The Paramount Theatre continues to celebrate its origins as a spectacular, 1920s art deco movie palace with its ongoing Classic Movie Mondays film series.
From the Paramount's gigantic screen, perfect acoustics, and crystal clear digital projector, to the popcorn and full-service bar, Classic Movie Mondays offers a unique - and affordable - night out in a truly fantastic setting with only a $1 admission fee.
Each Monday of the month carries a different theme: Horror (1st Monday), Comedy (2nd Monday), Romance (3rd Monday) and Action/Adventure (4th Monday).
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The movie starts promptly at 7 p.m., with no delay due to trailers. The Paramount Theatre is located in the heart of downtown Aurora at 23 E. Galena Blvd.
Note: In honor of Black History Month, the first 100 patrons will receive one free popcorn and one free soda at every Classic Movie Monday in February, compliments of the African American Heritage Advisory Board.
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Here is the schedule of upcoming movies through June 2013:
Jan. 21 Casablanca, 1942
Set in World War II, an American man residing in Africa must choose between pursuing a former lover or helping her husband escape Casablanca. Starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid. Directed by Michael Curtiz. Rated PG. 102 minutes.
Jan. 28 Stand By Me, 1986
Four young friends take a journey to look for the body of a missing boy and consequently discover deeper meaning to their friendships. Starring Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix and Corey Feldman. Directed by Rob Reiner. Rated R. 89 minutes.
Feb. 4 The Wiz, 1978
Dorothy Gayle is an introverted school teacher from New York who's taken away in a violent snowstorm to the magical Land of Oz where she meets the Scarecrow, Tinman and Cowardly Lion. It's a modernized, urban rendition of the hit musical full of singing and dancing "New York style." Starring Diana Ross, Michael Jackson and Nipsey Russell. Directed by Sidney Lumet. Rated G. 134 min. One free popcorn and one free soda to first 100 patrons, compliments of the African American Heritage Advisory Board in honor of Black History Month.
Feb. 11 Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, 1967
An interracial couple's love is tested as they surprise their parents and are met with disapproval from both sides. It's with the power of love that they convince their families to accept their decision and fight past the stigmas and racism of the time. Starring Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn and Katharine Houghton. Directed by Stanley Kramer. Unrated. 108 minutes. One free popcorn and one free soda to first 100 patrons, compliments of the African American Heritage Advisory Board in honor of Black History Month.
Feb. 18 Glory, 1989
Set during the American Civil War, commanding officer RoBert Gould Shaw leads the first-ever all African American army to fight against not only the Confederate troops but the unrelenting prejudices of the 1800s. Starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington and Cary Elwes. Directed by Edward Zwick. Rated R. 122 minutes. One free popcorn and one free soda to first 100 patrons, compliments of the African American Heritage Advisory Board in honor of Black History Month.
Feb. 25 Car Wash, 1976
Set at a Los Angeles car wash, a group of multiracial, close-knit employees are visited by bizarre strangers including a flamboyant money-hungry preacher, a panic-stricken wealthy woman and a supposed "pop bottle bomber" on the run from police. This comedy, originally thought of as a musical, is ahead of its time in the direct depiction of the African American working class. Starring Richard Pryor, Franklin Ajaye and Darrow Igus. Directed by Michael Schultz. Rated PG. 97 minutes. One free popcorn and one free soda to first 100 patrons, compliments of the African American Heritage Advisory Board in honor of Black History Month.