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JULY
This Is Spinal Tap
AUGUST
Animal House
SEPTEMBER
The Breakfast Club
Hannibal Buress
OCTOBER
The Wild Kratts LIVE!
Carol Burnett
Cristina Aguilera
My Favorite Murder
DECEMBER
Trey Anastasio
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No outside food or drink is permitted into the Paramount Theatre. Snacks are available for purchase on a show by show basis. Full service bars are open for most performances. Only snacks and drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) from the Paramount service bars are permitted in the seating area during the show, unless posted otherwise.

THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
Paramount Movie Classics
THIS IS SPINAL TAP
Spinal Tap It goes to eleven

Doors open 60 minutes before show time.
All tickets $5.00
(ticket prices include facility fee)

SPECIAL BONUS FEATURE!
Stay in your seats after the movie for a question-and-answer session with Spinal Tap keyboardist Viv Savage (David Kaff)!
THIS IS SPINAL TAP (1984) - It's the mid-1980s, and despite their hard-rocking seventeen years together and fifteen albums, all is not well on Spinal Tap's tour of the U.S. to promote their album "Smell the Glove". The venues are much smaller and the cancellations keep coming. There are problems with the album cover and airplay, and tension is growing in the "loudest band in Britain" between guitarists David St. Hubbins (Michael McKean) and Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest). Bass guitarist Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer) is being very loudly and publicly divorced by his wife back in London. Odds are that recently hired drummer Mick Shrimpton (R. J. Parnell) most likely will soon meet his death. And filmmaker Marti DeBergi (Rob Reiner) is on scene with his cameras and microphones to record every dramatic moment of this ill-fated tour...
For over three decades, this devastatingly funny parody of rock documentaries has held its position as the benchmark against which all mockumentaries are measured. Reiner (making his directorial debut), McKean, Guest, and Shearer share writing credits, but much of the dialogue was completely improvisational. Even the film's advertising taglines were ad-libbed during shooting ("Spinal Tap does for sex, drugs and rock n' roll what The Sound of Music did for hills."). Billy Crystal, Fran Drescher, Ed Begley Jr., Paul Shaffer, Fred Willard, Anjelica Huston, Howard Hesseman, and Dana Carvey all appear in cameo roles in this wickedly witty - yet often affectionate - skewering of the pretentiousness and absurdities of the pop music scene. The music, the clothes, and the haircuts may have changed over the years, but the pretentiousness and and absurdities are still with us - and so, This is Spinal Tap (like Stonehenge) remains a timeless icon. [more...]

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
Paramount Movie Classics
ANIMAL HOUSE
Animal House

Doors open 60 minutes before show time.
All tickets $5.00
(ticket prices include facility fee)
ANIMAL HOUSE (1978) - Faber College freshmen Larry Kroger (Tom Hulce) and Kent Dorfman (Stephen Furst) want to join a fraternity to offset their "out-crowd" membership. But the only fraternity that shows any interest in the wimpy Kroger and the overweight Dorfman is the notorious Delta Tau Chi (Animal House). And Delta Tau Chi is in serious trouble. Its members have the lowest GPA on campus, the frat house is a dilapidated wreck, Dean of Students Vernon Wormer (John Vernon) wants to close it down, and the fraternity seems to have earned a reputation for gross, irresponsible behavior. As it turns out, most of the members of Delta Tau Chi are gross and irresponsible - none more so than John "Bluto" Blutarsky (John Belushi). As the boys of Delta Tau Chi fight to save their fraternity they dig themselves deeper and deeper into trouble, until glorious mayhem erupts at the climactic Homecoming parade. Directed by John Landis, Animal House sets the bar for raunchy and riotous campus comedy. Toga parties, scantily-clad co-eds, fraternity initiations, alcohol abuse, conniving girlfriends, football team bullies, the ROTC - every college cliche is fully exploited. Though the film earned not a single Academy Award nomination, it was the runaway winner of the 1978 People's Choice Award for Favorite Motion Picture.
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
Paramount Movie Classics
THE BREAKFAST CLUB
The Breakfast Club

Doors open 60 minutes before show time.
All tickets $5.00
(ticket prices include facility fee)
THE BREAKFAST CLUB (1985) - The film's advertsing blurb says it all: "They only met once, but it changed their lives forever.
They were five total strangers, with nothing in common, meeting for the first time. A brain, a beauty, a jock, a rebel and a recluse.
Before the day was over, they broke the rules. Bared their souls. And touched each other in a way they never dreamed possible.
Five strangers with nothing in common, except each other."
All the angst and confusion of high school adolescence is brilliantly captured in this tale of five teenagers who are thrown together in a Saturday detention classroom. Perfectly cast are the "brain" (Anthony Michael Hall), the "beauty" (Molly Ringwald), the "jock" (Emilio Estevez), the "rebel" (Judd Nelson), and the "recluse" (Ally Sheedy). As their characters, relationships, and emotions evolve over the course of a single day, they discover that tolerance and appreciation grow out of conversation. Written and directed by John Hughes, this three-dimensional portrait of teenagers unsupervised by adults will evoke nostalgia from one generation, and recognition from other generations that some things about high school never change.
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 @ 8:00 PM
Hannibal Buress
Hannibal Buress

Doors open 60 minutes before show time.
Tickets: $43.50 | $38.50
Ticket prices include facility fee
Support performers subject to change without notification


