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Paramount Theatre

Movie Theater, Rock Club, and Indie Movie Theater
Downtown Austin, Austin
74 Tips and reviews
  • films
  • summer classic
  • movies
  • comedy
  • big screens
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  • Mike R.
    Mike RastielloAugust 20, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome old theater. Cool place for a show.
  • Jane M.
    Jane MoritzJuly 15, 2016
    A fun audience and great movie selections
  • Glenda M.
    Glenda McKinneyJune 1, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Here's a Google calendar for the Summer Film Series:
  • Mike D.
    Mike DavisMay 25, 2016
    Such a wonderful venue.
  • Chet M.
    Chet ManciniMarch 20, 2016
    Beautiful theater for movie premieres at SXSW. It's large enough there is often space for rush tickets.
  • Dell
    DellMarch 9, 2016
    Built in 1915, this classic theater has hosted performers from Houdini to Foo Fighters. Don’t let a long movie line scare you away: the Paramount holds 1,200 people.
  • Cam S.
    Cam SmithSeptember 26, 2015
    music venue?
  • Ben S.
    Ben SySeptember 19, 2015
    Everyone always crowds the downstairs bar by the entrance. Upstairs typically has very little wait.
  • John S.
    John SheffieldJune 25, 2015
    It's a great theatre with great venues and historic ambiance, however know that the seats are really tight and uncomfortable for large, tall people.
  • Paul C.
    Paul CanterburyMarch 19, 2015
    Great old cinema with a fantastic sound system. Saw the world premier of Furious 7 here.
  • Martín
    MartínFebruary 26, 2015
    I think whenever this theater originally opened, people were 6" shorter.
  • Matthew H.
    Matthew HanlonSeptember 13, 2014
    It's 100 years old this year!
  • Nick S.
    Nick ScottAugust 16, 2014
    Beat the heat with their annual Summer Classics Movie Series
  • Rob Z.
    Rob ZaleskiAugust 8, 2014
    They show old school movies here and it's the best thing ever.
  • Wendy K.
    Wendy KalthoffJuly 11, 2014
    Saw great movie the african queen here,
  • Dan M.
    Dan MateerJune 24, 2014
    Built in 1939 and stayed un-haunted until 1953.
  • NYB
    NYBJanuary 14, 2014
    Friday, March 7, 2014 - 7:00PM - 9:05PM Jon Favreau’s indie comedy, Chef (World Premiere) will be making its presence felt as the Opening Night Film
  • Jay F.
    Jay FalckSeptember 28, 2013
    Seats are worse than airplane coach.
  • Jay F.
    Jay FalckSeptember 28, 2013
    It's called Air Conditioning folks. Try turning it on.
  • Cory D.
    Cory DavisSeptember 6, 2013
    Great venue!! Perfect setting for "Gone with the Wind" or anything really
  • Alex W.
    Alex WhiteAugust 18, 2013
    Remember to bring a sweater even in the summertime. It's very chilly inside!
  • Rebecca H.
    Rebecca HueyAugust 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Summer classic film series is a must every year, and flix tix is the way to go. Seeing a Marx brothers film at a theater where the brothers actually performed is priceless.
  • Tracy P.
    Tracy PyziakJuly 15, 2013
    Loved this theatre and simply can't wait to go back !!
  • Gwen H.
    Gwen HarknessJune 29, 2013
    Summer. Film. Series. That's all ya need to know.
  • Austin Fine Properties
    Summer Film Classics presents The Gay Divorcee with Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton and Betty Grable. Come either Saturday at 1PM or at 5:15PM!
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel MillertimeApril 28, 2013
    Bring a sweat rag
  • Michael O.
    Michael OlivierApril 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't tempt the monkeys. Seriously. They bite. Hard.
  • garlic 7.
    garlic 7March 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Paramount has the rudest ushers. Seriously.
  • VH1
    VH1March 10, 2013
    VH1 Rock Docs DOWNLOADED World Premieres here at SXSW 2013!Napster: The Music. The battle. The revolution. Directed by Alex Winter. Read more
  • Martin T.
    Martin ThomasMarch 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    This theater holds 1,200 people so don't let a long line scare you off.
  • Ryan H.
    Ryan HolesMarch 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    More handicapped seating on FLAT ground.
  • NYB
    NYBMarch 3, 2013
    Built in 1915, the Paramount, is home to Austin’s red carpet film premieres and is part of the SXSW and the Austin Film Festival. Including opener The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, & final The East.
  • Austin Chronicle
    Austin ChronicleMarch 1, 2013
    The grande dame of Austin theatres is old, ornate, and awesome. Sit in the balcony for a better view of the ceiling mural, and don't forget a sweater – they like to crank the A/C.
    Upvoted Aug 6
  • Xtine
    XtineFebruary 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Gorgeous & historic.
  • Sharon E.
    Sharon ElyJanuary 20, 2013
  • Jordy W.
    Jordy WaxNovember 18, 2012
    Amazing show with David Ramirez and Noah Gunderson. $6 for a can of beer was a bit excessive.
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda MeadSeptember 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The upstairs bathrooms are worth the trip
  • Christy L.
