My World Tuesday: The Paramount

The Paramount theater in Abilene is one of those hard to find cultural gems. I grew up hearing my dad tell stories of going to the paramount as a teenager. During my college days at Hardin-Simmons I too enjoyed movies at the Paramount. On weekends the Paramount shows classic movies. It is open most afternoons to the public but was closed for the Christmas holidays so, I could not get any interior shots.

 

The Paramount Theater in downtown Abilene.
The Paramount Theater in downtown Abilene.

The Paramount is a movie palace built in the 1930’s and was restored in the mid 1980s.  The ceiling inside the theater looks like clouds complete with twinkling star lights. You can seen an video tour of the at the Paramount’s website.

 

Couldn't resist a black and white shot.
Couldn't resist a black and white shot.
Bpx Office
Box Office
Both an Abilene landmark and listed in the National Registry of Historic places.
Both an Abilene landmark and listed in the National Registry of Historic places.

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Author: TheDeeZone

I write about things I find interesting this include music, movies, cooking, religion, news and whatever else pops in my ADHD brain. As a my tagline says: "The musings of an ADHD mind."I'm never really sure what is will catch my interest.

10 thoughts on “My World Tuesday: The Paramount”

  1. Dee: I’m pretty sure we had the same theater in New Castle, PA where I grew up back in the 50’s. It looked a lot like what you have shown. What a neat post which meant a lot to me.

  2. Guy & Janie: Me gtoo.

    Robert: It only has movies on the weekends. Yes there are still good movies. MOst of the movies are older but they are showing the Dark Knight.

    Fishing Guy: Cool Ty

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