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.