Historic Paramount Theatre

Historic Paramount Theatre The Paramount Theatre is a 1,189 seat non-profit theatre located in Abilene, Texas. It was built in 1930 as a movie house. After a 1986 restoration, the theatre now screens film, produces plays and musicals, and is a rental facility.
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1930 landmark theatre restored to showcase film and live performances.

Here's to a little kindness!  Thanks, Abilene Reporter-News.
02/21/2020
Abilene Reporter-News

Here's to a little kindness! Thanks, Abilene Reporter-News.

The Paramount Theatre is offering a double dose of goodwill April 4.

ANNOUNCING: "A Day of Kindness Double Feature", Saturday, April 4. Don’t you think we could use a little kindness? We’ll...
02/18/2020

ANNOUNCING: "A Day of Kindness Double Feature", Saturday, April 4. Don’t you think we could use a little kindness? We’ll give you a double dose of Mr. Rogers, Saturday, April 4th with our “Day of Kindness Double Feature”. At 5:30pm we’ll screen the award-winning 2018 documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” At 7:30pm we’ll turn to 2019’s “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” starring Tom Hanks. A ticket to see both films is just $7. https://paramount-abilene.thundertix.com/orders/new?performance_id=2521269 Underwritten by the Awtry-Skiles Trust & Bill Libby

We dare you to be in a bad mood after seeing these two films!
02/18/2020
‘Day of Kindness Double Feature’ coming to Paramount

We dare you to be in a bad mood after seeing these two films!

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) — If you feel like you’re in need of some kindness, the Paramount Theatre will be serving up a double dose in early April. The Paramount Theatre will be hosting a &…

“Cabaret Under the Stars”...all your questions answered (hopefully). Thanks, KTAB4u!
02/13/2020
KTAB 4u

“Cabaret Under the Stars”...all your questions answered (hopefully). Thanks, KTAB4u!

Something cool is coming up at The Historic Paramount Theatre to celebrate 90 years of entertainment. Cabaret Under the Stars has already sold half of their tickets. Here is how you can save a spot at the table.

Next weekend! Artisan Productions presents AMON! The Ultimate Texan.Playing one night only, enjoy this one-man-show abou...
02/13/2020

Next weekend! Artisan Productions presents AMON! The Ultimate Texan.

Playing one night only, enjoy this one-man-show about media tycoon and Texas legend: Amon Carter Sr. Born in a log cabin and with only an eighth grade education, Amon Carter became Texas’ most powerful media overlord.

Saturday, February 22, 7:30pm. Tickets $22. For more information visit https://www.paramountabilene.com/event-calendar/amon-production.

FOR THE FIRST TIME! A night of great food, delicious drink, and unforgettable music under the stars! Join us as we celeb...
02/11/2020

FOR THE FIRST TIME! A night of great food, delicious drink, and unforgettable music under the stars! Join us as we celebrate turning 90 with our first ever Cabaret. March 20th and 21st at 7pm. We’ll have happy hour with hors d'oeuvres and beer and wine, followed by the show at 8pm. The audience will sit on the stage facing our beautiful starlit sky. Hurry! Seating is limited. Tickets and event information: https://www.paramountabilene.com/cabaret-under-the-stars

Coming soon!
02/11/2020
KTAB 4u

Coming soon!

A one-man show about the "Ultimate Texan" Amon G. Carter Sr. is coming to The Paramount Theatre. We meet the actor behind the show and learn about the historical Texan he is bringing to life.

Check out our new, soon-to-be neighbors!
02/11/2020

Check out our new, soon-to-be neighbors!

New rendering of the downtown Abilene hotel. Groundbreaking and construction is scheduled for this summer.http://bit.ly/38hqFAq

Tomorrow...Tuesday, February 11th at 1pm, we'll offer our a FREE tour of the Paramount! Come have a seat in our 1,200 se...
02/10/2020

Tomorrow...Tuesday, February 11th at 1pm, we'll offer our a FREE tour of the Paramount! Come have a seat in our 1,200 seat theatre and see a short film about the history. Then we’ll pull back the curtains and take you behind the scenes of the theatre and it’s amazing restoration! No ticket or reservation needed. Tours last approximately 30 minutes.

