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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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Summer Film Review and Robert Rodriguez film premieres were perfect!

Every summer the Paramount hosts a series of classic films in its historic theater setting. I believe I've seen: WestSide Story, Rebel Without A Cause, Frankenstein, Dracula... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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93 reviews 93 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Every summer the Paramount hosts a series of classic films in its historic theater setting. I believe I've seen: WestSide Story, Rebel Without A Cause, Frankenstein, Dracula, Gone With The Wind, and Vertigo. I wanna say admission was about $5 also. Each week they have a different theme (sci-fi one week with maybe Day the Earth Stood Still, Alien, Planet... More 

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Austin, Texas
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107 reviews 107 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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52 helpful votes 52 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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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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264 helpful votes 264 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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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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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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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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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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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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