352 Cypress St., Abilene
Out of an abundance of caution for visitors, the Paramount Theatre will be temporarily closed to the public beginning March 18th. However, they will remain open for business as they continue to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. They are closely monitoring recommendations and reports on the coronavirus (COVID-19) from local, regional, and national health officials to preserve the safety and well-being of patrons, volunteers, and staff.
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.