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Paramount Theatre

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Address: 352 Cypress St., Abilene, TX 79601
Phone Number: 325-676-9620

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A Gem, highly recommended

A beautiful theatre, transports you back to some of the splendours of the 1930s. Saw the film 'It's a Wonderful Life' there

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2014
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Dallas, Texas
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224 reviews 224 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We looked around briefly inside; it's beautifully preserved with a balcony and downstairs area as well. I would enjoy seeing a show here sometime.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

A beautiful theatre, transports you back to some of the splendours of the 1930s. Saw the film 'It's a Wonderful Life' there

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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

So many cities have let their classic movie palaces go the way of the wrecking ball. The Parmount Theatre in Abilene, TX is an example of restoration done right. The theatre is at the center of the city's cultural scene and continues to offer stellar choices - from the classics to live productions. You won't want to miss the opportunity... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Fabulous musicals (like 'Young Frankenstein' or 'Bonnie and Clyde') as well as neat, old movies. See what takes your fancy in Abilene's restored movie palace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I have lived in Abilene all my life and have fond memories about attending functions there. Love the old time feel of an age gone by. Love the film festivals they put on and the great family events. Love how the lights in the ceiling twinkle like stars and clouds roll by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We go to the paramount as much as we can. Great old movies, concerts, plays, ballets and operas. The moorish fixtures and the old velvet seats take you back to another time in life. We try to go every month or two. And they is always something there to see that's of interest. If you want to go back in... More 

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Trinidad, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Lots of choices - movie screens and food/snacks. Near many hotels, restaurants, shopping and the freeway.

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Abilene, Texas
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28 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is a theatre that is so unique as it's like stepping back in time ! You would think it was 1970 and I would know ! 😉 Beautiful decor , plush velvet curtains and seating and they show old movies and hold live shows ! We recently saw the Celebration Singers here and it was AMAZING and FREE !... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I enjoyed sitting in the restored theatre watching a classic film. Excellent experience! The prices were excellent and the atmosphere inviting.

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Lubbock, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Spent many a night growing up at the Paramount. After many years of being away from Abilene, I decided to go back. They have done a wonderful job of restoring the property to its Originality. The movie was like back in its Hayday! Great for young and old, couples or solo, teens or family. A must while in Abilene!

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