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INFO The Paramount Theatre was opened in Aurora, Illinois in 1931. Also known as the Paramount Arts Center, the venue has been used to host films, live music performances, stand up comedy acts, and plays. Esteemed theater... ... read more

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Paramount Theatre Information

Paramount Theatre - Concert Venue | Theater in Chicago.

The Paramount Theatre was opened in Aurora, Illinois in 1931. Also known as the Paramount Arts Center, the venue has been used to host films, live music performances, stand up comedy acts, and plays.

Esteemed theater architects C.W. and George Leslie Rapp designed the unique Art Deco exterior of the Paramount Theatre. The theater was meant to be only one in Paramount’s plans to build theaters in every American city, a plan cut short by the onset of the Great Depression in the late 1930s.

In 1931 the theater opened with appearances from The Marx Brothers, Jack Benny, and Burns and Allen. Other performers who have appeared at the Paramount Theatre include, Roseanne Barr, Ani DiFranco, Smokey Robinson, Joan Jett, and B.B. King.

In 1986 the United States National Park Service recognized the Paramount Theatre as a Historic Place.

Capacity at the Paramount Theatre is 1,885.

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