Film at the Paramount

Introducing Stephen Jannise, Paramount Film Institute Programmer


The Paramount Theatre is thrilled to welcome Stephen Jannise as the new film programmer for the Paramount Film Institute, covering year-round screenings at both the Paramount and Stateside Theatres.

Read the official announcement on the Austin360 Movie Blog.

Jesse Trussell, our previous film programmer, recently moved to New York and we wish him all the best after two years of unique, eclectic, and time-honored programming for the Summer Classic Film Series, the Moontower Comedy Festival, holiday series, and beyond.

Stephen joins us after 18 months as the film programmer for the highly regarded Austin Film Festival, so Austin cinephiles can expect great things when it comes to film lineups at our two historic theatres.

“Joining the Paramount Theatre as the new Film Programmer is an absolute dream come true for me,” says Stephen. “The opportunity to select the films that will make the long journey up to the projection booth, in a movie palace as beautiful and historic as the Paramount, is an honor and a privilege.

That said, I’m equally excited about programming for the State Theatre and all of the possibilities that this space can provide. As a programmer and a film fan, I can’t wait to explore new avenues and see films both old and new flickering up on these screens more frequently. But our regulars shouldn’t worry: we’ll always have Casablanca.”

We look forward to working with Stephen, kicking off with our holiday films in early December (lineup announced soon). Stay tuned to this blog, which Stephen will be taking over, and our Film Homepage for all the latest news regarding the Paramount Film Institute.