We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Paragon Theatre & Espresso Bar

Open Now: 6:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 6:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Blast from the past

Stopped in to check out this old 1920's theatre which still has cinema & live shows. A very old... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2018
julie g
via mobile
Wow, wow, wow!!

As a travelling tour band we were delighted to find this gem! Coffee was top notch! Service was... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Michael P
via mobile
Read all 38 reviews
20
All photos (20)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“great coffee”(8 reviews)
“live shows”(2 reviews)
“country town”(2 reviews)
About
The Paragon Theatre is a rare surviving, privately owned, 1920’s entertainment venue offering classic films, live shows, tours, private hire options plus more. Espresso Bar located in the foyer, is open 6:45am-5pm 7 days and offers alfresco dining...more
Open Now
Hours Today: 6:45 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Contact
75 Churchill St, Childers, Queensland 4660, Australia
Website
+61 478 066 724
Call
Reviews (38)
Filter reviews
38 results
Traveller rating
28
7
1
0
2
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
28
7
1
0
2
Show reviews that mention
All reviews great coffee live shows country town biscotti movie screening restored sling
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 38 reviews
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Stopped in to check out this old 1920's theatre which still has cinema & live shows. A very old fashioned sprung timber dance floor. Rock & Roll music playing on entering the theatre which set the mood for yesteryear, it was difficult to contain ourselves...More

Thank julie g
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

As a travelling tour band we were delighted to find this gem! Coffee was top notch! Service was professional. Hospitality was to another level! Marissa and family made us feel at home! Venue is a hidden treasure. Must stop in Childers!! Culture Train loves you...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Terrible coffee, a cup of tasteless warm milk And expensive!! $4.50 for a small standard coffee is a bit much. If it was good I wouldn’t mind so much, but definitely not worth it.More

Thank Elizabeth M
Merissa C, Owner at Paragon Theatre & Espresso Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Elizabeth, I’m so very sorry you had a bad experience with your coffee. It mortifies us to have a one star review as we strive to provide a top quality product and service for our customers. We really wish you were able to tell us...More

Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

The Paragon Theatre and Espresso Bar was a great choice for our coffee stop as we wandered through Childers. The kids chose a Peppermint Perfection ice cream and Mango Sorbet from the Mammino Gourmet icecream range and said they were delicious. We had a quick...More

Thank BethB2689
Merissa C, Owner at Paragon Theatre & Espresso Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Beth, thank you so very much for your lovely review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your ice cream and would love to have you come back for one of our events! Kindest regards, Merissa (owner)

Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on our drive from Brisbane to 1770, and it was so good that we stopped again on our return trip. As the kids weren’t interested, we did not look in at the theater, although it appears to have been lovingly restored. The...More

Thank Tanya M
Merissa C, Owner at Paragon Theatre & Espresso Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Hi Tanya, thanks so much for your review! I agree, the ice cream is sooo good and I’ll be sure to pass your feedback onto my parents who hand make it! Looking forward to having you visit on your way through Childers again. Kindest regards,...More

Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Visited by chance when looking around town, this is a step back in time, great coffee and ice creams, friendly owner, this is definitely worth a look insideMore

Thank Greg N
Merissa C, Owner at Paragon Theatre & Espresso Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Hi Greg, thank you very much for your kind review! Our old girl certainly is a step back in time and a big surprise to people as they don’t expect to see it when they walk in. Glad you enjoyed everything else too. Hope to...More

Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

We plan a trip to this theatre each year. We love the old-timey feel of this theatre, complete with canvas sling seats and hot buttered popcorn. Bathrooms etc are well maintained and the coffee shop is absolutely beautiful - cakes and sweets are perfection. Well...More

Thank neena_19
Merissa C, Owner at Paragon Theatre & Espresso Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

This review makes me so happy Neena! I love that you come back every year. Thank you so very much. Kindest regards, Merissa (owner)

Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Very helpful and friendly owners that were full of interesting information. Delicious toasties and coffees. The theatre is a step back in time; Wonderful that they are restoring it, it’s a gem. We loved the whole experience. Next time we are trying the homemade ice...More

Thank Barbara W
Merissa C, Owner at Paragon Theatre & Espresso Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Thank you for the lovely review - we are so glad you enjoyed everything when visiting us Barbara. You won’t be disappointed when you come back for the ice cream, I promise! Kindest regards, Merissa (owner)

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Great coffee!! Gluten free options in display cabinet. The pistachio ball and biscotti where yum. Lactose free milk too. Great start to a travel day. Thanks.

Thank Leonie T
Merissa C, Owner at Paragon Theatre & Espresso Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Thanks so much Leonie, I’m so pleased you enjoyed everything and we started your travel day off well! Look forward to you dropping in on your next trip through Childers. Kind regards, Merissa (owner)

Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Great coffee in the main street of Childers. Best raisin toast we have had anywhere in years. If it is not busy ask if you can see inside the picture theatre. Good to see the family heritage is being upheld by keeping the place going....More

Thank Bailey R
Merissa C, Owner at Paragon Theatre & Espresso Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Thank you so much for the lovely review! I’m very pleased you had a great experience. I love the home made raisin toast too! 😀

View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 nearby hotels
Motel Childers
29 reviews
.09 km away
Childers Oasis Motel
144 reviews
.22 km away
Avocado Motor Inn
31 reviews
.80 km away
Childers Gateway Motor Inn
90 reviews
1.57 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 23 nearby restaurants
The Drunk Bean
142 reviews
.77 km away
Orchid Floral Thai Cusine
45 reviews
.11 km away
Laneway Espresso
38 reviews
.19 km away
Behan's Bar and Grill
64 reviews
.03 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 16 nearby attractions
Palace Backpackers Memorial
49 reviews
.20 km away
Childers Visitor Information Centre
12 reviews
.21 km away
military and memorabilia museum
6 reviews
.28 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Paragon Theatre & Espresso Bar staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines