Paramount Theatre (Austin, Texas)

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Paramount Theatre
Paramount austin 2006.jpg
Entrance to venue (c.2006)
Former names Gaiety Theatre (planning/construction)
Majestic Theatre (1915-30)
Paramount Theatre (1930-76; 2000-present)
Paramount Theatre for the Performing Arts (1976-2000)
Address 713 Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701-3216
Location Downtown Austin
Owner Paramount, Inc.
Operator Austin Theatre Alliance
Capacity 1,270
Broke ground February 1915 (1915-02)
Opened October 11, 1915 (1915-10-11)
Renovated 1930, 1957-58, 1978-80, 2000, 2015
Construction cost $150,000
($3.55 million in 2016 dollars[1])
Architect John Eberson
Venue Website
Paramount Theatre
Built 1915
NRHP Reference # 76002072[2]
RTHL # 14684
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 23, 1976
Designated RTHL 1976

The Paramount Theatre is a live theatre venue/movie theatre located in downtown Austin, Texas. The classical revival style structure was built in 1915. The building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on June 23, 1976.[2]

In the Paramount's 100-year history, it has played host to a wide variety of acts ranging from vaudeville, musicals, legitimate theater, and movies,[3] including premieres of such films as 1966's Batman.[4]

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  1. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ "Paramount Theatre". Texas Historical Commission. Retrieved 2015-05-26. 
  4. ^ "Paramount Theater Centennial Celebration". The Paramount Theatre. Retrieved 26 June 2015.