The Paramount Theatre is continuing with it's themed classics film series. Just in time for the Valentine's Day weekend, don't miss the all time favorite "Breakfast at Tiffany's." Enjoy all your favorite classic films both new and old in the historic surroundings of the Paramount Theatre located at 352 Cypress Street in downtown Abilene. Most all films are shown, typically on Friday, Saturday and some Sunday matinees.

The classic "Breakfast at Tiffany's" will be shown on both Friday, February 12th and Saturday, February 13th at 7:30pm. This film is based on Truman Capote's novel, about a young lady (played by Audrey Hepburn) in New York City and a young man (played by George Peppard) that moves into her apartment building.

Even though this classic movie does not show any real nudity, one must be advised that both Hepburn and Peppard play roles that might be questionable by today's standards. George wants to be a professional writer however, he's working for an older woman who is very wealthy as her companion and Audrey is working as an expensive escort and who is searching for a rich, older man to marry.

Some other noteworthy names in this classic film are Mickey Rooney, Buddy Epson and Patricia Neal. The best part of this whole film in my opinion is the music. Songs like the classic "Moon River," "The Big Blowout," "Loose Caboose" and others. Plus the fact that all were composed and conducted by the great Henry Mancini.

Without giving away anymore of the film, make this a romantic Valentine's Day weekend at the historic Paramount Theatre. Tickets are $7, get them in advance online at due to limited capacity.

As with most venues in Abilene and around the Big Country CDC guidelines must be followed.

The Paramount Theatre had issued a statement back in August stating: We are following the health and safety guidelines issued from state and local officials, we are putting into place the following safeguards and limits to ensure that both patrons and staff are as protected as possible during this transitional period. The Theatre will reopen with new revised scheduling to ensure staff adequate time to clean and disinfect the building between events. Only the Theatre’s auditorium, lobby, and mezzanine will be open to the public at this time.

Paramount Theatre rentals will resume with limited capacity set by local and state guidelines. All bookings will be carefully reviewed by the Executive Director, Technical Director, Events Manager, and Business Manager. To allow for proper social distancing, we will be operating at 50% capacity or less. Paramount staff will be closely monitoring the number of patrons in and out of the theatre.  Everyone 10 years of age and over will be required to wear a face mask. Everyone under 10 years of age is strongly encouraged to wear a mask.

Source: ParamountTheatreAbilene.con/Coronavirus 

The Paramount's film series will continue through out 2021. Check out all the films that will be shown in 2021. Check back frequently to see if there are any show cancellations due to COVID-19.

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