    Christy LatzJuly 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    This is a great, historical and beautiful concert venue and movie theatre. It's a great concert space and during the summer I practically live here during the Summer Classic Film series. :)
  • Katy Dz K.
    Katy Dz KJune 30, 2012
    JZ SHARE PIC..................
  • Austin 360
    Austin 360May 8, 2012
    Their Summer Film Series is a classic way to beat the heat with double features from May to September. The theater also rolls out the red carpet for local premieres.
  • Austin 360
    Austin 360April 3, 2012
    The 1915 Vaudeville-era theater presents musicals, plays, comedians and musicians - both touring and homegrown. The Summer Classic Film Series is a great way to stay cool on hot summer nights.
  • Chris C.
    Chris CoxMarch 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Bring a inflatable seat doughnut. Worst chairs in any theater. But you gotta love 'em for their film selection.
  • PirateSparky !.
    PirateSparky !oldridgeMarch 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Has 1,300 seats. You can be standing in a line around the corner to Brazos and still get in. For popular films don't leave gaps next to a person beside you to avoid people stepping over you.
  • Meredith M.
    Meredith MougeotMarch 12, 2012
    Seems interessting to watch Girls
  • erin m.
    erin medinaMarch 12, 2012
    Girls! Girls! Girls!
  • Mac
    MacMarch 12, 2012
    Try the popcorn!
  • Amber B.
    Amber ButlerMarch 9, 2012
    Never been here but would love to go.
  • Y B.
    Y BJanuary 27, 2012
    This might sound silly. But Paramount Theater has the classiest bathrooms in all of's an amazing venue too, of course.
  • Emily G.
    Emily GroffmanOctober 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Addicted to Airhead Sour Extremes mmmm
  • Bum Squad DJz Worldwide
    Bum Squad DJz WorldwideSeptember 17, 2011
    Come check out some movies here at this great theater!!
    MetroSeeker.comSeptember 14, 2011
    If you buy a season pass for their fall-spring programs, you get free parking at the 1 American Center for performances.
  • Humberto M.
    Humberto MoreiraSeptember 8, 2011
    stylish place to see a film.
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin DonelsonAugust 27, 2011
    At least once in your life you should experience a show from the box seats. Amazing. What a cool old hip theatre. Lietza is the best!
  • David C.
    David Conrad GalvanJuly 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to catch some old movies with a date. Read more
  • Tony C.
    Tony CervantesApril 1, 2011
    Accoustics are great!
  • Heath A.
    Heath ArmstrongMarch 29, 2011
    Red State premier baby!
  • @iamkhayyam
    @iamkhayyamMarch 13, 2011
    Love this theatre! This is where I met Spike Lee, my chance to Do The Right Thing! #mookie
  • Rob G.
    Rob GarciaMarch 13, 2011
    This theater is amazing. All the big films of Sxsw are shown here
  • Nikon USA
    Nikon USAMarch 12, 2011
    Using the Paramount’s night lights as a backdrop for pics? Turn off your flash or set your camera to Night Portrait, perfect for getting good exposure of both the subject and illuminated background.
  • Mashable
    MashableMarch 8, 2011
    Need to get away from the tech nerds? Go meet some film geeks for SXSW film and start using phrases like "Tarantino-esque" in day-to-day conversation. - Royal Frasier
  • Chevrolet
    ChevroletMarch 7, 2011
    The center of the universe during SXSW, the historic Paramount is home of movie premiers and other unique events.
  • korkypeachmom
    korkypeachmomFebruary 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Really enjoy the double features of old movies here!
  • Mike A.
    Mike AlfultisNovember 14, 2010
    TIM and Eric!!
  • Austin C.
    Find "Get Your Art On" info inserts here!
  • Launch Media
    Launch MediaSeptember 21, 2010
    I was lucky enough to see Psycho at the Paramount Theatre and it was so much fun. My excitement for seeing it on the big screen, as it originally appeared, came out when my friend and I were the only
  • spassmeister
    spassmeisterJuly 11, 2010
    This Austin landmark has had everybody from Houdini to John Oliver in its nearly 100 years of existence. From music to movies to comedy it's always a great experience. Read more
  • jonathan c.
    jonathan changMarch 12, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    a block away from a starbucks, jamba juice, and quiznos
  • SPIN
    SPINMarch 8, 2010
    Time for a music break? $10 and you’re in for a SXSW Film screening, usually with a Director’s Q&A. We wouldn’t expect you to take a bbq & booze break too, they deliver direct to your chair!
  • GOOD
    GOODMarch 4, 2010
    A historical landmark, this nonprofit and its neighbor, The State Theatre, support local arts education programs in low income Austin schools Read more
  • Corey P.
    Corey PudhorodskyJuly 26, 2009
    Check out some of the movies and double headers at Paramount Theatre for the Summer Film Series. Great way to get out of the heat!
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SidoraMay 27, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    see classic films during the summer film series, running may - september
  • Herb C.
    Herb ColemanMarch 17, 2009
    Last night got photo with Emmanel Chriqui. Check my Facebook or Myspace.
  • Carlos C.
    Carlos CorreiaMarch 13, 2013
    excelente casa de rock
  • Christian Ryan C.
    Christian Ryan CriswellJune 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
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