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Paramount Theatre

Movie Theater, Rock Club, and Indie Movie Theater · Downtown Austin
713 Congress Ave (7th St.), Austin, TX 78701, United States
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  • Today
    • 1:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Mon–Wed
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 6:00 PM–Midnight
  • Fri
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 1:00 PM–11:00 PM
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Based on 389 votes

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  • What you need to know
    "historic Paramount is home of movie premiers"(7 Tips)
    Christy L.
    "practically live here during the Summer Classic Film series."(3 Tips)
    "you’re in for a SXSW Film screening"(2 Tips)
    "Really enjoy the double features of old movies here!"(2 Tips)
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  • Cam S.

    music venue?

    Cam Smith · September 26
  • Ben S.

    Everyone always crowds the downstairs bar by the entrance. Upstairs typically has very little wait.

    Ben Sy · September 19
  • John S.

    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.

    John Sheffield · June 25
  • Paul C.

    Great old cinema with a fantastic sound system. Saw the world premier of Furious 7 here.

    Paul Canterbury · March 19
  • Martin

    I think whenever this theater originally opened, people were 6" shorter.

    Martin · February 26
  • Matthew H.

    It's 100 years old this year!

    Matthew Hanlon · September 13, 2014
  • Nick S.

    Beat the heat with their annual Summer Classics Movie Series

    Nick Scott · August 16, 2014
  • Rob Z.

    They show old school movies here and it's the best thing ever.

    Rob Zaleski · August 8, 2014
  • Wendy K.

    Saw great movie the african queen here,

    Wendy Kalthoff · July 11, 2014
  • Dan M.

    Built in 1939 and stayed un-haunted until 1953.

    Dan Mateer · June 24, 2014
  • Get a Badge

    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

    Get a Badge · January 14, 2014
  • Jay F.

    Seats are worse than airplane coach.

    Jay Falck · September 28, 2013
  • Jay F.

    It's called Air Conditioning folks. Try turning it on.

    Jay Falck · September 28, 2013
  • Cory D.

    Great venue!! Perfect setting for "Gone with the Wind" or anything really

    Cory Davis · September 6, 2013
  • Alex W.

    Remember to bring a sweater even in the summertime. It's very chilly inside!

    Alex White · August 18, 2013
  • Rebecca H.

    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.

    Rebecca Huey · August 4, 2013
  • Tracy P.

    Loved this theatre and simply can't wait to go back !!

    Tracy Pyziak · July 15, 2013
  • Gwen H.

    Summer. Film. Series. That's all ya need to know.

    Gwen Harkness · June 29, 2013
  • 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!

    Austin Fine Properties · June 6, 2013
  • Rachel M.

    Bring a sweat rag

    Rachel Millertime · April 28, 2013
  • Michael O.

    Don't tempt the monkeys. Seriously. They bite. Hard.

    Michael Olivier · April 20, 2013
  • garlic 7.

    Paramount has the rudest ushers. Seriously.

    garlic 7 · March 16, 2013
  • VH1

    VH1 Rock Docs DOWNLOADED World Premieres here at SXSW 2013!Napster: The Music. The battle. The revolution. Directed by Alex Winter. Read more

    VH1 · March 10, 2013
  • Martin T.

    This theater holds 1,200 people so don't let a long line scare you off.

    Martin Thomas · March 10, 2013
  • Ryan H.

    More handicapped seating on FLAT ground.

    Ryan Holes · March 10, 2013
  • Get a Badge

    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.

    Get a Badge · March 3, 2013
  • Austin Chronicle

    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.

    Austin Chronicle · March 1, 2013
  • Christine

    Gorgeous & historic.

    Christine · February 3, 2013
  • Sharon E.


    Sharon Ely · January 20, 2013
  • Jordy W.

    Amazing show with David Ramirez and Noah Gunderson. $6 for a can of beer was a bit excessive.

    Jordy Wax · November 18, 2012
  • Amanda M.

    The upstairs bathrooms are worth the trip

    Amanda Mead · September 11, 2012
  • Christy L.

    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. :)

    Christy Latz · July 9, 2012
  • Katy Dz K.

    JZ SHARE PIC..................

    Katy Dz K · June 30, 2012
  • Austin 360

    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 · May 8, 2012
  • Austin 360

    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.

    Austin 360 · April 3, 2012
  • Chris C.

    Bring a inflatable seat doughnut. Worst chairs in any theater. But you gotta love 'em for their film selection.

    Chris Cox · March 16, 2012
  • PirateSparky !.

    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.

    PirateSparky !oldridge · March 13, 2012
  • Meredith M.

    Seems interessting to watch Girls

    Meredith Mougeot · March 12, 2012
  • erin m.

    Girls! Girls! Girls!

    erin medina · March 12, 2012
  • Mac

    Try the popcorn!

    Mac · March 12, 2012
  • Amber B.

    Never been here but would love to go.

    Amber Butler · March 9, 2012
  • Y B.

    This might sound silly. But Paramount Theater has the classiest bathrooms in all of's an amazing venue too, of course.

    Y B · January 27, 2012
  • Emily G.

    Addicted to Airhead Sour Extremes mmmm

    Emily Groffman · October 27, 2011
  • Bum Squad DJz Worldwide

    Come check out some movies here at this great theater!!

    Bum Squad DJz Worldwide · September 17, 2011

    If you buy a season pass for their fall-spring programs, you get free parking at the 1 American Center for performances. · September 14, 2011
  • Humberto M.

    stylish place to see a film.

    Humberto Moreira · September 8, 2011
  • Kevin D.

    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!

    Kevin Donelson · August 27, 2011
  • David C.

    Great place to catch some old movies with a date. Read more

    David Conrad Galvan · July 11, 2011
  • Tony C.

    Accoustics are great!

    Tony Cervantes · April 1, 2011
  • Heath A.

    Red State premier baby!

    Heath Armstrong · March 29, 2011

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