Paramount 90th Birthday

Thank you for celebrating the Paramount's 90th Anniversary with us in 2018!

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 honored with special events throughout 2018. Read on to learn more!

The People's Theater E-book

Paramount Book

In honor of The Paramount’s 90th Anniversary, we released the 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) celebrated the 90th anniversary of The Paramount Theatre and featured 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.

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 featured 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 included 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.

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!

STG celebrated our beloved Paramount Theatre with The Paramount 90th Anniversary Celebration: The People’s Theatre, a FREE Death Cab for Cutie concert at The Paramount Theatre on June 23, 2018. The concert, hosted by comic Hari Kondabolu, also featured 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.

México en el Corazón

August 24, 2018 at 8:00 pm at The Paramount Theatre - FREE!

This free community event was 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 Jalisciense Federations invited all to a great event that celebrated the traditions and folklore of Mexico.

Celebrating The Paramount Theatre's 90th Anniversary

As we celebrated its 90th anniversary, founding director Ida Cole and others shared 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!

Re:definition Gallery

Throughout 2018 in The Paramount Theatre Lobby Bar - FREE!

Re:definition poster graphic

Celebrating 90 years of community, culture and space.

Re:definition 2018 featured 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 included 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 consisted 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

The Paramount Theatre 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 followed 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

In celebration of The Paramount Theatre’s 90th Birthday, STG partnered with Buty Winery who created a one of a kind cabernet inspired by the historic Paramount Theatre. The wine was comprised of 77% Phinny Hill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Conner Lee Vineyard Cabernet Franc and 8% Phinny Hill Vineyard Malbec.

This special wine was available for purchase prior to 2018 performances or during intermission at The Paramount Theatre, while supplies lasted. It is now sold out!

Theatre Tours

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 led 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

Archive and Gallery

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. In January 2020, the Historic Theatres Library changed its name to the Seattle Theatre Group Archive and Gallery.

The Archive and Gallery project began early in December 2010 in conjunction with the writing of the book entitled "Seattle's Paramount Theatre, From Birth to Rebirth and Beyond." It required the gathering, sorting, documenting, cataloging, and preserving over 100 years of historical data. With nearly 14,000 volunteers hours to date, this continues to be an on-going project. The Archive and Gallery is open for all public and student tours of the Paramount Theatre. Private group tours of the Archive and Gallery and theatre can be arranged by contacting Marian Thrasher at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Click here to learn more.

Photo Credit: Jeff Goble Photography