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Paramount Theater and Convention Hall

1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-5782
+1 732-775-3533
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Desperately seeking respectability

AT the end of the boardwalk is an art deco building with seemingly no purpose. Maybe at one time it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jerry W
New Jersey
Interesting Venue in Need of Repair

I attended an event earlier this month here. The last time I was inside the convention center... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2017
New Jersey
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1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-5782
+1 732-775-3533
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

AT the end of the boardwalk is an art deco building with seemingly no purpose. Maybe at one time it had, but Asbury Park fell on hard times, so did the building. There is a movie theatre inside and some non-descript shops a candy store...More

Thank Jerry W
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

I attended an event earlier this month here. The last time I was inside the convention center (aside from the public area adjacent to the entrance) was as a kid many decades ago. This is an odd venue in a lot of ways. It was...More

Thank AlexanderD
Reviewed 10 December 2017

I attended the Hot Tuna concert 12/7/17. I love the classic theaters and The Paramount is a quintessential example.

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

It is a comfortable old theatre with a lot of nearby parking (we attended a December concert). The volunteer ushers are friendly and helpful. The problem is the acoustics. The sound was disappointing.

Thank Alan304
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

I've played music with my band "the Fireplaces", for The light of day festival. It was so wonderful to play drums with the only italian band into this historical place, made famous by The Boss. The theater is big and cool, imponent and familiar at...More

Thank Giovanni N
Reviewed 19 November 2017

I saw Dream Theater there with friends and they were great and we loved the theater but... You can't help but notice that there re patches of chipped, old paint and other parts of the decorative walls are deteriorating. I'm sure it is fine for...More

Thank MsVonda
Reviewed 13 November 2017

We went to the Paramount Theater for a Lindsey Sterling concert. We enjoy going to old theaters and viewing the old architectures. Even though the chairs in the building are not the most comfortable, it was what everyone was laughing about in our area because...More

Thank WindingBrookFarm
Reviewed 28 October 2017

we saw phil lesh et. al. on thursday, october 26, 2017. if the acoustics were not absolutely awful in this venue, it would have been one heck of a show. the building is a historical beauty (we had coffee and a pastry at a little...More

1  Thank Diane K
Reviewed 24 September 2017

While I have never been to a show in the Paramount Theater, I have often had the pleasure of meandering around the booths in Convention Hall. The art work displayed is imaginative and wonderful; some of the clothing is interesting; the souvenirs are fun; and...More

1  Thank Susan R
Reviewed 23 August 2017

This is an interesting venue. They have shops and the like in the outside area that is nice. But, there is little to do besides drink and eat.

1  Thank danet35
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10 December 2017|
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Response from Damian A | Reviewed this property |
For the main part the walk through where shops are located at here isn’t one. Nor for the outside bar areas. However for the shows venue one is available.
Vanessa K
9 November 2017|
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Response from Hgtravl | Reviewed this property |
Summer parking is hard and pricey. During "winter" months- you can find alot of empty "free/closed" lots. Double check tho- if a event is going on in the area, they wont be free. Love Asbury in the "not summer" months- easy... More
Michael R
15 January 2015|
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Response from mjrfd99 | Reviewed this property |
Food /restaruants in the big open area between hall ans theater Drinks and snacks in theater last event we went to. Winter is sketchy on whats open.