Paramount Theatre

713 Congress Avenue,
Austin, TX 78701

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Opened October 11, 1915 as the Majestic Theatre, this classic vaudeville house has continued showing everything from travelling stage shows to classic films.

It was renamed Paramount Theatre on August 29, 1930. A new marquee was added in around 2000.

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Patsy on January 26, 2010 at 12:53 pm

JohnS: 100 in 2015! A nice birthday present would be a vertical sign!

trailerjoh on January 26, 2010 at 1:36 pm

I agree. All it would take is lots of $$$$$$.

trailerjoh on January 27, 2010 at 8:17 pm

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An image of Saint Cecilia painted on the ceiling.

TLSLOEWS on February 4, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Great pictures,the place looks good to be 95 yaers old.

trailerjoh on December 25, 2010 at 3:17 pm

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New LED floods on the front of the building can be programed for any color combination. This taken Dec.16,2010 for local premier of the new TRUE GRIT.


trailerjoh on June 15, 2015 at 1:27 pm

Patsy, we get our new blade this fall in time for the centennial. It will be a new replica of the original blade.

DavidZornig on November 2, 2015 at 1:58 pm

1930 photo added, copy via the Austin History Center Facebook page. Photo credit in link below.

October 11th was the 100th anniversary of the 1st production at the Paramount Theater, then known as the Majestic Theater. A play called “When Knights Were Bold” opened on October 11th, 1915. To learn more about the Paramount’s history, visit our photo exhibit in our Holt Gallery, on view until November 1st. You can also visit this website: to read more stories.

DavidZornig on November 2, 2015 at 2:27 pm

2 other photos added courtesy of the Austin History Center Facebook page as well.

trailerjoh on November 2, 2015 at 8:54 pm

Here is a photo taken the night the new blade was lite. We celebrated the new blade along with our 100th birthday. Originally opened Oct. 11, 1915. The blade lighting event was Sept 23, 2015.

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on November 20, 2015 at 9:39 am

The Majestic re-opened as the Paramount on August 29th, 1930, with the four Marx Brothers in “Animal Crackers” as the feature presentation.

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