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Paramount Theatre

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Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Address: 713 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-3216
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Luxurious theater dating back to 1915 now hosts Broadway shows.

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Awesome historical place with great seats

I love going to the Paramount Theatre. Its history is amazing (Houdini shot a gun & there is a bullet hole in the ceiling)! The acoustics are great, and there are only a few... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Denise D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love going to the Paramount Theatre. Its history is amazing (Houdini shot a gun & there is a bullet hole in the ceiling)! The acoustics are great, and there are only a few "blocked view" seats in the house. We miss the regular shows that have now migrated to the Long Center....

Thank Denise D
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

This iconic venue is one of the best live music theatres that I have had the pleasure to experience.The sound for Jerry Jeff Walker was just right.Not too loud & acoustics were right on.The asthetics have been well preserved , giving the interior an old historic feel.Like stepping back in time 100 years.On a recent road trip to the Capitol... More 

Thank DougBen
Augusta, Georgia
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We went to this place to see Jerry Jeff Walker. I was a highly enjoyable evening. We had arguably the worst seats in the house, but they were just fine. The acoustics were good, the view was unimpeded, and the seats were comfortable. The beverages were high quality and the workers were very professional and helpful. This is a great... More 

Thank Durwood N
Austin TX
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37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

SXSW world premiere of 'Song to Song' and I have been inside this place for years. Waiting in line for 2 hours a block away and once the line started to move to fill the theater you are quickly escorted in bypassing the red carpet and inside a very historic theater. Built over a hundred years ago back when only... More 

Thank Homestyle68
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We've been to 6 or 7 premier opening films at the Paramount during SXSW film week over the past three years. Last year we saw the Don Cheedle Miles Davis movie premier with Don making an appearance . This year we saw "Free Fire" premier - a violence comedy of sorts The Paramount is a lovely, well kept older and... More 

Thank Bob O
Fort Worth, Texas
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

This type of theatre is n to longer common, times change. It makes me grateful that I grew up with these theatres as the best way to catch a production, special event or movie. I went to the Paramount for a meeting prior to some other meetings at the Capitol. Great choice! Acoustics were great, seats comfortable and a short... More 

Thank jackie049
Schertz, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

The seats are very close at this old theater, but the sound quality was wonderful and there didn't seem to be a bad seat in the house. Our balcony experience was awesome and less crowded than the main level, both for the bathroom and the bar. The staff was very friendly and polite and we had a wonderful time at... More 

Thank Donna W
New Braunfels, Texas USA
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

Nice clean theatre. Seats were comfortable and plenty of leg room in the second row. One bathroom does NOT cut it.

Thank Sarah J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Wife & I have been medium level financial supporters ($300-$400/yr per yr) + buying the show packages for a decade. Have always loved the venue and the shows. But the show "experience" has become so mediocre the last couple yrs we just cancelled our tkts for Spring and will probably just quit supporting the Theatre. Show attendees spend more time... More 

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Reviewed 12 December 2016

We loved the venue! 100 years old and restored perfectly. Enjoyed the show and the staff was friendly.

Thank RobWI

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