Historic Paramount Theatre's cover photo
02/10/2020

Historic Paramount Theatre's cover photo

We loved the piece, Texas Country Reporter! So wonderful to see Mr. Holladay in our theatre one more time. ♥️(KTXS share...
02/09/2020
KTXS Television

We loved the piece, Texas Country Reporter! So wonderful to see Mr. Holladay in our theatre one more time. ♥️
(KTXS shared the video of the story, below! Click to see the link.)

The Historic Paramount Theatre and longtime film director Robert Holladay were featured Saturday on Texas Country Reporter.

CLICK HERE for a replay.

Set your DVRs to record TOMORROW!
02/07/2020
Abilene's Paramount Theatre coming to

Set your DVRs to record TOMORROW!

The Paramount Theatre and Robert Holladay will be featured on the Feb. 8 episode of Texas Country Reporter.

02/05/2020

The Paramount will be CLOSED both Wednesday, February 5 and Thursday, February 6 due to the snow and icy conditions.

ANNOUNCING: This Saturday, "Texas Country Reporter" will premier a piece about the Paramount Theatre, featuring the late...
02/04/2020

ANNOUNCING: This Saturday, "Texas Country Reporter" will premier a piece about the Paramount Theatre, featuring the late Robert Holladay. Set your DVRs if you're coming to "Titanic"! 6:30pm, Saturday, KTXS-TV.

What to do with your Valentine?!?!  Hmmm...How about a romantic movie under the stars at the Paramount? "Titanic", Febru...
02/03/2020

What to do with your Valentine?!?! Hmmm...How about a romantic movie under the stars at the Paramount? "Titanic", February 7th, 7:30pm. February 8th, 2:00 & 7:30.

Tickets: https://paramount-abilene.thundertix.com

01/31/2020

NEXT MONTH! Abilene, Big Daddy Weave can't wait to worship with you next month on February 15th for the When the Light Comes Tour with our friends Paul McClure and Hannah McClure of Bethel Music! Hope you can join us - tickets here >> bit.ly/BDWAbilene

Historic Paramount Theatre's cover photo
01/26/2020

Historic Paramount Theatre's cover photo

We hate to, but we have to Let it Go! Thanks to everyone who attended our 17th Annual January musical...Thanks to the pa...
01/26/2020

We hate to, but we have to Let it Go! Thanks to everyone who attended our 17th Annual January musical...Thanks to the parents who shared their terrifically talented actors...and thanks to the everyone who worked on "Frozen, Jr."

Plenty of princesses on stage...and in the audience!  Here are just a few who came to the castle to see “Frozen, Jr.” Tw...
01/25/2020

Plenty of princesses on stage...and in the audience! Here are just a few who came to the castle to see “Frozen, Jr.” Two more performances this weekend!

01/24/2020

ALL PERFORMANCES OF "FROZEN, JR." ARE SOLD OUT. We apologize to those contacting us about tickets. (But, we're super-happy that thousands of you are coming to see us!)

01/24/2020

A special message for opening night in Abilene from the current "Hans" in Broadway's "Frozen"!!! ❄️❤️

It's opening night for "Frozen, Jr."! Some moments from last night's final dress rehearsal.
01/24/2020

It's opening night for "Frozen, Jr."! Some moments from last night's final dress rehearsal.

ATTENTION: If you were thinking of coming to "Frozen, Jr." later this month, you may need to purchase your tickets SOON....
01/15/2020
See Upcoming Dates for Paramount Productions Presents "Frozen Jr"

ATTENTION: If you were thinking of coming to "Frozen, Jr." later this month, you may need to purchase your tickets SOON. Since the show is still VERY NEW, the licensing company has put certain restrictions on the number of tickets we can sell. Only 750 tickets can be sold for each performance. With less than two weeks till the curtain goes up, we’ve sold about TWO-THIRDS OF ALL OF OUR TICKETS. To purchase tickets, click below.

Thank you for all your support…it means the world to these young actors!

