Abilene, Texas

Related person
David S. Castle (architect)
1930 (opened);1986 (restoration)
North and Central America->United States->Texas (TX)->Taylor->Abilene
One of Abilene’s most interesting features is the historic Paramount Theatre, located in the heart of downtown. Built in 1930, this magnificent movie palace is a monument to a by-gone time in America, when movie-going was a chief form of entertainment for people of all ages. Restored in 1986 to its original appearance, the Paramount now offers a yearly Film Series, as well as live entertainment on its renovated stage. Through the years, the Paramount has enjoyed an illustrious history. Construction began in 1928 when Horace O. Wooten financed the magnificent showplace adjacent to his Hotel Wooten.
1930s (1930 - 1939)