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Paramount Theater and Convention Hall

1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
732-775-3533
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Ranked #5 of 11 Attractions in Asbury Park
Type: Architectural Buildings
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Terra-Cotta Decals of Whales, wonderful atrium/lobby to get out of blazing sun and have some real brew at cafe. Chance to sample how 1920s Movie Palaces did the beach back when moms wore corsets and Edwardian gauzy gowns, huge hats tied down over their Katherine Hepburn upswept hair-does, while their flapper daughters were hiding bootleg liquor in flasks attached to... More

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Midland Park, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Great little shops in convention hall, Interesting bits of history about Asbury Park, restaurants and coffee shop. Love the architecture.

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Totowa, New Jersey, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Needs updating. The coffee shop has good coffee but not so good muffins (very greasy). Stores need to post their hours of business.

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Westfield, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

its huge and has great atmosphere! Would loved to have spent more time and done the tour thru my phone

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New Rochelle
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Bob, Bruce, Joe, Jesse...need I say more? Awesome as always. Can't wait until LOD 2015! The Paramount is legendary!

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Princeton, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Great local venue, nice auditorium, plenty of eating and drinking places nearby, ample easy parking in a safe area. Plenty of police patrol.

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Deal, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

The Paramount theater and Convention Hall lie adjacent to each other in the city of Asbury Park NJ.In the 50's and 60's they were quite popular venues for sporting events and entertaining.Bruce Springstein still does his dress rehearsals in the Paramont Theater(although the acoustics are not good.)The Convention Hall hosted basketball playoffs,a few arcade games.At one point Johnny Cash wanted... More

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I really enjoyed every one of the plays that we saw at the Paramount theatre, presented by the Premier Theatre Group. The Paramount is from years gone by, therefore, there is a certain nostalgic feel about the theatre. It's just too bad they couldn't invest somehow and restore the interior to it's original beauty. With that said, it's still worth... More

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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117 reviews 117 reviews
58 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Beautiful Theatre overlooking the beach sitting on a jetty in Asbury Park standing guard over the vast ocean. Very ornate, it is the perfect venue for any event. I'm here with the family to celebrate the elevation of the Holy Cross, an annual event the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of N J holds here followed by the blessing of the waters... More

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Easton, Maryland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

My wife and friends saw the show this past Friday with Bill Medley and Darlene Love. What a great venue for an oldies concert. Yes, the theater is old and still needs some work, but the acoustics are great. They need to add a few more food concessions and decent prices. I think a small popcorn was $5 which is... More

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