Historic Paramount Theatre

Historic Paramount Theatre The Paramount Theatre has been the home to a myriad of events including films, concerts, musical productions, opera, dance, private parties and weddings. On the National Register of Historic Places, the building is open for self-guided tours Mon-Fri.
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1930 landmark theatre restored to showcase film and live performances.

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.

Historic Paramount Theatre's cover photo
12/16/2019

Historic Paramount Theatre's cover photo

Look who’s here for “White Christmas”!!Tonight 7:30, Saturday at 2 & 7:30pm.
12/14/2019

Look who’s here for “White Christmas”!!
Tonight 7:30, Saturday at 2 & 7:30pm.

Tis' the season. The Community Foundation of Abilene has released their holiday giving guide. Consider the Paramount thi...
12/10/2019
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Tis' the season. The Community Foundation of Abilene has released their holiday giving guide. Consider the Paramount this season...we promise we'll appreciate any and EVERY gift! ❤️

ANNOUNCING: Our 2020 Film Series!https://paramount-abilene.thundertix.com- "West Side Story" (1961), Jan. 10 & 11(sponso...
12/09/2019

ANNOUNCING: Our 2020 Film Series!
https://paramount-abilene.thundertix.com
- "West Side Story" (1961), Jan. 10 & 11
(sponsored by OLLI at TTU)
- "Titanic" (1997), Feb. 7 & 8
(sponsored by KNIGHT CARPET & FLOORING)
- "The Lion King" (1994), March 13 & 14
(sponsored by UNITED SUPERMARKETS)
- "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" (1962), April 10 & 11
(sponsored by LONE STAR ELECTRIC)
- "The Breakfast Club" (1985), May 15 & 16
(sponsored by SOUTHWEST DENTAL)
- "The Man Who Knew Too Much" (1956), June 5 & 6
(sponsored by NITETIME DECOR)
- "Independence Day" (1996), July 3
(sponsored by BLACK PLUMBING)
- "Some Like it Hot" (1959), July 10 & 11
(sponsored by SCHLOTZSKY'S AUSTIN EATERY)
- "Friday Night Lights" (2004), Aug. 14 & 15
(sponsored by ALLIED EMPLOYER GROUP)
- "Young Frankenstein" (1974), Sept. 11 & 12
(sponsored by BRIERCROFT FIRE & WATER RESTORATION)
- "Giant" (1956), Oct. 9 & 10
(sponsored by SLEEPING GIANT)
- "Hocus Pocus" (1993), Oct. 30 & 31
(sponsored by TEXAS FARM BUREAU INSURANCE)
- "The Princess Bride" (1987), Nov. 13 & 14
(sponsored by FIRST FINANCIAL BANK & FIRST FINANCIAL TRUST)
- "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946), Dec. 11 & 12
(sponsored by LAWRENCE HALL ABILENE)
- "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" (1982), Dec. 31
(sponsored by HALL AIR CONDITIONING)

Historic Paramount Theatre's cover photo
12/09/2019

Historic Paramount Theatre's cover photo

For Robert Holladay.  You have left a mark on this theatre, and this city.  For you...your favorite film: "Raintree Coun...
12/08/2019

For Robert Holladay. You have left a mark on this theatre, and this city. For you...your favorite film: "Raintree County"

12/08/2019
We made the nice list this year👍🏻Thank you, thank you, thank you to the @communityfoundationabilene for supporting the a...
12/06/2019

We made the nice list this year👍🏻
Thank you, thank you, thank you to the @communityfoundationabilene for supporting the arts and young performers in Abilene!

"White Christmas" will be shown at the Paramount the next weekend. Bang followed by Bing.” Good one, ARN! 😂
12/05/2019
Abilene Reporter-News

"White Christmas" will be shown at the Paramount the next weekend. Bang followed by Bing.”

Good one, ARN! 😂

There has been good-natured debate whether "Die Hard" should be considered a holiday movie. Decide for yourself at the upcoming Paramount Theatre showing.

We can't show you the front of our new 2020 Season Brochures till we pass them out Saturday night. But, we can sure show...
12/04/2019

We can't show you the front of our new 2020 Season Brochures till we pass them out Saturday night. But, we can sure show you the back! Thanks to our 2020 Season Sponsors, TICKETS WILL STAY $7, $6 for students, seniors, and military!

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our long-time film director, fan, and dear friend...Robert Holl...
12/02/2019

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our long-time film director, fan, and dear friend...Robert Holladay. For the 32 years since the restoration, Robert has been with us every step of the way. Robert, you are loved. Robert, you are appreciated. Robert, you are missed already.

