Paramount Summer Classic Film Series 2022 ends with Giant, Selena

If you’re new to Austin, here’s one thing to know: you need to end your summer with “Giant.”

This James Dean/Elizabeth Taylor film set in West Texas traditionally closes the Paramount Theatre’s series of classic summer films. The historic theater unveiled the lineup for the final set of films in the series on Wednesday.

“Giant”, famously filmed in Marfa, will be screened at 7 p.m. on September 9. Another movie Texans love is also on deck: the biopic “Selena,” screening at 7:30 p.m. on August 18.

The latest films in the series, such as “Giant”, are all long films: “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”, “Lawrence of Arabia”, “The Godfather Part II”, and “2001: A Space Odyssey .”

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Paramount’s traditional Alfred Hitchcock film showcase also returns with ‘Shadow of a Doubt’, ‘Vertigo’, ‘Rear Window’, ‘North by Northwest’ and one of that writer’s favorites, ‘Strangers on a Train”.

"funny girl," along with Barbra Streisand, is coming to the Paramount Summer Classic Film Series this year.

More movies you can watch when the sun is hot and the Paramount air conditioning is cool: “High Noon”, “25th Hour”, “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?”, “To Kill a Mockingbird”, “The Man Who Shot Liberty”. Valance”, “A Face in the Crowd”, “In the Heat of the Night”, “Dirty Dancing”, “Raiders of the Lost Ark”, “The Goonies”, “The Princess Bride”, “The Daughter of the coal miner” “Funny Girl”, “Grease”, “Oliver”, “The Sound of Music” and “Tokyo Story”.

See the full schedule and purchase tickets at, or call the box office at 512-474-1221.

Additionally, Alamo Drafthouse also participated in the Summer Movie Series game. Select Fridays, the Austin-based cinema chain will show films at the Moody Amphitheater in Waterloo Park. Things kicked off on July 8 with “Sing 2. Next up: “Spider-Man: No Way Home” on July 22 (with a heroic costume contest) and, bolstering the appeal of a good Texas icon, “Selena” on August 5.

"Selena," starring Jennifer Lopez as the superstar of Tejano, will be screened in Austin this summer.

Films begin at sunset, with pre-show music at 7:30 p.m. from DJ Mahealani before “Spider-Man” and Bidi Bidi Banda before “Selena.”

The screenings are free to the public. Bring lawn chairs and blankets, and picnics and leashed dogs are welcome. Leave glass containers and alcohol at home.

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