The Paramount Theatre is getting back an important part of its history.
Originally opened in 1915 as the Majestic Theatre and known as the Paramount since 1930, the Paramount is Austin’s oldest surviving theatre. The theatre is currently securing funds to rebuild their historic “blade” sign on Congress Avenue, which was constructed in 1930 and dismantled in 1964.
According to documents filed with the City, the total budget for the project is about $192,000. Funds for the project will be provided by the Austin Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, historic preservation grants, and other individual contributions.
Work on the new sign is scheduled to start in March of 2015, with completion prior to October’s 100-year anniversary celebration. What do you think of the new (old) sign at the Paramount? Leave your comments below!