Paramount celebrates 100 years with 5-cent tickets

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by SHELTON GREEN / KVUE News and Photojournalist DATHAN HULL

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Posted on January 29, 2014 at 11:33 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 30 at 12:39 PM

AUSTIN – The Paramount and Stateside Theatres in downtown Austin are stepping back in time on Wednesday nights in 2014.

The historic theater turns 100 in 2015, so this year, organizers are celebrating by showing vintage films, the types that drew hundreds to the Paramount back in its heyday.

Wednesday night moviegoers got in for a mere 5 cents and got to see some of the earliest-made films, such as shorts shot by inventor Thomas Edison, A Trip to the Moon and the Great Train Robbery.

“Basically, it’s like a film history 101 that you might take at school, without all the homework,” said Stephen Jannise with the theatre.

Jannise said most of the vintage film showings will happen on Wednesdays this year, but unfortunately they will cost movie goers the regular price.

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