TFC 40th Anniversary Film Series with Paramount Austin
In celebration of the Texas Film Commission's 50th Anniversary, we went to the archives to see how our history has been shaped by the initiatives, programs and productions from the past 50 years. View more from the archives here. #TFC50
May 24 - 29, 2011 | In celebration of the Texas Film Commission's 40th Anniversary, the TFC partnered with the Paramount Austin for a week-long celebration of Texas films as part of the Paramount's annual Summer Classic Film Series.
Looking back into our marketing materials of that time, we found a collection of notes and fun facts surrounding the films that screened as a part of the series:
- Silkwood | First feature to use the Studios at Las Colinas in Irving, Texas.
- The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas | Premiered in Austin on July 11, 1982 at the Paramount Theatre, with cast in attendance and a parade on Congress Avenue.
- There Will Be Blood | First public screening was at the 2007 Fantastic Fest in Austin.
- The Sugarland Express | One of the first features assisted by the Texas Film Commission.
- Spy Kids | Premiered in Austin on March 24, 2001 at the Paramount Theatre, with cast in attendance and a carnival on Congress Avenue.
- True Grit | The Memphis train station set was created in the eastern wing of the Texas State Capitol Building. Filming took place on May 28, 2010.
- Dazed And Confused | The TFC assisted Richard Linklater in 1990 with his movie Slacker.