Paramount Theater

Built in 1915 for $200,000 this Austin landmark was first known as the Majestic Theatre. Its stage hosted the leading vaudeville entertainers of the day. Over the years, Big Bands, magicians such as Harry Houdini, and performers including Cab Calloway and Mae West thrilled audiences with their talent. Housing the largest stage in Texas, the theatre’s atmosphere of dazzling chandeliers, vaulted ceilings, and rocco d├ęcor made patrons feel as if they’d wandered into a Moorish palace
Many employees and actors have reported seeing strange lights in the projection room and sensing a presence behind them on the stairs. Props are reportedly moved mysteriously during performances.