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Paramount Theatre

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Address: 713 Congress Ave., Austin, TX
Phone Number: +1 512-472-5470
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Luxurious theater dating back to 1915 now hosts Broadway shows.

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Great Place for a Show

An old theatre with a small period lobby. The decor was fitting for the period complete with heavy velvet drapes. The acoustics were great. The ushers and usherettes were truly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Howdenvale, ontario
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Howdenvale, ontario
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An old theatre with a small period lobby. The decor was fitting for the period complete with heavy velvet drapes. The acoustics were great. The ushers and usherettes were truly good at there job. If you have a chance to go to this venue, you shouldn't regret it.

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Smithville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Paramount is more than 100 years old, and in great shape, like a big jewel box. I love seeing shows there as the sound is awesome, and there are many really great seats. I also love having the bar before the show and at intermissions.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place rocks! Over 100 years old and still is lovely. Great condition, cozy and comfortable. While your waiting for show to start your can think back to how grand this place must have been in the early days. Great venue and they have a large array of entertainment. We drove down from Fort Worth to see Aaron Neville and... More 

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Bamberg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I had the pleasure to see a show with Lisa Fisher and her excellent band in this gorgeous setting. The historic building, the interior accessories and decoration, her voice and the music were a perfect audiovisual and acoustic melange. Don't miss it, even if it's 'just' for a movie!

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I am partial to the Paramount so I will try to be as unbiased as possible. I mostly come here for the summer classic films. The theater is one of the coolest (temperature) and coolest (historic) venues in Austin. For films, theater is open seating. Be sure to go up to the balcony to see the ceiling decorations even closer.... More 

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Pearland, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

If you have a few hours to kill, get out of the heat and into the coolness (a sweater will come in handy, it is quite chilly in there) to take in the beauty of this landmark. The Paramount is featuring their Summer Classic Film Series and you'll be in for quite a treat! For $12 we saw a double... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

An interesting blend of styles greets the eye at the Paramount, built in 1915 as the Majestic. From 1915 to 1930 it hosted Vaudeville performers then renamed Paramount, it became a cinema. Threatened with demolition in the mid-1960s it was saved and carefully restored. Its been on the National Register of Historic Placers since June 23, 1976!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

This is the kind of place with ushers dressed in vests and neck cloths who greet you warmly. I saw a couple of films here and found it to be a very warm and welcoming venue with comfortable seats and good projection.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

So much history! If you're just visiting or a resident, both theaters, the Paramount and Stateside are must sees. Summer Classic movies with the smell of fresh popcorn are a welcomed relief from the heat. The a/c works well. Meet others from around the world while waiting in line at the various festivals throughout the year. See performers from the... More 

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Thank kayn576
Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Sitting in this theatre is like being part of days gone by. Beautiful place. If you're inn the area make time to stop.

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