Paramount Theater - Austin, Minnesota
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty
N 43° 40.193 W 092° 58.434
15T E 502104 N 4835208
Quick Description: This small theater is one of the few "atmospheric" theaters left in the state of Minnesota. Its interior was designed to resemble a Spanish courtyard.
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 9/10/2007 4:58:23 PM
Waymark Code: WM260G
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member lilluckyclover
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Long Description:
This small theater, built in 1929, is one of the few "atmospheric" theaters left in the state of Minnesota. Its interior was designed to resemble a Spanish courtyard. The ceiling is painted to resemble a starry sky and the walls are painted with scenes from the Spanish countryside.

The theater operated until 1975. From this point it was used for many different businesses until the late 1980's. It was named to the National Historic Register in 1986. The Austin Area Commission for the Arts was formed in 1990 and purchased the theatre two years later with the intent of transforming it into a performing arts center. Part of the restoration included removing the 1950's era marquee and replacing it with a reproduction of the original marquee of 1929.

Restoration is now complete and the theater is used by the Matchbox Children's Theatre and as a venue for classic films.

Prices vary depending on show. See Website for pricing.
Number of Screen(s): 1

Web site: [Web Link]

Ticket Price (local currency): Not Listed

Matinee Price (local currency): Not Listed

Concessions Available: Not Listed

Year Theater Opened: Not listed

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Must take a photo of the theater.
Please try to include yourself or gps in the picture.
Tell of your experience at the theater, if it is still a theater. If it is no longer a theater tell of an experience from the past at the theater, if this can be done.
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