The historic Paramount Theatre in downtown Abilene is continuing on with it's themed film series. This time of year you'll get to enjoy many holiday classic films that are both new and old.

Don't miss your opportunity to watch "It's A Wonderful Life" in the historic surroundings of the Paramount Theatre located at 352 Cypress Street in downtown Abilene. The film will be shown Friday, December 18, 2020 at 7:30 pm.

"It's A Wonderful Life" is the story of local banker 'George Bailey' and it's Christmas Eve in 1946. George misplaces the banks daily deposit, then all heck breaks loose as George Bailey goes crazy trying to find the banks $8,000 deposit he accidently misplaced in the daily newspaper he gave to Mr. Potter. Potter is the per say, evil nemesis in this classic Christmas film.

As George Bailey contemplates committing suicide by jumping off the towns bridge into the frozen river below, so that he and his family won't face the shame and scrutiny of losing the banks small fortune. When angel second class Clarence comes to George Bailey's rescue by jumping into the river himself and having George jump in to save the crazy little angel.

As the story goes Bailey makes the statement that he wished he'd never been born. So, the angel second class shows George what a life without him would really be like. In the end all the town's people were praying for George Bailey to be okay since no one could seem to find him in town

Without me giving away the ending of this classic film, I'll admit it's my favorite movies of all-time and I too plan on being there at the Paramount Theatre. Please check out this film as I promise, it will put you in the holiday spirit.

For tickets, buy them in advance online at due to limited capacity. Adults are $7 and children are $6.

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 with "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" December 31st. Check out all the films that will be shown in 2021. Beginning with 'Hairspray' in January on the 8th and 9th. Followed by 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' on February 8th and 9th.

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