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Bloody Good Time at the Paramount

Classic horror season kicks off with blood drive for 'Nosferatu'

By Richard Whittaker, 4:00PM, Tue. Jul. 24, 2012

Give blood. Really, it's for a good cause. 'Nosferatu' tonight at the Paramount with a blood drive for the Blood Center of Central Texas
Give blood. Really, it's for a good cause. 'Nosferatu' tonight at the Paramount with a blood drive for the Blood Center of Central Texas

Dinner and a movie? It's a perfect night for vampires at the Paramount kicks off its horror week with a double bill of two classic goth shockers and a blood drive for the Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas.

The week is filled with double bills of the greatest in black and white horror (and one color ground-breaker.) Tonight it's Teutonic terror as the unforgettable Max Schreck creeps across the screen, followed by the proto-goth-psych of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. They take black-winged flight at 7pm, but from 4pm until the lights go down, you can donate some plasma. Not only do you get free admission to the films, but you'll get entered into a special draw for a $500 flight voucher for Southwest Airlines.

If you can't make it tonight, then you've still got a chance to catch a double-header of Tod Browning's Dracula and Freaks, or James Whale's definitive Frankenstein going square-head to vomiting-head with The Exorcist. And if you can't make any of those, you can always donate your time and life-giving essence at the Blood and Tissue Bank of Central Texas. Visit www.inyourhands.org for more information.

Here's the full schedule for the week.

Tuesday: 7pm Nosferatu; 9pm The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Wednesday: 7pm The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari; 8:40pm Nosferatu

Thursday: 7pm Freaks; 8.30pm Dracula

Friday: 7pm Dracula; 8.40pm Freaks

Saturday: 2pm, 6:05pm Frankenstein: 3:35pm The Exorcist

Sunday: 2pm, 6:05pm The Exorcist; 4:30pm Frankenstein

More info and tickets available at www.austintheatre.org.

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