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Paramount Theatre

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Address: 713 Congress Ave., Austin, TX
Phone Number: 512/472-5470 (box office) or 512/472-5411
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Description: Luxurious theater dating back to 1915 now hosts Broadway shows.
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State Theater -A Charlie Brown Christmas/ Paramount's sister theatre

The State Theater is the sister theater right next door to the Paramount. While the Paramount is larger with more seats and has more visual glitz inside, the little sister State... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 8, 2014
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Austin, Texas
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87 reviews 87 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The State Theater is the sister theater right next door to the Paramount. While the Paramount is larger with more seats and has more visual glitz inside, the little sister State Theater is far more comfortable with terrific sound and lighting! We attended "A Charlie Brown Christmas - The Music of Vince Giraldi" on Saturday, Dec. 6 at the second... More 

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Georgetown, Texas
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77 reviews 77 reviews
25 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

These smaller venues are my favorite places to go for music, theater, comedy, etc. This historic building is beautifully restored. The acoustics are wonderful and there isn't a bad seat in the house!

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Austin, Texas
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163 reviews 163 reviews
37 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The Paramount is a classic theatre that presents film, dance, and musical events several times a month. It's usually very reasonable, and retains the historic feel while being fully updated to the modern era in all of the ways that you would expect.

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Dallas, Texas
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451 reviews 451 reviews
220 attraction reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I attended showings of films in conjunction with the Austin Film Festival and was very excited to see the excellent restoration of this historic deco theater. The interior reflects all the glory of theaters from days gone by, and is a tribute to historic preservation in Austin, Texas. Not only are the walls, ceilings, and lobby beautifully restored but the... More 

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Littlefield, Texas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We went and saw Tuna Does Vegas! The show was hands down one of the funniest productions I have seen in awhile! A two man show that has your sides hurting from the laughter! The Theater is beautiful and well maintained! This is a must stop if you are in Austin!

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Palm Bay, Florida
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290 attraction reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Heard this was restored back in the 90's and is something to see. Only was the outside and was very impressed.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The Austin Theatre Alliance, along with its corporate sponsors, have done a spectacular job of keeping this place alive and kicking! All of the staff are friendly and knowledgeable about the history of the theatre. They do a good job of booking some real top notch talent here and it's worth every penny to see artists play this venue.

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198 reviews 198 reviews
67 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This theater has been beautifully restored and is simply gorgeous. I saw Lucinda Williams there, and it was very intimate. If they still do Summer Movie Classics there, get out of the Austin heat and catch a film from the last century in the air conditioned splendor.,

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Saw Penn and Teller there. Everyone was friendly, very little time in any lines. Got my tickets at will call, pretty quickly. was worried I would be late. So I called, they said no problem-can get tix after show starts, if needed. Everyone was nice and helpful, from the ticket tearer, bartender, and usher. I had no problems. Nice Theatre.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
31 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

It is a beautiful old building and there really are good views from the most all the seats. The artwork on the ceiling and other details have been well maintained/restored. For this part of the country, this is a real gem. If you are from some parts of the East Coast, you may be less impressed, because such old gems... More 

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