Join us in celebrating the Paramount's 90th Anniversary!
From its early days as a silent movie palace to its current role as a thriving landmark theatre, our beloved Paramount has a rich legacy, which we will be honoring with special events throughout the year. Read on to learn more!
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The People's Theater E-book
In honor of The Paramount’s 90th Anniversary, we are excited to announce the release of our new e-book The People’s Theater! Featuring a collection of interviews from industry leaders, artists, and influential figures from our region and beyond, this publication highlights the historical and cultural significance of our beloved Paramount. Click here to download the book (pdf)!
Show Divine at 9th & Pine
May 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm at The Paramount Theatre - FREE!
Show Divine at 9th & Pine (original billing used March 1, 1928) celebrates the 90th anniversary of The Paramount Theatre, featuring popular songs from 1928 performed by Tedde Gibson on the Mighty Wurlitzer and selected sing-along numbers led by local vocalists Taryn Darr and Ty Willis.
Special thanks to the Puget Sound Theatre Organ Society. Click here to learn more.
Paramount 90th Anniversary Celebration: The People's Theatre
Free Outdoor Celebration!
June 23, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
9th Avenue between Pike and Pine streets, outside The Paramount Theatre - FREE!
Hosted by Nancy Guppy, this free community event features performances including a SassyBlack Pride Showcase featuring local LGBTQIA performers, Lieu Quan Lion Dance Team, Apna Bhangra Crew, NW Tap Connection with music by Shakiah Danielson and Levi Ware, Ten Man Brass Band, Seattle Kokon Taiko, and Seattle Women's Steel Pan Project. The event will also include a 21+ cash bar located on Pine Street, as well as a free Re:definition gallery viewing and poster art prints in the Paramount Lobby Bar. The outdoor celebration is non-ticketed and will take place from 5pm to 8pm. Click here to learn more!
Paramount 90th Anniversary Celebration: The People's Theatre
with Death Cab For Cutie
June 23, 2018 at 8:00 pm at The Paramount Theatre - FREE!
Join STG in celebrating our beloved Paramount Theatre with The Paramount 90th Anniversary Celebration: The People’s Theatre, featuring a FREE Death Cab for Cutie concert at The Paramount Theatre on June 23, 2018 at 8pm. The concert, hosted by comic Hari Kondabolu, also features special guests Khu.éex’ (featuring Preston Singletary, Captain Raab, Skerik, Hans Teuber, Tim Kennedy, Tark Abouzid, Denny Stern, Gene Tagaban, Nahaan, Sondra Segundo), The Black Tones, and DJ Stas THEE Boss. Tickets are required and doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets are available only through Ticketmaster Verified Fan®, and registration is open from Wednesday, May 16 at 10am PT through Friday, May 18 at 10am PT. Click here to learn more!
México en el Corazón
August 24, 2018 at 8:00 pm at The Paramount Theatre - FREE!
This free community event is offered as a part of The Paramount Theatre's 90th Anniversary celebration. Seattle Theatre Group, the Consulate of Mexico in Seattle, and the Council of Jalicience Federations invite you to be a part of this great event that celebrates the traditions and folklore of Mexico. Click here to learn more!
Celebrating The Paramount Theatre's 90th Anniversary
As we celebrate its 90th anniversary, founding director Ida Cole and others share their experiences with the theatre over the years. We look forward to stewarding this grand and vital space for years to come!
"I Can't Give You Anything But Love"
A Song from 1928, dedicated to our patrons and performed by Seattle Theatre Group
The staff wanted to share our love for the historic theatre and for our incredible patrons. And so we present: "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" - A Song from 1928, dedicated to our patrons and performed by Seattle Theatre Group. Enjoy!
Throughout 2018 in The Paramount Theatre Lobby Bar - FREE!
Celebrating 90 years of community, culture and space.
Re:definition 2018 features a visual art exhibit in celebration of the 90th anniversary of the historic Paramount Theatre. Curated by Juan Alonso-Rodríguez, Tracy Rector and Tariqa Waters, the immersive installation includes original, commissioned works by six local artists, as well as the curators. Inspired by the humanity of the theatre’s past, present and future, the exhibit consists of large-scale panels, ceiling installations, video projection and a rotating salon wall of artwork created by youth from various non-profit organizations. Click here to learn more.
Silent Movie Mondays - Leading Ladies Series
Mondays in April 2018 at The Paramount Theatre - tickets here!
Celebrate The Paramount Theatre's 90th year in 2018 continuing its mission as "the people's theatre" from when it opened on March 1, 1928 with the silent comedy Feel My Pulse. The Leading Ladies in this series were stars, innovators and savvy businesswomen in navigating their careers on and off the screen. A free CineClub discussion immediately follows all films!
Monday, April 2, 2018: The Patsy (1928)
Monday, April 9, 2018: A Woman of the World (1925)
Monday, April 15, 2018: Stage Struck (1925)
Monday, April 23, 2018: Little Annie Rooney (1925)
Monday, April 30, 2018: Ella Cinders (1926)
90th Anniversary Cabernet Sauvignon
Available for purchase by our 21+ patrons in the lobby bar!
In celebration of The Paramount Theatre’s 90th Birthday, STG has partnered with Buty Winery who has created a one of a kind cabernet inspired by the historic Paramount Theatre. The wine is comprised of 77% Phinny Hill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Conner Lee Vineyard Cabernet Franc and 8% Phinny Hill Vineyard Malbec.
This special wine can be purchased prior to 2018 performances or during intermission at The Paramount Theatre. Come early to savor a glass!
First Saturday of each month - FREE!
Paramount Theatre tours are offered on the first Saturday of every month. Please meet in front of the main entrance of the theatre – on the corner of 9th and Pine – by 10 am. The tours will last approximately 90 minutes and will be lead by members of our well-versed volunteer staff.
"Over 450,000 patrons pass through the doors of The Paramount each year. These free tours give the public a chance to learn more about this historic Theatre while giving them a glimpse behind the scenes,” said Josh LaBelle, Executive Director of Seattle Theatre Group. Click here to learn more.
Photo Credit: Jerry and Lois Photography
Historic Theatres Library
Open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 am - 3 pm in the Paramount Theatre Office Tower - FREE!
On Thursday, March 1, 2012, the Seattle Theatre Group Historic Theatres Library officially opened to the public. The dedication of this library coincided with the initial opening of Seattle’s Paramount Theatre on March 1, 1928.
Photo Credit: Jeff Goble Photography