Abilene Opera Association presents the 4th annual Messiah concert on December 15th!🎶 Hallelujah! 🎶 This Abilene traditio...
12/02/2019

Abilene Opera Association presents the 4th annual Messiah concert on December 15th!

🎶 Hallelujah! 🎶 This Abilene tradition brings together a live orchestra under the direction of David Itkin, four distinguished soloists, and the Abilene Chamber Singers under the direction of Clell Wright. Stay after the performance for a special Afterglow Party outside the theatre!

Tickets start at $20. Get yours now before they’re gone!
https://www.paramountabilene.com/event-calendar/the-messiah

The trees up!  With our newest ornament. A special "Die Hard" Christmas, December 7th, 7:30! (PS, we're going to announc...
11/26/2019

The trees up! With our newest ornament. A special "Die Hard" Christmas, December 7th, 7:30! (PS, we're going to announce our 2020 Film Series before the movie starts!) ;)

The Paramount will be closed Wednesday, November 27th  through Sunday, December 1st for the Thanksgiving holidays.
11/26/2019

The Paramount will be closed Wednesday, November 27th through Sunday, December 1st for the Thanksgiving holidays.

11/25/2019
Die Hard | The Greatest Christmas Story | 20th Century FOX

That time Fox made a Christmas trailer for "Die Hard". Just saying...

Facing Christmas 3,000 miles from his estranged wife and two children, New York policeman John McClane (Bruce Willis) flies to Los Angeles bearing presents a...

Christmas downtown...Christmas at the Paramount...It IS the most wonderful time of the year!
11/25/2019
Storybook Capital to Sparkle this Christmas

Christmas downtown...Christmas at the Paramount...It IS the most wonderful time of the year!

A parade, carols and frosty ales, and holiday classics are among the holiday merriment.

11/24/2019
City of Abilene, Texas Government

We love our city! We're so proud to be a part of the Abilene story.

We've got a lot going on in our West Texas town! #ABILove

Our favorite kind of sign.  SOLD OUT!  The "Nutcracker" does it again!
11/23/2019

Our favorite kind of sign. SOLD OUT! The "Nutcracker" does it again!

Welcome back, Ballet Abilene! They’re taking over the Paramount for the 32nd straight year. It truly is the most wonderf...
11/22/2019

Welcome back, Ballet Abilene! They’re taking over the Paramount for the 32nd straight year. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year!

It is time!  Thanks, Abilene Reporter-News! “If that's not enough "Frozen" for you, it's also a good time to order ticke...
11/21/2019
Abilene Reporter-News

It is time! Thanks, Abilene Reporter-News! “If that's not enough "Frozen" for you, it's also a good time to order tickets for the Paramount Productions presentation of "Frozen Jr.," with performances Jan. 24-26 at the downtown theater.”

The surefire blockbuster "Frozen II" opens in theaters nationwide Thursday, and Abilene residents can re-live the original with a stage production early next year at the Paramount Theatre.

Historic Paramount Theatre's cover photo
11/19/2019

Historic Paramount Theatre's cover photo

"Singin' in the Rain is a transcendent experience, and no one who loves movies can afford to miss it." - Roger Ebert.  T...
11/14/2019

"Singin' in the Rain is a transcendent experience, and no one who loves movies can afford to miss it." - Roger Ebert. This weekend only...under the stars and clouds at the Paramount!

15 years ago. That's our guess as to how long it's been since someone stole this marker from the front of our building. ...
11/12/2019

15 years ago. That's our guess as to how long it's been since someone stole this marker from the front of our building. Solution? We'll just move that bad boy indoors! Huge thanks to Ron Pope for volunteering his time and energy to put this up!

The 2019 24fps International Short Film Festival Jury Awards have been announced. See the complete list here:GRAND JURY ...
11/10/2019

The 2019 24fps International Short Film Festival Jury Awards have been announced. See the complete list here:

GRAND JURY PRIZE
SKIN
Director: Guy Nattiv
USA

SILVER MEDAL
NOVEMBER 1st
Director: Charlie Manton
United Kingdom

BRONZE MEDAL
RROTHERHOOD
Director: Meryam Joobeur
Tunisia/Canada/Qatar/Sweden

AUDIENCE AWARD
AMAL
Director: Dilek Ince
USA

MEDAL ALTERNATE
EXIT 12
Director: Mahammad Gorjestani
USA

HORIZON AWARD (Most Promising Filmmaker)
GREEN
Director: Suzanna Andrews Correa
USA

