Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Theater In Boston
Walk with us on the red carpet to preview the stunning renovation of The Paramount Theatre on Boston by Emerson College, now called The Paramount Center.
Imagine it's 1932. Vaudeville is dead and a new palace has opened which features "picture shows", or movies, as they would soon be known. It was a glamorous night out on the town to experience this new media, men in suits in ties and ladies in dresses and hats. The Inaugural Premiere movie was at 8:00 PM on on Thursday, February 25, 1932 and the show was Shanghai Express.
The spectacular Art Deco marquee was illuminated by over 8.000 bulbs and, once inside, the marble floors, soaring ceilings and detailed architecture really made you feel that you were in Hollywood.
The details of this renovation are truly impressive and it now stands as a 590 seat performance center that is truly the jewel of the Downtown Crossing area.
The complex also features the smaller Black Box Theatre, a more intimate, casual venue.
The Paramount Center
595 Washington Street
For information on upcoming events click here: ArtsEmerson.org