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July 10, 2013 • 12:46:18 p.m.

Paramount Theatre announces Classic Movie Mondays 2013-14 season

By KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE - planitkanenews@shawmedia.com

The Paramount Theatre in Aurora will show the film "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" on Sept. 23 as part of its Classic Movie Mondays film series. (Provided photo)

AURORA – The 2013-14 season of Classic Movie Mondays at Paramount Theatre in Aurora was recently announced.

Movie-buffs can enjoy modern cinema classics shown in Paramount's historic, Art Deco theater for $1 on Monday evenings. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and shows begin at 7 p.m. Popcorn and drinks from a full-service bar will be available for purchase.

The 2013-14 Classic Movie Monday film series is as follows:

• July 22 – "Lucas" (1986)
Lucas Bly is a bullied teenager who encounters a friendship, unrequited love and the torment of his peers. Lucas ultimately wins over the entire school when he joins the football team to impress his friend Maggie. The film is rated PG-13 and runs 100 minutes. The films is directed by David Seltzer and stars Corey Haim, Charlie Sheen and Winona Ryder.

• July 29 – "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962)
After a British military officer is killed in a motorcycle accident, a reporter tries to learn more about the controversial personality from his friends and colleagues. The story uncovers two decades of Lawerence's life from his early days to his assimilation into Arabian tribes of Africa. The film is rate PG and runs 228 minutes. It is directed by David Lean and stars Peter O’Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn and Omar Sharif.

• Aug 12 – "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" (1981)
High school students discover the highs and lows of jobs, relationships and classes over the course of a year. The film is rated R and runs 90 minutes. It is directed by Amy Heckering and stars Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold and Phoebe Cates.

• Aug. 19 – "Footloose" (1984)
A city boy moves to a rural, religious community where dancing and rock music are outlawed. The free-spirited teen steals the heart of the minister's daughter while also stirring up controversy when he tries to put on a school dance. The film is rated R and runs 107 minutes. It is directed by Herbert Ross and stars Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer and John Lithgow.

• Sept. 16 – "Dune" (1984)
The futuristic tale combines political intrique and religious fervor as a battle for control of the universe's most potent resource ensues. The sci-fi film is rated PG-13 and runs 137 minutes. It is directed by David Lynch and stars Kyle MacLachlan, Max Von Sydow, and Francesca Annis.

• Sept. 23 – "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" (1987)
Neal, an uptight marketing executive, travels back to Chicago in the company of Del, a gregarious oddball. Their comic journey spans all manner of transportation and living arrangements, and gradually transforms the two men from strangers into friends. The film is rated R and runs 92 minutes. It is directed by John Hughes and stars Steve Martin and John Candy.

• Oct. 7 – "The Last Starfighter" (1984)
Alex Rogan is a teenager who loves playing the arcade game Starfighter.After becoming the game’s highest-scoring player, he is whisked off to the planet Rylos, and discovers that his gaming skills have led him to be inducted as a Starfighter in an interplanetary conflict. The film is rated PG and runs 101 minutes. It is directed by Nick Castle and stars Lance Guest, Dan O’Herlihy, and Catherine Mary Stewart.

• Oct. 14 – "The Magnificent Seven" (1960)
Seven gunmen are hired to protect a Mexican village under attack by a gang of bandits. The Western film is unrated and runs 128 minutes. It is directed by John Sturges and stars Starring Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach and Steve McQueen.

• Nov. 18 – "Vertigo" (1958)
A former police detective must overcome his depression and fear of heights to keep tabs on a woman he is hired to follow. As he gets more involved in the case, nothing seems as it first appeared. The film is rated PG and runs 128 minutes. It is directed by Alfred Hitchcock and stars Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak.

• Nov. 25 – "Aliens" (1986)
The only surviving member of a crew that was under alien attack, is coaxed into returning to the planet where the alien was first discovered in order to assess a colony alongside a team of Marines. The film is rated R and runs 137 minutes. It is directed by James Cameron and stars Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn and Paul Reiser.

• Dec. 23 – "Home Alone" (1990)
Kevin McCallister is left home alone accidentally when his family leaves for a vacation without him. Kevin fends for himself, gets into mischief and protects his house against a pair of burglars. The film is rated PG and runs 103 minutes. It is directed by Chris Columbus and stars McCauley Culkin, Joe Pesci, Catherine O’Hara and Daniel Stern.

• Dec. 30 – "E.T. – The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
A young boy and his siblings befriend an alien, who learns to communicate with the family to try to contact the space ship that left him behind on Earth. The film is rated PG and runs 115 minutes. It is directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Dee Wallace, Henry Thomas and Peter Coyote.

2014 Movie schedule:

• Jan. 20 – "An Officer and a Gentlemen" (1982)

• Feb. 3 – "Rear Window" (1954)

• Feb. 10 – "Groundhog Day" (1993)

• March 10 – "Sleepless in Seattle" (1993)

• April 14 – "All About Eve" (1950)

• April 21 – "Jerry Maguire" (1996)

• May 5 – "The Omen" (1976)

• May 12 – "The Odd Couple" (1968)

• May 19 – "Some Kind of Wonderful" (1987)

• June 2 – "Jurassic Park" (1993)

• June 9 – "The Muppet Movie" (1979)

• June 16 – "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981)

The Paramount Theatre is located in downtown Aurora at 23 E. Galena Blvd. For more information and to view additional dates and movies as they are added to the lineup, visit paramountaurora.com.

For tickets call the box office at 630-896-6666 or look under the “Tickets” section of the website.


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