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Paramount Theatre

352 Cypress St.

Abilene, TX 79601
Free self-guided tours: Noon to 5 p.m., weekdays
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This fully restored 1930s theatre features • Concerts and live theatre • Touring shows • Classic, art house and special event films • Outstanding architecture: Arched columns, two grand staircases, hand-blown glass chandeliers, Pueblo-Deco artwork ceilings and a 1,200 seat auditorium with twin-domed turrets, a velvet blue ceiling, drifting clouds and twinkling stars.

Another David S. Castle landmark, the Paramount Theatre opened May 19, 1930, as part of the Wooten Hotel development. The 3-story theatre features Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, Art Deco light fixtures and is best known for the stars and clouds that move across its ceiling. The theatre closed in 1979 and was saved from demolition by local preservation efforts. A complete restoration of the theatre was completed in 1987. The theatre is now operated by a non-profit organization and is a center for classic and art films and the performing arts.

Detailed Capacity
  Classroom Banquet Theater Reception
 Stage   100   200
 Auditorium     1,220  


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Last updated August 28, 2015 at 04:26 PM MST