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Posted: 4:13 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Free 'Birdcage' screening at Paramount 

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By Charles Ealy

American-Statesman staff

In honor of the late actor Robin Williams, the Paramount Theatre is hosting a free screening at 7 p.m. Sunday of "The Birdcage," the 1996 comedy co-starring Nathan Lane.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and people will be admitted on a first-come, first-serve basis. No tickets or RSVPs are required. The Paramount is located at 713 Congress Ave.

In "The Birdcage," Williams stars as a gay cabaret owner who lives with his partner, a drag queen. When their straight son announces that he's engaged, the two men decide to hide their occupations from the visiting in-laws-to-be, who turn out to be right-wing and moralistic. As you might expect, the charade doesn't last. 

Williams died Aug. 11 of an apparent suicide. He was 63.

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