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Paramount Theatre

713 Congress Ave., Austin, TX (Downtown)
512/472-5470 (box office) or 512/472-5411
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Ranked #26 of 143 Attractions in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Luxurious theater dating back to 1915 now hosts Broadway shows.
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Owner description: Luxurious theater dating back to 1915 now hosts Broadway shows.

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Austin, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
25 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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146 reviews 146 reviews
32 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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420 reviews 420 reviews
206 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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283 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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173 reviews 173 reviews
57 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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28 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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