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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trailerjoh
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.

John

trailerjoh
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
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: http://paramounthistory.org/ to read more stories.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on November 2, 2015 at 2:27 pm

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

trailerjoh
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. https://flic.kr/p/z3VmuG

RickB
RickB on June 11, 2017 at 3:36 pm

In memory of Adam West, here’s a shot of the premiere of the 1966 Batman movie at the Paramount.

rivest266
rivest266 on March 9, 2018 at 3:58 pm

October 10th, 1915 opening ad as the Majestic can be found in the photo section.

MSC77
MSC77 on March 29, 2018 at 9:22 am

I’m passing along the link to a new historical article about large format presentations at this and other Austin cinemas.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on May 7, 2018 at 2:47 pm

Article with more photos of the “Batman” premiere.

http://library.austintexas.gov/blog-entry/holy-superlatives-batman-movie-398478

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