Paramount Film Series--"Big"

Monday, December 31, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Starring: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia 1988, color, Fantasy/Comedy, 104 min., Rated PG A 12-year-old yearns to be a grown-up, and when he makes that wish at a fortune telling machine, he awakes the next morning as a 30-year-old man. 

 

Paramount Film Series--"Greatest Showman"

Jan 11, 2019 - Jan 12, 2019

SPONSORED BY ALLIED STAFFING GROUP Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

 

Paramount Productions Presents "Elf The Musical JR"

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 20, 2019

Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

 

Paramount Film Series--"North by Northwest"

Feb 8, 2019 - Feb 9, 2019

This classic suspense film finds New York City ad executive Roger O. Thornhill (Cary Grant) pursued by ruthless spy Phillip Vandamm (James Mason) after Thornhill is mistaken for a government agent. Hunted relentlessly by Vandamm’s associates, the harried Thornhill ends up on a cross-country journey, meeting the beautiful and mysterious Eve Kendall (Eva Marie Saint) along the way. Soon Vandamm’s henchmen close in on Thornhill, resulting in a number of iconic action sequences.

 

Paramount Movie Value Card

The Movie Fan's Best Buy!

This multi-use ticket is good for 12 admissions to any film on our Paramount Film Series. The card represents a significant discount over the the regular box office price. The card is good for one year from the date of purchase.

 

Paramount Film Series--"Beauty and the Beast"

Mar 8, 2019 - Mar 9, 2019

SPONSORED BY UNITED SUPERMARKETS Disney’s 1991 Animation. An arrogant young prince (Robby Benson) and his castle’s servants fall under the spell of a wicked enchantress, who turns him into the hideous Beast until he learns to love and be loved in return. The spirited, headstrong village girl Belle (Paige O’Hara) enters the Beast’s castle after he imprisons her father Maurice (Rex Everhart). With the help of his enchanted servants, including the matronly Mrs. Potts (Angela Lansbury), Belle begins to draw the cold-hearted Beast out of his isolation.

 

Paramount Film Series--"The Help"

Apr 12, 2019 - Apr 13, 2019

SPONSORED BY LITTLE GIANT KIDZ In 1960s Mississippi, Southern society girl Skeeter (Emma Stone) returns from college with dreams of being a writer. She turns her small town on its ear by choosing to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent white families. Only Aibileen (Viola Davis), the housekeeper of Skeeter’s best friend, will talk at first. But as the pair continue the collaboration, more women decide to come forward, and as it turns out, they have quite a lot to say.

 

Paramount Film Series--"The Searchers"

May 10, 2019 - May 11, 2019

SPONSORED BY LONE STAR ELECTRIC In this revered Western, Ethan Edwards (John Wayne) returns home to Texas after the Civil War. When members of his brother’s family are killed or abducted by Comanches, he vows to track down his surviving relatives and bring them home. Eventually, Edwards gets word that his niece Debbie (Natalie Wood) is alive, and, along with her adopted brother, Martin Pawley (Jeffrey Hunter), he embarks on a dangerous mission to find her, journeying deep into Comanche territory.

 

Paramount Film Series--"Saving Private Ryan"

Jun 14, 2019 - Jun 15, 2019

SPONSORED BY KNIGHT FLOORING Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) takes his men behind enemy lines to find Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Surrounded by the brutal realities of war, while searching for Ryan, each man embarks upon a personal journey and discovers their own strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honor, decency and courage.

 

Paramount Film Series--"The Avengers"

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 7:30 PM

SPONSORED BY BLACK PLUMBING When Thor’s evil brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston), gains access to the unlimited power of the energy cube called the Tesseract, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), director of S.H.I.E.L.D., initiates a superhero recruitment effort to defeat the unprecedented threat to Earth. Joining Fury’s “dream team” are Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner).

 

Paramount Film Series--"Ben-Hur"

Jul 12, 2019 - Jul 13, 2019

Epic drama about an aristocratic Jew living in Judaea who incurs the wrath of a childhood friend, now a Roman tribune. Although forced into slavery on a galley and compelled to witness the cruel persecution of his family, he survives, harbouring dreams of vengeance. A battle at sea and a chariot race are among the memorable sequences. The film used 300 sets at Rome’s Cinecitta Studios and won a record 11 Oscars.

 

Paramount Film Series--"Close Encounters"

Aug 9, 2019 - Aug 10, 2019

SONSORED BY HALL AIR CONDITIONING Science fiction adventure about a group of people who attempt to contact alien intelligence. Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) witnesses an unidentified flying object, and even has a “sunburn” from its bright lights to prove it. Roy refuses to accept an explanation for what he saw and is prepared to give up his life to pursue the truth about UFOs.

 

Paramount Film Series--"M. Python's Holy Grail"

Sep 13, 2019 - Sep 14, 2019

A comedic send-up of the grim circumstances of the Middle Ages as told through the story of King Arthur and framed by a modern-day murder investigation. When the mythical king of the Britons leads his knights on a quest for the Holy Grail, they face a wide array of horrors, including a persistent Black Knight, a three-headed giant, a cadre of shrubbery-challenged knights, the perilous Castle Anthrax, a killer rabbit, a house of virgins, and a handful of rude Frenchmen.

 

Paramount Film Series--"Magnificent Seven"

Oct 11, 2019 - Oct 12, 2019

A Mexican village is at the mercy of Calvera, the leader of a band of outlaws. The townspeople, too afraid to fight for themselves, hire seven American gunslingers to free them from the bandits’ raids. The professional gunmen train the villagers to defend themselves, then plan a trap for the evil Calvera.

 

Paramount Film Series--"The Changeling"

Oct 31, 2019 - Nov 1, 2019

SPONSORED BY NITETIME DECOR Composer John Russell (George C. Scott) is vacationing with his family when a car accident kills his wife and daughter. Distraught with grief, Russell leaves his home in New York City for a giant, secluded house near Seattle. Soon Russell starts to feel the presence of a ghost, a boy who drowned in the bathtub there. Russell seeks the assistance of Claire Norman (Trish Van Devere), who led him to the house initially, in uncovering the secrets of the boy’s death.

 

Paramount Film Series--"Singin' in the Rain"

Nov 15, 2019 - Nov 16, 2019

SPONSORED BY FRIENDS OF ROBERT HOLLADAY When the transition is being made from silent films to `talkies’, everyone has trouble adapting. Don and Lina have been cast repeatedly as a romantic couple, but when their latest film is remade into a musical, only Don has the voice for the new singing part. After a lot of practice with a diction coach, Lina still sounds terrible, and Kathy, a bright young aspiring actress, is hired to record over her voice.

 

Paramount Film Series--"White Christmas"

Dec 13, 2019 - Dec 14, 2019

SPONSORED BY LAWRENCE HALL ABILENE Singers Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) join sister act Betty (Rosemary Clooney) and Judy Haynes (Vera-Ellen) to perform a Christmas show in rural Vermont. There, they run into Gen. Waverly (Dean Jagger), the boys’ commander in World War II, who, they learn, is having financial difficulties; his quaint country inn is failing. So what’s the foursome to do but plan a yuletide miracle: a fun-filled musical extravaganza that’s sure to put Waverly and his business in the black!

 

Paramount Film Series--"When Harry Met Sally"

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 7:30 PM

In 1977, college graduates Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) and Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) share a contentious car ride from Chicago to New York, during which they argue about whether men and women can ever truly be strictly platonic friends. Ten years later, Harry and Sally meet again at a bookstore, and in the company of their respective best friends, Jess (Bruno Kirby) and Marie (Carrie Fisher), attempt to stay friends without sex becoming an issue between them.

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