Photo Courtesy of Paramount Theatre
A valuable community resource in Rutland, Vermont, The Paramount Theatre has assumed the role as an arts, culture, and educational leader since the early part of the 20th century. Home to performances of all kinds, the Paramount Theatre has something to offer for everyone.
History of the Paramount Theatre
Built in 1912 and 1913 by George T. Chaffee, the Paramount Theatre was one of the most artistically designed theaters in America. The “City Beautiful” movement of the time inspired the exterior architecture’s classical style. The interior of the theatre reflected the Victorian opera house style. Paramount Theatre opened on January 16, 1914 under the name The Playhouse Theatre and provided seating for 1,000 patrons. In 1931, the Playhouse Theatre became the Paramount Theatre when it embraced the movie phenomenon. Whether they were frivolous or sentimental, all 1930s movies were screened at the Paramount. However, in 1975, the theatre closed its doors because of the film industry decline. For a decade, the theatre was not used until The Paramount Center Inc. reopened the theater and began restoring it to its authentic beauty. Today, the theater is open to all forms of the arts.
Events at the Paramount Theatre
April 27: Lip Since Battle 2019
April 28: Menopause: The Musical
May 11:John Test: The Grand Piano Tour
May 12: Metropolitan Opera: Dialogues Des Carmelites – Poulenc
May 16: The Illusionists
May 19: Billy Ray Cyrus
May 25: Miss Lorraine’s School of Dance – Wish Upon A Star
November 1 – 3: Paramount Players Presents: Mamma Mia
Tickets can be purchased online, over the phone, or at the Paramount Box Office.