The Paramount Theatre is celebrating its 49th annual summer classic film series, which kicks off May 26 and runs through Sept. 2, officials announced in a news release May 11.

Presented by Capital Metro, the series will focus on the magic and wonder of film, said William Mills, a spokesperson for the theatre.

"This summer’s screenings—curated by film programmer Stephen Jannise—will include more than 90 screenings of beloved classics for film fans of all ages, more 35 mm presentations and plenty of partnerships bringing unique film events to the historic stages at the Paramount and Stateside Theatres," Mills said in the news release.

The series opens with "Casablanca" on opening weekend, Also featured will be the beginning of the family films series with "The Neverending Story" on May 27. This will be the first of 11 family films including "The Wiz," "The Iron Giant," "Labyrinth," "The Sandlot," "Sleeping Beauty," "The Witches" and more. Discounted pricing for the family film series is available for both children and adults.

During the month of June, a week of Pride Month screenings will be offered including the films "Bound," "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," "Moonlight," "Tangerine" and" The Adventures of Priscilla." These will lead up to this year's Majestic Ball, which will transform the theatre into a lights-flashing, music-blasting ballroom, Mills said.

The full film series lineup, tickets and film fan memberships are available at