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This year's Paramount Summer Classic Film Series has a lot of character(s)

By Josh Kupecki, May 15, 2015, Screens

This summer, there's gonna be a lot of eccentric personalities Downtown. We're not talking about the usual crop of sunstroked drunks and that guy who rides his bicycle around in just a thong. No, we're talking about the 2015 Paramount Summer Classic Film Series. This year marks its 40th anniversary, and they've assembled a rogue's gallery of clueless con men, sinister uncles, and one very depraved ghost. We've highlighted a few of our favorites.

The 2015 Paramount Summer Classic Film Series kicks off May 22 with a 35mm print of Casablanca and runs through Sept. 6. See the insert in this issue and for complete schedule. Films screening at the Paramount Theatre (P), 713 Congress, are presented in 35mm; films at the Stateside (S), 719 Congress, are presented in digital HD.

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