Staten Island Paramount to reopen as banquet and live performance center

posted by CSWalczak on January 7, 2010 at 7:55 am

STATEN ISLAND, NY – Closed for over a quarter century, the Paramount Theater will reopen as a banquet hall, restaurant, and live performance venue. Originally opened in 1930, this Rapp & Rapp theater closed in the late 1980s after housing a nightclub.

The venue will serve as a catering hall, restaurant and performance center, with bands, comics and plays potentially appearing on stage, said Hsiu Sung (David) Yang, who is opening the Paramount with partners Charley Zerrilli and Peter Lisi as part of SI Paramount Inc.

“It’s going to revitalize the neighborhood by bringing in some good acts,” said Lisi.

Read more inSI Live.

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