Enjoy classic Christmas movies in the beautiful decked out halls of the historic Paramount Theatre! What a special way to celebrate the season with the kids — or on a date night — watching holiday films in style.
During the Paramount Holiday Film Series, the screenings start at 7 p.m. with doors open at 6:30 p.m. so you can get your concessions and settle into your seats. Tickets for each are $12 for adults, $7 for kids 12 & under (includes a $1 preservation fee). You can purchase your tickets online here or by calling the box office at (512) 474-1221. Click on each movie title below for a chance to win a pair of free tickets!
Here’s the schedule of screenings:
— Miracle on 34th Street, Tuesday, Dec. 11
1947 | 96 min. | B&W | 35mm
The resident Santa at the most famous department store in the world claims to be the real Kris Kringle and is institutionalized as insane. When a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is actually Santa Claus, everyone’s beliefs are put to the test. A true holiday classic featuring Edmund Gwenn’s immensely charming performance as perhaps the screen’s best ever Santa. The Paramount is proud to celebrate this Christmas classic on glorious 35mm film!
— It’s a Wonderful Life, Sunday, Dec. 16
1946 | 130 min. | B&W | 35mm
Jimmy Stewart turns in a staggering performance as George Bailey, a warm-hearted man who makes sacrifice after sacrifice for the people he loves. And yet, when his career and family life start to fall apart, George questions whether or not the world would’ve been a better place without him. In true “Christmas Carol” fashion, he is given a chance to find out.
— The Muppet Christmas Carol, Wednesday, Dec. 19
1992 | 85 min. | Color | DCP
Sure, there are many great cinematic adaptations of Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday story, but only one of them features Kermit and Miss Piggy as the Cratchits, Fozzie Bear as the festive “Fozziwig” and The Great Gonzo as Dickens himself. As you might imagine, Michael Caine’s Scrooge isn’t happy about being surrounded by all these Muppets, at least until he gets a heavy dose of the holiday spirit. A seasonal classic for the whole family!
* Cover photo by Mandy Earnshaw, Birdsong Imaging.