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.
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. The 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.
One of the features that makes the Paramount Theatre most unique is its plethora of unique live events offered. This week their Fall 2022 Horror-thon is concluding, but there are so many more features to look forward to!
Absolute Queen: Saturday November 5th at 8pm
SUNY Orange Community Orchestra: Saturday November 12th at 7:30pm
Sonny Bivans Manhattan ft. Peaches & Herb: Saturday November 19th at 8pm
Jimmy Sturr Presents the Spirit of Christmas: Saturday December 3rd
“Charming, remodeled venue that takes you back in the day. The acoustics are wonderful for music based shows and its intimate size makes no seat a bad seat. We love the Paramount!”
—Lori, Trip Advisor