PLEASE NOTE: No cellphones, cameras or recording devices will be allowed at HANNIBAL BURRES’ show. Upon arrival, all phones and smart watches will be secured in Yondr pouches that will be unlocked at the end of the show. Guests maintain possession of their phones throughout the night, and if needed, may access their phones at designated Yondr unlocking stations in the lobby. All guests are encouraged to print their tickets in advance to ensure a smooth entry process. Anyone caught with a cellphone in the venue will be immediately ejected. We appreciate your cooperation in creating a phone-free viewing experience. For more information on this process, visit the Yondr website.
HANNIBAL BURESS - The New York Times calls him one of our most “supremely gifted and respected” comics. His incisive truth-telling is as hilarious as it is timely. Don't miss him - LIVE! - at the Paramount.
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3 @ 6:30 PM
THE WILD KRATTS
Live 2.0 - Activate Creature Power

Wild Kratts

Doors open 60 minutes before show time.
Tickets: $125.00 (VIP *) | $57.50 | $47.50 | $37.50 | $27.50
  • * $125.00 VIP tickets available through Ticketmaster ONLY
  • VIP tickets = Row A-D and include a Meet & Greet
  • 8 Ticket limit on VIP tickets
  • Ticket prices include facility fee
    Ages 1 and up require a ticket.
    THE WILD KRATTS Live 2.0 - Activate Creature Power: This all-new theatrical stage show is based on the hit animated television series Wild Kratts. Martin and Chris Kratt, stars of the Emmy-nominated Wild Kratts, step out live onstage to engage the audience in a classic Wild Kratts story. Starting off in their headquarters, the "Tortuga," the Kratts receive a message about an animal in trouble. Always ready to help animals in need, they pull on their "Creature Power" vests and gloves and are off. The adventure doesn't work as planned, which results in hilarious pratfalls and slapstick fun. But they press on, encountering some amazing "Wow Facts" about animals, presented via large-screen multimedia video footage, as they rescue their animal friend and return it to its natural home.
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    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
    CAROL BURNETT
    An Evening of Laughter and Reflection

    Carol Burnett

    Doors open 60 minutes before show time.
    Tickets: $177.00 | $127.00 | $87.00 | $67.00
    (ticket prices include facility fee)
    Support performers subject to change without notification
    CAROL BURNETT - AN EVENING OF LAUGHTER AND REFLECTION: Acclaimed by TIME Magazine as one of “100 Best Television Shows of All Time,” The Carol Burnett Show ran for 11 years, averaged 30 million viewers per week, and received 25 Emmy Awards, making it one of the most honored shows in television history. But it is Ms. Burnett’s artistic brilliance, her respect and appreciation of her fans, and her graciousness, integrity, warmth, and humor on and off screen that have made her one of the most beloved performers in entertainment and one of the most admired women in America.

    During An Evening of Laughter and Reflection, Burnett will take questions from the audience, show video clips from her shows in a format that harkens back to the legendary openings of The Carol Burnett Show where her studio audience had an unfiltered opportunity to engage Carol with questions and receive spontaneous answers. “I love the spontaneity of these evenings,” said Carol. “I never know what anyone is going to ask, or say, or do, so it keeps me on my toes!”

    As a highly acclaimed actress, Ms. Burnett has been honored with Emmys, Golden Globes, People’s Choice Awards, the Horatio Alger Award, an Ace Award, and the Peabody. A Kennedy Center Honoree, she has also been honored with the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for Humor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame, and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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    Tickets on sale Saturday, July 28 @ 10:00 a.m.
    (The Box Office will be open on this date from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon for this on-sale.)


    MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
    CHRISTINA AGUILERA
    The Liberation Tour

    with Big Boi
    Christina Aguilera

    Doors open 60 minutes before show time.
    Tickets: $199.50 | $179.50 | $129.50 | $89.50| $69.50
    (ticket prices include facility fee)
    Support performers subject to change without notification
    CHRISTINA AGUILERA - She's earned five Grammy Awards, a Latin Grammy Award, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She's sold more than 50 million records worldwide. Now this iconic singer/songwriter/actress is hitting the road for her first concert tour in 10 years in support of her upcoming album Liberation. Don't miss her - LIVE! - at the Paramount! Big Boi opens the show.
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    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27 @ 8:00 PM
    My Favorite Murder LIVE!
    My Favorite Murder

    Doors open 60 minutes before show time.
    Tickets: $169.50 (VIP1 *) | $109.50 (VIP2 **) | $59.50 | 49.50 | $39.50
  • VIP tickets available through Ticketmaster ONLY
  • * VIP1 = Rows 1-10 and includes Meet & Greet, photo-op, autographed litho, tote bag, laminate
  • ** VIP2 = Rows 5-15 and merchandise
  • Ticket prices include facility fee
    4 Ticket limit | Ages 1 and up require a ticket.
    MY FAVORITE MURDER LIVE! - Live on stage! The hit true crime comedy podcast hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark. Since its inception in early 2016, the show has broken download records and galvanized a devoted "Murderino" fan base.
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    Tickets on sale Friday, April 20 @ 10:00 a.m.


    SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
    Another Planet presents:
    TREY ANASTASIO
    Solo Acoustic Tour

    Trey Anastasio

    Doors open 60 minutes before show time.
    Tickets: $100.00 | $85.00 | $75.00 | $65.00
    (ticket prices include facility fee)
    Support performers subject to change without notification
    TREY ANASTASIO - The lead songwriter, vocalist and guitarist for the rock band Phish, which he co-founded in 1983, takes a break from his current group, the Trey Anastasio Band, for a solo acoustic concert. Don't miss him - LIVE, at the Paramount!
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    Tickets on sale Friday, May 4 @ 10:00 a.m.

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