KUROSOWA AWARD (Creative Excellence)
RENEEPOPTOSIS
Director: Renee Zhan
USA/Japan

LUMINARIA AWARD (Best Cinematography)
FLORA
Director of Photography: Michal Babinec
Spain/Cuba

RED CITATION HUMANITARIAN AWARD
DULCE
Directors: Guille Isa. Angello Faccini
USA/Colombia

BEST DIRECTOR
Meryam Joobeur
BROTHERHOOD
Tunisia/Canada/Qatar/Sweden

BEST ACTRESS
Lindsay Duncan
NOVEMBER 1st
United Kingdom

BEST ACTOR
Jonathan Tucker
SKIN
USA

SPECIAL JURY AWARD—INTERNATIONAL FICTION
MANICURE
Director: Arman Fayyaz
Islamic Republic of Iran

SPECIAL JURY AWARD—US FICTION
GREEN
Director: Suzanne Andrews Correa
USA

SPECIAL JURY AWARD—NON-FICTION
EXIT 12
Director: Mohammad Gorjestani
USA

SPECIAL JURY AWARD—ANIMATION
UNDER COVERS
Director: Michaela Olsen
USA

BEST SCREENPLAY
ONE CAMBODIAN FAMILY PLEASE FOR MY PLEASURE
Writer: A.M. Lukas
USA

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN/ART DIRECTION
FLORA
Art Director: Jaime Boyero
Spain/Cuba

BEST EDITING
A SNAKE MARKED
Editor: Juan Riedinger
Canada

BEST SOUND DESIGN
CARGO
Sound Design: Hiro Ishizaka
Sound Editors: Dustin Shah, Chey Leng Ong
Malaysia

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
EXIT 12
Original Music by William Ryan Fritch
USA

Tonight's 24fps International Short Film Festival at the Paramount Theatre opens at 7:00 pm with A.M. Lukas' film ONE CA...
11/08/2019

Tonight's 24fps International Short Film Festival at the Paramount Theatre opens at 7:00 pm with A.M. Lukas' film ONE CAMBODIAN FAMILY PLEASE FOR MY PLEASURE, starring Emily Mortimer. Get tickets for this exciting program of 10 acclaimed international short films here: http://paramount-abilene.thundertix.com

Our 21st annual International film festival starts Friday. Thanks, KTAB 4u!
11/07/2019
KTAB 4u

Our 21st annual International film festival starts Friday. Thanks, KTAB 4u!

This weekend The Historic Paramount Theatre presents the 21st Annual 24fps Film Festival. We learn about this year's lineup of films.

November 11 CenterPeace presents: Loves God, Likes Girls“It’s really easy to say, ‘well, if I can’t be gay and Christian...
11/04/2019

November 11 CenterPeace presents: Loves God, Likes Girls

“It’s really easy to say, ‘well, if I can’t be gay and Christian I have to be gay,’ because I didn’t choose these feelings and I can’t make them go away.” - Sally Gary

What do you think? Come see the new documentary film, “Loves God, Likes Girls.” November 11, 7pm. Talk back with film director Jordan Bunch and Sally Gary, former ACU Professor and author, after the film. Tickets $5-$10.

https://www.paramountabilene.com/event-calendar/centerpeace

Historic Paramount Theatre's cover photo
11/03/2019

Historic Paramount Theatre's cover photo

Don't miss this classic ballet in this beautiful historic setting!
11/01/2019

Don't miss this classic ballet in this beautiful historic setting!

Tickets to Abilene Ballet Theatre’s 32nd anniversary presentation of “The Nutcracker” November 22nd, 23rd & 24th 2019 at the beautiful historic Paramount Theatre are on sale now! Go to abileneballettheatre.org to purchase your’s today! Don’t miss this fun, family Abilene tradition and kick of the holidays with the magic of “The Nutcracker”!❤️🎉🎁🌲❄️🎉

"The Changeling", an Abilene tradition, returns to the Paramount.  Thanks KTXS!
10/28/2019
Halloween events, activities in Abilene

"The Changeling", an Abilene tradition, returns to the Paramount. Thanks KTXS!

Halloween is coming up on Thursday and there are many ways to celebrate locally. Here is a list of the events and activities in Abilene: Mall-O-Ween. When: Tuesday 6-8 p. m. Where: Participating retailers in the Mall of Abilene. Activities: Trick or Treating, Games, Costume Contest. Swenson Boo Bash...

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352 Cypress St
Abilene, TX
79601

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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.

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