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Dating to the late 19th century, this grand venue has been restored to the glory it knew as a movie theater in the 1920s, making it a perfect destination for a romantic outing. This month and next,... Read More
Dating to the late 19th century, this grand venue has been restored to the glory it knew as a movie theater in the 1920s, making it a perfect destination for a romantic outing. This month and next, "Hamilton" takes over (which sold out immediately). These days, you can catch acts as diverse as Boyz II Men and The Head and the Heart to Sturgill Simpson and The Beach Boys, and there's even the odd speaking engagement, too (think beloved figures from Dr. Maya Angelou to Hillary Clinton and Trevor Noah). Enjoy the sumptuous, gilt-edged surroundings as you take in a show. The ambience is decadent; for example, three million crystal beads adorn 218 chandeliers and light fixtures. If dancing is called for, the seating area quickly converts to a stunning hardwood ballroom floor. The "wow" factor here is definitely worth the trip!
- Box Office: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm
- Event Dates and Times Vary
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- Romantic Things to Do: "To learn about the historic building, take a free tour the first Saturday of every month."
- Holiday Attractions: "Head to the Paramount's sister venue–the Moore Theatre–for "A Drag Queen Christmas" December 12 and "Appalachian Christmas: Mark O'Connor Band" December 13. At the Neptune, catch Shakey Graves (December 8 and 9) and Allen Stone (December 16 and 17)."
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: This grand venue, now restored to its historic glory, hosts big-name shows as well as beloved singers and speakers, too.
- Best for Holiday Attractions Because: Head to the Paramount for a holiday-time theatre outing; Disney's "Lion King" roars into town December 13 through the end of the month.