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“Dance Competition” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Paramount Theatre

Paramount Theatre
23 East Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 896-7676
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Ranked #1 of 30 things to do in Aurora
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Northern Illinois
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“Dance Competition”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We have attended a dance competition here two years in a row. The staff/security is always very pleasant and friendly and keep on top of things so you don't have a bunch of kids running through the aisles or people eating in the theater. The bathrooms were impossibly clean and staff rotated through there a lot to keep it that way. The basic cafe offers pizza, hot dogs, chips, snacks reasonably priced for the venue. Try the cookies - they are delicious! If you want to eat nearby there aren't many options. A Subway is about a block away and the Irish Pub is about two blocks towards the casino - both have good food and you can easily walk there even in the middle of winter. Parking can be a pain to find but if you are there after 5:00pm or the weekends then meters are free.

Visited February 2013
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Indianapolis< IN
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135 reviews 135 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“A diamond in the rough.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We came to the Aurora, IL area to attend a concert at the Paramount Theater and found the facility to be outstanding. Everything was very clean and exceptionally cared for. The staff was friendly and accommodating.
Though food was not allowed at your seats you were allowed to have your favorite drink.
There was no parking at the theater but there was plenty close by.
Warning: Traffic is very congested in front of the theater before and after the shows. Tour buses make it very difficult to navigate but they did have people directing traffic that helped.

Visited February 2013
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Minooka, Illinois
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“Classic theater experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

I have a "Broadway Package" which includes tickets to 4 Broadway musicals throughout the year. The Paramount always puts on a quality show, and the theater, although showing its wear and tear, is beautiful. They also offer an eclectic variety of performances throughout the year. I highly recommend this experience.

Visited January 2013
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Bloomingdale, Illinois
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“Broadway Series is Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

We've been season ticket holders for Paramount's Broadway series since it started. Every show we've seen has been very good to excellent . . . and at about half the price of Drury Lane. They also offer a full schedule of non-theatrical performances.

The theater, itself, is exquisite; a 1930's palace. Parking is available at the Casino lot a block away, and, if you have a Players' card, it's free.

Visited February 2013
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Montgomery, Illinois
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Amazingly Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

This theater is the most beautiful around. That being said, the productions have drawn the best talent in the area. Also love the vallet parking.

Visited December 2012
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