The Paramount Theatre to Honor Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez & Kicks Off Summer Classic Film Series

On Saturday, May 25, 2024, filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, known for El Mariachi, Dusk till Dawn and Sin City movies, will be honored at the Paramount Theatre, in Austin, Texas with a star on the Avenue of Paramount Stars. As the seventh person to receive the honor of a Paramount Star, Rodriguez will be joining Jaston Williams and Joe Sears of Tuna, Jerry Jeff Walker, Lyle Lovett, Delbert McClinton and Ruthie Foster on Congress Avenue.

Taking place at the historic theatre, the unveiling ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. just outside the theatre doors underneath the iconic marquee. It’s free and open to the public with RSVP at the link here. The star ceremony will be followed by a special screening of SIN CITY at 7:30 p.m. inside the Paramount, featuring a Q&A with Robert and Alexis Bledel. Tickets to the screening are available for purchase at the link here.

The celebration will also kick off “Opening Weekend” for the Paramount Theatre’s 50th year of the Summer Classic Film Series. Opening Weekend of the Summer Classic Film Series begins with a double feature of CASABLANCA and TOP HAT on 35mm on Friday, May 24.

On Sunday, movie fans will be treated to STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE and a screening presented by Hyperreal Film Club of PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE. Italian progressive rock band Goblin has been added to Opening Week celebrations with a live score and screening of George A. Romero’s DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978) on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27.

Later in the series, legendary filmmaker John Waters will join us live to present a double feature of PINK FLAMINGOS and a 50th-anniversary presentation of FEMALE TROUBLE, featuring a Q&A moderated by John Doe. And Robert Rodriguez will stick around as guest curator throughout the entire summer to share more of his favorites – like STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN; TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY; FIRST BLOOD; an “Alfonso Arau-athon” featuring ROMANCING THE STONE, THREE AMIGOS! and LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE; and Closing Night Film WHAT’S UP, DOC?.

The Paramount Theatre is located on 713 Congress Avenue, Austin TX 78701. The full Summer Classic Film Series lineup and tickets are available at Follow the Paramount on Facebook at and on Instagram and Twitter @ParamountAustin.


Originally opened as a vaudeville house in 1915, the historic Paramount Theatre has been a second home for generations upon generations of Austinites to gather, connect, and get inspired. The Paramount currently operates alongside the State Theatre next door under the Austin Theatre Alliance (ATA), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Paramount is one of only 20 theatres left in the entire country that is over 100 years old and still in use as a venue. WEBSITE:


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