Paramount Theatre (Austin, Texas)

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Paramount Theatre
Paramount austin 2006.jpg
Entrance to venue (c.2006)
Former namesGaiety Theatre (planning/construction)
Majestic Theatre (1915-30)
Paramount Theatre (1930-76; 2000-present)
Paramount Theatre for the Performing Arts (1976-2000)
Address713 Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701-3216
LocationDowntown Austin
OwnerParamount, Inc.
OperatorAustin Theatre Alliance
Broke groundFebruary 1915 (1915-02)
OpenedOctober 11, 1915 (1915-10-11)
Renovated1930, 1957-58, 1978-80, 2000, 2015
Construction cost$150,000
($3.71 million in 2018 dollars[1])
ArchitectJohn Eberson
Venue Website
Paramount Theatre
NRHP reference #76002072[2]
RTHL #14684
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJune 23, 1976
Designated RTHL1976

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. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  3. ^ "Paramount Theatre". Texas Historical Commission. Retrieved 2015-05-26.
  4. ^ "Paramount Theater Centennial Celebration". The Paramount Theatre. Retrieved 26 June 2015.