This summer, Paramount Theatre will once again light up Congress with the light of Hollywood stars in its Summer Film Series. Running until early September, the downtown theatre will be featuring movies from nearly every genre and age of cinema, from a James Bond line up for Father’s Day to a weekend of musicals to the epic finale with Giant.
To kick off the summer, Paramount is paying tribute to a year from Hollywood's golden age, 1939. Seventy-five years later, many of the films from that time remain beloved classics. Out of all of the movies made in that year, seven have been chosen to start the summer series:
- The Wizard of Oz Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday at 7 p.m.
- Wuthering Heights Saturday at 4 p.m., Sunday at 4:35 p.m.
- The Women Saturday at 6:05 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.
- Destry Rides Again Tuesday at 7 p.m., Wednesday at 9:15 p.m.
- Goodbye Mr. Chips Tuesday at 8:55 p.m., Wednesday at 7 p.m.
- Dark Victory Thursday at 7 p.m.
- Of Mice and Men Thursday at 9:05 p.m.
Each of these movies has a different tie to literature, whether an adaptation of a well-known classic or a failed stage play. But unlike today's films, none of them is based on a comic book superhero. Click on the slideshow to see each film’s literary connection.
To attend any of the screening’s in Paramount’s Summer Film Series, you can purchase: