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Encyclopedia > Paramount Theatre (Seattle, Washington)
Paramount Theater in Seattle
Paramount Theater in Seattle

The Paramount Theatre in Seattle, Washington is a 2,803-seat performing arts venue on the north edge of Downtown. Originally built in 1927 as The Seattle Theatre with 3,000 seats, the theater was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 9, 1974. The theatre was designed by the Chicago-based firm of Rapp & Rapp, with Seattle architect B. Marcus Priteca collaborating. The Paramount currently hosts a mix of Broadway productions, music concerts and occasional showings of silent films, to celebrate the theater's roots as a grand movie palace. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (585x780, 129 KB) This work is copyrighted and unlicensed. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (585x780, 129 KB) This work is copyrighted and unlicensed. ... Nickname: The Emerald City Location of Seattle in King County and Washington Coordinates: Country United States State Washington County King County Incorporated December 2 1869 Mayor Greg Nickels (D) Area    - City 369. ... The National Register of Historic Places is the USAs official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects worthy of preservation. ... October 9 is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The Paramount Building on Times Square, designed by Rapp & Rapp The architectural firm Rapp and Rapp was active in Chicago during the early 20th century. ... Theater Architect, 1881-1971, best-known for his work for Alexander Pantages Benjamin Marcus Priteca was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on December 23, 1881. ... Broadway theatre[1] is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... Movie palace is a synonym for movie theater, but nowadays usually used for the grand art deco cinemas of the 1910s to 1940s, contrasting with modern multiplexes. ...

The Paramount Theatre is also the first venue to have a convertible floor system in the United States, which converts the theater to a ballroom. A ballroom is a large room inside a building, the designated puprose of which is holding dances (balls). ...

It is currently operated by the Seattle Theatre Group, which also runs the 1,419-seat Moore Theatre in Seattle.

In 2006, construction on the Sound Transit tunnel caused a significant disruption to the theatre's entrance.

External links

  • The Paramount Theatre Official Site



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