<span class="caption right"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/news/image/140984524AP002_Electrick_Ch-1.JPG?itok=R5vGT4B_" width="220" alt="" class="image-large" />Image courtesy Jesse <br />Knish/WireImage</span>Grappling with your SXSW Film schedule? We're here to help with Venues in Focus, a short series highlighting <a href="http://sxsw.com/film/screenings/venues">Film venues</a> for SXSW 2013 We begin with the historic <strong>Paramount Theatre</strong>, located between 7th & 8th St on Congress Ave. An Austin landmark, this grand old building seats 1200 people, and is our largest venue. Nearly a century old, the Paramount will again host Headliners and red carpet events, including festival opener <a href="http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_FS13746"><em>The Incredible Burt Wonderstone</em></a>, as well as repeat screenings, <a href="http://schedule.sxsw.com/events?all_theme=24+Beats+Per+Second">24 Beats per Second</a>, and our closing night film, <a href="http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_FS13873"><em>The East</em></a>. The Paramount is showing films every day of SXSW, from Friday, March 8 through Saturday, March 16. It's also a great bet for picking up $10 individual tickets (not including venue fee), 15 minutes before showtime (<a href="http://sxsw.com/film/screenings/film-access">subject to availability</a>). Need a drink or a snack? The Paramount has two bars, featuring candy, popcorn and other light bites. Immediately adjacent to the Paramount is the <strong>Stateside Theatre</strong>, a 1935 vintage movie house, fully restored in 2011. For SXSW, this 300 seat venue will include, among other things, <a href="http://schedule.sxsw.com/events?all_theme=Documentary+Competition">Documentary Competition</a> films, and other high profile premieres. Browse all the films at the <a href="http://schedule.sxsw.com/events?lsort=venue_all_days&venue=Paramount+Theatre">Paramount</a> & <a href="http://schedule.sxsw.com/events?lsort=venue_all_days&venue=Stateside+Theatre">Stateside Theatres</a> via our schedule, and head to <a href="http://sxsw.com/film/screenings/venues">this page</a> for an overview of all SXSW Film venues. Hope to see you in line!