Paramount Theatre

713 Congress Avenue,
Austin, TX 78701

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trailerjoh on June 15, 2015 at 9:27 pm

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

trailerjoh on December 25, 2010 at 11:17 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.


TLSLOEWS on February 4, 2010 at 11:24 pm

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

trailerjoh on January 28, 2010 at 4:17 am

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An image of Saint Cecilia painted on the ceiling.

trailerjoh on January 26, 2010 at 9:36 pm

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

Patsy on January 26, 2010 at 8:53 pm

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

trailerjoh on January 26, 2010 at 4:35 pm

No, it is not an atmospheric. More classical in nature. Yeah, we’d love to have the vertical PARAMOUNT sign back. The theater will be 100 in 2015 and another face lift is hopefully in the works.

Patsy on September 12, 2009 at 6:29 pm

And I just realized this theatre was a John Eberson! Is it considered an atmospheric?

Patsy on September 12, 2009 at 6:28 pm

I just sent the Paramount Theatre an email in regards to returning the vertical marquee to its exterior facade.

trailerjoh on May 23, 2009 at 6:01 pm

More random pictures of the Paramount taken in the last 4 years. Some house shots, stage shots and booth related photos.

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MPol on September 21, 2008 at 2:00 am

What a spectacular-looking theatre, both inside and out. Love the marquee on the outside front, too.

Giles on May 28, 2008 at 7:04 pm

a mini 70mm Film Fest is happening in August showing: BARAKA, VERTIGO, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA and 2001.

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Don Lewis on February 19, 2008 at 5:01 am

A 1990 photo of the Paramount in Austin.

kencmcintyre on January 5, 2008 at 2:09 am

I’m a big Cyndi Lauper fan.

trailerjoh on October 12, 2006 at 12:54 am

Today is the P’s 91st birthday.

William on April 12, 2006 at 3:35 pm

The Majestic Theatre opened on October 11th, 1915.

JimRankin on June 10, 2005 at 5:15 pm

Recent color photos of this theatre can be found on the site: “America’s Stunning Theatres” by photographer and stagehand Noah Kern at: Comments and information may be left there without registration; such can be public view or only to Mr. Kern. Scroll down the page to find the name, and then click on the sample image above it to be taken to the page of photos of it.

teecee on May 20, 2005 at 3:06 pm

The original organ was a Estey Pipe Organ, opus 1378, installed in 1915.

Patsy on April 3, 2005 at 2:03 am

The virtual tour of the Paramount is great!

teecee on February 11, 2005 at 10:06 pm has some great photos of the theater.

pkrouse on December 3, 2004 at 1:58 am

This theater was outfitted with a 70 mm projection system for the premiere of the movie “Ed TV” several years ago. If memory serves, the system was paid for with generous donations from director Ron Howard and actor Matthew McConaughey. They play 70 mm prints there when they get the chance. This is a great theater.

PaulBeutel on July 22, 2001 at 11:19 pm

Hello, guys. I attended your presentation at the League of Historic American Theatres conference. I’ve been running the Paramount in Austin for the last 16 years. We’ve got a pretty nifty website, if I do say so, at, if you’d like to link us. — pb