Paramount Productions Presents

Historic Paramount Theatre's cover photo
01/13/2020

Historic Paramount Theatre's cover photo

01/10/2020
Our first Free Tour of the Paramount! Thursday, January 9th at 6pm. Come have a seat in our 1,200 seat theatre and see a...
01/07/2020

Our first Free Tour of the Paramount! Thursday, January 9th at 6pm. Come have a seat in our 1,200 seat theatre and see a short film about its history. Then we’ll pull back the curtains and take you behind the scenes of the theatre and its amazing restoration! (No ticket reservation needed. Tours last approximately 30 minutes.)

Historic Paramount Theatre's cover photo
01/02/2020

Historic Paramount Theatre's cover photo

We’re looking forward to it!  Thanks, ktab4u.
12/21/2019
KTAB 4u

We’re looking forward to it! Thanks, ktab4u.

The Paramount Theatre has an exciting year of film coming up. We find out their plans for 2020.

Fourth elementary school of the week came to see "Polar Express" in their pajamas. We LOVED having you, Bonham! It truly...
12/20/2019

Fourth elementary school of the week came to see "Polar Express" in their pajamas. We LOVED having you, Bonham! It truly is the most wonderful time of the year.

Give the gift of movies this holiday season!⭐️Get your loved one a Paramount gift card so they can enjoy any movie and h...
12/16/2019

Give the gift of movies this holiday season!⭐️
Get your loved one a Paramount gift card so they can enjoy any movie and help themselves to concessions for a fun night out! For the movie buff: a Movie Value Card for 12 admittances to any Paramount movie for a year! Come see us, we're open every day this week from 9am-5pm.

Address

352 Cypress St
Abilene, TX
79601

General information

Built in 1930 by H. O. Wooten, the Paramount is the only structure of its grandeur between El Paso and Fort Worth. The theatre was fully restored and renovated in 1986 and now stands as an icon for the revitalization of the city's downtown district as well as a nostalgic glimpse into our nation's cinematic and theatrical past. Since its creation in 1930, the theatre has been the home to a myriad of events including films, concerts, musical productions, opera, dance, private parties, corporate meetings and spectacular weddings. The building's outstanding technical facilities and unique atmosphere make it one of the showcase theatres of the Southwest.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

+13256769620

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I would love to see Oklahoma! shown at the Paramount. Specifically the Todd-AO version, if possible.
guess what is showing in Abilene
Love this place. It's so beautiful
When are the auditions for Frozen Jr?
We just love this theater! However we where sad and disappointed to see that there wouldn't not be a family friendly Halloween movie this year :( It has been our tradition to go the the Paramount on Halloween because we do not trick or treat. Sure wish you guys would consider adding an earlier movie or something so the kids could attend. I know there are a LOT of families that have gone as well these past few years....might consider playing "Vampire Dog" :D just a thought from my kids. Thanks for all you do hope we don't have to miss this year!!
The nerd in me (and there's a lot of it there) is VERY excited!
If you asked me (which you didn't) what the single most surprising thing I learned in this new job was...this would be it. I had NO idea so many people were this generous. The sponsors below and Lynn Wilkinson who went with me to I don't know how many of these businesses. Thank you, thank you, thank you. 2019 is going to be awesome at the Paramount!
Parking is usually an issue for the Nutcracker performances. Marelyn Shedd of First Financial Bank has graciously offered to open their parking garage for all of the performances this weekend. The entry to the garage is on Pine Street across from the post office. There are exits on the west side of the garage, making it a short walk to the Paramount. The area is well lit and there will be an Abilene police officer working outside during each performance
Was disappointed last night sound was really off my mom even thought so and my dad did too!
This is one of my very favorite places in Abilene. We are so fortunate to have it.
I had a chance to quickly but fondly reflect back on a formative experience I had at the Paramount. I wrote about it in my article/review of the latest Blu-ray release for The Changeling. I hope it brings back some memories for you all, too.
Today's showing of Cinderella was special to me. It was my favorite thing on the planet when I was little and it was the first movie my mother ever took me to. She has been gone for 20 years today. Seemed fitting that I was able to take my own kid to see it on today of all days. It was wonderful. Thank you.