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Paramount kicking off Movie Night series

By Becky Barclay
Published in News on July 30, 2013 1:46 PM

The Paramount Theatre will soon host its Classic and Holiday Movie Night series.

Wayne County residents can see some of the classic and holiday movies on the big screen with the Paramount Classic and Holiday Movie Night series.

This is the second year the Paramount has shown these movies.

"Last year it went really well," said executive director Sherry Archibald. "The great comments from people who came last year were, "We've never been here before.' For us to be able to have something different that's going to attract a different clientele so they can see what we have to offer makes it worth it."

Because the movies were classic and holiday ones, the Paramount staff would hear comments like, "Oh, I love this movie; it's one of my favorites."

Mrs. Archibald said the Paramount is not trying to compete with other theaters.

"We just want to bring the classics and holidays films here."

Tickets are $5 for adults, free for children 12 and younger or $25 for a pass to see all six movies.

They all start at 7 p.m.

The movies that will be shown this year include:

* "The African Queen" Aug. 27, featuring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn. In Africa during World War I, a gin-drinking riverboat owner/captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.

* "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" Sept. 24, animated.* "Young Frankenstein" Oct. 31, a Mel Brooks classic. Dr. Frankenstein's grandson, after years of living down the family reputation, inherits his granddad's castle and repeats the experiments.

* "Miracle on 34th Street" Nov. 19. When a nice old man, who claims to be Santa Claus, is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.

* "The Seven Year Itch" Jan. 21, featuring Marilyn Monroe. When his family goes away for the summer, a so far faithful husband is tempted by a beautiful neighbor (Marilyn Monroe).

* "The Princess Bride" Feb. 8. A classic fairy tale with swordplay, giants, an evil prince and a beautiful princess.