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“Best place to watch a classic movie!”
Review of Paramount Theatre

Paramount Theatre
Ranked #3 of 35 things to do in Abilene
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 8, 2013

This theater is like nothing else in Abilene. They always play great classic movies and the inside is just incredible. There is not a bad seat in the house, and everyone is always amazed at the clouds and the stars on the ceiling. The only bad thing is how slow the concessions stand move. I was late to the beginning of the movie because they were bombarded with customers.

1  Thank weyscoggin
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

I love this place! I've gone to quite a few different things here. I took friends to the play "West Texas Chistmas Carol" and they were impressed.

Thank regina w
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

The Paramount is a favorite locale for my wife and me. We LOVE the ambiance of this old theater. From plays and musicals to old movies and concerts, this is absolutely the shining star of Downtown Abilene.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

One of the many great things about Abilene is that the locals know a good thing when they see it. The Paramount is a beautiful old movie palace--starlight in the ceiling, plush upholstery, ornate decor, the whole shebang, beautifully restored and maintained. I've only been here for movies (most recently "The Music Man") and it's such a treat to see classics on the big screen. I'm looking forward to my next visit. Maybe next time I can catch a live act. Check it out!

Thank ScottRLucado
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

The Paramount theater is a wonder in the day and age of megaplex theaters with cookie cutter outsides and bland interiors. From the moment you walk up to the old Hollywood glamorous facade, you know you are in for a treat. Everything about the building and the decor screams "special". Done in Spanish/Moorish style, and totally renovated in 86, this non profit struggles to provide Abilene with quality theater, opera, visiting shows, a venue for private events, and the best classic films available. It is "the" date night place, with twinkling stars in the azure ceiling and plenty of "smooching" area in the balcony. Popcorn and snacks are available on the lower level and there are bathrooms downstairs and on the balcony level, and one handicapped room on the main level. The seats are a bit narrow by modern standards, and some have springs that have seen better days, but supporting the theater by attending events and buying season tickets goes towards upgrading and keeping the theater fresh and renovated. One event never to be missed- the short film festival, where films from all over the world compete for prizes, just like Sundance! The theater has staff available throughout the week in the office for questions, tours, and selling tickets for events. Parking is easy for all events, as downtown Abilene is not exactly a hub of traffic at any time, and empties out after five! The area is safe, and well patrolled and lit in the evenings.

Thank MinxInWA
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