday Night Fever!” “My Cousin Vinny!” (Yes, “My Cousin Vinny.”)
All are part of the 2017 Paramount Summer Classic Film Series, which kicks off May 25 and closes out Sept. 2. Film tickets are on sale now at austintheatre.org.
This year’s Series kicks off with a 75th anniversary screening of “Casablanca” May 25 and a 20th anniversary of “Titanic” May 26.
Look for a 50th anniversary presentation of “Bonnie & Clyde,” a 55th anniversary look at “To Kill a Mockingbird,” a 40th anniversary run of “Saturday Night Fever” and 25th anniversary screening of “My Cousin Vinny” followed by a Q&A with the screenwriter Dale Launer.
Brand-new restorations of “The Graduate,” Woody Allen’s “Manhattan,” “The Lion in Winter” starring Peter O’Toole (whose stuff is now at the Ransom Center) and Katharine Hepburn (whose stuff is not), and “The Awful Truth” starring Cary Grant and Irene Dunne are also included in this year’s lineup.
The Family Film sub-Festival will have discounted pricing for kids. Films include the occasionally terrifying, totally brilliant “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” June 17, “The Sound of Music” June 24 and “The Parent Trap” Aug. 13.
Classic romances including “The Philadelphia Story” (one of the best movies of all time), “An American in Paris” and “Roman Holiday” will play at the Paramount in July Look for a double-feature of “Harold and Maude” and “Raising Arizona” July 21.
The popular Martinis & Manicures will return this year with “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and “Clueless,” with martinis and manicures before the show goes on.
Additionally, Iron and Wine’s Sam Beam will return to the Theatre this year to host a special screening of present of the under-seen 70s gem “Fat City.”
Hitchcock Week kicks off August 22 and includes screenings of “Psycho,” “Strangers on a Train,” “The Birds” and more.
Additionally, Austin’s own Graham Reynolds will compose a brand-new score for Alfred Hitchcock’s silent masterpiece “The Lodger” and perform it live with our screening of the film on August 27.
Starting August 29, the Series celebrates the West with screenings of “Red River,” “She Wore A Yellow Ribbon,” “The Outlaw Josey Wales” and “Giant.”
The Summer Classic Film Series will draw to a close with everyone’s favorite romance “Gone with the Wind” Sept. 2.
Other pre-film activities include an “Anything for Selinas” happy hour featuring live music by Selena tribute band Bidi Bidi Banda prior to the 20thAnniversary screening of “Selena,” a pie auction and live music by Devin Jake before “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” a performance by Weldon Henson before “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon,” a Dress for Success clothing drive before “Working Girl” and “9 to 5,” various themed photo booths and so much more. Plus, every Tuesday will be $2 Tuesdays with sodas and Lone Star beers just $2 during the films.
Additionally, Capital Metro will be hosting monthly Transit Adventure Nights at this summer’s Film Series. Riders will receive a free Commuter Pass, film ticket, and popcorn.
Check out the full slate here.