The Denver Paramount Theatre

admin May 15, 2011 0

The Denver Paramount Theatre has been one of the premier theatres in the Denver area for over 70 years.  Built by Temple Buell in 1930, the theatre is a stunning example of the design and craftsmanship that were common in buildings from that era.

The building  also has items that were considered a luxury when it was built including a vaulted sunburst ceiling, glass cut chandeliers, Egyptian lights, and Italian marble.

The inside of the theatre has silk murals and copper as well as other intricate design details sure to astound and awe visitors.

On August 29, 1930, a large crowd of tens of thousands of people gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the theatre with the showing of  “Let’s Go Native.“  The positive reviews and the architectural beauty of the theatre atmosphere helped to establish the Denver Paramount Theatre as one of the most popular in the area.

Because it was originally designed to accommodate silent movies which were popular when it opened, the Paramount Theatre has a unique Wurlitzer twin-console organ.  This organ, which has over 1600 pipes, was used to provide music and other effects during the silent movies of the early 30’s.  The only other organ of this type is housed in Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Today, visitors enjoy a wide variety of entertainment including rock concerts, dance performances, comedy acts, movies, and lectures.  The sound system now includes more modern items although every so often the theatre has organ performances.

On May 14th, there will be a “Kids Helping Kids” performance by the Rocky Mountain School of Dance at 7 pm.  All the proceeds from the tickets will go to help homeless children in the Denver area by providing housing, medical care, education and food.

“Cinderella, A Children’s Ballet” will be performed on June 18th at 3 pm and at 7pm.  This is sure to please the dance enthusiasts in your famly.

On June 20th at 7:30, Krishna Das will be performing at The Denver Paramount Theatre. Tickets to this show cost $36.50.

The Monkees will be performing at the theatre on July 5th at 8 pm.  Get your tickets early as this is sure to be a popular show.

In order to get tickets, you can call the Ticket Horse box office at 866-461-6556.  You can also get tickets at the Pepsi Center Box Office at 303-405-1111 extension 0.  Tickets can also be purchased at the ticket kiosk at Dick’s Sporting goods Store during store hours.  Or, you can go online to http://www.denverparamount.com to purchase tickets there.

Remember to ask about Club Seats when purchasing your tickets.  Club Seats offer the very best views of the stage.  In addition, guests in this seating area have in seat bar service and access to private rest rooms as well as a complimentary coat check.  Availability varies.

You can learn more about upcoming shows on the Denver Paramount Theatre’s website, or by visiting their Facebook page.  The historic Denver Paramount Theatre remains one of Denver’s top choices in entertainment.  Why don’t you check it out for yourself?

 

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