Paramount & Stateside Theatres film programmer,
Paramount Classic Film Series
Under normal circumstances, the Labor Day holiday weekend heralds the end of the Paramount Summer Classic Film Series. But this year, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Paramount Theatre will launch its delayed annual classic film series on Friday (Sept. 11) with Casablanca, with announced programming scheduled to run through Oct. 11. The Paramount Theatre will restrict seating capacity to 25 percent and will implement strict social distancing policies, including the wearing of masks. The series is divided into programming blocks, beginning this weekend with the Election 2020-inspired program “The Power to Choose” featuring Casablanca, Cabaret, and Do the Right Thing. Other programming include “Playing the Hits,” with Back to the Future, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Blade Runner: The Final Cut, The Goonies, Ghostbusters, The Princess Bride, and Jaws; “Musical Genius,” with A Hard’s Day Night, Selena, and Purple Rain; “Family Favorites,” with Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music; “Getting Into Trouble,” with Double Indemnity, The Big Lebowski, and Devil in a Blue Dress; “One Epic Sunday,” with Lawrence of Arabia; “Hitchcock Week,” with Shadow of a Doubt, The Birds, Vertigo, and Rear Window; and “Women Make Film,” in partnership with Turner Classic Movies and featuring A League of their Own, Love and Basketball, and Fast Times at Ridgemont High as well as Merrily We Go to Hell paired with an episode of the TCM docuseries Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema by director Mark Cousins. The Paramount Theatre will announce more fall classic film series programming pending audience demand.
Aired: Sept. 10, 2020